Next time that you feel your mind is going towards a negative path -- think about what makes you smile which will help put the negative thoughts in perspective. Take a walk, go to your favorite coffee shop around the corner, call your best friend or look at pictures of your dog on your phone.
Facts: The current annual economic cost of mental illness in the UK is £70billion, which is equal to the entire National Health budget. By 2030, the World Health Organization predicts more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem.
First and foremost as a grandmother, but also as a lifelong educator, I want to ensure mental health issues are not a barrier to any student's learning. In order to better reach all students and families, we've joined ThriveNYC.
There is only ONE you, YOU MATTER --so keep trying, keep your head up and keep choosing to live....because YOU ARE LOVED.
I spent years determined to fight a battle with my bare hands instead of looking around me for other tools that I not only "could" use, but were in fact necessary. So maybe it's not an overhaul of my belief system at all, but rather an evolution.
I've seen the impact that depression and anxiety can have on people's ability to perform and reach their potential. I've worked with managers and leaders who have either wanted to better support their own people facing mental ill-health, but not known how, to those who through a degree of ignorance, had taken the approach that people should just 'deal with it'.
Sometimes in life, shit happens. Relationships change, jobs come and go and kids grow up. That's just life, right? Ups and downs with no guarantee of what may be next. So what happens when the 'bad days' become something more serious?
The statistics should never stop shocking us: one in four of us will experience a diagnosable mental health difficulty at some point in our life.
At the age of 14, Rose Walters was hospitalised for anorexia. With no friends, and no one in hospital to support her, she'd look forward to the two hours each day that her parents were allowed to visit.
My mental health issues improved because I didn't give up on them and I didn't get let them own me - I kept learning about them and about myself, and I kept looking for the underlying causes of the symptoms.
We know that not smoking, drinking in moderation, eating healthily and exercising are good for both our physical and mental health. We are told so regularly. But we don't hear nearly enough about the deep impact of building and maintaining good relationships and how to do that.
Through her own struggles, Yvonne has one clear message about success for those going through mental health issues: "You can have a life, second to none. It can be as simple a thing as having a physical condition that you manage on a daily basis. You might have mental health issues, but it's not the final death knell that it once was. It's just a door into another type of future, and it could be a future more enhanced than your past."
As a young people's psychiatrist, working for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) for more than 15 years, I have spent a lot of...
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This is an interview with Josefin Wikstrom, who has been practicing yoga for the past 24 years. She has been dancing since she was a teenager, and teaching yoga the past 10 years in Sweden and internationally.
Two young women and a young man reached out to me around the same time, not knowing one another but all having gone through a similar experience as ...