World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is a day of awareness, keeping fresh in our minds that anyone can suffer from mental health issues, at any time, in any place. And yet, we still hear “What have they got to be depressed about?” or my favourite one “they’re just doing it for attention.” I put those upContinue reading “World Mental Health Day”

Boundaries – The Importance of Setting Them.

I’ve recently started my counselling training and this is a subject that came up in the session. I won’t go into detail about my classes, but the topic, that we can definitely go into. What are boundaries?Boundaries are limits we set with the people we interact with, these can be friends, family or co-workers. ExamplesContinue reading “Boundaries – The Importance of Setting Them.”

Sympathy, Empathy and Listening

We’ve all had a hard time at some point, for one reason or another, and in those moments we may have reached out to someone. Perhaps someone has reached out to you in their time of need, this is not always an easy thing to help with. Do they need or want sympathy, empathy, orContinue reading “Sympathy, Empathy and Listening”

When Stress Becomes Something More – Work / Job Stress

Over the years I’ve noticed that a lot of people I’ve met have some form of mental health issue, the most common appears to be anxiety. Some might say that this is just because our generation is so “over sensitive” or that ever infuriating term “a snowflake”. Everyone, I’m sure, has their theory on whyContinue reading “When Stress Becomes Something More – Work / Job Stress”

Understanding Music and Mental Health – pre-cursor

Okay people, I know there aren’t many of you following this blog but if you have the time I’d like to ask you a question or two. Recently my daughter got into a discussion with a friend over whether or not depressed people should listen to “depressing” music. Now, personally I find it can haveContinue reading “Understanding Music and Mental Health – pre-cursor”

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