Tagged as: mental health

What is breast ironing and what are its consequences?

WHAT IS BREAST IRONING? Breast ironing, also known as breast flattening, is a process that involves pounding or beating a young girl’s breast using hard or hot objects. Breast ironing usually begins with the onset of puberty. It is done to prevent, or reverse breast growth. The United Nations (UN)

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Mental Pain in Bessie Head’s novel ‘A Question of Power’

MENTAL PAIN IN BESSIE HEAD’S NOVEL ‘A QUESTION OF POWER’ The character Elisabeth in Bessie Head’s novel ‘A Question of Power’ is schizophrenic. For Elisabeth being schizophrenic means that she sees and hears things that don’t exist, is unclear in her thinking, and changes her behaviour very quickly. ELISABETH’S CONDITION

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Why do we Sleep?

We spend around a third of our life sleeping. Sleep is very important for our mental health as well as physical health. Sleep helps to repair and restore our brains overnight. Scientists think that during sleep our brains process information and secure memories. There are lots of things the brain

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Can Shackling Someone Help Solve Their Mental Health Problems? (Ghana)

In Ghana, people suffering from mental health problems have historically been sent to prayer camps as a method of treatment. In these prayer camps, they are often shackled to trees and left there.  Sometimes for years on end. The year 2017, the government of Ghana pledged to enforce a ban

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