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My dissertation has no title: The struggle is real!!!

This year have been some changes with our Master's dissertation . Due to this changes I can not submit my dissertation about Fair trade (I already did I Research Proposal on the subject that I submitted), and need to think of a new topic for my dissertation. 

So, for all those advising me to consider working on a topic related to the Balkans, I have a great news for you - I AM DOING THE BALKANS!!!!

I have 3 days to think on my dissertation title.

This is Research in International Development or Research in Social Science. 

I need your suggestions what do you consider important and needs a "scientific" consideration.

So, let me suggest few:

- We know how homosexuals are treated in Macedonia or Balkan in general. Do you want me to research and shame you on this subject? 

- Gender based violence. 

- Work on corruption. It would be difficult for me to do this as not that just the politicians, but the whole society is corrupted. 

- Youth unemployment, suicide and delinquency. This can…

Mental Health and the developing world: being different is never a good sign

Throughout the history mental illness has been related to witchcraft. In some cultures, some individuals may be seen as gifted person that "sees things that others can't". In fact, they are just people with mental health problems (possible personality disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia etc just to name few) and not a "gift" or demonic procession by any means. It's rather a "curse" that needs to be treated. 

Another thing to note is that how often those people are seen as "hard to handle" and just pushed aside, left out as "difficult". 

Many people around you might be struggling with a mental health issue and you might think they are just vile, stupid, arrogant, overreacting, sarcastic etc. and avoid them at any cost. It is believed that some people experience those emotions as a response to the emotional pain they feel.

In medieval Europe, when society was dominated by the church the deviant was the witch, the agent of Satan and pe…