Tag Archives: Mental health

UNDERSTANDING ANGER

I woke up this morning feeling very angry and it worried me. Kicking the cat, or punching my pillow did not seem to be a good solution. Making a pot of coffee and going for a walk might help but … Continue reading

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LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN

In the UK, there is an organisation called FAMILIES NEED FATHERS :  http://www.fnf.org.uk/ This is a quote from their website: FAMILIES NEED FATHERS seeks to obtain  for the children, the best possible blend of both parents in the lives of children; enough … Continue reading

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DEPRESSION AT CHRISTMAS

Spare a thought for the people who may not have a happy Christmas in your neighbourhood. They could be living next door to you. At this time of year, I think about the thousands who are living with someone suffering … Continue reading

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NEEDS MUST MAKE US EMOTIONAL

Are the British really unemotional? Is that stiff upper lip stuff really true? And if you express your emotions, are you just making a fuss? Emotions are an intrinsic part of our intelligence. Without them, we would be strange creatures, … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE POINT OF FEELING?

What is true empathy? It is the way we humans recognize and then identify another person’s feelings. It’s how we can put ourselves into their shoes and know what it feels like. But if you are unable to identify your … Continue reading

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WHY IS THERE STILL A STIGMA TO MENTAL ILLNESS?

There is a woman in her eighties living alone, with no friends and no family. She relies on an old acquaintance who lives 50 miles away to drive over once a month and take her to the doctors, or fill … Continue reading

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FUNNY DEPRESSION?

There are times in your life when it all goes wrong. No matter what you do, things don’t work out. It sometimes feels as if there is a reference book out there, with your name in it and a description … Continue reading

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CONSIDERING BEHAVIOUR

I have been thinking about compassion. What does it mean? Does being compassionate enhance your well-being, your life? There are many thinkers and philosophers who say it does. Religions have long stressed the importance of compassion in our lives, yet … Continue reading

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WHY DEPRESSION?

What is it that makes us depressed? It may be one catastrophic incident or the slow drip drip of small but significant happenings in our day to day life. In the past, we lived in communities where people helped each … Continue reading

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MIND GAMES

Can relationships make couples mentally ill? Can relationships be toxic to one or both partners? I’m not talking about domestic violence here although there is no doubt that domestic violence can be a real catalyst to mental ill-health. No, I am … Continue reading

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