"If we don't act urgently, by 2030 depression will be the leading illness globally - Mental Health Foundation, 2016. As promised, I've written a blog post in honour of #worldmentalhealthday. Anyone who knows me knows that mental health is incredibly close to my heart having suffered with depression and generalised anxiety disorder since I … Continue reading We all have mental health.
What is PTSD? PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and it is a type of anxiety disorder, therefore a lot of this information will be similar to that in my "The Brain, the Body, the Behaviour - anxiety" post. However I believe that PTSD is an important mental health illness to highlight on it's own. … Continue reading The Brain, the Body, the Behaviour – PTSD
This is the first of my new series of blog posts - 3Bs; the brain, the body, the behaviour. Each post will be focussed on a mental health problem/illness/disorder and will outline what's going on in the Brain, and how this affects the Body and the individuals Behaviour (hence, the 3Bs.) Hopefully this will help educate … Continue reading The Brain, the Body, the Behaviour – Anxiety
Everyone knows the physical benefits of exercise. We're brainwashed about it from the age of 7 in P.E. lessons and after school clubs. Lots of us love it (including me, when I have the motivation anyway). However many are sickened by the mere through of exercise: Go to the gym? I bet you can think … Continue reading The natural antidepressant
A meta-analysis by University of Oxford has looked into the effectiveness of mindfulness as a treatment for depression, and found that the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) prevented people relapsing back into depression withing 5 months as well as anti-depressants. However, what does this mean? And what even is mindfulness? And are you even aware that you're … Continue reading Are our minds more powerful than drugs?
I can remember, vaguely, being 9 years old. It was 2002, Enrique, Shakira and Atomic Kitten were dominating the charts. I was in year 5 (I was a baby of the year) and I was already excited to get to high school in two years time (God knows why, as soon as I started I … Continue reading We are failing the children