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Depression Can Be Treated, but It Takes Competence

Depression Can Be Treated, but It Takes Competence | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
Depression is a grave illness, but we can help people back to life.
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Another of the many recent pieces on Suicide - especially relevant in the run up to Suicide Prevention Week next month. This one focuses on the possibility of recovery in the face of difficult circumstances and is a good reminder of the need for a balance of treatment for the individual too.

 

Trigger warning: discusses suicide and severe depression

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Talking about mental health in the workplace

Discussing mental health can still be taboo in the workplace. The human cost is well-documented, but there is also a strong business case for changing this - a recent report from the Business in th...
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Our friends at Resolve are back in the blogosphere! Here they talk about mental health taboos in the workplace, where we're at now and how we can move forward.

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Ever Feel Like You Need To Escape The Noise?

Ever Feel Like You Need To Escape The Noise? | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
By: Maria Senise I'm about to lose my sh*t. There has been so much going on in our lives these past few weeks that I feel like I'm going to explode. I need relief. I need some quiet. I need the noise...
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How do you cope with lots of life events at once? Maria, who experiences OCD and anxiety, blogs about dealing with getting married and family stresses.

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Where it hurts: In pieces - fragments of answers about suicide

Where it hurts: In pieces - fragments of answers about suicide | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
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Suicide can have devastating effects for family and friends - here Dr Murphy explores grief and the multitude of unanswered questions that a loved one can leave behind.

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Seeing GP 'getting more difficult'

Seeing GP 'getting more difficult' | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it

Getting to see a GP in England is getting more difficult, the official patient survey shows.

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With increasing numbers of GP appointments being mental health related, this trend could have disastrous implications for the wellbeing of people across the UK (although the research here is focused on England).

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With increasing numbers of GP appointments being mental health related, this trend could have disastrous implications for the wellbeing of people across the UK (although the research here is focused on England).

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Mental Health Round-up: Acceptance & perceptions - BritMums

Mental Health Round-up: Acceptance & perceptions - BritMums | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
A fabulous round-up of mental health blog posts touching on acceptance, perceptions and learning to live again
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If you're a mother (or a father) and are experiencing mental ill health, you might be glad to know that this round up exists - and that there are many first hand accounts you can find here. You are not alone - and it is not a weakness. Fight the stigma, share the stories and let's break down barriers to talking about these difficult topics.

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10 Forgotten Truths to Help You Get Through Hard Times

10 Forgotten Truths to Help You Get Through Hard Times | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Need a life-coaching boost? Marc and Angel talk us through their 10 truths that they think are important to remember when times get difficult.

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Meet me in the sandpit

Meet me in the sandpit | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
In this excellent piece, seasoned triber and mental health ambassador Miranda De Barra argues that your inner child could be the source of your inner contentment, dictating everything from your career direction to your life goals. This is because
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In this lovely blog, Miranda revisits what mental illness did for her search for happiness and muses that maybe we all need to return to the playground to find out what makes us happy. 

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13 Myths Surrounding Mental Illness

13 Myths Surrounding Mental Illness | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it

Just because mental illnesses are invisible on the surface, it doesn't mean that they aren't real. We can't see gravity, either - does that mean that that's made up?

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Good piece from Danny Baker on myths and mental illness. For example, #3: You don't know anyone with a mental illness. All debunked. 

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You Can't Say That!

You Can't Say That! | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it

Triber Miranda De Barra has chosen the healthy metaphor of fruit to have a light-hearted but thorough look at the issue of politically correct and stigmatising language in mental health.

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Great piece on fruit, language and stigma - a cheerful frolic around a sensitive topic.

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Being kind to yourself: Why you should become your own best friend - Counselling Directory

Being kind to yourself: Why you should become your own best friend - Counselling Directory | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it

It’s a tough world out there. Sometimes though, our worst critics are not our friends or our family, it is us. We are often quick to notice what has gone wrong and what we did badly - how often do we take the time to be kind and understanding with ourselves?

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Although not strictly speaking a blog, in this article Dr Sara Trayman takes us through the things we can do to begin helping ourselves. A good starting point for anyone wondering what they can do to boost self-esteem.

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7 ways to help someone with depression - Depression Alliance

7 ways to help someone with depression - Depression Alliance | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it

It isn’t easy, but when someone you care about suffers from depression it is important to love them and support them.

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Depression Alliance share Emma's 7 personal tips for people supporting someone with depression. 

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How exploring changed my life for the better: Travelling with Anxiety

How exploring changed my life for the better: Travelling with Anxiety | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” Amit Ray Hi, my name's Hannah and I suffer with anxiety, it's a condition which is rather new to me, I don't sh...
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One girl's account of travelling with anxiety - a feat not for the faint hearted. For Hannah, however, this worked out well. 

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Professor Green: Men shouldn’t suffer in silence with depression and anxiety

Professor Green: Men shouldn’t suffer in silence with depression and anxiety | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
Professor Green: My dad killed himself, and having struggled with feelings myself I want to make sure I deal with them properly. You should too
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Professor Green shares his own story - his father's suicide and the impact that has had on him. Take care with this one, it deals with suicide and depression.

