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People with OCD experience recurrent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or rituals (compulsions), which they feel they cannot control. Rituals, such as handwashing, counting, checking or cleaning, are often performed in hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these rituals, however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them increases anxiety. Left untreated, obsessions and the need to perform rituals can take over a person's life. OCD is often a chronic, relapsing condition.
OCD is not an adjective and when the term OCD is used in a way to describe someone being "quirky," it's harmful to the people who have OCD. It can be misleading and create an unnecessary barrier to seeking and finding effective care and support.
๐Ÿ‘€ Living well with bipolar disorder requires certain adjustments. Like diabetics who take insulin or recovering alcoholics who avoid drinking, if you have bipolar disorder, itโ€™s important to make healthy choices for yourself. Making these healthy choices will help you keep your symptoms under control, minimize mood episodes, and take control of your life.
๐Ÿง  Psychosis is a general term to describe a set of symptoms of mental illnesses that result in erratic thinking, perceptions (sight, sound), behaviors, and emotions. Conditions that have psychosis as a main symptom are referred to as psychotic disorders, like schizophrenia; however, psychosis may also occur as a feature of other disorders like bipolar or major depression.
๐Ÿค• Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices, crimes, or other types of aggression.
What is your perception on โ€˜Abuseโ€™? What are the things that come to your mind when you see this word? Let us know in the comments.
๐Ÿ” Research has shown that social isolation has damaging impacts on health, well-โ€being, and overall quality of life. Low-โ€income people and seniors are among the most vulnerable to social isolation. A number of compounding factors appear to influence the relationship between low income and social isolation.
Thought for the day
๐Ÿถ 55% of pet owners believe their pets reduce anxiety and depression.
If a close friend or sibling has a bad day, we are all quick to send them a mood-boosting text or run out and grab dinner with them. We send flowers to sick family members and write thank you notes to those who do good in our lives. But as simple as it can seem to be gracious and compassionate towards others, we sometimes fall short when the receiver is our own selves.
Social anxiety disorder, sometimes referred to as social phobia, is a type of anxiety disorder that causes extreme fear in social settings.
๐Ÿซ‚ When you are kinder towards others you tend to treat and think of yourself in a kinder way too. These acts do not need to be big, but they will help you, and someone else, to feel better. What act of kindness have you received recently? How have you been kind?
We must recognize the importance of accommodations for people with mental health conditions and provide more accessible accommodations processes, including addressing financial, cultural, and logistical barriers.
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Here is questions you can ask yourself today.
One in six people are aged 10-19 years. Adolescence is a unique and formative time. Physical, emotional and social changes, including exposure to poverty, abuse, or violence, can make adolescents vulnerable to mental health problems. Protecting adolescents from adversity, promoting socio-emotional learning and psychological well-being, and ensuring access to mental health care are critical for their health and well-being during adolescence and adulthood.
Globally, it is estimated that 1 in 7 (14%) 10-19 year-olds experience mental health conditions, yet these remain largely unrecognized and untreated.
Adolescents with mental health conditions are particularly vulnerable to social exclusion, discrimination, stigma (affecting readiness to seek help), educational difficulties, risk-taking behaviours, physical ill-health and human rights violations.
Here are three questions you can ask yourself today.
5 ways to maintain your mental health this holiday season.
Many men experience a variety of emotions before and when they first become fathers. Itโ€™s natural. What matters most at this point is that youโ€™re here and open to thinking about what this all means to you.
Keeping a positive attitude can help you get through tough times. It helps foster resilience and build confidence.
Take a note of this list today. You got this!
Studies show that giving can actually boost your physical and mental health. ... From volunteering at a soup kitchen to committing to raise money for a specific charity โ€“ health benefits associated with giving can include: Lower blood pressure. Increased self-esteem.
There are times when we feel anxious or overwhelmed.
Remember that help is available. Here are 8 ways to calm yourself in stressful situations.
In most cases, ADHD is best treated with a combination of behavior therapy and medication. For preschool-aged children (4-5 years of age) with ADHD, behavior therapy, particularly training for parents, is recommended as the first line of treatment before medication is tried. What works best can depend on the child and family. Good treatment plans will include close monitoring, follow-ups, and making changes, if needed, along the way.
Managing your emotions is crucial to maintain your wellbeing. Here are some signs of emotional exhaustion you can watch out for.
