Did you burn so brightly this year that you burnt out?

Can you believe that it's December already?! If this has been a really tough year for you and you haven't effectively managed your stress, and you are seeing stark changes in your mood, behaviour, energy levels and view of yourself and the world, you may be burnt out. Here is...

The beauty of genuine connection

How do we connect with others when they are struggling? Here's an article with some helpful advice on how to connect with someone who is depressed: https://ideas.ted.com/heres-how-you-can-connect-to-friends-who-are-depressed/?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=ideas-blog&utm_term=humanities&fbclid=IwAR2PYDMIosUAz_hFioUZqgjyj3miUDRE9SYHbShMGOiLDFbSIbRyJrHpThE To me, this quote from the article summarises how connection can be achieved: "Talk to a depressed person as if their life is...

You’ve got to nourish to flourish

It's World Mental Health Day! Nourish yourself: Socially, by building meaningful connections and fostering healthy relationships;  Intellectually, by challenging your mind; Spiritually, by defining your purpose and finding meaning in life events; Physically, by keeping a healthy body through exercise, healthy eating and getting enough sleep; Emotionally, by listening to...

The impossible task

It's pretty easy for us to use Google to look up the symptoms of any one of the mental disorders, but seeing clinical criteria as symptoms on a screen, versus understanding what it can actually feel like to another human being are two different things. The attached article discusses M...

Myths: busted!

It's myth-busting Monday! For us to be able to break the stigma that surrounds mental illness and to provide adequate support to those who need it, we need to bust some myths through education. As a start, have a look at these TED-Ed Lessons on Depression, Bipolar Disorder, OCD and...