Category Archives for "Mental Health"
Everyone worries during their life. When it spurs you to take action to solve problems, worrying can even be helpful. However, if you are preoccupied with worst-case scenarios, and have a chronic case of the “what-if,” worry quickly becomes a problem. Unrelenting fears and anxious thoughts can be paralysing.
Connecting with nature feels lovely, perhaps a little magical at times. It’s restorative and allows you to step outside your busy life for a while and breathe. But there are already so many demands to juggle daily, within work and family issues, that getting some nature time often falls off the to-do list.
Anxiety seems to be getting more and more familiar with each passing year, but what’s the difference between fear and an anxiety disorder?
1. How do you handle it?
2. What is a treatment like?
In this article, we’ll explore the topic of anxiety disorders, demystifying this condition and directly explaining it so you can keep it from getting the better of you.
We live in a society where people go to great lengths to achieve that perfect selfie. Some individuals even make a pretty hefty living off their looks.
These individuals are normally defined by the attention they receive but when the most significant determinant of self-esteem is only based on a person’s aesthetics, unhealthy patterns will develop.
Have you ever heard of a woman who found out that she had cancer, and instead of succumbing to her unfortunate situation, she spent most of her days watching comedy films? Months later, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that her tumours had gone.
There are many anecdotes about how positivity has turned things around for those who are dealing with health issues, even terminal ones like cancer. Today, many scientific studies are also showing evidence that emotional health can affect a person’s physical health and longevity.
Relaxation techniques are becoming a trending term on internet search engines as more and more people seek ways of coping with the stress of 21st-century living.
A variety of methods are available to achieve the relaxation response - a state of deep rest that counteracts the negative effects of stress.
Stress, in itself, is not a bad thing. What makes all the difference is how you cope with it. Stress usually throws our life out of balance, sometimes causing physical and psychological problems.
Yet stress cannot be avoided, and so it is worth thinking about how to make the best possible use of it.
If you're feeling anxious about the state of the world at this moment, that's an appropriate reaction. It would be unusual not to be concerned: Since the coronavirus hit, we've all been bombarded with terrible news. With death and infection rates increasing daily, misinformation and rumours flood the internet. You may feel trapped in a horror movie with no hero coming to rescue you.
Logan was a doctoral student studying ancient Italian poetry. His life was filled with shelves of old books and a teaching job where he was supposed to inspire lethargic first-year students.
His doctoral adviser was ambiguous and inconsistent, and Logan was a people-pleaser who worried that his adviser and students were always upset with him.
The folowing is a podcast, hosted by staff nurse John-Barry Waldron, which challenges some of the myths and taboos around mental illness in the UK today, as it provides listeners with a rare look into what life is like for patients and staff living and working in a secure mental healthcare hospital.
In Episode 1 of ‘On the Ward’, we hear from one patient in his early 40s, who has been living at St Andrew’s for more than two years. During the episode the patient speaks candidly about the street drug Black Mamba, which he says ruined his life, causing him serious problems to his mental health. He also opens up to John about his childhood, and life living at St Andrew’s.
Assistant psychologist Mel Morgan and Healthcare Assistant Michael Mullally also feature in the first episode providing insight and analysis on a range of topics such as the pathway in which patients end up in the hospital, to how and when they can leave.
Your mental health is inseparable from your physical health. I know it not a revolutionary concept, but what is astounding is the stigmatisation that still surrounds men who dare to talk about their mental struggles.
Men who are vocal about any kind of mental issues can be regarded as weak or inferior. As flawed, broken guys who are more likely to be ostracised for their honesty, instead of rewarded for their bravery. Instead of affording your fellow man compassion, we mock, belittle, and turn a blind eye.
We freely spit the phrase, “Man up,” as though your gender alone should be sufficed to guide you through your darkest times.
It's not normal to worry about something new every single day. If it interferes with your daily life, it's time to mention it to your doctor. You may think it is natural to worry about loved ones or to catch a plane on time. Nevertheless, when worrying becomes obsessive, and it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.