Masks

Well...hello there! I know its being a while since I last posted something, I have been so occupied; preparing for my exams, working on Hama Decor', the internship at the American Corner and the Mental Health Campaign that begun early this year. The government then decided to close down my school indefinitely (sorryi for another... Continue Reading →

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Beautiful Black Gold!

You have to have fun with your hair, it is an accessory. Play with it! -Serge Normant. Everyone who knows me personally knows that I love big afro hair, and ever since I learnt my natural black hair can actually look like the artificial big hair I love I have been working on it. After... Continue Reading →

Stop The Stigma!

One day during my Sophomore year , I told my friends,"I think I might be mentally ill." They all looked at me and burst into laughter. I tried to explain what I was feeling exactly. They stopped me and just said, "Those are chainama issues." We were approaching the sessional exams and I thought maybe... Continue Reading →

Day 20

Maybe if I told you about the huge self esteem issues i have you would not put my flaws on blast and make me feel worse about my personal insecurities. And maybe if i tell you i have trouble opening up to people you would not yell at me for keeping so many things to... Continue Reading →

Day 19

Preparing for your appointment Whether you schedule an appointment with your primary care provider to talk about mental health concerns or you're referred to a mental health provider, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, take steps to prepare for your appointment. If possible, take a family member or friend along. Someone who has known you... Continue Reading →

Day 18

Treatment Your treatment depends on the type of mental illness you have, its severity and what works best for you. In many cases, a combination of treatments works best. If you have a mild mental illness with well-controlled symptoms, treatment from one health care provider may be sufficient. However, often a team approach is appropriate... Continue Reading →

Day 17

Diagnosis To determine a diagnosis and check for related complications, you may have: A physical exam. Your doctor will try to rule out physical problems that could cause your symptoms. Lab tests. These may include, for example, a check of your thyroid function or a screening for alcohol and drugs. A psychological evaluation. A doctor... Continue Reading →

Day 16

Causes Mental illnesses, in general, are thought to be caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors: Inherited traits. Mental illness is more common in people whose blood relatives also have a mental illness. Certain genes may increase your risk of developing a mental illness, and your life situation may trigger it. Environmental exposures... Continue Reading →

Day 12

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing... Continue Reading →

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