Iran has enacted a new law that significantly increases penalties for women who do not comply with the mandatory Islamic dress code, drawing international criticism and raising concerns about women’s rights and freedom of expression in the country.
A study conducted at the University of Cambridge suggests that suppressing negative thoughts may have benefits for mental health, challenging the belief that ignoring such thoughts allows them to persist and negatively affect well-being. The study involved training participants to suppress thoughts related to negative events, and surprisingly, suppressed thoughts became less vivid and participants reported improved mental health scores. Individuals with PTSD experienced the greatest positive impact from suppressing negative thoughts, indicating potential promise as a coping mechanism. The study’s findings have important implications for individuals with anxiety and offer a potential tool for difficult times.