Posts Tagged "emotional health"

Stigma and Mental Health

Posted by admin on Sep 22, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Stigma and Mental Health

A stigma is defined as a mark of disgrace associated by a particular circumstance. Many people can be affected by the stigma associated with mental health. Being told you have a mental illness often comes at a difficult time, after a struggle with symptoms and the problems they cause. Giving symptoms a name (like depression or psychosis) can be reassuring and bring some hope that something can be done. But there is another label, ‘mentally ill’; this can carry different meanings for people, not all positive. This could be one reason that as many as two-thirds of people who have mental...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted by admin on Sep 22, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Any of us can go through an overwhelming traumatic event, and most get over it without help. But about one in three go on with symptoms for many months or years – this is called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of PTSD Symptoms of PTSD usually start within six months, and sometimes only a few weeks after the trauma. After the traumatic event you can feel grief-stricken, depressed, anxious, guilty and angry. In PTSD you may also: Have flashbacks and nightmares, reliving the event in your mind, again and again. Avoid thinking and feeling upset about it by keeping busy and...

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Anger Management

Posted by admin on Aug 23, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Anger Management

Everyone feels their anger is justified when they’re actually angry. Equally, we’ve all looked back and realised we may have overreacted. But for some people, anger can become a problem that needs to be addressed. Understanding Anger It’s important to realise several things about anger before you start tackling it. First, anger is a normal process that has allowed humans to evolve and adapt. It isn’t a bad thing in itself, but problems occur if it isn’t managed in the right way. Anger is also a mixture of both emotional and physical changes. A big surge of energy...

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Stress and Women

Posted by admin on Aug 18, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Stress and Women

Stress іѕ thе ” wear аnԁ tear” thе body goes through аѕ іt adjusts tο thе constantly varying environment. Anything thаt causes change іn a person’s life causes stress. Stress саn bе small-term (acute) οr long-term (chronic). Acute stress іѕ thе reaction tο аn immediate threat. Thіѕ іѕ commonly known аѕ thе ” fight οr flight” response. Thе threat саn bе аnу situation thаt іѕ seen аѕ a danger. Common small-term stressors include: • noise • crowding • being isolated frοm others • illness • hunger • danger • infection Imagining a...

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