Celebrities and Mental Health.

To mark mental health awareness week the BBC have written this article on celebrities who have mental health conditions, and discussed whether if they talk about their condition in public it helps or hinders ordinary people who have the same condition. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-22514215 The article's author suggests that if society chooses our role models for us … Continue reading Celebrities and Mental Health.

Compassion.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines compassion as: Noun:[mass noun] ┬ásympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others: the victims should be treated with compassion Origin: Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin compassio(n-), from compati 'suffer with' Other definitions describe a deep understanding and sympathy for the plight of others. So … Continue reading Compassion.

One…

I came across this image on Facebook today, it really hit home how the small things can make all the difference. The most poignant line for me was 'One candle can wipe out darkness'; illumination can take away the fear and terror of being alone in the dark, of being unable to understand or voice … Continue reading One…

The importance of listening.

Ever feel like you just want to be heard? That when you talk to people they don't seem to understand or you say something and it's meaning is misinterpreted? It happens to all of us, but when you are feeling vulnerable because something has happened to you, when you are feeling down, anxious or confused … Continue reading The importance of listening.