All posts tagged with: mental health

Depression - what does it look like?

Posted September 27, 2014 no picture Grace O

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  • 13 Posts

Depression is often treated lightly - around school, we can often hear classmates throwing the term around lightly and claiming they are "depressed" when they have extra homework, received a bad grade, or when they get told off by a teacher. "Depressed" has become just another synonym for "sad" or "disappointed". But depression is a real mental condition that is incredibly difficult to deal with. It doesn't just affect the mind; it can also affect the body, and one's well-being....


Your Health; Your Responsibility

Posted August 30, 2014 no picture Angélique Pouponneau

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Member since June 19, 2014
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The theme in the Seychelles for health is “your health, your responsibility.” The health care system in the Seychelles caters for access to health care for everyone. The largest proportion of the government’s budget is given to the Ministry of Health to cater for the health care of the local population. It became clear that free health care is an expensive expenditure for the government. So combined with the budget was the theme your health, your responsibility in an attemp...


What matters most to youth? Part 1

Posted August 16, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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When I sent out the question, “What matters most to the youth in Nigeria?” I thought I already knew what the response of most young people would be. The International Youth Day (IYD) was coming up and though the theme was concerned with mental health, I considered it important to have the people affected weigh in on what really mattered to them. Moreover, I had read about the European Parliament’s IYD priority here: The article, in commemoration of IYD, highli...


We're Just Under a Little Stress

Posted August 15, 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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Member since June 6, 2014
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  • Age 18

Here are some of the things I learned from school. Like how sometimes, school counsellors will ask you invasive questions, like ones regarding your sexuality, and they promise to hook you up with a conversion therapy to help you. How teachers favour some students more than others, and have no qualms assuring one of their worth while ignoring the emotional needs of the others. I learned that the peer group that’s supposed to help students with their mental health issues consisted...


In an exclusive interview with "Humanitarian's Manifesto", a community powered initiative, Dr. Akihiro Seita of UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) explains the role of mother & child unit at UNRWA health centers, especially in dealing with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) in children & adolescents. He also describes the affects of Israel-Palestine conflict on economy, mental health of men and particularly domestic v...


Mental Health and It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Posted August 12, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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Member since May 14, 2014
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  • Age 14

What is mental health to you? What comes to mind when you hear mental health? Mental health is a very complex and often ignored topic amongst youth. The reality is young people also suffer from mental health issues. It's often put aside because the most common issue of mental health among teens and young adults is depression. Now, depression is a much bigger problem than it's said to be. Depression can lead to many things. Depression can be caused by a series of things,...


International Youth Day 2014 - Mental Health Matters

Posted August 12, 2014 Avatar KateVOY

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Happy International Youth Day everyone! Thank you for making VOY the amazing, inspiring, dynamic online community that it is. It would not be possible without your efforts. But today is not just for celebrating the amazing power of youth, it is also an important opportunity to highlight the challenges. This year's theme for Youth Day is around the mental health of young people. Mental health issues are often not talked about or stigmatized, leaving them untreated an...


Mental Health of Youth

Posted August 11, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Neither we are child nor are we old Foundations for development, we are gold. We are in problem, who solves? Which benches? In all directions, bounded by fences. Appearance changes affect our mind Peace for ourselves, where can we find? Mental stress, pressure, tensions and depression We can’t fully share our expression. We lose, break ourselves & shed into tears Lots of difficulties around covered with fears. We just cry & cry but show fake smil...


Mental illness is real and it it just as difficult as other illnesses

Posted July 22, 2014 Avatar Jianne Soriano

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Member since July 22, 2014
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  • Age 19

In honor of this year's theme, 'Mental Health Matters' for the International Youth Day on August 12 2014; I decided to speak out about this topic that is so dear to my heart. I think that it's time indeed to end mental health stigma. In Hong Kong alone, 1 in 3 people are suffering from some sort of mental disorder according to a SCMP (a local newspaper) article dated 2012. Around 200,000 people in Hong Kong are estimated to have a severe mental illness and suicide rates gas becom...


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