Emotional well being, mental health & personal development

Tag: mental illness

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 […]

Mental Health Research

Mental Health Research

Keen to take part in mental health research? We can all do our bit to raise awareness of mental health issues. So many of us suffer and I believe that what we know about is just the tip of the iceberg. We need to talk […]

Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

How cognitive behavioural therapy can help ease depression Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you feel and how you think. It can be debilitating leading to detachment from life. The Depression Cycle by Kennerley shows the typical cycle of depression: Depression cycle kennerley […]

Mental health and gun violence

Mental health and gun violence

I wanted to post about mental health and gun violence after the recent shooting in Florida.  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 […]

Schizoid personality disorder

Schizoid personality disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder People with schizoid personality disorder rarely feel there is anything wrong with them. Symptoms include an indifference to social relationships and a limited range of emotional expression. Definition The word personality describes deeply ingrained behavior patterns and the way individuals perceive, relate to, and think […]

Coping with chronic illness

Coping with chronic illness

I certainly have experience in coping with chronic illness. My mother and I were both born with the genetic illness – Cystic Fibrosis. It’s an illness that tends to get worse with age. My mother dies at the age of 50 in 2000 and I […]