When most people read the word schizophrenia they cringe, why? Well, maybe it’s gotten too much bad press in the past and families of people with the condition can be left very frightened until they get help for themselves and their loved one. Most people won’t even want to read this blog, I hope they… Read More What is Schizophrenia? How is it Diagnosed and Treated?
What is Clinical Depression? Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. When you’re depressed feeling sad can persist for weeks or months. It is a serious illness and not something you can simply snap out of. But with the correct treatment and support, most people can make a full… Read More What is Major (severe/clinical) Depression & How Is It Treated?
What is alcohol addiction? Alcohol addiction (alcoholism) involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking. It doesn’t matter what type of alcohol you consume or the… Read More Alcohol Addiction: What is it, How Is it Treated and How do Family and Friends help themselves?
Divorce and separation can be very difficult for all those concerned but imagine being kids during this time. They don’t get a say, they don’t get to have all the information we as adults do. It’s hard enough for the adults concerned but for children, it can be extremely hard when your parents decide to split,… Read More Kids and Divorce. What can you do to help your children during separation and divorce?
Problem Gambling Problem gambling (gambling addiction or compulsive gambling) is classified by the DSM – 5 as an addiction disorder with sufferers exhibiting many similarities to those who have substance addictions. It is defined as an urge to gamble continuously despite harmful negative consequences, to the person or their families, or a desire to stop. Symptoms There are… Read More Problem Gambling: What is it and How is it treated?
For mental health week, I thought I’d write a few words about how I think we can help remove the stigma surrounding mental health and disabilities in the world in which we live. It is not going to be a rant but just a few short suggestions for you to try to begin to understand… Read More Mental Health Week: How Can We Start To Remove The Stigma Around Mental Health And Disabilities?