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TRAVEL CAN BOOST YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

It’s that time of year when lots of people go on holiday.  How about you? Even if you have no plans to escape the daily grind yet, mental health experts agree that a trip every now...

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DEPRESSION AT CHRISTMAS

It’s not true that suicide rates are highest over the holiday season.  In fact, if anything, they’re lower at that time of the year than from April through to October.  Be that as it may, though,...

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AUTHENTIC YOU, HAPPIER YOU

“What did you want to be when you grew up?” is a question that either results in peals of laughter or an awkward silence. Examining the past can be painful.  Few of us stick to the...

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HOW TO FIND A GOOD THERAPIST

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of fifty.  Three out of four suicides in the UK are carried out by men.  Yet only a reported 36% of men who suffer with a...

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MANAGING A LOW MOOD DURING CHANGE

“For the times, they are a changing …” warbled Bob Dylan, and he turned out to be right.  If there’s one thing that you can bet on it’s that Life is always changing.  Paradoxically, change is...

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DEPRESSION – THE REAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN

Many of the articles that you read online insist that there’s a big difference between depression in men and women.  They imply that depression affects us differently – but that’s not really the case. Depression is...

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POSTNATAL DEPRESSION IN MEN

Despite figures’ showing that roughly as many fathers experience postnatal depression as women (around one in ten)[1], medical bodies still show it very little acknowledgment, let alone helpful advice. Why is that?  Surely in an age...

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WHY MEN DON’T RECOGNISE DEPRESSION

At a time when suicide is known to be the biggest killer of men under fifty-five, we still have difficulty in tackling depression properly when it turns up in our lives.  We don’t recognise the symptoms...

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SLEEP AND DEPRESSION

According to a report on Aviva[1], two-thirds of the UK’s adult population suffers from habitual lack of sleep.  More than a quarter of us get by on fewer than five hours’ sleep a night. The most...

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BUILD ON ROCK NOT SAND

You’ve heard this expression before, I’m sure.  It’s an ancient lesson that’s been handed down over centuries in religious writings, popular literature, folk tales, songs and fairy stories. The “build on rock not sand” theme repeats...

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