Mental Health

Stress is why teachers quit during lockdown

Stress was the most common reason teachers cited for leaving the profession before and during the pandemic, according to a RAND Corporation survey. The survey was conducted of nearly 1,000 former public-school teachers. Three of four former teachers said work was often or always stressful in the most recent year in which they taught in a public school. In fact, teachers cited stress nearly twice as often as insufficient pay as a reason for quitting. Most former teachers went on to take jobs with less or equal pay, with 3 in 10 taking jobs with no health insurance or retirement benefits. COVID-19 appears to have exacerbated teachers’ stress. Almost half of the public-school teachers who left the profession early and voluntarily since March 2020 listed COVID-19 as the main reason for their departure. COVID-19 has elevated stress by forcing teachers …

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Boys who play video games have lower depression risk: Study

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While it is always advisable to lessen the screen time for kids, however, the findings of a novel study say otherwise. The novel study advocates that boys who regularly play video games at age of 11 are less likely to develop depressive symptoms three years later. The study led by a UCL researcher was published in ‘Psychological Medicine’. It also found that girls who spend more time on social media appear to develop more depressive symptoms. Taken together, the findings demonstrate how different types of screen time can positively or negatively influence young people’s mental health, and may also impact boys and girls differently. Lead author, Ph.D. student Aaron Kandola (UCL Psychiatry) said: “Screens allow us to engage in a wide range of activities. Guidelines and recommendations about screen time should be based on our understanding of how these different …

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‘Heartbreaking’: Akshay Kumar mourns demise of Sandeep Nahar


February 16 (ANI): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of his ‘Kesari’ co-star Sandeep Nahar.The ‘Pad Man’ star shared a picture of the late actor on Twitter and said that he was heartbroken by the news of Sandeep’s demise. Akshay also recalled the memories of shooting with the late ‘MS Dhoni’ actor and stated that he remembers him as a smiling young man who was passionate about food. The 53-year-old actor wrote, “Heartbreaking to know about #SandeepNahar’s passing away. A smiling young man passionate for food as I remember him from Kesari. Life’s unpredictable. Please seek help if ever feeling low. Peace for his soul.”Sandeep died by alleged suicide at his residence in Mumbai’s Goregaon area. According to the police officials, a case has been lodged and the matter is being probed. His wife told …

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