Mental health

Try some smile therapy…with a pencil

By Ian Wiseman We all experience ‘down’ days. Feeling down occasionally and experiencing a low mood is a normal part of life.* If you are not feeling good, get a pencil and hold it between your teeth but not touching … Continue reading

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Feeling blue? Try these ‘mood elevators’

By Ian Wiseman Feeling down occasionally is a normal part of life and when we experience a low mood there is often a tendency to question our sense of self-worth. The more miserable we feel, the more twisted our thinking … Continue reading

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Depression

Am I suffering from depression? Clinical depression, also known as major depression, is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. Clinical depression affects the way you eat and sleep. It affects the way you feel about yourself and … Continue reading

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Don’t let depression go untreated

 By Ian Wiseman Life is full of good times and bad, happiness and sorrow. But if you’ve been feeling “down” for more than a few weeks or are having difficulty functioning in daily life, you may be experiencing more than … Continue reading

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Do I worry too much?

By Ian Wiseman It has been said that worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.  And do you remember the words of that popular song of a few years ago: … Continue reading

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Anxiety

The term ‘anxiety’ may be used to describe a group of mental health disorders, or simply the feeling that many of us experience when stress piles up. Anxiety and Panic: Gaining Control Over How You’re Feeling   Anxiety Self Test: Do … Continue reading

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