Depression

10 ways to cope with coronavirus anxiety

By |2020-04-07T17:24:29+01:00March 24th, 2020|Adult Psychiatry, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Schizophrenia and Paranoia, Stress|

1. Know that feeling anxious about coronavirus is OK and normal. Anxiety is a natural response to the unknown, so it's normal to feel unsettled since much about the virus is unknown even to experts. Anxiety is mother nature's way [...]

World Mental Health Day 2019 … Starts at home

By |2019-10-10T09:23:18+01:00October 10th, 2019|Adult Psychiatry, Depression, Family, Stress|

This is not one of those Mental Health day posts that sings and dances about the wonderful service we provide. We do enough of that on #feedbackfriday*. We are a remote business. There is no commute to work, with flexible [...]

Safeguarding and Suicide –  trying to end it all.

By |2019-02-26T14:39:07+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Adult Psychiatry, Depression|

  ‘Died by suicide’ is the term we tend to use nowadays. The old fashioned way, saying that someone ‘committed’ suicide, implies that a crime has taken place  - which has not been true since The Suicide Act of 1961 [...]

Stamping out stigma: 5 mental health misconceptions

By |2018-04-08T17:04:02+01:00December 23rd, 2017|Adult Psychiatry, Anxiety, Depression, Stress|

Mental illness is a sign of weakness. People with depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions aren't "mentally weak." Mental strength is not the same as mental health. Someone who is blind or who has an ulcer could still be [...]

Blue Genes – DNA testing for depression

By |2020-04-22T17:00:05+01:00May 27th, 2018|Adult Psychiatry, Depression|

Depression is a huge problem which often blights the lives of sufferers and their families. Suicide  is now the leading cause of death among young adults worldwide. However, when one starts trying to define what depression actually is and it's [...]