Entries by Rach

How are colleges like UCLA meeting the sudden spike in mental health cases?

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has come up with a novel means for coping with the sudden surge in mental health cases in the university. While earlier, counseling and psychological services were available Monday to Friday by appointment only, the college now provides services around the clock. Additionally, teletherapy has emerged as the […]

Finding the missing link between anxiety, depression, PTSD and COVID survivors

When John Bonfiglio was discharged from the hospital after a grueling 17-day stay at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Newton-Wellesly Hospital, Massachusetts, he thought that his ordeal was over. He was diagnosed as COVID-19 positive, was on the hospital’s ventilator support system, and required dialysis for his failing kidneys. While being moved to […]

Michelle Obama talks about her low-grade depression; endorses reaching out for help

There was a time when depression was not taken seriously. As a result, one either suffered in silence or spoke in hushed tones about the mental disorder.But, by opening up about her low-grade depression, the former first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, has conveyed an important message to all Americans. Her […]

Postpartum depression and breastfeeding: Lessons learnt from the tragic case of Florence Leung

The unfortunate suicide of Florence Leung, 32, a new mother and a registered nurse is a grim reminder that the pressure to breastfeed can cause untenable harm. When Florence and her husband Kim Chen first discovered that they were about to become parents, they were delighted. They went through the usual routine that parents-to-be go […]