In general, conducting just a simple research using Google Trends, indicates that depression and anxiety show up as two of the highest ranking mental health searches and that searches for anxiety have increased 18% in 2016 compared to 2015, with an astonishing 96% increase over the period of last 5 years.
She's daring and not afraid to speak out to anyone that will listen. I love this quality of hers, it inspires me to overcome my anxiety and push it as far to the back of my mind as I possibly can. There are a few things we can all do to try and not let our anxiety rub off onto our children...
The industry must continue to support, understand and amplify the message that suffering from depression, and even being on anti-depressants, doesn't necessarily mean you can't fly. The result would be greater safety within the industry for all.
The media create this perfect vision of a family Christmas - and it's an ideal that has hung over me and made me very miserable in response. My depression and anxiety always get worse in December.
A proactive approach for children navigating through the stresses of modern childhood, and the anxieties it can bring is to empower them as much as we can. Incorporating an understanding of yoga in to a child's day, gives them a tool with which they can begin to understand their own mind and body
Above all though, understand that we get your love for Christmas - chances are, we love it too. However, we may need extra support to get through it. Spending a couple of minutes checking up on us around this time of the year may not seem like a lot but, to us with anxiety, it really can lead to us 'simply having a wonderful Christmas time'.
I am not here to bash Ofsted, however, I think that we are often too quick to react to changes in society without considering the bigger picture. Often, failing to foresee the real impact these actions will have on those involved.
Being a teenager is difficult enough in its own right. There's so much changing in their lives that it's normal for them to feel the strain. However, those feelings can quite easily roll over into anxiety. What do you do when your teenager is suffering with these feelings?
We're scared of making mistakes, you see. They validate the thoughts of being worthless, useless, hopeless and helpless. They give depression fuel. Mistakes hurt us. Our confidence, in ourselves, is at an all-time low. The grey, muddy filter that depression adds to our outlook, only serves to make all choices, not-so-great ones.
Every time I go to therapy I fill out a questionnaire that asks 'in the last week have you thought about ending your life?' This question is a self-pe...
I usually find Winter to be quite difficult. Not only can the lack of sunlight be troublesome, but the Winter months seem to be full of events that tr...
September After completing a full-time, year long post graduate degree I felt that I needed a break. But I also felt that the break shouldn't las...
I find that my Mental Health suffers during this time of year and comes with a constant battle between extreme FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and anxiety-riddled excuses as to why I won't attend Christmas parties or other winter-time social events. Fighting the "Winter Blues" can be difficult so I've come up with some Winter Mental Health Tips
I now take time, when sliding or emerging from that chasm in my mind, to research depression as a social and psychological phenomenon, as well as my own personal brand. As my understanding has grown, the shroud of mystery has begun to unravel.
Season to season, my high-functioning anxiety disorder affects me in different ways. When darkness takes to the sky, it manages to break its way into my mind as well. It wakes me in the morning like a hangover, but is not so easily cured, and not as widely understood, despite being something that affects around 5% of the UK population.
Should we let Mindfulness relax us or should we be 'mindful' of world events? Finding the right balance between being politically involved and letting some of it go is not an easy line to tread. So maybe Trump Anxiety is something we have to go through, at least for now.