Dealing with or dwelling on the past?
In the field of therapy, it is not uncommon to hear therapists discussing the idea that “It’s not what’s wrong with you that we should be asking, but what’s happened to you”. It is an interesting concept, to think about a person as not simply having something wrong with them (say, a depression or borderline […]
Mental health and mental illness: is there a difference?
Do you use the terms ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’ interchangeably? Or do you have a clear distinction in your head between the two? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, […]
Living with Anxiety
There are lots of conversations being had about anxiety. This isn’t surprising. We have been a part of extraordinary times over the past couple of years and it has naturally led people to feel more anxious. It has been shown the amount of people reporting high levels of anxiety sharply increased during the pandemic. Does […]