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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

What is Hypochondria?

Have you ever heard of Hypochondria? It can also be called health anxiety disorder. It's where someone becomes obsessed with the idea of having a serious medical issue that's been undiagnosed. There's more than 200,000 cases in the US. Symptoms Symptoms of illness anxiety disorder involve preoccupation with the idea that you're seriously ill, based … Continue reading What is Hypochondria?

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

What Is Gaming Disorder and How to Prevent It

Let's take a look at Gaming Disorder. What is it? Well, Gaming Disorder is impaired control over gaming, increasing the priority given to the gaming over other activities. To the point, it takes precedence over other interest and daily activities and continues, or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences. I'm talking like … Continue reading What Is Gaming Disorder and How to Prevent It

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