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COVID-19 has created fear, uncertainty and a loss of control in many aspects of our daily lives.

COVID-19 and its impact on our Mental Health

COVID-19 has created fear, uncertainty and a loss of control in many aspects of our daily lives.
It’s also affected home life. These factors alone can lead to worry, stress, anxiety, and in some cases depression.

Social media and its impact on mental health

Social media and its impact on mental health

There has been a great deal of focus lately about the impact social media usage has on our mental health. In my view, social media is a wonderful way to stay in touch with friends, meet new people, promote your business and focus on the things that you’re passionate about. I use social media but …

Becoming mentally stronger

Becoming mentally stronger

Adding more resistance, adversity, or stress is one way and learning how to adapt to the challenge is another. Yet for all of these ways to get stronger, without removing the obstacles in our own approach to adversity, we often see little gain. So if you want to get stronger mentally, here are five things …

Why reducing stigma surrounding mental illness is important

Why reducing stigma surrounding mental illness is important

During the first year and for some time after being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I went through a grieving process for the person I thought I was and for the loss of my identity. I was in denial, I was angry, shocked and saddened by my diagnosis and it has taken a very long time …

Ten ways to reduce the negative impacts of anxiety and depression

Ten ways to reduce the negative impacts of anxiety and depression

Can we improve our mental health without medication? In today’s busy world most of us wait until we are highly stressed, anxious or even depressed before we act on our health. Even when we do take stock and ask ourselves the question “OK, I’m unwell and getting worse by the day, what next, what do …