Being 40 and having suffered from depression and anxiety since I was about 10, it was a decision that certainly wasn’t made in haste. I’d had 30 years of periodic, often debilitating bouts of dark days and crippling panic attacks. READ MORE.
I found this article interesting in that amongst friends and family, I've witnessed different reactions to stress, in similar situations and occupations, namely teaching. One aspect of the article that is interesting is how stress causes physical pains. I know when I was stressed 20 years, I had a wisdom tooth eruption causing me pain, [...]
Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users’ mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform’s effect on society. READ MORE.
Depression tends to increase during the holidays due to an increase in demands (perceived as stressful), family issues, and being unable to manage expectations, according to a response on Quora. I found this quite an interesting read - hope you do too. READ MORE.
I am not embarrassed to admit that I'm a long term devotee of "Coronation Street" - its theme music and characters are planted in my subconscious and it's a drama I've watched for 46 years or more. It's the only programme I have on auto record on Sky and sometimes a Weatherfield drought will see [...]
Marmite has been named today as a good way of reducing stress and anxiety as it is so high in Vitamin B. We have a long blog post due from Stuart about the effects of food on mental health but what do you think of this news? READ MORE.
This is an interesting report from Lancashire, where Preston and nearby Blackpool are named as statistically high for suicides. READ MORE.
For many years I would drive everywhere with the world’s biggest bastard bully you will ever meet giving me serious toxic earache. He wasn’t just plain nasty…no he was fucking nasty…and would use every opportunity to attack me with criticism and caustic remarks…nothing I could do would every pacify or placate him...he talked down to [...]
Depression? – Yes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. One of my earliest childhood memories comes from a time when my father was suffering from a deep depression. I was four years old and I remember sitting playing with a toy car, inside a psychologist’s office. My father was finally getting the help [...]
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster are facing a new wave of post-traumatic stress with their chances of treatment hampered because so many victims remain homeless, experts and victims’ representatives have warned. READ MORE.