As summer is approaching I have put together a small list of hacks for summer to keep you cool and happy.
Ice beauty blender
An ice beauty blender is a frozen beauty blender. It's very easy and is a nice way to stay cool.
Get your beauty blender and wet it but don’t squeeze out the water
Put your beauty blender in a plastic bag like a food or carry bag and pop it in the freezer wait a little while
then take it out and rub it on your face arms etcetera.
A very easy simple hack a spray bottle to keep cool.
Fill up your spray bottle tighten the lid and spray spray spray
Sun cream hack
Don’t like your sun cream to show here's a fix.
Get your sun cream and squirt out a little bit not too much
Dab a little bit on each sector of your face or body and rub it in your skin
Wait a minute or two then repeat two more times
Sit in your bath
If your are very hot and every where in your house is boiling go sit in your bathtub bring your phone laptop snacks something to drink and go have a chill out time in your bathtub I did this in the extreme heatwave last year just make sure you don't turn on the water or you will have to say goodbye to your laptop.
Want a yummy but cold snack? Then try frozen fruit!
Get any fruit of your choice
Remove any pips, skin or unnecessary parts of the fruit you do not want you might have to cut the fruit in two, to do this
Put your fruit or fruits if you want a fruit skewer, on a skewer and put them in a plastic bag
Put your fruit creation in the freezer and wait an hour or two and that's it when you take it out you can enjoy
House is the roof above my head
House is a table and a shelf and a bed
House is the drifting odour of cold porridge
House is the locked door keeping me captive
House is the passage of rooms and more rooms
House is the container bringing me to my doom
House is empty.
Home is the new upholstery I installed
Home is that memorable photo on my wall
Home is the ceiling’s chandelier and carpet
Home is where I gladly return to from the market
Home is a book where I’m the main character
Home is the stage where I’m the main actor
Home is a place without any longing
Home is that familiar scent of belonging
Home isn’t empty
Home is enough.
-by Aishani Banerjee, 8Ha
by Manasi (8Se) and Aishani (8Ha)
We received all our information from Google websites. Every sentence has been modified into our own words. This research page is purely created for awareness of the condition and to educate ourselves on the disorder by clearing misconceptions.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder where the individuals encounter a distorted perception of reality. This condition can be developed by genetics, the environment, drug usage or from chemicals in the brain - resulting in hallucinations and delusions. The impact of schizophrenia is most widespread in Oceania and East Asia. This horrifying disorder requires lifelong treatment and affects 0.32% of the global population - so the possibility is that among every 1,000 citizens there may be 3 people suffering from schizophrenia!
TYPES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA -Manasi
There are recorded to be many types of schizophrenia in the world, and some popular ones may be paranoid schizophrenia, hebephrenic schizophrenia, catatonic schizophrenia, undifferentiated schizophrenia, residual schizophrenia, simple schizophrenia and unspecified schizophrenia. These might be just some examples but there were many others found to humankind in the generations.
The most percentage recorded of a common schizophrenia (paranoid schizophrenia) is very less but it is one of the most disabling diseases known to humankind. Paranoid schizophrenia is normally triggered by stress in daily life, some may be family problems, at work, and some main symptoms may be that they hallucinate and might have delusions which makes it hard to lead a typical life. Most types of schizophrenia tend to be caused as they have excess drugs or alcohol and stress but some other types of schizophrenia might be caused for different reasons some examples may be brain development or genetics, and maybe even pregnancy.
Approximately 75% of schizophrenics report to face auditory hallucinations (the hearing of nonexistent sounds) - making it the most common type of hallucination for this disorder. Voices are examples of auditory hallucinations and are quite prevalent in patients. They may vary in number and are not necessarily the person’s own voice. In this condition, the voices tend to induce negative thoughts in the person’s mind. Numerous suicide attempts have been invoked due to this abusive, manipulative feature.
An estimated 60% of schizophrenics face visual distortions or hallucinations. Mild hallucinations may involve formed, geometric shapes or unformed flashes and patterns. However, serious hallucinations could incorporate the person visualising an entire entity or multiple entities, such as family members or pets.
One of the main symptoms of schizophrenia is delusions. It can act as a big role for patients as they believe that they are being poisoned or chased by a family member and other untrue situations putting them in danger, this may be as if they experienced stress or problems in their daily life. Most people develop delusions for an explanation of hallucinations they are experiencing and an example is if a patient had a hallucination of someone describing their daily base actions they might have a delusion of someone monitoring their actions. There also have been many cases where a large number of schizophrenics assumed that TV show characters or news reporters were sending them signs or clues to save them.
Family problems or things like stress can trigger or cause delusions and alcohol and drugs also contribute to this as repeated drug use can overwhelm the brain dopamine, which includes memory movement, motivation and mood and attention. There are said to be about 30 percent of humans have delusions as schizophrenics and
Schizophrenia is not only diagnosed by symptoms, but also via a series of tests. Often, this condition is confused with bipolar disorder or drug usage. Therefore, doctors will examine the person’s vitals, review their medical history, conduct scans (MRI, CT, etc.) and perform a blood test to correctly identify the condition.
There is no permanent cure for this condition, but the patients will receive treatment. Schizophrenics may use antipsychotic medication to reduce hallucinations. It is generally quite effective; a mere 8% of people receiving the treatment still experience hallucinations, yet even then, they are not as severe.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBTp) is also a method of treatment. It assists the schizophrenics via coping strategies, which can be useful during complex periods in their life. It also focuses on blocking intrusive thoughts and the techniques of how to respond to them. The therapy usually spans to 12-16 sessions, but there may be additional sessions if required.
Despite popular beliefs, schizophrenia does not result in immediate violence. Researchers examined 41 movies involving schizophrenic characters and in 34 of them, the character was portrayed as harmful to society. This is a common stereotype of the disorder - most patients bear depression and vulnerability to hallucinations instead of murderous traits. In fact, it is also proven that schizophrenics are more likely to be victims of violence instead.
Another myth includes the statement that schizophrenics have ‘multiple personalities’. Whilst their symptoms are a bit similar, dissociative identity (split personality) disorder and schizophrenia are two different syndromes with no relation and should not be confused with one another.
There are many types of charities supporting schizophrenia in the UK and some of the popular ones are Samaritans where they are open 24/7 and they are always open to talk with issues, and donating to charities like these help patients who experience schizophrenia and could not afford the money to get treatments and they would be too scared or in anxiety to reach out to people and charities help to do this reducing the rates. SANEline is another charity where many people could talk about their families or about their feelings. Mind is another charity where they help with drug and alcohol addiction which is another symptom of schizophrenia.