emotionalhealth

Anxious about Covid-19?

By Diane | 22 April 2020

Most people feel anxious about Covid-19 and many are struggling to cope. We’re worried about our health, our loved ones’ health, paying the bills, losing our jobs. These are uncertain times for everyone. And all of this is on top of all the other things we worry about in life. What is anxiety? Anxiety is…

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Coming off antidepressants | The need for greater understanding and support

By Diane | 12 March 2020

Antidepressant withdrawal needs to be taken more seriously. Antidepressants certainly have their place as part of a wider treatment plan. But more needs to be done to help people understand the impact of coming off them. If people come off them too quickly they are likely to suffer from debilitating withdrawal symptoms, like agitation, anixety,…

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Learning to love my anxiety

By Diane | 23 December 2015

Anxiety has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. It’s only recently that I’ve come to accept that it always will be. I was raised by a mother who had ‘bad nerves’ – which we both now know means she suffers from severe anxiety and depression. She, in turn, had to tiptoe…

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