Soni Khushee Ramesh

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1) How to cope with Anxiety

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This video was very inspiring for me. I actually think that everyone, not only people with mental health disorders should listen to this 15-minute video. The speaker only gave 3 simple strategies to cope with anxiety which have shown to be extremely effective from case studies. The first strategy is to actually do something wrong the first time. This helps to speed up decision-making. The second one is more empowering, and it is to forgive yourself for anything and everything and this will give you greater compassion towards yourself. The last strategy is to know that you are doing work that is going to benefit future generations even if they won't know. Giving yourself credit boosts up your self-esteem, which is something that a lot of people with anxiety disorders are not able to do.

Rating: 90/100

2) PTSD101 pt 2 - PTSD and Relationships

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I think this was a great article because it gives many tips and examples of how we can help a loved one. It is important that the people we love and who are suffering know that we are there for them. The list of things we can do to help a loved one with mental illness shows that there isn't one specific way of doing things to support someone. If and when we are developing an app, this article will come into use.

Rating: 85/100

3) Do Distressed students have right to Trauma-sensitive Schooling?

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I think this article was well written as it not only introduces the idea of PTSD and its symptoms but also includes the stories of three different students and how they developed PTSD. Moreover, this article raises awareness of how the government and the schools could take mental health more seriously, especially for those who cannot afford private counsellors. I also believe that this article is quite an inspiration for our group because, towards the end, they mentioned how students have developed an app for those with PTSD to cope and monitor their stress reactions. This would probably be a great goal for us in our project.

"When schools fail to invest in the resources needed to support students with complex trauma, teachers are less able to teach students, and students are less able to learn" - This quote summarises a few points from the article.

The article is from a credible source as well.

Rating: 95/100 :))

4) Common Causes of Depression

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This article is very simple in the sense that it lays information that is easily understood and not complicated and sometimes, this can be very useful especially because there are numerous other articles on the internet that provide the same information but in a more complex way. It talks about a whole range of causes such as genetics, gender and traumatic life experiences.

Rating: 80/100

5) Strategies to support anxious children

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The website is simple in a good way as it gives out a list of ideas for fighting anxiety, something that's very common in teenagers. Although this article targets children specifically, I think many of us who are much older can also use these techniques. Going back to the basics helps more than you think it does. The source also seems very reliable.

Rating 95/100

6) 10 Things to say to someone with a mental health problem

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This article demonstrates how to talk to a person with a mental health problem, which is something different because many other articles say 'don't say this'. It shows how we can support our friends in need by asking them simple questions and telling them sweet things that helps them fight the stigma of mental health.

Rating: 80/100

7) Responding to Students with PTSD in Schools

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It's important that schools in Hong Kong address mental health problems such as PTSD, especially during a time like this because many students are impacted by events such as the brutal protests that occurred last year as well as the current pandemic which has forced many students to work online, creating a very claustrophobic and stressful atmosphere. This publication will definitely be helpful in our project as it gives specific strategies for treatment of PTSD in students.

Rating: 90/100

8) Eating Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, Signs & Medical Complications

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A great source to learn more about eating disorders and also to obtain extra information about how some people are more prone to getting an ED than others such as homosexuals. Not only that, it provides many different treatments and strategies to overcome the disorder.

Rating: 85/100

9)COVID-19-Era Isolation Is Making Dangerous Eating Disorders Worse

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Great article. Includes everything including a story, correlations and treatments for Eating disorders. Explains how COVID-19 pandemic has worsened everyone's mental health because of social isolation and loss of motivation.

Rating: 85/100

10) Dark clouds loom over ASEAN's mental health

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This article addresses how mental health is in a way, ignored in many SouthEast Asian Regions because of stigma-fuelled discrimination. I guess the next step is for future generations to increase awareness of mental health (which we will be a part of) and educate everyone, especially parents and elders in the ASEAN nations on treatment that is effective (not traditional remedies like getting rid of evil spirits that are supposedly causing mental health)

Rating: 80/100