Mental Health, Resources

Mental Health and Social Media

https://youtu.be/-QDjx_spkwI When people ask me if I have social media, I often provide my handles with a caveat. I don't post often. It's an understatement, really because I hardly post at all. Why? Well, like the video states, I was using it as an escape and it often took all my time and I'd feel… Continue reading Mental Health and Social Media

Mental Health

People expend tremendous energy trying to be normal

Winter can be a difficult time for those with mental health issues, and also for people who have what is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here is a list covering a range of suicide hotlines and crisis lines worldwide for those who are struggling. For those in the UK, here are some services available. Samaritans… Continue reading People expend tremendous energy trying to be normal

coronavirus, Mental Health

The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in.

The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in. While writing one of my last posts, 'The Effect of Coronavirus on Mental Health' - I wondered how things would improve. Before the pandemic began, many of us were already struggling. We were already dealing with poor mental health - the virus just put… Continue reading The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in.

coronavirus, Mental Health, Public Health

the effect of COVID-19 on mental health

I wish it would just go away.  That is a common sentiment everyone's heard at least once this year thanks to the coronavirus, COVID-19, the global pandemic that's taken the world by storm since early February. COVID-19 has left a huge and unprecedented impact on modern society. An article in Brain, Behavior and Immunity states COVID-19 ‘threatens our basic need for… Continue reading the effect of COVID-19 on mental health

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Writing your way through your new normal

Journaling or keeping a diary (and more recently, blogging) has always been a useful tool in our daily lives. Journaling helps maintain control of our moods, thoughts and feelings by allowing us to focus on our concerns, problems and fears while providing us with a creative outlet.  It has been shown to improve mental health,… Continue reading Writing your way through your new normal

Mental Health

the impact of social media on young people

These days, anyone with a mobile phone can access almost anything on the internet. Particularly social media, which has fast become an effective tool for business and advertising. Everywhere we go, social media follows. For the current generations who have been born into this era, social media is all they know. It's easy to find… Continue reading the impact of social media on young people