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breakdown

Am I having a breakdown?

Am I having a breakdown? What with work pressures, financial strains and all the other juggling involved in just keeping family life ticking over, stress is so common in 21st century family life that it can be regarded as normal. In some cases, it can even be a positive – some of us are at

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what is mental health

What is mental health?

Mental health, like physical health is something that we all have. It is also called emotional health or wellbeing and refers to how well we feel in our thoughts and emotions and it links to our levels of self-esteem. Our mental health can go up and down at different times in our lives and it

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social media makes us feel lonely

I feel depressed

I feel depressed – what should I do?  Whether you are a high-flying career person or a stay-at-home parent chances are you will have experienced the natural ups and downs of life. Everyone feels a bit low once in a while but sometimes it can start to become overwhelming and you may need a bit

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do i really need antidepressants

Do I really need antidepressants?

Antidepressants are mostly prescribed to people who are experiencing depression, but they are also offered for other conditions including anxiety. It is more common for women to be prescribed them but not unusual for men to be offered them as well. As many as one in four people in the UK experience some form of

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coping with anxiety

Coping with anxiety

Occasional feelings of anxiety are something that most people are familiar with. Coping with anxiety is not an easy task and takes time and tools to make the whole thing a lot easier to cope with. Anxiety is a combination of tension, worry and uncertainty together with a mind that is overly busy and either

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panic attack

Panic attacks

What is a panic attack? A panic attack is an intense feeling of anxiety that becomes overwhelming. Someone suffering from a panic attack may experience heart palpitations, faintness, difficulty breathing, sweating, or sickness. They may feel like they are dying or having a heart attack. They may even pass out. Panic attacks generally come on

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