Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

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A personal story of depression

A personal story of depression

My story-   We’re all familiar with harrowing portrayals of Victorian lunatic asylums, I’m just lucky they’re a thing of the past. My Great grandmother wasn’t quite so lucky.  In 1920’s my maternal Great grandmother, was detained in an asylum with what today we would call Post Natal depression. Back then it was […]

Mental health first aid

Mental health first aid

Mental health first aid is all about helping people understand the basics of mental health – how to spot early warning signs, how to respond and how to support someone with mental health issues. Mental health first aid offers information on how to prevent a […]

The danger of shame

The danger of shame

Shame is a very negative emotion. The danger of shame is that it can be such a severe emotion it can lead to mental illness, serious injury or even suicide in an attempt to escape it. External shame comes from the worry of what others […]

Depression and my life

Depression and my life

I wanted to share this story of depression and my life. I want others to know that they aren’t alone. Maybe you will relate to some of the things I write in this post. I thought I was fine, I thought I was coping but […]

How to improve at tolerating uncertainty

How to improve at tolerating uncertainty

Would it really be that good if we could have certainty abut everything? Think about it. Tolerating uncertainty definitely has it’s advantages. Imagine knowing exactly how your life would unfold. You would know about the first heartbreak but still have to go through it. You […]

Thoughts on mental health

Thoughts on mental health

My mental health varies. Some days I feel very mentally healthy and other days, less so. This is pretty normal and most of us have good days and bad days. Mentally healthy people have ups and downs. It’s only when an issue persists (usually for […]

Thoughts on depression

Thoughts on depression

When someone is depressed, it isn’t something that you can necessarily see. A person may be ill but it isn’t the same in visual terms as, say, a broken leg is. The negative consequence of this is that depression isn’t always taken seriously. People make […]

The science of mental illness

The science of mental illness

    Image source: www.bestmastersinpsychology.com THE SCIENCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS More than 50 million Americans suffer from a mental illness or mental disorder. Because most of them are not severe and many go untreated, it may be helpful to understand the science behind what causes […]