Category Archives for "Mental Health"
Researchers in Denmark and the United States (US) found that people in Denmark who grew up in more polluted areas up to the age of 10 were more likely to develop depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or personality disorder.
Children who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face a higher risk of getting mental health problems, a study suggests. Researchers in Sweden analysed data from 6,400 children, tracking them for an average of nine years.
They found around 17 percent of the children with the agonising condition were given a psychiatric diagnosis.
Technique matters, especially when you’re trying to find a method that works for you.
Pulling yourself into the present, can be difficult if your mind doesn’t want to “let go” of your current thoughts.
Short of giving yourself an electric shock, you need to break that unproductive connection. Here are a few things you can try to help you bring your attention where it needs to be...in the moment.
Inhibitions are the mental brakes that prevent people from showing their true feelings or thoughts. Sometimes they are a conscious form of self-control, like 'biting your lip' when it seems risky to say something. Often, they are unconscious, only showing up as patterns of behaviour or habits of speaking.
There are not many topics that provoke as much fear and anxiousness than that of suicide. When you hear people talking about someone who committed suicide or you are aware of someone who is showing signs of being suicidal, it can leave you with feelings of heartache and sadness if you are close to such a person, and also with fear.
Employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work by doing a risk assessment and acting on it. Work related stress is now the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, musculoskeletal used to be the big one, but that was when we were kind of a manufacturing country but now we're a service knowledge-based economy primarily, and there it's all about people issues so stress is a really major cause.
There are countless benefits to learning meditation and relaxation exercises to help deal with stress and alleviate tiredness.
Meditation is a means to find peace and calm and relax the body and mind. It is a means to look inward, detach, and focus on a few moments for one’s self.
Relaxation exercises are also a means to remove tension but have the added benefit of being able to not only affect one’s emotional and mental well-being but also affect the physical body positively because of the simple movements involved.
After events take place in our lives, the mind analyses them and, for most of us, starts comparing 'what happened' with 'what should have happened', leading to feelings of guilt, remorse, anger and sadness.
The gap between what we want, and reality could be called 'The Abyss', and the bigger it is, the more unsatisfactory life seems to be.