5 tips for starting a conversation about your mental health

Though it has spread panic across the globe, it has also demonstrated and made us understand the significance of crisis management, business continuity and resilience.

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China: Wuhan tornado kills 8, injures hundreds

At least 12 people were killed and more than 400 injured as a storm system ripped through central and eastern China Friday night.

Eight people died and 280 were injured in Wuhan, the capital of China’s central Hubei province, where COVID-19 was first detected in late 2019.

Local officials said the tornado hit around 8:40 p.m. local time (1240 UTC/GMT). Some 28 homes collapsed and another 130 were damaged.

Officials put economic losses at 37 million yuan (€4.7 million), according to the Hubei Daily newspaper…

5 tips for starting a conversation about your mental health

It wasn’t long ago that the stigma of talking about one’s mental health forced many people to stay silent. Now though, messages encouraging people to share their struggles and seek help are widespread, including on Instagram, in public service announcements, and in celebrity interviews. Even Burger King recently launched a campaign to raise awareness and mark Mental Health Awareness Month.

Yet it’s one thing to notice and appreciate this newfound acceptance and another to acknowledge to someone else that you’re experiencing a mental health condition or illness. People typically avoid disclosing that information for several reasons, including internalized stigma and shame, fear of rejection, worry about discrimination at work, and uncertainty about whether they need treatment…

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