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10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier ...

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier ... | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
Using the British Household Panel Survey, I find that an increase in the level of social involvements is worth up to an extra £85,000 a year in terms of life satisfaction. Actual changes in income, on the other hand, buy very little ...

Via UnderstandingSociety
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This is a lovely, evidence based look at things we can build into our everyday lives to make us happier. The list has a few surprises - reducing your commute for one - but those that aren't are still good reminders of the ways we can boost the positivity in our mental lives.

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I have struggled with depression and anxiety – it doesn't have to be the end

I have struggled with depression and anxiety – it doesn't have to be the end | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
Ariane Sherine: A former boyfriend attacked me nine years ago, destroying my mental health – but I am no longer ashamed. I want people to know life can get better
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One brave woman's story - and one to be shared. Stigma stopped Ariane speaking out throughout her difficulties.

 

Please be aware: this talks about suicidal ideation and abortion.

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How Does mental illness impact your life?

By: Sami Nicholls I thought this would be a good question to try and answer today. Last week I was on what seems to now be annual holiday to Nerja, Spain with my boyfriend. It was a wonderful holiday...
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Be careful with this one, it could be triggering - talking about panic, alcohol and self-harm. But it is an interesting perspective on when things don't turn out right.

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Increasing Wellbeing in the City and Beyond: How to Stop Chasing Our Tails and Live a More Meaningful Life

Increasing Wellbeing in the City and Beyond: How to Stop Chasing Our Tails and Live a More Meaningful Life | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
In order to succeed and thrive in this cut throat culture many also turn to lying, cheating, back-stabbing and elbowing others out of the way to reach the top. People can live in a perpetual state of anxiety, worrying about not being good enough.
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The City (of London) experiences a high rate of burn out or emotional exhaustion. Michael Sinclair explains why this is on a psychological level and what we can begin to do to overcome it.

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Living with my son's schizophrenia: From fear to hope

Living with my son's schizophrenia: From fear to hope | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
An informed, supported family can be a valuable ally in treatment, from early detection to successful outcomes.
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Great piece on learning to understand schizophrenia as a parent - and trying to be there in the toughest of times, in chaos and with the everyday ups and downs. The writer offers some advice to doctors on how best to respect and include families of those experiencing schizophrenia.

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Cartoon therapy for sexual abuse - for people who don't want to read about it

Cartoon therapy for sexual abuse  - for people who don't want to read about it | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
The courage of victims of sex abuse is something precious that shouldn't be trampled over, says Marisa Bates who is inspired by a new graphic novel on the subject
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"Courage, according to Burrowes, is not fearlessness, as it’s often defined, but ‘being fearful and doing it anyway’."


A bold and surprisingly positive response to dealing with the difficulties of being a rape and sexual abuse psychologist, Marisa Bates talks to the forensic psychologist who has penned a new graphic novel: The Courage to be Me.

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Depression carries a stigma in the office - FT.com

Depression carries a stigma in the office - FT.com | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
When I returned to work after suffering my first depressive episode, I shared very little of what had happened with colleagues. At the time, I was a reporter in The Times newsroom in London. My husband was a junior banker at Goldman Sachs who had
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Rachel Kelly writes about the continuing stigma that depression carries in the office. But there is a silver lining - attitudes are slowly changing. We attending a Business Matters seminar yesterday on what business leaders can do to help understand mental health in the office, and the Information Resource Centre has seen a rise in recent years in enquiries from concerned colleagues. 

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Mindfulness, Meditation, and Calming the Hell Down

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Calming the Hell Down | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it
There I was, trying to practice mindfulness, when two birds flew out of nowhere and scared the shit out of me. I was sitting on the step to my patio when all of a sudden a frantic flurry of wing-flapping disturbed my inner peace.
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Nice piece from Maria on using mindfulness to help calm down and help live with anxiety, depression and OCD.

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Schizophrenic Anonymous: Stigma

Schizophrenic Anonymous: Stigma | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it

Probably the most difficult part for me now is not the schizophrenia itself (which is controlled by the meds), but the stigma the illness carries with it, combined maybe with a sense of paranoia (maybe I see stigma where there is no stigma).

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Honest account from an anonymous schizophrenia sufferer who talks about how difficult it can be to talk about mental illness - and especially why it is so hard for some people to grasp that the brain can become unwell, just like any other part of the body.

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When dementia happens, it happens to your whole family says 11-year-old Annie | Joseph Rowntree Foundation

When dementia happens, it happens to your whole family says 11-year-old Annie | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Mental Health Blogs | Scoop.it

“The day my Nana was diagnosed with dementia was the day we ALL got it… but she’s still amazing!”

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Blog from 11 year old Annie on dementia for dementia awareness week. Striking, short and written with the simplicity of seeing dementia without preconception, Annie in merely a few hundred words shows how dementia can be dealt with together and with compassion.

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Anxiety UK

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Stories shared by Anxiety UK during Mental Health Awareness Week 2014

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Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, and since the focus was on Anxiety, there were many accounts from those who have experienced anxiety around the web and especially on Twitter.

 

Anxiety UK have collated theirs onto their webpage. Check them out here.

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