We ask ‘What is Bipolar Disoder?’ Our guest author, Henrietta Ross, a writer and Blogger from the UK explains. Henrietta is a Buddhist, self-confessed Bibliophile, adoring disciple of Oscar Wilde and a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), who found her writers pen at a very young age and never looked back. Henrietta is passionate about mental health, having lived with Bipolar Disorder for decades, viewing it as more of a gift than an illness. She contributes regularly to the International Bipolar Foundation and has written for Black Dog Tribe. She has her own personal Blog called Conversations with Hattie where she likes to share stories and explore many different topics including mental health, being an HSP and her experiences of being an adopted child. Henrietta is currently working on two novels. [Read more…]
Following the acid test of providing free of charge over 500 downloads of the ‘rough’ copy compilation of blogs attributed to my website, I decided it might be reasonable to have a version of the most popular blogs formatted, tidied up, re-edited, proofed and made available across all major e-readers at Smashwords. [Read more…]
In 2013, it was frequently cited across the media that one in four individuals are likely to suffer debilitating depression related illness, and this may, in my opinion be a conservative figure. It’s now 2017 and I have been focusing on the subject of anxiety recently by releasing 10 Steps to Conquering Your Anxiety and Living with Anxiety.
As a service provider, in this particular field, I see a greater number of clients whose primary symptoms are anxiety-related and yet anxiety-related illness appears to receive less attention, or is lower on the agenda for health and wellbeing. [Read more…]
Do you think you will consider a counsellor only as a last resort? Why would that be? Perhaps a sense of failure?
Many people feel that to see a counsellor is to admit a failure in some way. Many wait, trying to work out how to overcome the matters hurting them. [Read more…]
Stigma is still attached to many aspects of our lives and experiences. Disabilities and mental health in particular are some of the most significant areas’ still to be overcome, although there appears to be a growing shift to overcome and educate. [Read more…]
Who do you see?
When you look in the mirror, who do you see?
Do you see the role you play at work, the boss, the employee… your title? And if so, what happens if you lose that title, who do you see then? [Read more…]
Is ignorance acceptable?
If you are colleague or particularly a manager/leader – ignorance of mental health challenges which affect us all is only acceptable in my view to the point that ‘it’ touches you in some way and your awareness is created and you commit to learning about the subject. [Read more…]
What are you waiting for? Obvious, when we think about it. We’re busy. We’re looking after business… family… health. But are we? [Read more…]