Tag: anxiety

How To Stop Yourself From Having A Mid-Life Crisis

How To Stop Yourself From Having A Mid-Life Crisis

  Getting older is something that happens to us all. Every day we age by another day. That means that the life that we have lived in already will be longer, and the amount of time we have left will be shorter. And, every year…

Let your faith be bigger than your fear

Let your faith be bigger than your fear

Fear stops us from doing many things in life-it might stop us from asking someone out because we fear the rejection. Fear might stop us from applying for a job as we worry that we will fail. Fear is like a huge ball and chain…

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

Dr Harry Horgan Mental disorder can affect any of us in one way or another, either directly or indirectly through a loved one. It’s a mystifying form of illness that mostly dodges rationality. The affected individuals and families may feel hopeless, but they can seek…

How to return from breaking point

How to return from breaking point

We all find ways to cope with the difficulties of life. We have relationships to deal with – good and bad and we have no control over the behaviour of others. Working as a mental health professional has allowed me to see the sorry state…

Managing a stressful schedule and maintaining a productive workspace

Managing a stressful schedule and maintaining a productive workspace

Managing a heavy workload in our regular day jobs all while staying social and having time to ourselves can seem like a monolithic task at times. For those people that don’t work to the tune of a regular 9 to 5 and perhaps work freelance…

Common intrusive thoughts

Common intrusive thoughts

We all experience intrusive thoughts. I have worried about suddenly shouting in a lift full of people (thankfully I never have) or doing some other sort of silly behaviour that would generally be frowned upon. This is very common. I thought you might find it…

How to manage worry

How to manage worry

Worry is a worldwide issue. I have never met anyone who wishes they worried more. It’s always the other way around. I remember when I worked for the Probation service. We used this standard questionnaire with each new client and one of the questions was:…

Texting mental health service in the UK

Texting mental health service in the UK

I wanted to share this crisis mental health service with you. A wonderful service that allows you to text any time if you need to speak to someone. This is a texting service. If you would prefer to speak to someone about a mental health…

How to Retrain Your Brain If You Have Anxiety

How to Retrain Your Brain If You Have Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are currently the most common mental health disorders in the United States. The term anxiety itself is very broad, and it can be situational or triggered by a specific event. For example, people in car accidents may experience PTSD and anxiety as a result, but it may…

Why Your Drinking Can Harm the Mental State of Your Loved Ones

Why Your Drinking Can Harm the Mental State of Your Loved Ones

It’s difficult to argue that alcoholism is detrimental to an alcoholic’s mental health and wellbeing. But when you’re abusing alcohol, you may develop a personality that’s difficult to distinguish from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).    Addiction and NPD are closely related, and it’s difficult to…

Time to talk about mental health

Time to talk about mental health

February 6th is a day to talk about mental health. We can all feel mentally unhealthy to varying degrees. It’s normal. Some days I certainly feel crazy and very far from normal but then bounce back to reasoning…it’s something that happens to us all…we just…

Signs that you aren’t dealing with stress effectively

Signs that you aren’t dealing with stress effectively

Many of us find ways to deal with daily stress. Some of our coping strategies are effective and some aren’t. This blog post will help you to identify whether your coping strategies are helpful or not. Signs that you are stressed out Constant stress left…