Tag: mental illness

Counseling is not a cure

Counseling is not a cure

Counseling is not a cure. It alleviates destructive behavioral patterns and helps you think differently but it won’t cure or completely eradicate your issues. Think about counseling as the drug that helps you manage symptoms of a disease, the disease being life. Think about it…

Marijuana and Paranoia: What’s the Connection?

Marijuana and Paranoia: What’s the Connection?

Why do you get paranoid when you smoke up? Is there a link between marijuana and paranoia? We answer all your questions in this informative article. Many people associate the use of cannabis products and marijuana with the act of relaxation. In fact, the substance…

Lockdown gave me suicidal thoughts

Lockdown gave me suicidal thoughts

Nicholas Fearn describes how enforced social distancing led him to reflect on what he really wanted out of life. Lockdown has been an uphill battle for many people. It’s easy to feel depressed and anxious when you’re living in a state of social isolation, pretty much confined…

Tips to Help You Feel Like Yourself During Postpartum

Tips to Help You Feel Like Yourself During Postpartum

When the family introduces a new family member into the picture, it’s a special time for everyone involved. In addition to making room for the new baby, most new parents feel the range of emotions: anxiety, joy, and excitement.  However, the most resounding feeling is…

Fear of Fear

Fear of Fear

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself- Franklin D. Roosevelt  The Root of Fear and what it is?  Let us first look at what is fear? If we can understand the problem with desire then we will understand and be free from fear. ‘I want…

Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT

Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT

  Maddi Crease describes DBT and explains how it has helped her more than other therapies. As a young woman who’s been in the mental health system for over six years, including inpatient admissions, I’ve had my fair share of therapy. From talking about the…

I was sectioned and lost my freedom

I was sectioned and lost my freedom

What is sectioning? Being sectioned means being detained under a ‘section’ (paragraph) of the Mental Health Act 1983 because doctors are worried you’re going to hurt yourself or other people. You’ll only be sectioned if you’re too unwell to make decisions or understand that you need help.…

Eleven ways that your thinking lets you down

Eleven ways that your thinking lets you down

When we feel unhappy, our emotional disturbances come from our thoughts. Dr Albert Ellis identified 11 irrational beliefs that cause us to feel emotions such as anger, hate, worry, panic, insecurity, jealousy, passivity, procrastination, and other forms of escape. To reduce these unwelcome emotions involves…

Mental health under quarantine

Mental health under quarantine

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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…

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…

From Throat to Mind: How Strep Throat Causes Mental Illness

From Throat to Mind: How Strep Throat Causes Mental Illness

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that is common in young children. In many cases, strep throat can be successfully treated with antibiotics or the use of strepsils plus. However, strep can cause neurological and psychological issues. The complications, also called paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders…