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Month: December 2018

Don’t believe these 8 depression myths

Don’t believe these 8 depression myths

About 1 in 6 people are thought to experience depression at some point in their life. That’s a lot of people! And yet, as common as depression is, many of us don’t truly understand it. A lot of us end up believing myths that we are told. Some of these myths can be harmful for those suffering from depression. Here are just a few of the most common myths… ‘Depression isn’t a real illness’ Depression may not come with clear…

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An open letter to the trauma survivors this festive season

An open letter to the trauma survivors this festive season

Hey there, brave soul. Are you tired this time of year? Is the pain you have suffered catching up with you? I can see you. The festive season is extra stressful when your soul is drained from trauma it acquired a long time ago. Or maybe just recently. What ever the case, trauma and the festive season don’t go well together.   The perpetrators in your safe place We all know too well that those that were supposed to love…

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How to stay mentally well during the festive season – 5 tips for good mental health

How to stay mentally well during the festive season – 5 tips for good mental health

It’s early December and if you are anything like me and try to ignore Christmas as long as you can then you know we have run out of time – we are in the lead up to Christmas well and truly now and it is almost impossible to escape it.   Christmas can be a very joyous time that is filled with excitement. But for those who struggle with a mental health challenge, this time of year can be very…

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