Here are some strategies for carers, parents, and guardians to help a child who may be anxious.
There may be numerous reasons that cause us difficulty to fall asleep, but why not trying these tips out to see if they help?
While it is important to remain productive, it is equally important to take care of your mental health.
Here are a few ways you can make your mental health a priority.
Talking to friends and family about mental health problems can be an opportunity to provide information, support, and guidance. Learning about mental health issues can lead to:
โžก๏ธImproved recognition of early signs of mental health problems
โžก๏ธEarlier treatment
โžก๏ธGreater understanding and compassion
When youโ€™re feeling down, it can be tempting to turn to food to lift your spirits. However, the sugary, high calorie treats that many people resort to have negative consequences of their own.
Thus, you may wonder whether any healthy foods can improve your mood.
Here are 9 healthy foods that may boost your mood:
1. Fatty fish
2. Dark chocolate
3. Fermented foods
4. Bananas
5. Oats
6. Berries
7. Nuts and seeds
8. Coffee
9. Beans and lentils
The situation is even worse for truck drivers. While one in five Australians are experiencing a mental health condition at any time, truck drivers are 7% more likely to develop depression. Workers regularly deal with long working hours, which can lead to stress and related health concerns.
Gardening is proven to be significantly beneficial to your psychological health as well as mental and physical wellbeing. Working productively in the garden can increase serotonin levels in the brain, causing you to be happier throughout the day. Gardening can also improve your overall mood.
Among professional athletes, data shows that up to 46% of elite Australian athletes suffer from a mental health crisis which may manifest as stress, eating disorders, burnout, or depression and anxiety.
Athletes and active individuals are not immune from mental illness. In fact, depression and anxiety disorders may occur in athletes at least as commonly as the general population. Sometimes, sport serves as a tool to help an athlete cope with symptoms of mental illness, but sometimes the pressures of the sport may cause or contribute to anxiety and depression.
When you do yoga, your brain cells develop new connections, and changes occur in brain structure as well as function, resulting in improved cognitive skills, such as learning and memory. Yoga strengthens parts of the brain that play a key role in memory, attention, awareness, thought, and language
Improved concentration, enhanced creativity, reduced absenteeism, increased productivity and better overall performance are all very real benefits of good mental health. Take a one-week mental health challenge today!
Simple actions can help you be there for someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts or recovering from an attempt to take their own life.
Itโ€™s also important to know when to seek professional support, and when to step back to look after yourself.
By asking someone directly about suicide, you give them permission to tell you how they feel, and let them know that they are not a burden.
People who have felt suicidal will often say what a huge relief it was to be able to talk about what they were experiencing.
If someone does let you know that they are having suicidal thoughts, always take them seriously. You don't have to be able to solve their problems. But, if you feel you can, offer support and encourage them to talk about how they're feeling.
Studies show that exercising in natural environments can have positive effects on self-esteem and improve your mood, and the effect is especially noticed in people with mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. Exercising around water may be optimal, but any natural environment is beneficial.
The way we think about something has a big effect on the way we feel. If we feel like we can handle a problem, we often feel good. If we do not think that we can handle a problem, we often feel bad.
Sometimes, we think that something is bad, even when it is not true. These thoughts are sometimes called โ€œthinking traps.โ€ They are traps because they are easy to fall into and can get us stuck and feeling bad.
Here are some things which you can control yourself.
We often love sharing all the fun, upbeat and positives things that are going well in our lives. However, when it comes to sharing parts of ourselves that are vulnerable, difficult, and scary, we are often met with harsh criticism from those around us.
Hearing things like: โ€œMan-up,โ€ โ€œWe all have problems,โ€ and โ€œSuck it up, buttercupโ€ can be intimidating, discouraging, and challenging.
Here lies the problem. Asking for help isnโ€™t a sign of weakness. On the contrary, itโ€™s a sign of STRENGTH. So, ask for help because youโ€™re not alone. Ask for help from those willing to help and support you.
Having a baby can be one of the biggest and happiest events in a person's life. Life with a new baby can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also be stressful at times. Many physical and emotional changes can happen during pregnancy and after having a baby. These changes can make pregnant people and new parents sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or confused.
These feelings are very common. For many parents, they quickly go away. You may need help from a provider if these feelings last for several weeks, or if they get worse.
