It’s not about statistics and all of that. There’s a person. A human. A soul behind this person who is struggling. You could be helping to save a life. Do you get that?
When a person gets a diagnosis of dementia it will have a big emotional impact on the person and the carer and their family. Having a care plan is important.
With an ever changing society in which we live in and the dynamics of the family unity as we know it to be, we are continually changing and evolving on a daily basis. We only have to look at our Grandparents or Forbears to see that this has been going on for decades even centuries, … Continue reading How can I help a Family member when I don’t live nearby?
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.
What can we learn about crisis intervention from the Parable of the Good Samaritan?
I lost control of everything and almost lost the one thing that I value the most today.
For those who don't have a mental illness, it's hard to imagine what those who do have one go through. Although it's possible to go online and read about different mental illnesses and learn about the different symptoms and what each illness is, I've always found that the best way to learn about mental illness … Continue reading This Indecisive Brain of Mine
Before doing something impulsively, many of us are able to control our urge to want to do it. However, those who suffer froma impulse control disorder (or ICD) cannot - putting them at higher risk for harming themselves or others. Some formal ICDs include: pathological gambling (PG), kleptomania, trichotillomania (TTM), compulsive skin picking, and more. … Continue reading Impulse Control Disorders (ICD)
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?
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