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6.8 million deaths, 135 million job losses and more: Key figures that define the COVID-19 pandemic
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6.8 million deaths, 135 million job losses and more: Key figures that define the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a series of unprecedented events, ranging from a record number of deaths, to a 3.1 per cent drop in global GDP, to masks becoming the pandemic's most symbolic accessory

WOOP your way to wishes, or just apply RULER to control emotions
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WOOP your way to wishes, or just apply RULER to control emotions

A survey stated that face-to-face consultations for mental health witnessed a 44 per cent rise, and shockingly, 57 per cent were in the 25-34 year age bracket with males comprising 61 per cent

Eating during night increases depression, anxiety: Study
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Eating during night increases depression, anxiety: Study

Individuals who ate both during the day and night saw anxiety and depression-like mood levels rise by 16 per cent and 26 per cent, but those who ate only during the day saw no increase

World Mental Health Day: How anxiety affects children and why it should not be overlooked
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World Mental Health Day: How anxiety affects children and why it should not be overlooked

Experts note that parents should start a conversation with their children, as it helps them to let go and also regulate their doubts. Also, if a child is struggling, it’s worth talking to a professional

Five tips to ensure better mental health of employees at workplace
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Five tips to ensure better mental health of employees at workplace

Demonstrate work-life balance and encourage your employees to take care of their own mental health

Anxiety grows for Ukraine's grain farmers as harvest begins
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Anxiety grows for Ukraine's grain farmers as harvest begins

Before Russia's invasion, Ukraine could export 6 to 7 million tons of grain per month, but in June it shipped only 2.2 million tons, according to the Ukrainian Grain Association

COVID-19 linked with increased risk of mental health disorders up to one year after infections, says US study
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COVID-19 linked with increased risk of mental health disorders up to one year after infections, says US study

More than 403 million people globally and 77 million in the US have been infected with the virus since the pandemic started

Omicron amps up concerns about long COVID and its causes
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Omicron amps up concerns about long COVID and its causes

While there's no firm list of symptoms that define long COVID, the most common include fatigue, problems with memory and thinking, loss of taste and smell, shortness of breath, insomnia, anxiety and depression

Psychotherapist Dr Aaron Beck known as the father of cognitive therapy, died at the age of 100
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Psychotherapist Dr Aaron Beck known as the father of cognitive therapy, died at the age of 100

He discovered that patients who learn to recognize the faulty logic of their negative automatic thoughts could learn to overcome their fears, think more rationally, which diminished their anxiety and improved their mood.

Coronavirus impact: Children, like adults, resist change; how parents can help them with back-to-school anxiety
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Coronavirus impact: Children, like adults, resist change; how parents can help them with back-to-school anxiety

Given children’s fondness for sameness and predictability, it should be no surprise that a global pandemic that halted school as kids know it, would have a profound impact on children’s anxiety

WHO warns of 'long-term' effects of COVID-19 on patients' mental health
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WHO warns of 'long-term' effects of COVID-19 on patients' mental health

WHO's regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said mental health should be considered a "fundamental human right."

Explained: 'Coronasomnia', the sleep disorder that spiked during the pandemic, and how to cope with it
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Explained: 'Coronasomnia', the sleep disorder that spiked during the pandemic, and how to cope with it

As per research studies, the prevalence of insomnia during the COVID-19 pandemic was found to be higher in healthcare workers, females and urban citizens.

MasterChef Australia season 13 contestant Brent Draper quits show, citing anxiety and pressure
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MasterChef Australia season 13 contestant Brent Draper quits show, citing anxiety and pressure

Draper was consoled by one of the judges, Jock Zonfrillo, who commended his courage in asking for help.

Anxiety, depression, isolation: 50 Indians on biggest mental health challenges they've faced amid COVID-19 crisis
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Anxiety, depression, isolation: 50 Indians on biggest mental health challenges they've faced amid COVID-19 crisis

Firstpost heard from 50 individuals about what their mental health struggles had been like in the year of a pandemic, self-isolation and lockdowns.

In the glare of the spotlight: What Naomi Osaka's stand, French Open's response tells us about pressures facing young sportspersons
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In the glare of the spotlight: What Naomi Osaka's stand, French Open's response tells us about pressures facing young sportspersons

We can’t treat young vulnerable people as commodities, telling them to just follow the rules and not to express their concerns.

Languishing, the neglected child of mental health, can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021
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Languishing, the neglected child of mental health, can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021

As scientists and physicians work to treat and cure the physical symptoms of long-haul Covid, many people are struggling with the emotional long-haul of the pandemic.

A Pandemic Year for Women: How self-care made working through grief during a lockdown a little less challenging
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A Pandemic Year for Women: How self-care made working through grief during a lockdown a little less challenging

This essay is from our International Women’s Day 2021 series, about women who rose to the challenges of being mothers, artists, professionals, students, and above all — individuals trying to make their way through an unprecedented time — over this pandemic year.

Phone call anxiety: A look into why so many of us have it, and how to get over it
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Phone call anxiety: A look into why so many of us have it, and how to get over it

Some emotional symptoms of phone anxiety include delaying or avoiding making calls because of heightened anxiety, feeling extremely nervous or anxious before, during and after the call and obsessing or worrying about what you’ll say.

2020, a year in mental health: Grief, anxiety, doomscrolling — there's another pandemic alongside COVID-19
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2020, a year in mental health: Grief, anxiety, doomscrolling — there's another pandemic alongside COVID-19

There is no blueprint of how to be in a pandemic and perhaps what we need is the permission to just survive it and cultivate a curiosity for what comes up inside us — as we make our way through the virus.

You can spend long hours on your phone and not worry about mental health
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You can spend long hours on your phone and not worry about mental health

The study team, in turn, found that mental health was actually associated with concerns participants felt about their own smartphone usage.