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Maladaptation, Deliberate Self-harm and Suicide among Adolescents

December 26, 2017 – 9:02 PM |

As we grow older, our level of stress and adaptation too changes. Early on, babies cry or cuddle with mother to get feed, or sleep, or whatever they need. In adolescence, children are prone to stress with academic …

Family Suicide in Pakistan: Our Collective Societal Concern

January 9, 2017 – 5:00 AM |

Family suicide – bluntly stated, is a mess for someone else to clear up; these are murder-suicides in which the perpetrator takes their own life plus the lives of their family members (Byard, 2005). In …

Understanding the Story of Violence in the Name of Honour

August 11, 2016 – 9:00 PM | One Comment

In an Honour-based community, the man is defined as the head of family. He is the defender of the family’s Honour; it’s his responsibility to defend against any behaviour that might be seen as shameful …

One begets the Other: The Importance of a Child’s Self-esteem for Good Mental Health

July 5, 2016 – 2:08 AM | One Comment

Ryeng, Korger and Martinussen(2013) define self-esteem as an emotional evaluation of valuing our self-confidence, knowledge of own potentials, the capacity to accept mistakes and good sense of individual limitation. High level of self-esteem is related …

Awaiting a Social Awakening: The Alarming Issue of Teenage Suicide

April 7, 2016 – 7:20 PM |

Along with all the other organs of the body, the human brain too undergoes many changes during the teenage. In the latest five years, specialists, using new progressions, have found that youth’s brains are far …

The Power of the Mind – No Health without Mental Health

January 31, 2016 – 7:59 PM | 2 Comments

Caring for the mind is as important as caring for the body. In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other”, writes Sid Garza-Hillman in his book “Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto.”
 
Most of us understand …

In Focus: Impact of Corporal Punishments on a Child’s Personality Development

January 12, 2016 – 10:49 PM |

Hadi (2014) describes corporal punishment (CP) as the physical force applied on children by parents, guardians, teachers to control and discipline the child. CP includes methods such as hitting, slapping, pinching, by  using items such …

Infertility in Women: Psychological Effects and the Grave Social Stigma

September 23, 2015 – 11:15 PM |

“Infertility is a major negative life event which has deleterious effects on women’s and men’s subjective well-being.”
-Journal of Marriage and Family (Abbey et al., 1992)
Becoming a mother is one of the greatest blessings in a …

Terrorism and its Impact on the Society

September 23, 2014 – 11:00 PM |

WHO defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (1). Terrorism has been rampant in Pakistan since 1989 following the Soviet occupation …

Coping with Hopelessness: A Mental Health Quandary

September 20, 2014 – 8:22 PM |

An 18 years old female patient was admitted in AKUH with the diagnosis of severe depression and suicidal ideation. She was admitted with complains of severe headache, anorexia and insomnia, lack of motivation and interest …

Anger, Anxiety and Depression: Handling Difficult Emotions in Nursing Care

September 7, 2014 – 2:01 PM |

Interestingly, very little is known about anger, anxiety and depression in Pakistan. Social stigmatization about mental illness is a major cause of this oblivion. Furthermore, it is an understudied topic due to multiple reasons. Statistics …

Management of Suicidal Attempts – Are Health Care Providers Paying Due Attention?

July 23, 2014 – 5:32 PM |

Meaning of life is very much subjective based on personal feeling and thoughts; some people enjoy it at their full extent to achieve what they desire. On the other some people consider life as meaningless; …

Suicidal Behaviors among Youth in Pakistan and Prevention

May 26, 2014 – 5:28 PM |

There was a time, when people used to avoid talking about suicide because it is very hard even to imagine“deliberately killing oneself” (World Health Organization, 2012). However, this is something that is not rare to …