I have been struggling a bit this past week with feelings of being overwhelmed and tired and that old black dog has been nipping at my heels. So, I thought I had better re-read… Continue reading
Today is World Mental Health Day, which is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental… Continue reading
I came across a study last week from Macmillan Cancer Support and the University of Southampton, which reveals that people with depression are significantly less likely to recover well after treatment for colorectal cancer… Continue reading
My long-standing readers will know how much I admire Therese Borchard’s writing on depression – borne of the years of struggle with this insidious illness. This piece is something which needs to be… Continue reading
Following on from yesterday’s post on what Robin Williams death teaches us about depression, this cartoon from Robot Hugs is a perfect illustration of how misunderstood depression can be.
Robin Williams’ death has caused shock waves to reverberate around the world. The hardest thing for people to seemingly comprehend is how someone as loved and admired as he was, found it so hard to live in this world. But that’s the insidious nature of depression.
I am shamelessly stealing the title of today’s post from an amazing blog I have just discovered. Hyperbole and a Half contains the best descriptions of living with depression I have ever read –… Continue reading
Today is World Mental Health Day. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the theme for the day is “Depression: A Global… Continue reading
As soon as I saw this, I had to join in! Mental health affects everyone and everything we do. Yet, mental health is a topic many don’t feel comfortable discussing. Today, May 16,… Continue reading
As we age, breathing tends to shift to our chest, becoming more shallow and rapid. Shallow chest breathing is associated with increased anxiety and depression, a lack of focus and mental sluggishness.… Continue reading