Tag: mental illness

Three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety

Three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety

There are three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety. If you’re anything like me, I find life stressful to varying degree but it’s rare that I have days on end with no stress or anxiety. Knowing simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety is…

Is your depression caused by your thyroid?

Is your depression caused by your thyroid?

“It’s me,” you thought as you drag your unmotivated self out of your bed. “Why can’t I just buck up and do things,” you wondered for the 10 millionth time this month. “Maybe it’s easier if everything ends now,” you mutter to yourself as you…

Christmas Guide: Top gifts for dementia sufferers

Christmas Guide: Top gifts for dementia sufferers

Find out more about great gifts for people who suffer from dementia

Physiological Symptoms Which Can Have Psychological Roots

Physiological Symptoms Which Can Have Psychological Roots

Part of the problem with trying to understand our own bodies and minds is that the boundary between the two is often so blurred. That is actually a big part of how to heal oneself, but before that kind of understanding is reached you might…

The fine line between mental health and mental illness

The fine line between mental health and mental illness

The fine line between mental health and mental illness

How gardening can help beat depression

How gardening can help beat depression

Nearly a fifth of adults in the UK experience depression or anxiety. That is according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which states that more women report that they suffer from the conditions than men. With overthinking and major life events, such as family…

The connection between mental health and addiction

The connection between mental health and addiction

People who struggle with substance abuse might also suffer from or be at risk of acquiring mental disorders, and vice versa, this is according to The National Institute on Drug Abuse. Medically, the name given to this condition is comorbidity.  Drug abuse has reached unprecedented…

How to Combat Depression-Related Fatigue

How to Combat Depression-Related Fatigue

The fatigue that comes with depression can be debilitating. And, it’s only one of the effects of depression. Yet, it is one that can quickly isolate you from friends and family. With small daily efforts, there are ways to push back against fatigue. You may…

Feeling depressed? Try Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Feeling depressed? Try Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

If you are feeling depressed, one way to help yourself is to seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist who is qualified in offerng Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These are highly qualified mental health experts who are post-graduate qualified. They have a first degree (mine is…

The psychological benefits of swearing

The psychological benefits of swearing

Believe it or not, the psychological benefits of swearing are numerous. Benefits of swearing Reduces anxiety Provides outlet for tension Provides a quick release  of dopamine Swearing breaks down rigid boundaries Swearing gives you a sense of control – doing something that isn’t completely socially…

Does Smiling Help with Depression?

Does Smiling Help with Depression?

You may already know it, but smiling is an excellent way to induce happiness. A smile is not only welcoming to others, but it can be the first step to healing depression and anxiety. Science has proven this through numerous studies, and while the idea…

Facts about Schizophrenia

Facts about Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is often mixed up with Multiple Personality Disorder. Schizophrenia involves delusions and hallucinations NOT many personalities in one individual. This  misconception is often made by people who aren’t mental health professionals. Here are some interesting facts about Schizophrenia 1 person in every 100 will…