Author: CHG

Breaking Self-Stigmatisation

Breaking Self-Stigmatisation I recall back in the university when I was a mental wellness ambassador;  One thing that stood out was the fact that most students requested that no one should know they are depressed and further insisted they do not want to join any support group for people will know…

Procrastination

PROCRASTINATION Procrastination is derived from the Latin verb procrastinare which means to put off until tomorrow. Procrastination is therefore the act of unnecessarily delaying or postponing tasks. It is common for everyone to give in to procrastination from time to time. About 20% of the adult population and 50% of…

Boredom

What is boredom? Boredom is described as the state of feeling where an individual is disinterested in their surroundings, has nothing to do, or feels that life is dull. It is a specific mental state that people find unpleasant. The lack of stimulation causes the individual to seek relief which…

Conversion Disorder

CONVERSION DISORDER Conversion disorder is characterized by the occurrence of certain signs or symptoms that are clearly inconsistent with what is known about anatomy and pathophysiology. For example, the patient may complain of blindness, yet cortical visual evoked potentials are normal. Or a patient may complain of complete anaesthesia of…

Does Technology Make Us More Alone?

Some of the social comparisons we make on social media fuels hate-reading and other toxic behaviors. This breeds hard feelings and emotions which we allow to run their course and pass through our meditations and actions. Despite the growth of technology, the knife of loneliness from modern life continues to sharpen.…

Depressed or Just Sad

“I woke up feeling depressed”, “the experience was so depressing”, “I’ve been battling depression for this number of years” It was so depressing watching Damon and Elena break up” How many times have you heard one of these statements and similar ones get thrown around in daily conversations at the…

Body Dysmorphia Disorder

If someone today pointed out that you have a white or blackhead you are likely to go to a mirror to check where it is and you might be tempted to pop it. Living in our current society, being pretty, handsome, good-looking, being of ideal weight, having curves or having…

Suicide, Grief & Loss

Suicide has risen to be one of most serious public health problems globally. 703000 people die by suicide annually; that is a life lost every 4 seconds. For each successful death by suicide, more than 20 attempts are recorded. In 2019, it was the fourth leading cause of death globally…