Tag: Mental Illness

What Is Agoraphobia?

Some of us leave the house regularly without thinking about it. Others feel some anxiety when going out, especially if we haven’t done so in a while. But at what point does this anxiety tip into agoraphobia? And if we do live with agoraphobia, what could help us to manage it? What Is Agoraphobia? Those…

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Supporting Our Children Through Anxious Times

Supporting our children through anxious times can tug at all of the heartstrings and flood our minds with worries such as ‘am I doing enough’s’. Though we often wish we could, we can’t wave a magic wand and ‘fix’ it for them. But we can support them to cope. What Does Anxiety Look Like In…

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Piecing Life Back Together After A Period Of Depression

Piecing Life Back Together After A Period Of Depression

Piecing life back together following a period of depression isn’t always straightforward. There are lots of things to consider and think about. It’s often something we have to work really hard at. The Straightforward Recovery Myth There is a myth that recovery is a smooth, straight line. That all we have to do is take…

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What Is Dissociation?

What Is Dissociation?

Dissociation can feel very scary, especially when we don’t know what it is we’re experiencing. By learning more about it, we can begin to understand what we’re going through and develop ways to manage it. What Is Dissociation? The dictionary definition of dissociation is ‘the splitting off of a group of mental processes from the…

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Anxiety Treatment: A Guide To Different Options

Anxiety Treatment: A Guide To Different Options

Whether we’ve recently been diagnosed or have been living with it for many years; anxiety treatment options can be confusing. Treatments are often described using words or acronyms that we’ve never come across before, so we don’t know what they mean. Perhaps we’ve in therapy for a while but want to know what else we could try….

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Recurring Depression: When It Won’t Go Away

Recurring Depression: When It Won't Go Away

Recurring depression is something that isn’t always spoken about. But many of us have experience of it. It can become frustrating when it lingers and won’t go away. What Is Recurring Depression? Recurring depression, or ‘recurrent depression’ can be defined as “Two or more major depressive episodes”. For episodes to be considered recurrent, we need…

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It’s Not All In Our Head: Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety

It's Not All In Our Head: Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety

Though anxiety is considered a mental health condition, it can have a marked impact on our physical health. Sometimes the physical anxiety symptoms we experience can further increase how anxious we feel. Understanding the link between our anxiety and our physical health can help us to make sense of the things we experience. Aches And…

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Coping Mechanisms To Help Us Manage Our Mental Health At Work

Our mental health doesn’t stop being important when we arrive at our workplace. Work can help our mental health, but it can also cause additional stress which can negatively impact our mood. Proactively managing our mental health both in and outside of the workplace can help us to cope. Basic Needs If our basic needs…

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What Is Executive Functioning And How Could Depression Affect It?

What Is Executive Functioning And How Could Depression Affect It?

Executive functioning is a term that many of us won’t have heard before. It encompasses a range of things that affect our everyday lives; depression or no depression. Understanding what executive functioning is, and how it interacts with depression, can help us to have a greater understanding of the difficulties we face. What Is Executive…

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When Mental Illness Won’t Let Us Leave The House

When Mental Illness Won't Let Us Leave The House

Mental illness can make it difficult to leave the house. This can be hard for both us and our loved ones to understand. Particularly if we’re someone who’s always been fairly outgoing, independent, and sociable. Anxiety When We Leave The House Anxiety can be part of many mental illnesses; whether diagnosed as a distinct condition…

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