Managing Your Mental Health, Part 7 – Talk/Ask For Help.

“To anyone out there who’s hurting – it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help.  It’s a sign of strength.” Barack Obama Talking and asking for help is probably the easiest thing in the world to do; so why do so many of us find it so hard? The most obvious place toContinue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 7 – Talk/Ask For Help.”

Managing Your Mental Health, Part 6 – Media Exposure.

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” Malcolm X When I was growing up, I guess I wasn’t really aware of what was going on in the world,Continue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 6 – Media Exposure.”

Managing Your Mental Health, Part 4 – Nutrition.

When you think about nutrition, you generally think about physical health, dieting to lose weight or fueling the body for exercise; we don’t often think about how what we eat affects our mental health. Some people will associate a low mood with eating and drinking, how often have you had a sweet treat to makeContinue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 4 – Nutrition.”

Managing Your Mental Health, Part 2 – Acceptance

Acceptance. The fact of accepting a difficult or unpleasant situation. – Cambridge Dictionary Willingness to tolerate a difficult situation. – Oxford Dictionary Acceptance is one area I struggle with the most; I sometimes want to slap people when they make it sound so easy.  Human nature is to fight or run away from situations that our brain feels are dangerous, remaining calm inContinue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 2 – Acceptance”

Managing Your Mental Health, Part 1 – Introduction

Saying that things are stressful right now seems a bit of an understatement; we emerge from covid only to plunge into a cost-of-living crisis, it all seems a bit relentless and that light at the end of the tunnel may be disappearing fast for some people. It’s not just stress that we are dealing with,Continue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 1 – Introduction”