For many people Christmas can be quite a stressful and demanding time of year fulfilling endless expectations. In this blog, I aim to explore how it affects us and what we can do to make things a little easier.
Quitting the Christmas Chaos
For those who are feeling stressed this Christmas
Can't Control Your Blushing?
The Causes and Treatment of Blushing
Everyone has gone red from blushing at some point in their lives. An embarrassing moment or something stressful happens and, whoosh we go red. But for many of us, blushing can become a problem that affects our life. This article looks at what blushing is, whether anxiety can cause blushing and the treatment for it.
There are many reasons why people are put off getting the support they need if they feel depressed. However, suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. Below are some myths that put people off getting support.
Most of the people who come to see me wear a mask. On the outside they smile, laugh and crack jokes but when I hand them my mood questionnaire, I usually see they have thoughts that they wished they were dead or had thoughts of harming themselves. People don’t usually want to say how bad they feel, that they have suicidal thoughts or they’ve had enough of this world. However, having that discussion about feeling suicidal and depressed can really help. The truth is that depression is very common but deadly. This article outlines the signs, the statistics, the myths and the support that is out there. To lose someone from suicide is heartbreaking and an awful legacy to leave. It stays with people forever.
Over the past decade the number of crisis cases where young people have self harmed has risen sharply.
School refusal is a phobia of school and the very mention of school can bring on anxious thoughts and feelings. 50% of children who refuse to go to school meet the criteria for a specific anxiety disorder. Because school refusal is anxiety based, it should not be confused with truancy. If your child is playing truant, then there are serious consequences but with school refusal, the local authorities are really equipped to help and support your child and your family.
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