Ministry of Health leading depression awareness campaign

first_img 180 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyleLocalNews Ministry of Health leading depression awareness campaign by: Dominica Vibes News – April 20, 2017 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Young man with hands clasped together (Photo credit: Numina Counselling)The Ministry of Health and the Environment is leading a campaign aimed at getting people who suffer from depression, to seek and get help.This campaign follows the observance of World Health Day on 7 April 2017 under the theme ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ as part of a year-long campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO).According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Depression, which is treatable, causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.Health Educator Trisha Scotland, who was a guest on Vibes Radio’s Sunny Side Up program on Wednesday 19 April 2017, noted that the most important part of the campaign is to get people to talk about depression, because there is a stigma and fear associated with being depressed and even seeking help for depression. Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include: Feeling sad or having a depressed mood, Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed, Changes in appetite, Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, Loss of energy or increased fatigue, Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions and Thoughts of death or suicide.Scotland stated that depression, which is a as a public health concern, is now on the rise, and has the potential to become a major health issue because it affects people from all walks of life. The American Psychiatric Association’s statistics indicates that depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year. And one in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some time in their life. Depression can strike at any time, but on average, first appears during the late teens to mid-20s. Women are more likely than men to experience depression. “According to the most recent statistics from the WHO, we have three hundred million people worldwide who suffer from depression. This is showing you how big of a problem this is. It also shows that based on the figure that was collected, that there was actually an increase of eighteen percent from 2005 to 2015 which was just two years ago,” Scotland stated. Although depression is treatable, Scotland informed that many people are afraid to seek help. She noted that people from all age groups suffer from depression depending on their situations, including post-partum mothers, retired elderly persons, and teenagers who are suicidal based on certain circumstances. “I just want to make a call to action in terms of depression, because a lot of people, they might experience extreme sadness, but they might have a fear in terms of going to get the help that they need,” she further stated. Tweetlast_img read more

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Rio History: A Rose by Any Other Color

first_imgBy Steve Hathcock Hi Steve,Here is a picture of some of the things I found while beachcombing on South Padre Island this past February. I hope the pictures are good enough for you to see some of the details.Doug Olson Share Hi Doug,It looks like you had a fun day at the beach. Gypsum crystals and rosettes, like the one you found (sometimes called “Desert Rose”), are formed below the surface of the wind-tidal flats and become exposed after heavy rains or sustained winds. Calcium carbonate is deposited asirregular sand grains in the quiet waters of the Laguna Madre. As the water evaporates it leaves behind transparent crystals or crystalline masses of selenite. “Selenite” is the colorless and transparent variety that shows a pearl-like-luster and has been described as having a moon like glow. The word selenite comes from the Greek for Moon and means moon rock. (According to Greek legend, the crystals form when the moon is on the increase and coincidentally, the moon is near full as I write this column.)A good place to hunt them is along the mudflats that lie to the east of the swing bridge that connects Long Island Village (Outdoor Resorts) with the mainland. The largest local specimen I have seen is on display at the Sea Life Nature Center located in the Lighthouse Square in PortIsabel. Another variety is a compact fibrous aggregate called “satin spar”. This variety has a very satin like look that gives a play of light up and down the fibrous crystals. A fine grained massive material is called “alabaster” and is an ornamental stone used in fine carvings for centuries.Extremely large crystals of selenite are found in southern Utah in geodes, or hollow rocks. Big blocks of selenite can be split into extremely thin, transparent plates, which were used by the ancients in place of glass. When heated it converts into plaster of Paris. When moistened with water, plaster of Paris expands, filling every crevice or opening. It sets in a short time forming a hard mass of gypsum, Plaster of Paris is used extensively in making casts for statuary, ceramics, dental plates, fine metal parts for precision instruments and surgical splints. Gypsum is also used as a fertilizer for arid, alkaline soil, as a bed for polishing plate glass and as a base for paint pigments. In addition to all of the above uses, large amounts of gypsum are used as a retarder in Portland cement which is still the most commonly used cement around the globe.center_img         Doug Olson sent me the following email: RelatedRio History: A Rose by Any Other ColorBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Doug Olson sent me the following email: Hi Steve, Here is a picture of some of the things I found while beachcombing on South Padre Island this past February. I hope the pictures are good enough for you to see some of the detail.…February 24, 2017In “News”In Memoriam: SPI resident loses battle with COVID-19By Gaige Davila [email protected] When COVID-19 hit the Rio Grande Valley, Doug Atwell, a South Padre Island resident, became a cautious man, advocating to his family and friends to stay inside, wear masks and practice social distancing.  Even after the state reopened with a slew of orders issued by Governor…July 24, 2020In “Features”Rio History: Wind, Rain and a Baking SunBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS When is the best time to go treasure hunting or beachcombing? If I had an Indian head penny for every time I have been asked that question… I prefer a windy day, low tide and right after a good November squall. The rain uncovers…December 21, 2018In “News”last_img read more

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Newcastle have ‘launched attack’ for defender – ‘Matched’ Spurs interest, ‘everything…

first_imgThat’s what CDF report today, stating that the Magpies have ‘launched an attack’ to try and secure the Chilean’s signature.Maripán has been linked with a move to the Premier League over the last month, with CDF claiming in July that Tottenham were particularly keen on his signature.This was backed up in Spain, with Todo Fichajes claiming that Tottenham were ‘very interested’ in his signature and Monaco were ready to open negotiations about a sale.Embed from Getty ImagesHowever, it seems that they will now face competition from Newcastle for his signature with CDF stating that they have ‘matched’ Spurs interest in him.It’s claimed that Maripán will not leave Monaco for less than €20m but ‘everything indicates’ that he will not continue with the Ligue 1 side as they are suffering an ‘economic crisis’.Thus, both Newcastle and Tottenham are ‘attentive’ to what is happening with Maripán, with Benfica also thought to be keeping an eye on his situation.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayDBSOne-pot wonderDBSUndoNessa HearingPeople in Singapore Born Before 1965 Eligible for Free Hearing Aid TrialNessa HearingUndoManuka FeedFeeling Stressed Out? These 7 Amazing Herbs Will Get You Back on TrackManuka FeedUndoPlumbing ServicesFast and around the clock Plumbing ServicesPlumbing ServicesUndoFree HubThe 50 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldFree HubUndoKnee Replacement | Search AdsIs Your Knee Pain Troubling You? See Knee Replacement Surgery options!Knee Replacement | Search AdsUndoOrthopaedic Surgery | Search AdsCost of orthopaedic surgery in Singapore might be surprisingOrthopaedic Surgery | Search AdsUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Ziva from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoArticles VallyWrapping His Foot In Aluminium Foil Is A Trick You Will Be Happy to Know!Articles VallyUndo Newcastle United have joined Tottenham in expressing an interest in Monaco defender Guillermo Maripán.last_img read more

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