This is a chapter from Your Head Is Not An Island, Click Here to get your free copy Stress has been known to literally shrink the brain (59,90) as well as disrupting brain function and promoting inflammation. Stress is notorious for being difficult to define. It encompasses all kinds of stimuli of varying amounts of … Continue reading Stress and The Brain
What Is Anxiety Just like everyone feels sad from time to time, we all experience anxiety too and it will affect each one of us differently, People may get anxious about giving a speech, going to a job interview, first date, talking to the opposite sex etc, there are many different ways we may experience … Continue reading What Is Anxiety
I know a lot of Vegetarians and Vegans and the majority of them are healthy, happy and ridiculously strong. On the contrary, I also know several that struggle with mental illness, So I wanted to see if there was a connection between Not eating meat and Mental illness. Findings - 9,668 men who were partners … Continue reading Vegetarians & Mental Health
What is Depression
What is Depression
Whilst we all have days where we feel down and sad, people struggling with major depression will feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days
Depression affects people in many different ways and therefore there are a variety of symptoms which can be complex and vary from person to person, such as lasting feelings of hopelessness, losing interests in things you used to enjoy and feeling like nothing has a purpose and a constant feeling of unhappiness.
The severity of depression can be crippling which can lead people to suicide, It can cause people to lose their jobs, family and all social contact
One of the defining symptoms of depression is lack of loss of pleasure. A girl gets engaged to the man of her dreams and they won’t feel anything. Being out with friends, Getting promoted, Having…
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Some mental health stats from my other blog
1 in 4 People experience Mental Health issues each year.
792 million people are affected by mental heal issues each year.
Compared with other health issues Mental Health are more common, Longer lasting and more impactful.
12.8% of young people aged 5-19 meet the criteria for mental health disorder.
Women between the age of 16-24 are three times as likely to experience a mental health issue as men the same age
24% of women in England are diagnosed with Depression in their lifetime and 13% of males.
Major Depression is more common in females than males.
Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with Anxiety than males
Among the General Population, 20.6% of people have had suicidal thoughts at some time in their life and 6.7% have attempted suicide.
34.6% of Females have had suicidal thoughts in their lifetime and 19.3% of males.
5.4% of males and 12.7% of…
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