Looking after your mental health during isolation

Globally we are facing unprecedented challenges and new territory as many countries have gone into a state of lockdown, with restrictions on where and how frequently people are able to leave their home. Not only does this put pressure on the economy, jobs and businesses, schools and universities who are forced to shut, but for … Read More

Is the Competitive Environment Causing Anxiety in Young Adults?

Competition can be a positive force when it spurs us on to try harder and improve ourselves. However, when young people are put under too much pressure, it can result in lower achievement, self-esteem problems, and anxiety instead.

It’s Time to Talk

Today is Time to Talk day. But more on that later… I was at the Royal College of Psychiatrists a couple of months ago when I noticed something – there was a new logo behind the reception desk. The Royal College of Pathologists used to occupy the top floor of the building, but they seemed … Read More

Is Social Media to Blame for Teenagers Mental Health?

Social media plays a big role in teenagers’ lives. Many of the effects can be positive, as social media can enable teens to communicate with their friends or to connect with a supportive online community. However, there are also some potentially harmful aspects of negative media that can take a toll on teenagers’ mental health … Read More

How to Identify Depression?

Depression is one of the most widely known mental health conditions but there are many misconceptions about the way it can affect you that mean it is often missed. Keep reading to find out how to identify the signs of depression in yourself or those you care about.

The 3 Types of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that usually involves periods of feeling low and times when you are feeling manic or have an unusually high mood. Some people can also experience psychotic symptoms during these episodes, which can affect your understanding of reality. You might be given a general diagnosis of bipolar disorder when … Read More

Mental Health Issues among the Millennials

Every generation goes through its own experiences and has its own problems to deal with. The millennials are no exception, having come of age at a time of economic crisis and austerity that has had a huge impact on their lives, including cuts to many mental health services. Millennials have also been at the forefront … Read More

How to Overcome OCD Disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic or long-term condition that can vary in severity throughout your life. Sometimes the symptoms can get better or worse but the underlying condition is always there. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t live a full and happy life. Although we don’t yet have a cure for OCD there … Read More

How Can You Deal with Depression?

Depression can be a complex condition that affects many different areas of your life. Medication and psychological therapy can help but there is also a lot that you can do alongside this treatment to deal with your own depression.