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Depression

Date : February 9, 2016Comments : 0

How not to talk to someone with depression

Many of us don’t realise some of the things we say to people who are suffering with moderate to severe depression doesn’t help and can make the very real life threating condition worse. In this video from Hope for depression Research foundation they clearly show how we sometimes treat people who are dealing with depression in the wrong way. Continue reading “How not to talk to someone with depression”

Depression,Life Experience

Date : February 7, 2016Comments : 1

Understanding your emotions can help you control your experiences

Emotions , we all have them, we don’t always tend to understand them and most of us let our subconscious do the hard work of whether to laugh, cry or get angry but what if we could become very aware of our emotions and how we respond? What if we had a chart that mapped out all our emotions. I mean, what if we could choose to REALLY laugh at something that would usually make us angry, wouldn’t that be marvellous!?Going from a feeling of total rage to feelings of happiness and joy.

Well it is possible to train your brain to be this way with some conscious effort. This blog post explores the profound affect of being consciously aware of our emotional bodies to improve our mental and emotional health but also change our perception of our lives as a whole.

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Depression,Healing,Life Experience,Mens Mental Health

Date : February 4, 2016Comments : 0

#timetotalk Lets talk about mental health

Hello guys, I am the founder behind Battle of Mind with it being ‘let’s talk mental health’ day I  guess I felt that now is a good time to let you know who I am and my thoughts on the mental health ‘crisis’.

For quite a long time now many of us have been speaking about mental health, what it is, what conditions exist, by god there have even been full blown movies based on mental health conditions to help raise awareness. All this is fantastic and all very positive stuff but the real importance of the timetotalk campaign, I believe, is to realise it is okay to speak out to anyone that you aren’t coping with life’s challenges when they become too much and that it is perfectly okay! There is always someone who will listen to you whether a family member, a friend, your GP or a charity and no one will think you are stupid and you shouldn’t feel ashamed, it is completely fine.

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The Borderline Way To Recovery

Diagnosis

BPD, PTSD, Dissociation, Depersonalisation, Depression, Anxiety and Psychosis. Phew!

(Quite accomplished for 20 years old, I’d say!)

Do you ever wonder what to do with all your diagnoses? How do you get on that elusive journey to recovery? How do you get to a place where you don’t need a diagnosis? Because, funnily enough, the issue with mental health is that, although the psychiatrists mean well in being orderly and efficient, these labels stick like mud. Once diagnosed we are branded with stigma for life. Oh, the shame!

Shame? Maybe once but not any more. Stigma fighters, survivors and mental health advocates such as myself have been tweeting, sharing, liking but above all communicating with the unified mission of eradicating stigma on a world wide scale and promoting recovery. I am doing so through my autobiographical writing which you can find on Wattpad: read my work in progress BPD & Me: Confessions of a Drama Queen

Something which I have discovered on my own journey of recovery is that these multiple diagnoses definitely do not define me in any way shape or form. I am not my mental illness. I am Emerald Grace, daughter, sister, mental health activist, author and poet, etc. I am me so why don’t you be you? Continue reading “The Borderline Way To Recovery”

international happiness day

Depression,Negative Thoughts,Video

Date : January 31, 2016Comments : 0

Inner Happiness is achievable and this is how

Inner Happiness, something we all dream of. We usually see it as having enough to live on, enough to travel the world, a big house, a big car , a nice attractive partner, lots and lots and lots of material things! Wrong! This is not happiness, these are all self serving pleasures and have scientifically proven limited amount of happiness associated with any of those things. True happiness is different and in this video Dr Amit Sood briefly discusses the REAL things that will bring true happiness into your life and you won’t believe just how simple it is!

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finding out why you are depressed

Alt Therapy,Depression

Date : Comments : 0

It takes a strong person to ask for help

When we are suffering a mental discomfort, or in fact experiencing any kind of difficulty it can be really hard to ask for help. We all have pride and an ego that we must uphold that we are self sufficient, self reliant and incredibly ‘strong’. But what is true strength? Is it strong to walk alone and tackle everything yourself or is it stronger to seek help from those professionals who care about your welfare and understand how the mind works better than most in order to maintain good health? We explore the idea of strength in this blog post.

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