Anxiety is constant, it doesn't just go away. Sometimes it may be heightened... making it essential to learning self-regulation of my thoughts. This involves acknowledging my triggers, knowing what scenarios or environments may cause my anxiety or panic to heighten.
I've only scratched the surface of this issue and yet despite all of this stigmatisation, there is only ONE day of global awareness! We need to have an open dialogue surrounding mental health issues. Our media needs to be less sensationalist in how they portray mental illness. We definitely need more than one day of awareness a year to do this.
Whether it's a result of increased need, improved awareness or maybe both, millennials are asking for help in the form of access to mental health services that are often fragmented province to province and particularly difficult to access. Millennials are also most likely to be underinsured or have no insurance at all.
I feel that ADHD is one of the top most stigmatised mental health and learning disabilities. People just don't know the seriousness of it and many even believe it's a myth or an excuse. It's just a simple lack of knowledge on the condition which why I wanted to share a little abstract of my experience today. I'm not Lazy, I'm not crazy and I'm not stupid. I have ADHD and with the right treatment or support I will succeed in life.
The mental health status quo has been accepted for too long, but this inaction is failing the next generation and will continue to do so. Only by acknowledging and prioritising the critical role of research can we see the progress in mental healthcare that our young people so desperately need.
In June 2016, national news headlines were dominated by Britain's referendum on whether to remain within or leave the European Union. The debate was b...
I had the honour of speaking with Catherine, and she listened intently as I answered her question about what I think is the most important message to share about mental health. She was incredibly down to earth, and the care and interest that she showed towards me made the situation all the more memorable. To see such high profile individuals -- real life royalty -- advocate for youth mental health... gave me great faith that they will have tremendous success in breaking down barriers.
Did you know that: Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14? Less than 1/3 of adults and ½ of children who need mental he...
In my family, we do our best to be open about it. We share with each other and talk openly about the challenges and struggles surrounding mental health -- challenges that have touched our family directly, and the families of countless Canadians. The conversation can sometimes be uncomfortable or difficult, but it is too important to let that stop us. We work hard every day to try to reduce and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. In order to recover, we must be willing to find and accept help. We can have conversations with our family and friends, even when it is difficult to do so. Some of you may not have families who are available or open to conversations about mental health, but that does not mean you are alone.
Teal Swan was only six years old when she found herself in the hands of her abuser and forced into a nightmarish world that a lot of people were unwilling (or unable) to believe. For the better part of 13 years, she was was raped, beaten and psychologically tortured by people who she was told to trust.
It was World Mental Health Day on Monday, and it has opened up a dialogue about a subject that just doesn't seem to be talked about nearly enough. ...
Today, we celebrate National Coming Out Day in the United States. Today, we also celebrate World Mental Health Day. My story touches upon both cele...
As ever, we should look for cause and remedy in what we do, what we fail to do, or what we could do differently. Our children are too precious for us to do other than make children's wellbeing the highest priority.
Living with BPD is so hard - you will not understand how hard it is unless you have it yourself. The behaviours are only a reaction of what we fear the most - that have already happened to us before. For me, not feeling like I got enough love as a child, being used, being bullied, feeling left out - are all combination of things why it is hard for me to form healthy and stable relationships in adulthood.
World Mental Health Day is a fantastic opportunity to get people talking about it as we all need to at some point in our lives. One day looking after our mental health will be considered equally as important as looking after our physical health and I am immensely proud of the work I am doing with the LTA to make that happen.
I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2012 but the truth is that I had been suffering from crippling mental health symptoms since my early 20's. I am now 34 years old. Initially my symptoms were bearable and I could muddle through everyday life. Throughout my 20s the symptoms of depression became more and more intense and much more frequent.