If 40% of men experience abuse, then why don’t we hear about it?

Generally speaking, we are more likely to hear about women who've experienced abuse as opposed to men. However, with  June being men's health month, I wanted to share and discuss some information about men and abuse. According to Home Office statistical bulletins and the British Crime Survey,  "in 2006-07 men made up 43.4% of all … Continue reading If 40% of men experience abuse, then why don’t we hear about it?

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health is something that affects many people - that's a known fact. What isn't all that known is just how many of employees at any given job suffer from a mental illness - mainly because they're often hidden. I read this article the other day posted by Harvard Medical School that discusses how mental illness amongst … Continue reading Mental health in the workplace

With (no) Love, From PTSD

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Dear Melanie, We're not good friends but we're very familiar ones. We even sleep together, or should I saw awaken together from horrible dreams or lay awake together with anxieties and memories. I'm with you when you're in an elevator with strangers because more often than not, strangers mean potential attackers. You just never know, … Continue reading With (no) Love, From PTSD

Let’s Talk … About Acute Stress Disorder

Ah stress. Everyone at some point in their life has experienced it - multiple times even. And if someone tells you they haven't, they're either lying or they don't know what stress is (and it's probably the first one.) Moooovvving onnnn - according to Psychcentral.com, acute stress disorder, or ASD for short, is "characterized by the … Continue reading Let’s Talk … About Acute Stress Disorder

The Importance of Children’s Nutrition

While studying nursing in uni, one of the mandatory courses that we had to take was nutrition. One of the sections that we focused on in our course was the different populations (ie. the elderly) and the different health needs that they require (due to the changes going on within their body). As we all … Continue reading The Importance of Children’s Nutrition

Things women are taught at a young age to do and why

From a young age, women (and men) are taught things for their protection - whether they're alone or with a friend. A lot of the time, you see them advertised on the television and other media platforms. So if you're not taught them, you're exposed to them and are aware that these different techniques exist. … Continue reading Things women are taught at a young age to do and why