You’ve probably heard the term “self-fulfilling prophecy.” Self-talk is very much like a self-fulfilling prophecy–something you think about so much you can actually make it happen. When your self-talk is positive–“things will work out,” “I know I can do the job”– you are giving yourself permission to succeed, and chances […]Continue readingPositive Attitude
Every person has their own mental health, just as we all have our own physical health. It is important that we take care of our emotional well-being just as much as we take care of our physical well-being. Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual is continually taking care of and maintaining a healthy and functional emotional state. Mental health does not directly refer to an illness and is not merely the absence of a mental disorder.
Mental health care is essential at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Your mental health will not always stay the same. It is perfectly normal to have changes in your emotional state, we would not be humans without our emotions. Your emotional state can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life and can be impacted on by the way you think, feel and behave which are all very common.
Maintaining a mentally healthy lifestyle encompasses ones ability to handle emotionally difficult situations. This includes an individuals ability to cope with normal stresses of life, get on with daily tasks of life, practice healthy coping strategies and navigate difficult circumstances.
Frightening situations happen to everyone at some point. People can react in many different ways: they might feel nervous, have a hard time sleeping well, or go over the details of the situation in their mind. These thoughts or experiences are a normal reaction. They usually decrease over time and the people involved can go […]Continue readingPost Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Bringing a new baby into the family can be challenging at the best of times, both physically and emotionally. It is natural for new parents to experience mood swings, feeling joyful one minute and depressed the next. These feelings are sometimes known as the “baby blues,” and often go away soon after birth. However, some […]Continue readingPostpartum Depression
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. One of the biggest myths around the illness is that it isn’t treatable. With the right supports, people can work or volunteer, be active in their own care, and contribute to their communities. What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects the way you understand and interact […]Continue readingSchizophrenia
Self-esteem is the value we place on ourselves. It is the feeling we have about all the things we see ourselves to be. It is the knowledge that we are lovable, capable, and unique.Continue readingSelf-Esteem
People cope with difficult thoughts, feelings, or situations in different ways. Some people cope by injuring themselves on purpose—and it may be the only way for them to feel better. Self-injury may seem frightening, but it’s important to look beyond the injuries and see what’s really going on. What is self-injury? Self-injury means that someone […]Continue readingSelf-Injury
Social support is the physical and emotional comfort given to us by our family, friends, co-workers and others. It’s knowing that we are part of a community of people who love and care for us, and value and think well of us.Continue readingSocial Support
The lives of people with mental health conditions are often plagued by stigma as well as discrimination. Stigma is a negative stereotype. Stigma is a reality for many people with a mental illness, and they report that how others judge them is one of their greatest barriers to a complete […]Continue readingStigma and Discrimination
We all talk about stress, but we’re not always clear about what it is. Stress comes from both the good and the bad things that happen to us. If we didn’t feel any stress, we wouldn’t be alive! Stress may feel overwhelming at times, but there are many strategies to […]Continue readingStress
Experts in the field suggest that a suicidal person is feeling so much pain that they can see no other option. They feel that they are a burden to others, and in desperation see death as a way to escape their overwhelming pain and anguish. The suicidal state of mind has been described as constricted, […]Continue readingSuicide