The time period while you're pregnant and after your baby is born is called "perinatal." Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) can happen while you are pregnant โ€“ during the prenatal period. They can also happen after you give birth โ€“ during the postpartum period. With treatment, โ€‹Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorderscan be temporary.
At HelloDoc we believe; quality and affordable mental healthcare is everyoneโ€™s basic right. We want to ensure that people can have access to quality consultations with Psychiatrists and Psychologists easily available from the comfort of their home. Donโ€™t delay getting the mental healthcare attention you need, get a referral from your GP and book an appointment now to get connected with one of our clinical team member.
Personality is the way of thinking, feeling and behaving that makes a person different from other people. An individualโ€™s personality is influenced by experiences, environment (surroundings, life situations) and inherited characteristics. A personโ€™s personality typically stays the same over time. A personality disorder is a way of thinking, feeling and behaving that deviates from the expectations of the culture, causes distress or problems functioning, and lasts over time.
โžก๏ธ 4 vital Self Statements to consider.
Resilience is important because it gives people the strength needed to process and overcome hardship. Those lacking resilience get easily overwhelmed, and may turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. Resilient people tap into their strengths and support systems to overcome challenges and work through problems
The way you talk to yourself can really impact your confidence. The effect can be good or bad depending on whether your self-talk is positive or negative. Weโ€™ve got a few ways you can improve your self-talk.
To stay positive means being self aware and in touch with your feelings. Don't let fear take over and have you convinced that things won't work out for the best. Accept the criticism that comes your way, and know that most things in life aren't personal.
Positive self-talk is not about tricking yourself into viewing everything as wonderful. Its likely impossible, and not productive, to always have a positive view. Instead, positive self-talk helps you to about see the whole truth, not just the negative aspects of any given situation. By using more positive self-talk, you are more likely to build confidence and self-esteem, feel more in control of events in your life, and achieve your goals.
There are plenty of things you can do to help make sure you keep yourself mentally healthy. Here are some simple tips to feel better.
โžก๏ธHere are some tips for how to be hopeful even when it's really hard.
We want to hear from you ๐Ÿ’ฌ What TV shows help your mental health and whyโ“
โ“Does walking help you cope with lifeโ€™s stresses?
๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐ŸšถSix in ten of Australian adults who had experienced stress because of the pandemic said walking helped them cope.
๐ŸŽตWhat song helps your mental health or lifts your mood?
Do you feel like there is little to no time for restโ“ No matter what our work schedule or personal situation might be, it is important to create opportunities to rest, not only for our physical health, but our mental health and wellbeing too.
How do you look after your mental health? ๐Ÿ’šMental health is an individual experience and what helps one person may be different for someone else. So, we want to hear from you on what helps your mental health...
What self-care helps your mental healthโ“ Mental health is an individual experience and what helps one person may be different for someone else. So, we want to hear what self-care works for you? It could be going for a walk in nature, gaming, reading, going to the gym etc.
World Mental Health Day will be on October 10, 2021. The goal is to help raise mental health awareness and each of us can make a contribution to ensure that people living with mental illness can live better lives with dignity.
At HelloDoc we believe; quality and affordable mental healthcare is everyoneโ€™s basic right. We want to ensure that people can have access to quality consultations with Psychiatrists and Psychologists easily available from the comfort of their home.
Itโ€™s important that we check-in with ourselves regularly so we can track how we are feeling, and when it might be time to get some help.
Here are some activities that can help to improve your overall psychological well-being.
โžก Get plenty of sleep
โžก Stop to enjoy small aspects of the day
โžก Use a stress ball or some other stress reliever
โžก Perform a random act of kindness
โžก Exercise
โžก Deep breathing exercises
โžก Yoga
โžก Pet a dog
Despite the stereotype that eating disorders only occur in women, about one in three people struggling with an eating disorder is male, and subclinical eating disordered behaviors (including binge eating, purging, laxative abuse, and fasting for weight loss) are nearly as common among men as they are among women.
๐Ÿง’Significant mental health problems can and do occur in young children. Children can show clear characteristics of anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism, at a very early age. That said, young children respond to and process emotional experiences and traumatic events in ways that are very different from adults and older children. Consequently, diagnosis in early childhood can be much more difficult than it is in adults.
When we practice kindness either to other people or towards ourselves we can experience positive mental and physical changes through lowering stress levels and increasing the bodyโ€™s production of feel-good hormones such as dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin. Being kind helps boost the immune system, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress and anxiety.
