2. The One Who Is A Parent Figure Whether it is a minor detail related to your health or your career, you will always have a friend who knows everything about you. It would be no wrong to say that you will find him/her no less than your parents. He/she will ensure that you do not consume anything that may affect your health in an adverse manner. Not only this, but this friend will always be on his/her toes to ensure if you are doing the right thing or not. … [Read more...] about Friendship Day 2020: Different Types Of Friends We All Have In Our Lives
Although survivors are in a unique position to share their reasons for living and consequent recovery, this can be a delicate discussion. Hawgood et al. acknowledge the need for training within the suicide prevention workforce to include suicide specific “safe” language, because prior research has shown that unsafe discussion of suicide can exacerbate stigma and suicide risk. They also note that ongoing support and self-care must include components specific to suicidality, to account for the reality that it can be emotionally taxing to work as a peer specialist, and can even trigger prior feelings of despair related to one’s own suicidality. … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons for Living Cited by Suicide Survivors
In April, I had the good fortune of reading an article by Arthur Kleinman in the Wall Street Journal where he wrote about the impact, power, and depth of practicing daily rituals when involved in caregiving for his late wife and how that has served him to make meaning out of days in the pandemic. His words spoke to me: “By celebrating shared experiences and intensifying attention to mundane tasks, we filled those moments with passion and awareness. Exercise, cooking, eating, reading, work and even watching the news became more deliberate components of our daily ritual, giving us happy moments to look forward to, creating a mood of anticipation rather than paralysis. In a time of randomness and uncertainty, it made us feel proactive instead of reactive.” … [Read more...] about How Are We Living Our Days?
Exposure to Family May Now Be Associated With More Risk Than Travel or Exposure to Social Contacts or Work or School Contacts The second line of evidence comes from a study in Iceland by D. F. Gudbjartsson and 40 (!) co-authors, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Using contact-tracing data, they compared the risks of SARS-COV-2 infection from exposure to family, social contacts, work and school contacts, domestic tourism, and international travel. In the first few days of March, most infections could be traced to international travel and work, but over time, family gained ground. By the end of the month, many more infections, and a much greater proportion of infections, came from contact with family than from any other known source. (See section C on p. 12.) … [Read more...] about Who’s Safe? Living Alone May Be Better Than Youth or Wealth
7. While Sathe was serving in the Indian Air Force, he once suffered multiple skull injuries in an air crash. He stayed hospitalised for six months and nobody expected that he would be able to resume flying. But due to his love for flying and strong will-power, Sathe resumed flying. … [Read more...] about Deepak Vasanth Sathe: How Did The Decorated IAF Officer Save Lives Of People