Tag: depression

Corona virus and mental health

Corona virus and mental health

It feels as if we are all starring in our very own runaway virus movie…streets are deserted, people are panic buying and police are escorting people away that dare to go out in public. It all seems quite surreal. It looks as if we are…

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic have been on my mind constantly over the past week or so. Each day has brought with it stricter measures, imposing further limits to our personal freedom. As we have never experienced something like this before in…

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…

Thoughts on suicide

Thoughts on suicide

Suicide usually occurs as a culmination of many things coming together. It is rarely due to one single issue. I decided to write about my thoughts on suicide following the sad news that Caroline Flack took her own life yesterday. It’s clear that she was…

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…

What is mental illness?

What is mental illness?

Mental illness is not a choice. It’s a way of behaving that is informed by a brain that is either wired incorrectly or chemically imbalanced. Mental illness results from problems with the communication between neurons in the brain (neurotransmission).People often assume that people who are depressed…

How to snap out of a negative mindset

How to snap out of a negative mindset

Find out ways to snap out of a negative mindset in this blog post.

Three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety

Three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety

There are three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety. If you’re anything like me, I find life stressful to varying degree but it’s rare that I have days on end with no stress or anxiety. Knowing simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety is…

The simplest ways to boost your mood

The simplest ways to boost your mood

Sometime we all get bogged down by chores in life and we end up focusing on grocery shopping, making it to the hairdresser on time and wondering why someone we care about seems to be ignoring us. We get sucked into the worries of life…

Is your depression caused by your thyroid?

Is your depression caused by your thyroid?

“It’s me,” you thought as you drag your unmotivated self out of your bed. “Why can’t I just buck up and do things,” you wondered for the 10 millionth time this month. “Maybe it’s easier if everything ends now,” you mutter to yourself as you…

Why Community Is So Important And How You Can Contribute

Why Community Is So Important And How You Can Contribute

They say it takes a village to raise a family. What that means is that community is important when it comes to living in a society.     Individualism has been put on a pedestal in these modern times, but it is only through community that…