Do You Fit In? Anxiety, Emotions and Friends

Do you sometimes feel misunderstood, or like you just don't fit in? Is socializing painful or something you avoid? Is mixing at a party or large group a torturous experience? If so, you could be suffering from social anxiety? People suffering with this are often introverted by nature and feel that they are constantly being … Continue reading Do You Fit In? Anxiety, Emotions and Friends

A Hidden life- Death and Suicide rates low in severely underprivileged groups

"I think you can say that when there is a suicide the entire family becomes totally unhinged. And even though we all seem to go back to normalcy, something has been broken forever." Johanna Reiss, (Author of 'A Hidden Life') The tragic topic of suicide is rather personal to me as I have lived through … Continue reading A Hidden life- Death and Suicide rates low in severely underprivileged groups

Are You OK?

Charlotte Dawson's tragic death, reminded me of a recent campaign that highlighted the issue of mental illness, primarily depression and suicide, in our community. The R U OK? Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging all people to regularly and meaningfully ask 'are you ok?' as a support to colleagues and those who may … Continue reading Are You OK?

Self – Respect – Are we good enough for ourselves?

Self-respect Self respect is a basic physiological need. If our basic needs for self- respect are not met, we  may become depressed, socially anxious, withdrawn or stressed. Marc and Angel has some thoughts on this matter this week: If you ever felt you are not being good enough… Don’t be too hard on yourself.  There … Continue reading Self – Respect – Are we good enough for ourselves?