Topic: By sharing the reality of mental illness, we can hopefully help to reduce the stigma and let people know they are not alone. In this episode I share my recent manic experience, recorded both during and after the event. This is what mental illness really looks like.Read More
If I could only choose one treatment option to manage my mental health, I would choose Mindfulness Meditation.
It is the lead domino for mental health. It will enhance your focus, clarity and ability to detach from negative thoughts.
How can you ever know if one person is worse off than another? Given that we all view the world through a subjective lens, this may be impossible. In this episode, I talk about how I approach this issue, and use it to help myself and others.Read More
Look after yourself as a matter of priority this Christmas.
The added social and financial pressure of this time of year can be the tipping point for those of us with mental illness or a history or trauma.
In this episode I discuss why this happens, and what you can do to manage yourself this festive season!
Social media is a double edged sword. It is an amazing tool to catch up, connect and dispel feelings of loneliness, however it comes at a cost.
It exposes you to the unfiltered thoughts of others. On occasion, this will be triggering. Worse still, you never know when this will occur.Read More
Despite the fact that 1 in 5 people are currently suffering from a mental illness (1 in 2 over the lifespan), mental illness is highly stigmatised.
In this episode I delve deep into the possible causes and solutions to this stigma. I also talk about dealing with the possibility of ‘attention seekers’ or ‘fakers’ as well as how to best ensure that your family and friends know you will be there for them should they need your support.
It is vital to first notice the warning signs of a mental illness coming on and then take action to best guard your mental state.
In this episode share the ups and downs of this week - talking about how I manage my mental state, both in the short and long term.Read More
Take action to first determine how different life events impact your mental state, then work to add more of the positive impacts and cut as much of the negative impacts as possible.
Finding the balance between work and relaxation is vital for both mental health and productivity. Work too much, and you run the risk of becoming run down. Relax too much and your dreams will forever stay as dreams.
In this episode I discuss my continuing journey to finding a balance between these two aspects of life.