What is obsessive compulsive disorder and how to tell if someone has it?

OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder) is an anxiety disorder which has two main parts to it. Obsessions and unwelcome thoughts images worry or doubts that repeatedly appear in your mind and they can make you feel anxious. Obsessions and persistent thoughts and pictures or doubts appear in your mind again and again.  They interrupt your thought … Continue reading What is obsessive compulsive disorder and how to tell if someone has it?

How to support a colleague who is dealing with a mental illness

1 in 6 workers, are dealing with a mental health problem such as anxiety and depression.   Organizations perform better when staff are healthy and focused. The support people receive from employers is the key in determining how well and quickly they are able to get back to work. Standing by someone when they are experiencing … Continue reading How to support a colleague who is dealing with a mental illness

Persistent Depressive Disorder What You Need To Know

Persistent depressive disorder, also called dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh), is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression. You may lose interest in normal daily activities, feel hopeless, lack productivity, and have low self-esteem and an overall feeling of inadequacy. These feelings last for years and may significantly interfere with your relationships, school, work and daily activities. If … Continue reading Persistent Depressive Disorder What You Need To Know

A Family’s Perspective of Addiction – Part 6

This will be the last post in this series. It has been both difficult and rewarding to share part of my family’s journey through the effects addiction can have on a family, with you. I wish this series were ending on a positive note, however, after yesterday’s visit with my sister, I feel as though … Continue reading A Family’s Perspective of Addiction – Part 6

How to Get Through a Medical Procedure with Fear or Anxiety

Having a fear of a medical procedure is an area very close to my heart. For as long as I can remember staying in hospital and having surgery has been an issue. So much so it resulted in me cancelling operations. On the 26th of June I had to have surgery it was very important … Continue reading How to Get Through a Medical Procedure with Fear or Anxiety

Mental Symptom Related to Your Physical Health

Many of us will, at some time, have a serious physical illness. Both the illness, and the treatment for it, can affect the way we think and feel. A serious physical illness can affect every area of your life. Relationships, Work, spiritual beliefs, how we socialize with other people. A serious illness can make us … Continue reading Mental Symptom Related to Your Physical Health

A Family’s Perspective of Addiction – Part 5

In Part 4, I discussed how the demon of drug addiction had convinced by sister she is mentally ill, and how as a family we’ve defeated that through prayer and sheer honesty. Just when we thought my sister’s time in jail was winding down, the unexpected occurred: apparently her original charges had never been dealt … Continue reading A Family’s Perspective of Addiction – Part 5