Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Today marks the beginning of FIFA World Cup 2018. I am supporting Spain. What about you guys? Let me know in the comment box!
With that said, lets start with our articles.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Yet last year, the National Institutes of Health spent more money researching dietary supplements than it did suicide and suicide prevention. Any other disease that comes close to killing as many Americans as suicide does, like H.I.V. and heart disease, gets marquee recognition as a public health menace and major federal research funding.
As a result, we have seen the rates of death from heart disease and H.I.V. plummet over time. Not so for suicide.
The simple reason suicide has been neglected for so long is stigma. It is a human behavior that terrifies most people. Suicide is wrongly seen as a character or moral flaw — or even a sinful act. It is viewed as something shameful that must be hidden.
The Body Positive Movement hopes to eliminate the cycle of dieting and binge-eating that plagues many American Women. But is unconditional body acceptance truly achievable?
What are the root causes of men’s mental health woes? Is it male stubbornness and reticence to talk? Or is it a toxic social environment and an unresponsive mental health system?
The study researchers conclude that “compared to individuals without psychotic experiences, those with psychotic experiences had considerably higher odds of poor [health-related quality of life] on five indicators covering perceived physical and mental health, stigma, and social network burden… Apart from an association between those with more [psychotic experience] types and increased perceived discrimination, there were no significant associations between other [psychotic experience] metrics and the [health-related quality of life] indicators.”
For the first time, a study has shown comprehensive evidence for the effect of depression on decline in overall cognitive function. Plus, 2 more findings.
Thank you very much for reading and see you tomorrow for a Poll and another Best 5 Reads.