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Mental Health Awareness Week: How to Show Support and Break the Stigma

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Mental Health Awareness Week upon us, starting on 9th May and finishing on 15th May. And the Mental Health Foundation has announced that the theme for 2022 will be loneliness, in support of those who experience this and how we as individuals can support others. The decision for the theme was based on the consequences of the pandemic, as feelings …

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Living In Fear: Psychiatrist Shares Her Experience Growing Up With Schizophrenia in the Home

Dr. Luisa Sanz, founder of Mind Yr Life, grew up as the sixth of eight children in a low-income family living in a three-bedroom home. Her two brothers were both diagnosed with schizophrenia. Most of her early childhood and adolescence were draped in fear and violence. Decades later, Luisa’s eldest brother, Antonio has recently passed away after an unfortunate succession …

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5 Ways to Avoid Mental Health Failure

Mental Health: It’s more than just the absence of a mental disorder. It’s about having a good quality of life, feeling content with yourself, and being able to cope with the stresses of life. Everyone’s definition of mental health will be different, but there are some general things you can do to maintain good mental health. It’s no secret that …

The hidden danger of the unstable mind

The hidden danger of the unstable mind When dealing with others we assume that they are mentally stable and that they are reasonable. The truth is that we never really know how mentally stable someone is until we get to know them better. Unless you spend a considerable amount of time with someone, you won’t really know how logical they …

Mental health and gun violence

Mental health and gun violence are often linked together when there is little, if any, causality statistically speaking.  It’s natural to look for a reason when someone shoots others. Why did they do this? We want to try understand. It is too easy though to jump to the conclusion that it is solely due to mental health reasons when someone …

Anxiety in children and adolescents could lead to young adult psychosis

Photo by Monstera from Pexels Children and adolescents who show persistent high levels of anxiety are more likely to become psychotic in their early 20s, according to a new study.But treating early anxiety by targeting stress hormones and non-resolving inflammation during childhood and teenage years could help to reduce the risk of young adults going on to develop psychosis. What is the link? Experts at …

A Mental Health Crisis – How Can We Spread Awareness And Break The Stigma?

As we’ve been forced to isolate, and unable to interact with loved ones in person, mental health is a bigger issue now more than ever. Although there is increased amounts of awareness around this topic to break the stigma, there is still a lot of work to be done.   To look into this topic further, the team at NCC …

Schizophrenia Notes on a recovery

Schizophrenia: Notes on a Recovery, by J.G.S.   Schizophrenia: Notes on a Recovery is the account of a recovery from a serious schizophrenic breakdown, and what the individual can do to help that recovery. It is short – just 58 pages – and not intended as an exhaustive explanation of schizophrenia. Rather, the book focuses on the mental approaches that …

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Carrying the Burden: How a Lack of Mental Health Diagnosis is Affecting Young Men

To say we’re in the midst of a mental health crisis is not an exaggeration. Mental health concerns have been increasing for years and have only been amplified by the COVID-19 crisis and national lockdowns. Over half of UK adults said their mental health got worse as a result of the March 2020 restrictions. The Centre for Mental Health has …

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REDFACE By Russell Norris

RedFace: How I Learnt to Live With Social Anxiety Canbury Press, who specializes in non-fiction, published a book about one man’s struggle with Social Anxiety Disorder. The book is called Redface: How I Learnt to Live with Social Anxiety and is by a writer called Russell Norris, who suffers from idiopathic craniofacial erythema – an extreme form of blushing. As an …