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Articles tagged with: Mental Health

21November

Looking after your Mental Elf at Christmas Time

Written by Matt Allman Posted in General Advice

Looking after your Mental Elf at Christmas Time

There’s no denying it that the festive season is well and truly underway. As early as August, when the sun was still shining, some shops had their stock out for Christmas and we are now bombarded daily with adverts telling us what products and brands we should buy for ourselves and other people. The John Lewis Bear and Rabbit ad is on our screens costing a massive £1 million to make - money well spent? You decide!

25July

OCD: How to deal with it

Written by Josh Phillips Posted in Mental Illness

OCD: How to deal with it

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is an anxiety disorder. An obsession is the repeated urge to do something, or desire for something; compulsion is when you feel the need to constantly repeat an activity, such as washing your hands or arranging objects.

16July

Bipolar: What to look for and what to do

Written by Josh Phillips Posted in Mental Illness

Bipolar: What to look for and what to do

Our moods always change. One minute we’re up, and the next, we’re down. Everyone’s like that. But sometimes the mood swings that everyone gets from time to time can go too far: someone can go from feeling giddy with joy to being unbearably sad, and back again. This can be a sign of mental illness, of bipolar disorder.

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder where the person suffering from it swings back and forth, sometimes very rapidly or sometimes very slowly, between two very different moods or mental states, between depression and mania.