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World Mental health Day

Postby duke63 » 10 Oct 2018, 08:08

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45804225

Is today. Even just yesterday i spoke to a client, who was doing really well up until the earlier part of the year, when he had to stop work due to the pressures causing so much anxiety and depression that he had to step back from it.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I have had issues with the same in the past and as i get older realise that there is far more to life than work and all the bullshit pressures that it brings. Even in my own job, its becoming increasingly just a tick box exercise that gives zero job satisfaction but get it wrong and you get taxed....................sorry...... i mean fined for it.

Look out for friends and relations............mental health problems are not always obvious.


Oh and our wonderful Govt. What do they do for today? Appoint a Minister for the job who no doubt we will never hear from again.
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Re: World Mental health Day

Postby Kwacky » 10 Oct 2018, 08:11

Yep, it should be discussed more openly. My daughter has anxiety issues. We're getting help for it.
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Re: World Mental health Day

Postby D41 » 10 Oct 2018, 08:40

There's an unnecessary stigma that is all-too-often attached to mental health issues.
Any other part of the body is not entirely well, and you're sick, poorly, ill, etc.....they all garner sympathy.
Mental issues arouse suspicion, hostility, mistrust, etc.
Mental issues are huge in terms of addiction problems...they monopolize it.
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Re: World Mental health Day

Postby kiwikrasher » 10 Oct 2018, 08:52

I’ve been pretty open on Tankslap about my own mental health issues, and I deal daily with high anxiety and depressive moods from my son Byron and his ASD.

I’m glad in part I’ve had to experience it as it’s made me more aware of keeping an eye on other people. I’d rather make a pain of myself checking up on someone than err on the side of caution and regret it later.

I’m very lucky I’m with someone now that notices the ‘mood’ creeping in before I do, and has the amazing ability to talk me round.

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Re: World Mental health Day

Postby Cav » 10 Oct 2018, 08:58

I've been having a look through the NHS mental health page for myself and there's loads of niche stuff, but not much for the straight forward "low mood", "low self-esteem" type of depression. And when your depressed, anxious and worried about money the only solution it to go to a therapist who charges £60/session.

Hope you're all doing well and Kiwi, it's great that you have Jess! :)
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Re: World Mental health Day

Postby Itchy » 11 Oct 2018, 01:29

Kwacky wrote:Yep, it should be discussed more openly. My daughter has anxiety issues. We're getting help for it.


We're also having issues with my daughter. Mental Health seems to be one of those things that people don't really take note of until it affects them in some way.
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Re: World Mental health Day

Postby duke63 » 11 Oct 2018, 07:51

I know my wife says peer pressure at school is worse than ever thanks to social media and it really screws a lot of kids up in a big way.

On line bullying is also at epidemic levels.
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Re: World Mental health Day

Postby duke63 » 11 Oct 2018, 08:09

Cav wrote:I've been having a look through the NHS mental health page for myself and there's loads of niche stuff, but not much for the straight forward "low mood", "low self-esteem" type of depression. And when your depressed, anxious and worried about money the only solution it to go to a therapist who charges £60/session.

Hope you're all doing well and Kiwi, it's great that you have Jess! :)


Go and see your Doctor, Cav. Its what he's paid for. Depression is never 'straight forward'

These things are easier to deal with when you can recognise it yourself. You just need help in learning to deal with them.
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