A few of decades ago, virtually nobody would go to their doctor to talk about their Mental wellbeing. If they found themselves feeling depressed, anxious or stressed they would just try to bury their feelings and carry on with their daily lives for fear that they would be criticized, victimised, made fun of or ostracized by society. People would hide their struggles and be afraid to admit that they were struggling. Thank goodness, those bad old days are now disappearing. Howe
We’re told getting things off our chest will make us feel better in the long run, but what should we do if we initially feel worse? If you're one of those who does feel worse, know that you’re not alone. There is a term which describes this feeling that we get, it’s called the ‘Vulnerability Hangover’. Coined by author and researcher Brené Brown in her TED Talk on “The Power of Vulnerability,” it is best explained as this gut-wrenching feeling pops up the moment we decide to
We clapped for them. We sang for them. We put out rainbows and appreciation messages for them. The past year has been nothing short of challenging for our valiant doctors, nurses and frontline workers because not only have they been battling the Covid-19 virus but have also been braving its toll on their Mental Health and wellbeing through this time. There are no masks for Mental Health protection and the pandemic has definitely taken a toll on our Covid-19 warriors as well.
If you’ve paid attention to your social media feeds through May, you’d have noticed the plethora of content around Mental Health Awareness. It’s no coincidence, because May happened to be Mental Health Month. Every year, when the month comes around online platforms are abuzz with conversations about Mental Health with hashtags trending, influencers putting out messages, survey releases, brands using it in their promotion and a lot of events all over the world. Unfortunately,