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Bullying and Mental health

Bullying is verbal and mental abuse. It does not only happen to children, it happens to adults too! There are so many ways that could one bully can cause abuse to a victim. Young or old. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour among children and adults, that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

The effects of bullying on mental health:

·         Depression

·          Anxiety

·         Bipolar in extreme cases

·         Development in split personalities due to abuse

·          feelings of sadness and loneliness

·          changes in sleep, may develop insomnia

·         Change in eating patterns

·         loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy

·         increased risk of suicide,

 

How to stop bullying:

·         Stand up for people who are bullied. Bullies often want an audience and approval. Let bullies know that you do not think being mean is cool.

·         Take an anti-bullying pledge. Print out our pledge to stand up against bullying. Share it with your friends, and let people know what you believe. And share our anti-bullying image  on Facebook too.

·         Take action. See if you can start an anti-bullying club or prevention program at your school.

·         Talk to other kids. Try to learn more about where bullying happens at your school. Talk about what might help. See if you and some friends can go together to talk to an adult at school.

·         Talk to your teachers or principal. Let adults at school know that you care about this topic. Ask the school to host an assembly on bullying. Ask for an anonymous survey to learn how many kids are being bullied.

·         Talk to your parents or guardians. Your parents or guardians can ask your school to focus more on bullying. We have information for adults on the bullying page in our section for parents and caregivers.

·         Speak (and write) up! Write a blog, or tweets to tackle bullying.

·         Get creative

DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? THE FLYING CAR!

I saw so many films that gave this impression that when I grow up that there will be flying cars, and instead of doing a driving licence, I’ll be doing a flying licence. They finally tested out and it looks amazing!

 

What company do you wonder? Well it is not BMW or Mercedes its AeroMobil. An advanced engineering company that is commercializing a flying car. IT will be launching its new model of AeroMobil Flying Car at Top Marques Monaco show, on April 20, 2017. AeroMobil is completely combined aircraft as well as a fully functioning four-wheeled car, powered by hybrid propulsion. By combining aero and car functionality in perfect harmony it heralds a new era in efficient and exciting travel, offering users an unparalleled choice of transport on the road or in the air.

 How much will it cost? The prototype is work in progress and only after completion of the certification and homologation both as a car and as well as an aircraft we will be able to set the final configuration and therefore the final price span. Expect the price combination of sports car and Light Sports Aircraft (LSA), several hundreds of thousand Euro.

 If you want to drive and fly it you need a licence!

Private Pilot License (PPL) is recommended. However, we expect that for the early version of AeroMobil Sport Pilot License (SPL) will be sufficient. Training requirements for these licenses vary country by country, but minimum 40 hours of flight training is strongly recommended.

 This could be revolutionary, saving space on the roads, quicker transport and higher bills! It sounds good but is it really?? Only the rich will be able to afford such an expensive luxury that I will constantly dream and wish for.

 Animals could get hurt, the cars are already taking over with cat’s underneath them, running over dears, rats and other animals. The pollution killing us and them. I hope the flying cars are environment and animal friendly. Ironically, I am watching the movie K9 and it recalled how will dogs ride with fire trucks or police cars like in the movies? It will be so weird, right?!

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Imagine when parents take their children to school, they will fly them and not drive them or school buses, what will happen to aeroplanes or helicopters, this is bringing about so many questions on that this flying car is going to have the effect on society.  

 

Religion and mental health

Religion plays a significant role in people lives and minds. With mental health institutions making remarkable studies and methods of supporting people with mental health sometimes an individual’s belief can play a crucial role; negative or positive.

Positive ways religion could help mental health:

  • When a group of people unite, and come together this could have an impact on the psyche. With everyone that is important to an individual together and allow the person to have a feeling of purpose and belonging.
  • Depression is big word that has big consequences. With times like Easter, when many people have days off to spend time with family, religious or not.
  • Allows people to express themselves to their family or religious group
  • Brings people together
  • Eases stress about life overall
  • Gives opportunity to escape reality with religion
  • Allows a form of meditation

Negative ways religion could impact mental health:

  • Sometimes this is not the case unfortunately, people with mental health issues do not have the opportunity to do so due to religion.
  • Many religious parents, or family members sometimes leave the issues to god, and point the ill in that direction. However, it is crucial that people should appreciate that sometimes just a little bit of talk and time things could change.
  • Some religious people, even from my family do not believe in the whole idea and concept of mental illness, or learning difficulties.  This could cause more pressure on the individual
  • There is a stigma around mental health and religion yet it is important for people to realise that one should be supportive at all costs, even if it means to putting personal beliefs aside.
  • May become addicted to religion and not get in contact with wider society
  • May cause more pressure on the person due to stigmas around religion being outdated for instance.

Body image and mental health

It is not fair how much people experience discrimination because of their weight. People do not wake up thinking deciding to be fat. It is not a decision that people make in a day. It is something that people do, like eat cake for example because of circumstance that happen in their life. It may be a death in the family, or something simple like exams, or stress.

