There is so much dehumanising stigma, judgement, prejudice and shame imposed upon people with alcohol or drug dependency by society and by the people themselves. This shame and stigma works against people seeking support for recovery. These days, when I … Continue reading Mental Health and Substance Use
Schizophrenia What is schizophrenia? https://www.sane.org/mental-health-and-illn…/…/schizophrenia How is it diagnosed? https://www.psycom.net/schizophrenia-dsm-5-definition/ How common is it? (Scroll to ‘Statistics’) https://www.myvmc.com/diseases/schizophrenia/ What you can do: (Scroll to ‘treatment’) https://www.myvmc.com/diseases/schizophrenia/ What’s it actually like for real people? https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/catego…/blog/schizophrenia Image credit: Kate Fenner, artist with … Continue reading Schizophrenia
Anxiety What is it? https://au.reachout.com/articles/what-is-anxiety How common is it? (Scroll to third heading) https://www.beyondblue.org.au/…/r…/statistics-and-references How is it diagnosed? https://www.verywellmind.com/dsm-5-criteria-for-generalized… What you can do: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/clinical-r…/…/treatment What’s it actually like for real people? https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/category/blog/anxiety Continue reading Anxiety Resources
22.10.18 Food is just something we do, but how much do each of us really know about nutrition and what a ‘healthy’ or ‘balanced’ diet is? With all the fad, exclusionary, weight-loss focused diets saturating our culture I think it’s … Continue reading Nutrition and Mental Health 2
19.10.18 STRESS!!!! It’s legit detrimental to our physical health. Science and medicine has known about this for years, but I think there’s still less mainstream awareness of what emotional and psychological stress is and how real the impacts on our … Continue reading Stress and Mental Health 1
What is ‘Mental Health’? Part of a series of posts from FB for Mental Health Month. Continue reading What is Mental Health?