The great thing is that it isnโ€™t difficult to be kind. As the Dalai Lama said, โ€˜Be kind whenever possible. It is always possibleโ€™.
๐ŸŒŽThe World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 million people die each year from suicide. What drives so many individuals to take their own lives? To those who are not in the grips of suicidal depression and despair, itโ€™s difficult to understand what drives so many individuals to take their own lives. But a suicidal person is in so much pain that they can see no other option.
Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is suicidal, thereโ€™s plenty you can do to help save a life.
Ever feel like you never get a minuteโ€™s peace? Constantly surrounded by people making demands on your time; your family, your friends, your partner, your colleagues? Donโ€™t worry; you arenโ€™t alone.
The demands of modern day life can be overwhelming; running a business, working a job, taking care of a family, participating in social commitments. Whatever your lifestyle demands, you need to make sure you donโ€™t burn out.
Taking time for yourself is vital. We often prioritise everyone elseโ€™s needs before our own because we donโ€™t want to seem selfish or feel guilty but thatโ€™s not healthy.
Self-harm describes any behaviour where someone causes harm to themselves, usually as a way to help cope with difficult or distressing thoughts and feelings.
โžก๏ธHere are some tips for talking to someone about about self-harm.
๐ŸŒฑโ˜€๏ธLeave a message of hope for someone who may be struggling...
Four strategies for coping with pandemic stress:
1-Make time for movement: Take a walk or join an outdoor exercise or online dance class. Exercise helps your body release mood-boosting endorphins and connect you to others safely. Make sure to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for your activities to keep yourself and others safe.
2-Get mental rest: Just as you need to get enough sleep, you also need mental rest to recharge your body. Try a new hobby or do something creative to give your mind a break from work and other stressors.
3-Set goals: It can be hard to feel motivated during extended social isolation. Set smaller, achievable goals to help keep you focused and feel accomplished. For example, agree to read one book a month, take a walk twice a week, or cook dinner at home for a full week.
4-Seek out a professional: For people with new or existing mental health concerns that are getting in the way of your daily life, reach out to a health care provider. It's important to recognize that when you're having such anxiety and depressive symptoms that you're having trouble working, caring for your children, or functioning every day, that's the time when you need to reach out to those around you and seek help.
๐Ÿ“ฑ Message a mate, to check they're alright.
๐Ÿ’ฌIf you are worried about someone in your life who is going through a hard time, talking can be the first step to helping.
What books help you with your mental health? Whether it's fantasy, fiction, non-fiction or biographies, we want to know! Comment below with your suggestions ๐Ÿ’š
๐Ÿ“ฃWe want anyone who identifies as a woman to know that we stand with you. Violence against women and girls is leading to mental ill health and rates have increased in recent years. THIS NEEDS TO END.
๐Ÿ“ฃAction needs to be taken to prevent this from happening. To provide more appropriate care & support for women and girls who have experienced trauma linked to violence & abuse.
R U OK? inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with those in their world who may be struggling with life.
You don't need to be an expert to reach out - just a good friend and a great listener.
Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:
1. Ask R U OK?
2. Listen
3. Encourage action
4. Check in
โ“Did you know that bringing nature into your daily life can really make a difference to your wellbeing?
Now itโ€™s over to youโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ’ฌย 
Being physically active is important for good health and wellbeing regardless of your age. It only takes 30 mins a day to make a positive difference, so make your moves count this #WomensHealthWeek. Walking, running, dancing, cycling, stretching or rolling. Indoors or out. Whatever makes you feel good for 30 mins a day. Just move it!
๐ŸŒฑTake some quiet time to reflect in nature using all the senses - this can give a real boost to your mental health.
๐Ÿ’ฌTell us about what you notice in the comments below... it could be the shapes of the clouds passing your window, the feel of the wind brushing your face, or the sound of a bird singing it's morning song.
Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease your ability to function at work and at home.
To boost your mental health, focus on eating plenty of fruits and vegetables along with foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon. Dark green leafy vegetables in particular are brain protective. Nuts, seeds and legumes, such as beans and lentils, are also excellent brain foods.
Donโ€™t delay getting the mental healthcare attention you need, get a referral from your GP and book an appointment now.
