How to cope with anxiety?


Anxiety is an emotional state caused by the expectation of danger or threat. While fear is a basic human emotion associated with the instinct of self-preservation, and arises directly at the time of danger. The terms “fear” and “anxiety” can be used interchangeably in cases of situational anxiety, the state at the moment. In the normal state, the function of self-preservation encourages action, but there are moments of apathy when anxiety increases. Now the whole country Ukraine is afraid of waiting due to the continuous flow of news and uncertainty. “Fear of waiting” or “free fear” is formed through the flow of informati...

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Mental health in emergencies


Almost all people affected by emergencies will experience psychological distress, which for most people will improve over time. The burden of mental disorders among populations is extremely high: WHO’s review of 129 studies in 39 countries showed that among people who have experienced emergencies in the previous 10 years, one in five people (22%) will have depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. In emergencies settings, depression and anxiety increase with age. Depression is more common in women than in men. One of the priorities in emergencies is to protect and improve people’s mental health and psychosocial well-b...

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How to overcome fatigue?


Intense and prolonged work can adversely affect our health and lead to excessive exhaustion. As a result, we get reduced efficiency, severe fatigue and exhaustion of the nervous system. If you do not stop it in time – the negative processes will have a detrimental effect on our body. The main symptoms of fatigue: – feeling of exhaustion; – decreased attention; – memory impairment; – slowing down thought processes; – increased irritability; – drowsiness; – reduction of interest in work, etc. How to overcome fatigue? (on the recommendations of the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine) Give yourself ...

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Larysa NARIZHNA, psychologist. HOW TO OVERCOME A PANIC ATTACK The current situation is a serious test for the human nervous system. Anxiety provokes panic attacks, which are sometimes confused with a heart attack. A panic attack is an unexplained fear attack. It occurs suddenly and has the following symptoms: – feeling short of breath, “tangle” in the throat; – palpitations, tachycardia, pulsation, heart failure; – chills; – chest pain; – dizziness; – hyperhidrosis (increased sweating). When You feel a panic attack, or when You see a person “covering up”, we need to know certain RULES OF CONDUCT . First and fo...

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Let’s talk about domestic violence


Topical and painful topic of domestic violence. What we are ashamed to say out loud. We hope this video helps you: Domestic violence (Click on the title to view)

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