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November 30, 2022
Many people associate the feelings of SAD with the onset of the colder, darker months of the year.

Unlike other depressive conditions, the moods and behavioural symptoms of SAD only occur at certain times of the year. If you experience SAD during the winter, you are more likely to notice weight gain, oversleeping, loss of libido, difficulty in concentrating and low self-esteem. Researchers do not completely understand the cause of SAD but contributory […]

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October 10, 2022
NEW Book Out: If You Fall Run On

This story is set in N. Ireland amidst an increasingly troubled political landscape and a troubled family life which is profoundly affected by her father’s developing mental illness and the consequent changing family relationships. Her mother’s mantra, ‘if you fall run on’, is a golden thread that weaves its way through the comedy and tragedy […]

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October 10, 2022
LONELINESS: One Crucial Factor in the Fight Against Loneliness

www.psychologytoday.com have a very useful article on loneliness. The key points are show below and the full article is available at the link. KEY POINTS Loneliness is associated with negative outcomes, including both physical health and mental health problems. A recent investigation, using over 135,000 participants, concludes that a sense of purpose in life is […]

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October 10, 2022
Worldwide Mental Health Statistics

(WHO - World Mental Health Report 2022) show a significant increase in the deterioration of mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan. The Covid 19 pandemic, as well as the alarming global economic crisis has added considerable stress and strain on young people, families, individuals and within the work environment. WHO statistics show an increase in […]

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