A cancer diagnosis is incredibly stressful for the person receiving the diagnosis. But those caring for the patient, both informally and formally, also experience stress, which can affect their own health and the patient’s outcome. One study showed coloring and open-studio art therapy benefits stressed caregivers of cancer patients.
Girls are more vulnerable to harmful effects of bullying
Bullying among boys is often physical. Researchers say while many schools are cracking down on physical bullying which people can see, those actions probably are preventing and stopping bullying that’s more common among males. Among females, the bullying is often the kind that’s not visible.
Cancer patient caregivers deal with significant impact to emotional health
The number of informal caregivers who look after older adults with cancer is on the rise. Caregivers could be relatives, partners, or even friends who provide assistance to people in order to help them function. Most older people with cancer live at home and are dependent on informal caregivers for support with their cancer treatment, symptom management, and daily activities.
Demand for anxiety and depression treatment at an all-time high
Survey indicates that demand for anxiety and depression treatment remains high for the third consecutive year while demand for treatment for trauma- and stressor-related disorders and substance-use disorders has grown.
Sharing meals with others reduces stress, boosts self-esteem
Connecting with friends, family, coworkers and neighbors benefits people beyond stress relief. In fact, the survey found 67% of people say sharing a meal remind them of the importance of connecting with other people, and 54% say it reminds them to slow down and take a break. Survey respondents who are employed full or part-time said they would feel less stressed at work if they had more time to take a break and share a meal with a co-worker.
Depression on the rise for millennials
According to one national report, major depression is rising at a faster rate for millennials and teens compared with any other age group. In fact, over the past decade millennials have seen a 47% increase in major-depression diagnoses.