In this article, written by a Ugandan reporter, there are many significant facts that are addressed in relation to Depression and I am encouraged that in countries like Uganda, they are attempting to bring awareness to this insidious mental health issue that plagues so many and brings tragedy to so many ... Depression certainly has become a Silent Killer in our world ... and no one is immune to it!
Helping Someone with Bipolar Disorder & Depression
Many people are curious about, afraid of, uncertain regarding and confused in relation to what "Bipolar Disorder" actually is and how it affects a person. Some people are living with family members, partners and friends who may exhibit traits of the disorder yet many remain undiagnosed. Unpredictability in behaviour can be both damaging to relationships and detrimental to overall lifestyle in families. This article contains a brochure which helps to explain and provide guidance on how to help someone who has Depression or Bipolar Disorder so I thought it would be helpful to share that link here. Anyone interested can then download the brochure as required.
Understanding Depression and Bipolar Disorder Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) and depression, affect millions of people. During depressive phases, people ...
Why Worrying is Unhelpful ... And What to Do About It!
We all worry about something ... whether it is the way we look and feel, something we have said or done, or what others are thinking about us or we worry about the future and what that may look like ... or the past ... which we can't change ... we spend a lot of time caught up in unhelpful worry type of thinking ... but we can do something about this ... read on to find one way to combat the unhelpful worry cycle is ... of course ... problem solving.
I think this article from www.PsychologyToday.com is extremely insightful into the way in which worry and/or rumination impacts us from a physiological perspective. I also acknowledge that sometimes problem solving does not happen easily and we have to endure dilemmas or issues that have happened in the past and which cannot be changed. This is when Mindfulness becomes effective ... when problem solving no longer seems possible, feasible or achievable ... you have to find ways to manage your "worry" thoughts effectively ... learning to notice when the feedback loop is at work and how to "unhook" yourself from it will be challenging but helpful in ways you might not believe until you try it!
In a world where people spend a lot of time criticizing other people, comparing one another, gossiping and judging one another for our differences, we have now discovered that the opposite is true ... when we can be kind, generous, uplifting and encouraging and genuinely wish others well, we can boost our own well-being.
I love this idea of doing something helpful for others ... sometimes we don't have the right words to support someone but a gesture of love and kindness can say more than we ever imagined possible!When you’re worried about a loved one, sometimes the simplest of gestures can make the biggest difference.
Here are a few ways you can show your support: bb.org.au/2Y4d9LJ ... See MoreSee Less
Sometimes a hug and a kind word is all that is needed
Let’s keep on bringing kindness to our schools, workplaces and relationships with others ... Bullying ... never ends well ...Today is the National Day of Action against Bully and Violence. Today and everyday R U OK? says, "Bullying. No Way! #NDA2019 #TakeaStandTogether www.bullyingnoway.gov.au... See MoreSee Less
Exciting times ... here is our new Website Launch!!
Thanks to my amazing husband for his hard work and efforts in creating this beautiful new website ... check it out ... and also, introducing Nina Shapiro and Lauren Gangemi to the website ... two brilliant Psychologists who are working with the practice ... book in and let us assist you and your children.
Keeping it real is not easy ... our self wants to be different, be better, be something we are not ... if only we could find true contentment in what we have, we might all live more fulfilled, meaningful lives because we will appreciate the reality gap between what we want and what we've got ... and we won't necessarily need to bridge it! ... See MoreSee Less