Category: Mental Health

10 Lies Depression Tells You

Why It’s Not Attention Seeking To Talk About Mental Ill-Health

One of the most frustrating things we encounter when discussing mental ill-health is the accusations of attention seeking. We’re sure you’ve heard it too: “Oh, they’re just hurting themselves to get attention”, or “Why do you need to talk about

My name is Wil Wheaton. I Live With Chronic Depression and Generalized Anxiety. I Am Not Ashamed.

Last month, I spoke to NAMI’s Ohio statewide conference. Here are my prepared remarks. Before I begin, I want to warn you that this talk touches on many triggering subjects, including self-harm and suicide. I also want you to know

10 Natural Depression Treatments

Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You’re not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there’s a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior — your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking

Suicide Warning Signs: What to Watch for and Do

Every year, some 42,000 Americans die by suicide. More than a million others attempt it, and 9 million people think about it. Among teenagers and adults under 35, suicide ranks behind only accidents as the top cause of death. Suicide is

Understanding Ambivalence

Ambivalence is a human experience where two contradictory emotions about a decision, a person or an object keep you from choosing one or the other. The coexistence of both positive and negative feelings you have toward a person pulls you in –

Why Consistency Matters in Your Mental Health Plan

As a psychologist who specializes in working with adults and children,  I’d tell you the most important issue in psychotherapy is how you approach your treatment. In clinical terms this is called treatment adherence, but it can also be known

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life. What is mental wellbeing? Sarah Stewart-Brown,

Social anxiety (social phobia)

Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is a long-lasting and overwhelming fear of social situations. It’s a common problem that usually starts during the teenage years. For some people it gets better as they get older, although for many it doesn’t


It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. You can