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 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”

Mental Health Doesn’t Pick Sides.

Once again the UK is divided (where’s the head-in-hands emoji?), this time it’s about the viability of covid-19 lockdowns, and the battlefield, once again, is the media and social media. I’m all for people expressing views, but I still can’t get my head around the way people behave and talk to others, especially on platformsContinue reading “Mental Health Doesn’t Pick Sides.”

Looking for the Positives in the Storm.

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a rather unique year.  You don’t need me to re-cap everything and I’m certainly not going to dwell on the negative stuff, instead I want to try and start the new year with a degree of optimism. I know some of you may not feel very optimisticContinue reading “Looking for the Positives in the Storm.”