About one in eight men will be diagnosed with a mental illness such as stress, depression, anxiety, OCD, PostNatal Depression in Dads, panic disorders, eating disorders (yes guys get these too and it’s on the increase) etc compared to one in five women. But we believe that figure could be higher as men as… Read More Why Are Men Less Likely To Talk About Mental Health?
Self-harm is a deliberate act of harming the surface of the body through cutting or burning but can also include destructive and dangerous behaviour such as misuse of alcohol or drugs. It is more common for people to think of self-harm as cutting and although any life-threatening injuries may occur, they are usually not intended… Read More What Is Self-Harm?
Okay, so I’m going to start by quoting some figures: 1 in 4 people will have to stay off work this year due to mental health and 50% of long-term absenteeism is due to mental health issues. Now I know for some that might be surprising but for others, they will also add so what?… Read More Returning To Work After A Mental Health Diagnoses? What To Do Next?
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 social anxiety disorder? Social anxiety disorder is the fear of social situations that involve interactions with other people, it could be said it is a fear and anxiety of being negatively judged and evaluated by other life. It affects many areas of a person’s life and may be confused with a panic disorder as people can… Read More Social Anxiety Disorder: What is it? How To Treat It?
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?
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?
Unlike its other counterparts, Anorexia and Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder isn’t as widely known. Nevertheless, it still affects men and women just as much, if not more, as either of the other eating disorders, it is classed as a mental health disorder and requires treatment in much the same way as the other two. When… Read More What is Binge Eating Disorder (BED)? How Do I Support Someone I Love With BED?