Suicide has been one of the major issues going on today. It is as if more and more people are resorting to suicide because they feel like the world will be a better place without them. That is far from the truth and unfortunately some never had the chance to realize how important their life really was. The numbers for suicide are only going up, especially around the holidays. Even though the holidays are now over, that doesn’t mean the numbers will decrease.
Social pressure can be beneficial when groups are pushing one another to be their very best self, or it can bring about feelings of inadequacy, mental instability, lowered self-esteem, leading to anxiety and depression. Luckily, there's a way out. HOW CAN ONE OVERCOME SOCIAL PRESSURE IN THE NEW YEAR?
Social media has always been the go to place to escape from the world or to make your mark on the world. It's used to build up businesses and unfortunately sometimes used to discourage one another simply yourself. I want to touch on how social media goes hand in hand with identity crisis.
I can't think of a better example than to use the television show, Catfish.
As the year is coming to a close, one has to stop and think, and ask themselves:
“What was the mark that I made this year?”
This season is a season of giving, and a lot of us usually take that notion and only related to the act of gift-giving. Whether they are large or small, it seems that the key thing when everyone's mind is whether they can give the best gift this year. However, we tend to overlook the concept of giving in terms of who we are, instead of what we have.
We’ve all heard the saying, “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” Having confidence in yourself and taking the time to go on a journey to really find out who you are and falling in love with yourself will make it easier to say no to activities you rather not be involved in.
Throughout the month of October, we have further introduced and analyzed the notion of denial. At the start of the month, were able to define and give examples of what denial is and how it affects the average individual, through discussing the causes, signs and symptoms that come along with it. Over time, we were able to really dissect the term a bit, however it is important to bring to light some thoughts regarding denial and how it relates to everyone as a whole, not just individually. With that, it's best that we dig a little deeper into addressing the important factors of denial.