If the problems in your life are stopping you from functioning well or feeling good, professional help can make a big difference. And if you're having trouble, know that you are not alone: One in eight adults in Australia have a mental health problem in any given year.
Weโ€™d love to see people earlier on in their crisis or situation. We want to encourage people to come in sooner and not wait for things to get really bad before they seek support. So donโ€™t think that itโ€™s not serious enough or โ€˜Itโ€™s not that bad, I can wait it out. Get our support so that things donโ€™t get worse for you.
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No one is you and that is your power in life. There are billions of people in the world. Others may look exactly like you and have some similarities with you, but you two are never the same. The fact that you have some common traits with others doesnโ€™t mean their exact copy of you, no. We are all unique and is just like numbers, there is no duplicate value anywhere. Itโ€™s very common to see others who may have the same characteristics and traits as you. Obviously, that is how we humans were created.
This is not a matter of us alone. Most trees have the same leaves as other trees, most animals have the same feathers as other animals. But that doesnโ€™t make them the same if one tree has the same similarity with others. One will definitely have a longer life span than the other. The same is true with humans we are all unique. If you go out in the street someday, it will be very hard for you to detect the difference between some twins. But yet, no twins are the same they are unique individuals.
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What are you feeling, right now? Are you curious? Hopeful that you'll learn something about yourself?
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Life can be a mixture of unique experiences, people and places, a precious gift, a magical spiritual journey, and your own fairytale.
But only if you decide so.
Researchers from the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development have found that music increases memory and retention as well as maximises learning capabilities.
Our brains trigger particular emotions, memories and thoughts, which often leads to more positive effects toward mental health.
What are the songs that make you Happy?๐Ÿ™‚
If you or your loved one needs a help then contact us today!
2021 has been a really difficult year for many of us, we may be feeling burnt-out, tired and stressed by the restrictions we have had to follow.
So with this in mind we want to focus on one tip in particular: 'Try not to be too hard on yourself'.
What do we mean by kindness?
๐ŸŒปKindness is choosing to do something that helps others or yourself, motivated by genuine warm feelings.
โ˜€๏ธThere are so many ways to help others as part of our everyday lives. Good deeds neednโ€™t take much time or cost any money.
๐Ÿ’ฌ3/4 students with a health diagnosis admitted to concealing their symptoms from people around them due to fear of stigma.
Mental health problems can affect a student's energy level, concentration, dependability, mental ability, and optimism, hindering performance. Research suggests that depression is associated with lower grade point averages, and that co-occurring depression and anxiety can increase this association.
๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜? We're here to help you.
๐Ÿ’šIf someone tells you that they have had thoughts and feelings about taking their own life: Believe them. Actively listen. Donโ€™t try to fix things for them instead ask how you can help.
๐Ÿ™Offer a safe non-judgemental space and encourage them to reach out for support.
More than a third adults says that sleeping poorly had made them feel more anxious. Sleep is a vital way to protect our mental health and prevent mental health problems. But it is not always easy to achieve this.
World-leading sleep expert Professor Colin Espie shares five principles for good sleep health. Let us know if any resonate for you in the comments below๐Ÿ‘‡:
1. Value our sleep as something crucial to our lives, and take our sleep seriously
2. Prioritise our sleep by putting sleep first when making choices about what we want to do
3. Personalise our sleep by finding the โ€˜sleep windowโ€™ that works best for us
4. Trust that sleep is a natural process and that our sleep will get itself into a good pattern
5. Protect our sleep by avoiding or preventing things that can upset it.
This advice may not be enough if:
- you have long-standing sleep problems
- a disorder that requires professional attention
Please donโ€™t hesitate to seek further help and support from your GP or other medical professional if you feel you need it.
There are many things we can each do to improve our sleep, but there are often things out of our direct control. This is why we need to do much more as a society to better recognise and prioritise sleep.
๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜? We're here to help you.
๐Ÿ’šHere at ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฐ we want everyone to know that we care and that you and your mental health matter.
๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜? Whatever you're going through, we're here to help you
๐Ÿ’šRelationships and mental health: what do you wish youโ€™d been taught at school about itโ“
๐—ฆ๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜…๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚โ€™๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ?
