Time To Change is a U.K. based organization to help end the stigma and discrimination against mental illness. Their web-site provides information and links to help those who want to get involved, whether they've been personally affected by mental illness or not. The web-site provides resources such as pamphlets, booklets, posters, and more to help … Continue reading Time To Change – U.K.
Have you ever felt like you're living in a dream? Or see yourself from the outside of your body? I'm sure at some point or another you've experienced some sort of version of this - I'm certain I have. So what exactly is this feeling called? It's called depersonalization disorder - that is, when those … Continue reading Depersonalization Disorder
If 40% of men experience abuse, then why don’t we hear about it?
Generally speaking, we are more likely to hear about women who've experienced abuse as opposed to men. However, with June being men's health month, I wanted to share and discuss some information about men and abuse. According to Home Office statistical bulletins and the British Crime Survey, "in 2006-07 men made up 43.4% of all … Continue reading If 40% of men experience abuse, then why don’t we hear about it?
Why the Ken doll is setting an unrealistic body image for men
I feel as though that men's body image issues are rarely discussed in today's society, and that's not okay. We always discuss women and the body image issues they face, but usually never men. Men are just as susceptible to body image issues as women. However, the differene between the two is the pressure(s) that … Continue reading Why the Ken doll is setting an unrealistic body image for men
Mental health in the workplace
Mental health is something that affects many people - that's a known fact. What isn't all that known is just how many of employees at any given job suffer from a mental illness - mainly because they're often hidden. I read this article the other day posted by Harvard Medical School that discusses how mental illness amongst … Continue reading Mental health in the workplace
Kindly calm me down
Dear Alex, It’s depression writing to you. You know the thing that makes you want to stay in bed all day and not do anything because you’ve got no motivation to do so? Yeah, that’s me. I feel like I should start off with an apology. I truly apologize for making you feel this way, … Continue reading Kindly calm me down
Let’s Talk … About Acute Stress Disorder
Ah stress. Everyone at some point in their life has experienced it - multiple times even. And if someone tells you they haven't, they're either lying or they don't know what stress is (and it's probably the first one.) Moooovvving onnnn - according to Psychcentral.com, acute stress disorder, or ASD for short, is "characterized by the … Continue reading Let’s Talk … About Acute Stress Disorder
The Importance of Children’s Nutrition
While studying nursing in uni, one of the mandatory courses that we had to take was nutrition. One of the sections that we focused on in our course was the different populations (ie. the elderly) and the different health needs that they require (due to the changes going on within their body). As we all … Continue reading The Importance of Children’s Nutrition
Dealing With Insecurities
Everyone deals with insecurities, some just deal with them in healthier ways than others.
Stand Up for Yourself and Don’t Feel Bad About It
When I was in college, I had a job through work study on campus. Being a business admin major, I lucked out and got a job in the purchasing office. It wasn't a lot of hours, maybe less than ten per week, but it put book money and gas money in my pocket and gave … Continue reading Stand Up for Yourself and Don’t Feel Bad About It