Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC)

Focus on Mental Health

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  • Learning Life Lessons: Part I
    Helping students and supporting them, in their quest to make their lives better, helps to improve the communities too. And that is our mission. The healthy future of society depends on, the literacy and health of today’s children, who are the guardians of the future. Our Projects | Programs will help schools and universities to plan and develop: 1)Health-promoting schools; 2) Programs for Youth Development (PYD); 3)Mental Health Programs to Prevent Gender & Gun Violence; 4)How to Handle Life’s Challenges for Good Mental Health. Learning Life Lessons Series. These so-called Life-Lessons include decision-making, problem-solving, critical thinking, self-esteem, communication, self-assessment and coping strategies. People with such skills are more likely to adopt a healthy lifestyles. It is a three-part-series. Part I addresses first four chapters: 1) Stop procrastinating, get organized; 2) Improving emotional intelligence; 3) Overcoming shyness; and 4) Test-taking strategies. Always remember: Practice! Practice! Practice!

  • Learning Life Lessons: Part II
    Learning effective study techniques can ensure you are fully prepared for your exams, and will help you curve any looming test anxiety. Hopefully, with the techniques discussed in this review, you can avoid cramming the night before and make your study time more effective. Experiences in person’s life are a major source of how self-esteem develops. In the early years of a child’s life, parents have a significant influence on self-esteem, and can be considered the main source of positive and negative experiences a child will have. Learning Life Lessons Series: These so-called Life-Lessons include decision-making, problem-solving, critical thinking, self-esteem, communication, self-assessment and coping strategies. People with such skills are more likely to adopt a healthy lifestyles. Part II addresses these three chapters: 5) Reading effectively; 6) Attitudes and Behaviors for Success; 7) Studying Tips. In many ways, improving the way we read is the number one skill that can change our lives for the better. Attitude is something that lies between emotions and thought processing. It may be positive or negative. Have strong determination and never give up. Commit yourself to long-term learning by studying throughout the semester.

  • Learning Life Lessons: Part III
    Part III addresses these two chapters: 8) Helping the world become a better place; and 9) Becoming an effective changemaker. Reading and learning about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential to children’s growth and development; stories can fuel their imagination and raise awareness of new possibilities. The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) provides substantive support and capacity-building for the SDGs and their related thematic issues. A lot of the time you can get so caught up in working to improve the globe as a whole, that you forget there are lots of things that we can do every day at home, which have a positive impact too. One of the best things you can do easily, and every day, is to treat others how you want to be treated. The Women’s Health and Education Center (WHEC) aims to help facilitate this engagement. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum is the main platform for the youth to share their ideas at the global level.

  • Contraception and Mental Health
    This review highlights for healthcare providers evidence and principles for practice, affecting women with the common mental health conditions, who want to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. Among the most prevalent and disabling chronic diseases affecting reproductive-aged women worldwide, depression and anxiety can contribute to adverse reproductive health outcomes, including an increased risk of unintended pregnancy and its health and social consequences. Effective contraception can be an important strategy to maintain and even improve mental health and well-being. Reproductive health clinicians play a critical role in providing and managing contraception to help women with mental health considerations achieve their desired fertility. This discussion reviews the literature on relationships between mental health and contraception and describes considerations for the clinical management of contraception among women with depression and anxiety. The issues related to contraceptive method effectiveness, adherence concerns, and mental health – specific contraceptive method safety and drug interaction considerations, clinical counseling and management strategies are also discussed. Given important gaps in current scientific knowledge of mental health and contraception, the Women’s Health and Education Center (WHEC) highlights areas for future research. Ultimately, mental health promotion may reduce adverse pregnancy-related outcomes, improve family-planning experiences, and help achieve reproductive goals for women, their families, and society.

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