Women Who Receive Critical Comments About Their Weight Put on Pounds

Women Who Receive Critical Comments About Their Weight Put on Pounds Many people have received – admittedly well-intended – comments about their weight, with family members either making jokes about it or encouraging you to lose weight, but a new study has suggested that this may be counter-productive. The new study instead shows that “acceptance[…]

Cocaine and Amphetamine Users More Likely to Attempt Suicide

Study – Cocaine and Amphetamine Users More Likely to Attempt Suicide It’s well-known that people who struggle with drug addiction are more likely to attempt suicide than the general population, and suicide actually accounts for around 10 percent of deaths among drug users. While this enables some targeted prevention efforts to help reduce suicide rates,[…]

Research Identifies Key Risk Factors for Alcohol Abuse in Teens

Research Identifies Key Risk Factors for Alcohol Abuse in Teens In the UK, studies have shown that half of all 11 to 15 year olds have had at least one drink in their lives, and that half of 16 to 17 year olds drink at least once a week. While some teens who drink may[…]

10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Depressed Person

10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Depressed Person Around 10 percent of the British population experiences depression in any given year. If you know somebody struggling with depression, it’s hard to know what to say or how to help. However, helping somebody overcome a psychological issue isn’t easy, and as a result, many well-intentioned[…]

Ways to Become More Self-Accepting

7 Ways to Become More Self-Accepting Self-rejection and holding a low opinion of yourself can be a factor in many mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety, and overcoming these feelings can seem like an insurmountable task. However, psychologists have made a lot of progress in identifying ways to help people learn to be[…]