Tag: mental illness

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…

What happens during counselling?

What happens during counselling?

I’ve been a counsellor for so long that it all seems very normal and natural to listen to complete strangers tell me their deepest secrets. I do appreciate however how strange this must feel to someone who is new to counselling. I thought it would…

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…

Why are you self sabotaging?

Why are you self sabotaging?

We often have a vision of how we would like to be. Many of us would be quite happy being healthy, not too overweight, doing exercise perhaps, eating healthily etc The reality though is that we often fail to live up to our ideals. We…

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…

4 things you can do to boost your mental health

4 things you can do to boost your mental health

It’s not only important to take care of our physical self but to spend time taking care of our minds too. Studies show that focussing on ones’ mental health can increase productivity, improve immune systems, and promote a longer life. Here are 4 things you…

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…

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…

3 Things That Might Be Affecting Your Mental Health

3 Things That Might Be Affecting Your Mental Health

For most of us, our mental health is such a varying and sensitive thing that it is liable to change at the merest alteration in our life. Because of this, there could be any number of factors influencing its direction at any one time, and…