By definition, a toxic relationship is a relationship characterized by behaviors on the part of the toxic partner that are emotionally and, not infrequently, physically damaging to their partner. While a healthy relationship contributes to our self-esteem and emotional energy, a toxic relationship damages self-esteem and drains energy. A healthy relationship involves mutual caring, respect, and compassion, an interest in our partnerโ€™s welfare and growth, an ability to share control and decision-making, in short, a shared desire for each otherโ€™s happiness. A healthy relationship is a safe relationship, a relationship where we can be ourselves without fear, a place where we feel comfortable and secure. A toxic relationship, on the other hand, is not a safe place. A toxic relationship is characterized by insecurity, self-centeredness, dominance, control. We risk our very being by staying in such a relationship. To say a toxic relationship is dysfunctional is, at best, an understatement.
These are some of the signs of a toxic relationship, check out if you have these similar signs
๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฐ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†?
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๐Ÿ˜‡๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น.
The impacts of the current lockdowns, COVID-19, physical distancing, and isolation can make us feel anxious, stressed and worried.
However you have a conversation about mental health โ€“ whether itโ€™s a quick text to a friend, a virtual coffee morning with colleagues, or a socially distanced walk and talk with your family โ€“ it has the power to make a big difference.
โ€œ๐—” ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป'๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป. ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป. ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป'๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป. ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚'๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚'๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป.โ€
โ€• ๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜
These are some of the signs of a healthy relationship, check out if you have these similar signs ๐Ÿ˜Š
Did you know that body image is a part of our mental healthโ“ We can take action, make informed choices, and improve how we think and feel about our bodies.
๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ.
Children rely on their parents to provide a sense of safety and security. Support your children during these lockdowns.
๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ.
โœ”๏ธ๐—™๐—”๐—–๐—ง-๐—–๐—›๐—˜๐—–๐—ž
If you are facing Mental Health issues then contact us today so ๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚.
๐Ÿ“„๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—š๐—จ๐—œ๐——๐—˜โœ”๏ธ
Your mental health โ€” your psychological, emotional and social well-being โ€” impacts every area of your life.
Let us take care of your Mental Health.
๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต - ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ
๐Ÿ™‹If you are experiencing the symptoms mentioned below then contact us today so ๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚.
โœจ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น.๐Ÿฅฐ
๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฐ can help manage Autism & related conditions. ๐Ÿ˜Š
๐Ÿ˜Œ๐—ง๐—”๐—ž๐—˜ ๐—” ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—ž ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ช!
Everyone has to deal with varying levels of stress. This can be particularly difficult to manage if you also have symptoms of ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป or ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜…๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜†. When you feel like your stress levels have reached their peak, it might be time to take a quick break to reset.
๐Ÿ’ญ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†...
๐Ÿ˜ท๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ, ๐—ถ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€.
Safety applies with equal force to the individual, to the family, to the employer, to the state, the nation and to international affairs. Safety, in its widest sense, concerns the happiness, contentment and freedom of mankind.
๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†:
โœ“Improve access to mental health specialty care that might not otherwise be available (e.g., in rural areas)
โœ“Bring care to the patientโ€™s location
โœ“Help integrate behavioral health care and primary care, leading to better outcomes
โœ“Reduce the need for trips to the emergency room
โœ“Reduce delays in care
โœ“Improve continuity of care and follow-up
โœ“Reduce the need for time off work, childcare services, etc. to access appointments far away
โœ“Reduce potential transportation barriers, such as lack of transportation or the need for long drives
โœ“Reduce the barrier of stigma
๐Ÿ’ป๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† is a process that uses a telecommunications device to provide psychiatric services to people who are separated from a psychiatrist by a distance and those who feel more comfortable at home.
โœ”๏ธ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ% ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ!
๐Ÿ˜Š๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜.
The new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends and colleagues take time to get used to.
Fortunately, there are lots of things that we can do to look after our own mental health and to help others who may need some extra support and care.
Your mental health โ€” your psychological, emotional and social well-being โ€” impacts every area of your life.
So, don't be afraid to be ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† and let us take care of your Mental Health.

๐Ÿ™‹โ€œ๐—”๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฃ๐—ง๐—ฆ๐——, ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€; ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜๐—ต, ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ!.โ€

โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน๐—๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ'๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ'๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.

โš•๏ธ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฐ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฃ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜€.

YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IS OUR PRIORITY

Donโ€™t delay getting the mental healthcare attention you need, get a referral from your GP and book an appointment now.