Hope & Belief Monthly Newsletter – December Edition

Hope and Belief Monthly Insights Newsletter - Mental Health Awareness

It’s the end of month and the end of the year. Everyone is enjoying the winter holidays in all parts of the world. At Hope and Belief, we continued to spread mental health awareness, spiritual healing, and positive thoughts by addressing mental health issues for all – adults, teenagers, and children to make their lives better, peaceful, and happy.

We covered a variety of topics on depression, mental disorders, spiritual health, and mindfulness that can help change and reshape lives. So, here is a quick recap of blogs we covered this month to spread mental health awareness.

Sad boy sitting on the school floor - Depression in Teenagers

Depression in Teenagers is a Real Issue – Learn How to Deal With it 

According to Youth Data 2022 of Mental Health America, 15% of the population between the ages of 12-17 suffers from depression. Depression affects a child’s ability to work, study, sleep, have a balanced diet, and respond to daily tasks. It leads to excessive guilt feeling, melancholy, hopelessness, worthlessness, and disinterest in all exciting activities and hobbies they once enjoyed. 

Depression is a serious mental health hazard at any stage of life but depression in the teenage phase is dangerous and critical as it affects their future success and the rest of their life. Therefore it is important to find the right treatment plan to fight depression and help teenagers phase out of it towards a happy, successful, and fulfilling life. 

Get more insights on how to treat depression

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Dyslexia in Children: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment 

Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects a child’s reading, writing, and spelling abilities. It is a neurological disorder that affects the way the brain processes information. It is associated with difficulty in reading, learning, and understanding spellings. It is not caused by vision problems, hearing problems, or low IQ. 

According to the U.S. Department of Health and human services, 10% of the population in the world has dyslexia, affecting all races, ethnic backgrounds, and socio-economic levels. A common misconception about children with dyslexia is – they may not be able to do well in life but that is far from truth. Despite reading & writing difficulties, children with dyslexia often grow up to become great achievers. 

Early intervention is necessary in order to stop the triggering of other complications and problems which makes the child mentally stressed and physically exhausted.

Understand more about dyslexia and how to treat it. 

Girl with brown hair, leaning against a wall in dim hallway, head down, face hidden with hair - Personality Disorders

Is Personality Disorder Affecting Your Wellbeing & Your Social Life 

A normal personality has many traits that go in flow with the world around it. One’s personality perceives and relates to situations and people around, and influences it to be involved in relationships, social recreation, work, or school.  One’s personality helps him to be flexible according to different situations.   

Sometimes, this style of thinking, behaving, and performing, becomes toxic and inflexible, that is a personality disorder. Personality disorder affects 9% of adults in the U.S. and about 6% of the global population. They commence in teenage years or early adulthood.  

The exact cause of personality disorders is not known, but it is assumed that they are triggered by genetic and environmental factors. One can inherit it in his genes and environmental factors may trigger them. 

Find out the types, symptoms, causes and treatment of personality disorders

Girl hiding face behind hands- post traumatic stress disorder symptoms

Expert’s Guide to Cure Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

In a person’s life, the many situations and circumstances that he undergoes, have a strong impact on his feelings. In any part of his life, he may witness, experience or learn about a scary physical or mental incident. When this incident clings to his personality in the form of severe anxiety, flashbacks or nightmares, this is called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

According to The National Center for PTSD, 6% of the population in U.S. has experienced Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms at some point in their lives.  

Diagnosis is done by physical examination followed by psychological evaluation. Based on the intensity of symptoms after diagnosis, decision will be made as to what treatment steps can be taken.

Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of PTSD. 

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Debunking 8 Myths & Facts About Mental Health 

Mental health comprises of one’s emotional, psychological and social well-being. In recent years, mental health has watched a decline globally. According to a report from World Health Organization, more than 300 million people currently suffer from a mental health crisis and it will be the leading cause of health disabilities in the future. 

Even though mental health awareness is increasing in workplaces, educational institutions, and families, there are many myths surrounding it. A common myth we often hear is that people suffering from mental illnesses are unable to function in society. Even though some mental illnesses can progress to severe cases, many of them contribute to society. Many people with mental illnesses have families and jobs that allow them to make ends meet.  

Another myth is that being around someone with mental health issues, is dangerous, violent, and frightening. The fact is that violence is not a sign of a psychotic condition.

Uncover all 8 myths and facts about mental health. 

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Five Key Points of Meditation to Achieve Serenity 

A wandering mind is never at rest. This may not be an issue when it’s leisure time but when the mind starts wandering, it starts hindering with a person’s daily routine – they are unable to perform daily functions on time, cannot meet deadlines, are late for everything, and cannot complete their tasks with full concentration.

Is it possible to achieve the serenity of mind and obtain full focus? The answer is in meditation. 

In meditation, a person goes through a journey of finding their inner center, balance and focus – a journey of mindfulness. Learning mindfulness teaches to be in a state of achieving his awareness to the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting his feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. It teaches to be content, focused and happy in the present. 

Explore the five key points of meditation to achieve serenity.

Stay tuned with Hope and Belief to stay updated on issues relating to mental health, spiritual healing, mind power and meditation.

Together we can spread mental health awareness and help make the world a better place. 

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