Posts Tagged "mental health"

Policeman’s Battle With Mental Health Issues.

Posted by admin on Nov 11, 2013 in Blog, Mental Health | 0 comments

Policeman’s Battle With Mental Health Issues.

There was a really refreshing story featured on www.express.co.uk about a policeman who was plagued by mental illness and who now has a handle on his depression. Such a positive article about how the police force helped him through and a moving account of his concerns about revealing his problem. Inspector Wayne Goodwin has dealt with huge danger in his police and Army career but nothing was riskier than the moment he told senior officers he had mental health issues.After years struggling with the demons of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, he had to reveal the dark impulses...

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Mentally ill people ‘hit hard by recession’

Posted by admin on Jul 28, 2013 in Blog, Mental Health | 0 comments

Mentally ill people ‘hit hard by recession’

A new article by the BBC reveals that the economic recession across Europe has had a profound impact on people with mental health problems. Also if suggests, based on research from King’s College London, that people with mental health problems are more likely to end up unemployed in a recession Between 2006 and 2010, the rate of unemployment for those with mental health problems rose twice as much as for other people – from 12.7% to 18.2%. Men and those with low levels of education were particularly affected, the study said. In addition, the study identified that men with mental...

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Jogging in forest twice as good for mental health

Posted by admin on Jun 21, 2012 in Keeping Fit | 0 comments

Jogging in forest twice as good for mental health

A jog through a forest can cut the risk of suffering from mental health problems and is twice as good for you as working out in the gym, according to a survey. Researchers found that anything from a stroll in the park to a run through woodland can have a positive effect on people suffering from depression and anxiety. The study also showed that the positive effect on people’s mental health was 50 per cent more than they might expect from going to the gym. The researchers at Glasgow University looked at natural and non-natural environments for physical activity, including walking,...

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Black Dog Tribe

Posted by admin on Apr 17, 2012 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Black Dog Tribe

1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives. Until now the support has been really locked into the realms of therapist chairs and GP´s office. Until now… If you are a keen Twitterer you will have noticed there has been a movement called “The Black Dog Tribe” tweeting with a mission to bring depression and mental illness out of the closet and offer a social forum to help you no matter what your illness – or even if you are the care giver of someone with a mental illness. Behind this movement is Ruby Wax – a sufferer herself...

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Women + Coffee = Less Depression?

Posted by admin on Sep 27, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Women + Coffee = Less Depression?

For women, risk of depression falls as coffee intake rises says www.Health.com. According to a large new study, women who drink caffeinated coffee are less likely to become depressed – and the more they drink, the more their risk of depression goes down. The study, which was published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, included more than 50,000 women between the ages of 30 and 55 who periodically filled out surveys about their coffee consumption and health. None of the women had depression symptoms (or a history of depression) at the start of the study, but during the next 10...

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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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Is Depression Good For You?

Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Is Depression Good For You?

Some experts say depression comes with a number of upsides. Here are seven ways the condition could actually make you healthier — and happier — once your symptoms get better. If you’ve ever grappled with depression, there’s a good chance you’ve got nothing pleasant to say about the illness — and for good reason: Depression can leave you brokenhearted, hopeless, and uninterested in the activities you once loved. But according to some mental health experts, depression has a positive side. These “glass-half-full” specialists say that the symptoms of depression may...

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Anxiety

Posted by admin on Aug 2, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam or having a medical test or job interview. Feeling anxious is sometimes perfectly normal. However, people with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and often affect their daily life. There are several conditions for which anxiety is the main symptom. Panic disorder, phobias and post-traumatic...

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