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 [...]

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 [...]

8 Things Psychiatrists want you to know about Depression

By |2020-04-22T17:01:12+01:00August 3rd, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

1. Feeling sad does not necessarily mean you have depression Sadness is such a normal emotion - and so very appropriate to many of the experiences that we all have. What would it be to never feel sad? We may [...]

Zero Suicide: Mental Health’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal?

By |2017-03-05T11:09:12+00:00March 5th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

In their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, the authors Collins and Porras coined the term Big Hairy Audacious Goal (2016). This describes a visionary medium term organisational goal which is compelling, stretches the workforce but is [...]

Dementia and Depression – The Facts

By |2018-01-23T14:55:11+00:00May 16th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry, Old Age|

There should be no sugaring of the pill. The fact is that dementia and depression go hand in hand - it is depressing to get dementia. However, though there have been occasional headlines suggesting that those who suffer from clinical [...]