June 10, 2016
Leaving and Junior Cert exam candidates, and their families, teachers and friends, have been urged to mind their mental health in the weeks ahead.
For the longest time, I thought I was a bit different. Not different in a funky, quirky kind of way, just, different – awkward, didn’t fit in. Turns out I was, although it wasn’t my fault.
There’s loads of apps for fitness and weight loss but looking after your mental health is just as important. Mental health apps can help provide users with information and methods of coping with disorders, stresses and anxiety.
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER (BPD) is one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses in existence. Marked by emotional instability, impulsive behaviour and intense and unstable relationships with others, people with BPD are among some of the most likely to self-harm and to attempt suicide.
It's a tense time of high concentration and everyone needs to shake it off with a little bit of a laugh every now and then. Well, that's exactly what the teachers at St. Leo's College in Carlow have done for their students.
The last time I was pregnant I cried a lot. It's a hard position to find yourself in, pregnant without intending to be. I railed against it a fair bit. It wasn't the right time, though when that right time was scheduled for I don't actually know.
Mindfulness, exercise, diet, reading, writing and listening to music. All are listed as good for our mental health – and yes they are. Their benefits for mental as well as physical health is by now well proven, and if you also enjoy doing them, bonus!
MOST AVAILABLE ANTIDEPRESSANTS are ineffective – and some may even be unsafe, for children and teenagers with major depression – a new study has found.