Category Archives for "Mental Health"

I’ll Drink To That, Or Maybe Not…

Mental Health

Common mental disorders like anxiety and depression affect 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8 men. It may be tempting therefore to suggest that men are just tougher- women more fragile and delicate. Problem is, it’s over simplistic, not true and more than a little offensive. You see those stats only present half of the story. […]

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Have You Got His Back?

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Last year 4382 men took their own lives in the UK. That’s around 12 a day, right here in the United Kingdom.   It remains the biggest killer of men aged between 15 and 35 in this country, and takes more of our men than road traffic accidents or any other illness. Women are far from immune, but year on year around 75% […]

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Does Hi-Tech Cause Hi-Stress?

Mental Health

Yes it can. That’s my view. But I should elaborate: yes, I believe it can if we forget that we are in control. But are we really? That’s the ‘stressful’ crux. Yes, in principle we are in control as we can always choose to ignore technology or turn our gadgets off. You know, that little button somewhere […]

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Mental Health And Our Children

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Ah, something very close to my heart, literally. Children. Especially my children. As a dad, I’m delighted to see that this year’s World Mental Health Day is putting kids centre-stage. The awareness day is entitled: ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.’ Like any parent, I have concerns about my children growing up in a […]

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PTSD: Not Just For Soldiers

Mental Health

Hear Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and I’m sure most imagine the men and women of our emergency services and armed forces. Those brave souls who arrive at the scene of a motorway pile-up or who spent time in Helmand Province avoiding sniper fire and IEDs. That sort of thing. Obviously, you’d be right, given […]

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