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Did World Mental Health Day Get Everybody Talking?

Indeed we Irish are entering the final hours of World Mental Health Day. Hopefully, it's opened up a dialogue amongst the greater public who probably weren't surprised to hear that one in four of us will experience a mental health issue in our lifetime. One if four of us were also sexually abused as children, so… Continue reading Did World Mental Health Day Get Everybody Talking?

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Living With Anxiety Summed Up In One Image…

I'm often asked what it's like living with anxiety. While there's a rake load of self-help books, Facebook videos, venn diagrams, graphs, works of art, word bombs and more doing the rounds explaining the condition, below is the perfect depiction of what GAD (generalised anxiety disorder) actually feels like... Yep, and there it is... Oooooh, you've… Continue reading Living With Anxiety Summed Up In One Image…

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In a Perma-state of FEAR? Put This on Your Fridge.

It's not going to be the answer to all the issues, but it will help. Welcome to the CBT Worry Tree. Yes, it's basic, but it's a start - if you remember to apply it every time you find yourself relentlessly ruminating when you're meant to be sleeping. Sleep is precious - and lack of… Continue reading In a Perma-state of FEAR? Put This on Your Fridge.