For years, people have been attempting to tackle the problem of bullying. Some believe it's working and some believe 'kids will never change'. According to some data from a survey conducted by Ditch the Label, it seems the problem might not be improving.
People can get sad about summer coming to an end, with the return of school, the end of beach days and long summer evenings. But, what happens when this sadness turns to something more? 'Seasonal affective disorder' (SAD), also known as 'winter depression' affects approximately 1 in 15 people according to the NHS.
Given that 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health condition at some point in their lives, we most likely all know somebody who will experience anxiety and/or depression. We may even be that quarter of the population. When depression and anxiety hit, it can hit hard.
Usually, upon meeting somebody for the first time, having a laugh together is a great way to ease the tension. However, for those with anxiety, a joke that has just been told may be the last thing on their mind!
If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or your friend/family member, lasting longer than two weeks, speak to them about what they are going through or suggest they visit their GP as soon as possible. Life with depression is not easy and recovery can be a long, hard road. Never judge your friend or loved one and how they cope with their depression. If you have not been there, you cannot comprehend the intensity of the experience.
You spend months waiting for the new life you're about to bring into the world. You spend ridiculous amounts of money on the perfect outfits, the perfect nursery and the perfect pram to show off your beautiful new addition to the family.
Almost every parent goes through bouts of not feeling like they are a good parent. Almost every parent questions their own gut instincts at times. Almost every parent feels as if they should be doing better, waking up earlier, feeding their child healthier, being more encouraging.
It's easier said than done. As simple as it sounds, not everybody finds it possible to relax. Chores that still need doing or the murmuring coming from your child's bedroom as they sleep, can be stressful. There are many ways you can learn to relax!
You may have heard the phrase, "having a baby won't fix your marriage/relationship" - and quite rightly so. In some cases, bringing new life into the world may make the bond between you and your partner stronger in the long run, but first you have to get through the challenges that come with a new baby!
What if her friends don't like me? What if he finds somebody better? What is the point if relationships end anyway? Are just some of the things that people with relationship anxiety may think. Just as every individual experiences general anxiety differently, people experience relationship anxiety differently too
With an average of one in ten people self-harming, it's important that we're all aware of the facts, the definition, and how we can help others. You may think that self-harm purely means somebody cutting themselves. This is not always the case; self-harm can describe many things people may do to themselves whilst experiencing overwhelming emotions.
19/06/2017 13:04 BST
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