People who blame people for their weight is ridiculous, people go through horrible experiences that result to over eating. People with depression or anxiety may not be comfortable with going outside, myself as an example, I have not been diagnosed with any mental health issues but I don’t feel comfortable with going gym, or I feel really low and feel really bad when people comment on my weight. I am currently a size 12, which is not obese but I am gaining weight and it is because of my circumstance with my partner, at home and at university.

Anyone who suffers any self-esteem due to weight is an experience that effects their life in general as they feel as they do not comfortable going to the gym, or it may be difficult financially to eat healthy as frozen food is cheaper and eating fresh food is costly!

Mental health could get effected drastically due to weight. Not only obesity can cause mental health issues, it is a range of weight related disorders such as bulimia can cause people to take their life away, or not feel comfortable in their own ski due to all the people on the internet or the television which portrays women, men and children are being portrayed to be fit, healthy and happy but that is not true in real life. In reality weight disorders is common, and there should not be any prejudice towards this!

 

If you are interested then click here:

https://psychcentral.com/news/2011/01/26/being-overweight-tied-to-anxiety-depression/22889.html

https://www.helpguide.org/harvard/how-excess-weight-affects-your-health.htm

http://www.noo.org.uk/uploads/doc/vid_10266_Obesity%20and%20mental%20health_FINAL_070311_MG.pdf

The foldable phone we all have been waiting for !

Phones are getting big, and bigger, to solve this issue they are going to develop a phone that will fold! Foldable devices are the next step in smartphone evolution. It’s still unclear who’s going to dominate the market, but LG, Lenovo, and Samsung are at the forefront. Samsung has been trialling this new invention that could change a lot of stuff. Samsung plans to make fully functional smartphones with flexible displays that allow to fold the phone shut and tuck it in your pocket. Even phones that open up to reveal a full-sized tablet screen within, or touchscreen devices that roll out of a tube.

What you might not realise is that Samsung has been quietly preparing us for this future for the past several years. They have been preparing for this since 2011!  Samsung released a concept video that showed a flexible AMOLED phone that’s little more than a technological piece of translucent paper: much more advanced than what’s actually coming anytime soon, but a truly inspired creative spark all the same.

Samsung has been waiting for the tech to match its ambitions, and that time appears soon: in early 2015, a Samsung Display representative said that “the commercialisation of foldable smartphones will be possible in 2016.” However, it sounds like 2017 is more likely at this point.

So get prepared to fold your phone into your pocket!

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You can eat water and save animals homes too !

A group of very smart and life and environmental geniuses -engineers from Skipping Rocks Lab have developed a wonderful thing called The Ooho!. It’s a globe filled water that you can pop in your mouth whole. It is amazing for the environment and us! We know that we need to be drinking plenty of water. It’s important. But the plastic bottles they’re sold in are terrible for the environment. That it is why this bundle of joy is idealistic for us and the environment.

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The outer shell is made of algae, so it’s edible and biodegradable. Edible water bottles are now a thing, thanks science this means that there’s no need for packaging or plastic. Exciting, right? Plus, they’re wobbly and they look cool, which is always a bonus.

This could be changing in so many ways. Environmentally, this could reduce the number of plastic bottles used. Birds nor fish will not have to deal with all the bottles in their water and in their habitat. It is crucial to consider that these animals have to deal with all the environmental consequences of these plastic bottles.

Think about it, these animals have to deal with all the bottles that runners throw, or the rubbish that gets thrown into their homes, and habitats. It is not fair!

These bottles will be changing for us too, in exams students can just drink, no sorry eat the water! It will be changing for runners, or disabled people who cannot hold a bottle or do not have the time.

If interested click here:

http://www.designboom.com/technology/skipping-rocks-lab-ooho-edible-water-bottle-04-12-2017/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4401730/Water-bottle-wobbles-like-bubble-sale.html

 

Stress and YOUR health

stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behaviour. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can give you a jump on managing them. Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

Common effects of stress on your body

·         Headache

·         Muscle tension or pain

·         Chest pain

·         Fatigue

·         Change in sex drive

·         Stomach upset

·         Sleep problems

Common effects of stress on your mood

·         Anxiety

·         Restlessness

·         Lack of motivation or focus

·         Feeling overwhelmed

·         Irritability or anger

·         Sadness or depression

Common effects of stress on your behaviour

·         Overeating or undereating

·         Angry outbursts

·         Drug or alcohol abuse

·         Tobacco use

·         Social withdrawal

·         Exercising less often

Stress can clearly effect you physically and mentally. During the fast-paced life of work, studying or/and the daily responsibilities people get caught up and become stressed which is natural. However, people often do not realize how much the stress can affect them thus it is very important for people to take a step back. To relax, to enjoy themselves. To remember to live, not just survive. To enjoy love and live fife to the fullest. Even if it is just taking a bath or buying new pyjamas, OR even put a movie on and lay in bed.