can we prevent mental health problems

Myth vs Fact: Can We Prevent Mental Health Problems?

Can we prevent mental health problems? Or is it impossible? Mental health and illness are often misunderstood regarding the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Sometimes, even healthcare workers doubt about certain mental health facts. Before going into prevention, it is important to understand the risk factors for developing mental health problems and mental illness. Risks […]


Myth vs Fact: People With Borderline Personality Disorder Are Manipulative And Attention Seeking

The fact is that they suffer from instability of emotions and self-image. Misinformation births misunderstanding. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a condition that innately carries a lot of stigma with it. Misconceptions about it make people afraid of suffering from the condition and therefore stop people from seeking treatment and instead create a negative perception […]


Myth vs Fact: Schizophrenia Is Not A Multiple Personality Disorder

Schizophrenia often involves a variety of symptoms, but not one involves multiple personalities. Among the general populace, schizophrenia is a widely misunderstood mental health condition.  A predominant misconception is that schizophrenia is synonymous with having multiple personalities.  The myth likely originated from the word “schizo” meaning “split.”  However, in the case of schizophrenia, the “split” […]

1-4 Myth – Older people need less sleep

Myth vs Fact: Older People Need Less Sleep

Short answer: grandma or grandpa needs just as much sleep as they are younger.  Chances are that your grandmother or grandfather is wandering about the house at 3 or 4 in the morning and getting on with their day. Could this be because the elderly need less sleeping hours? The truth is that although sleeping […]

more sleep is better

Myth vs Fact: More Sleep Is Better

Sleeping too much or too little aren’t good, aim for ‘just right’.  Often times when we wake up after sleeping for 10-12 hours, we don’t feel as refreshed as we would’ve hoped. Instead, we actually feel groggy or tired and don’t understand why. If we slept more, shouldn’t we feel better and lively? As it […]