How Technology Is Helping People With Mental Health Issues By Using Counselling At Home

We live in a society that is heavily dominated by technology. There is probably not one walk of life nowadays where technology doesn’t play a part in it. Of course, there are of advantages and disadvantages to that, but I’m going to tell you about one topic that I think technology has a dramatic and positive effect on in terms of helping people with mental health issues. Throughout my entire life I’ve suffered from depression. When I was initially diagnosed I found that receiving help was difficult to find. You would need to visit your doctor and because there was… [Read More]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD How A Therapist Can Help

We are now heading into the depths of winter where the days are very short and daylight is at minimum. Even during the day if it’s overcast it can look and feel very miserable outside, and these sort of days can have quite a dramatic effect on people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, more commonly known as SAD. I for one know that when I wake up in the summer, look out of the window and see the sun shining, it instantly puts me in a good frame of mind. I feel positive, happy and motivated. However come winter,… [Read More]

The Importance Of World Mental Health Day October 10th 2018

Being a man that grew up in a society that was basically conditioned and taught that men are strong and must at all costs never show weakness or become emotional, meant that it was almost impossible for me to open up about suffering from depression in my twenties. The stigma that surrounded men and depression of twenty or so ago was truly incredible. Admitting that I was not well and simply wasn’t coping with life, and that I hadn’t coped with life very well since my teenage years was tough. Ok you couldn’t see my illness. It was not like… [Read More]

My Mental Health And Counselling

I have on many occasions written about how I have suffered from my mental health issues, and at times how I have reached some very dark places at different stages of my life. There is no doubt that nowadays I am in a better place than I have ever been in my life. I’m content, and contentment is a vital part of your well being. It has given me peace in my mind, and this has allowed me to not be affected by the issues that have caused some of my mental health problems that I have suffered in the… [Read More]

How Talking To Someone Helped Me Conquer Depression Finding The Right Therapist

Last week I wrote a post about the mental health issues I have had in my life for the unofficial There For Him campaign and the campaign for raising mental health issues during mental health awareness week. All this got me to thinking about the time when I was most likely at my lowest point in my life. Severely depressed and on all sorts of medication that yes the medications were helping. But they weren’t totally solving the problem, I needed something more, the mental issues and depression I was suffering was just being kept under control I was healing… [Read More]

Unlocking The Compartments in my Mind: Me Depression And Being A Dad And A Man

I would like to start out by saying that I was inspired by a poem/post written by my friend, Giles, from You The Daddy, to write this post and raise awareness around men and depression. With the brilliant hashtag #thereforhim, which is an unofficial campaign for a paternal mental health week to raise awareness of fathers/mens mental health issues. Check out The Psychology Mum on instagram to learn more. So here is my journey of depression of being a father, a man and beyond. Throughout my life my coping mechanism, which I believe probably started at about aged 10 years… [Read More]