Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: mental illness

Obesity and mental health issues

Obesity and mental health issues

Show me an overweight person and I’ll show you someone with mental health issues. People overeat for a number of reasons just as some people starve themselves. Anorexia is the other side of the continuum. Whether I see an obese person or an anorexic person, […]

Exercise and Mental Health: Options for Helping Yourself By Being Active 100%

Exercise and Mental Health: Options for Helping Yourself By Being Active 100%

One of the symptoms to some mental health problems is a feeling of lethargy. The difficult thing about it is that a lack of energy to be active is stopping you from doing one of the things that can help you improve your state of […]

Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Issues

Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Issues

  Mental health problems can cover a large collection of disorders. However, a common characteristic is that a mental health problem will impact a person’s character and personality, as well as their thought processes and social interactions. Such issues are challenging to diagnose, whereas physical […]

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 […]