My life, Schizoaffective Disorder and Running a Half Marathon by Henry
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by Eleanor Segall
6d ago
(image: Pexels: Haley Black) Trigger warning: discusses delusions, psychosis, mania, anger and schizoaffective disorder. please read with care. This is someone’s real story from the Jewish community. Illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychosis are common but I never thought they would happen to me. For me it started in Israel where I was away on my gap year program.. The first 8 months of the 10 month ‘year’ had gone very well, I had enjoyed myself, made some good friends and done what I had set out to do, which was to become a leader of my youth movement at home and enjoy my ..read more
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5 Ways You Can Transform Your Space for Personal Growth by Addy Reeds
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by Eleanor Segall
1w ago
(image: Roberto Nicks, Unsplash) Have you ever noticed that your environment has a direct impact on your mood, productivity, and overall well-being? Creating a space that fosters personal growth and self-improvement is essential in creating a positive mindset and achieving your goals. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to transform your space for your personal development and positive mental health. In this post, we’ll explore some practical tips and tricks to help you create a space that nurtures personal growth and inner transformation. Create Inspiring Zones Designate specific areas in ..read more
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The Problem with Self-Medicating for Mental Health Issues by Maya
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by Eleanor Segall
2w ago
(image: Marcos Paulo Prado: Unsplash) Self-medicating to resolve mental health issues can sometimes leave the door open for substance abuse. A lot of information goes into choosing the right psychiatric medicine, and it is not something you should choose without medical input. To avoid this common problem, here are a few things you should know about self-medication. The Consequences Mental and physical health are a top priority for dual diagnosis treatment. Depression, mania, anxiety and irritability are only a few underlying mood changes that someone may experience. On their own, these menta ..read more
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World Bipolar Day 2024
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by Eleanor Segall
2w ago
Today is World Bipolar Day and its a day where we raise awareness globally about living with bipolar disorder and battling social stigma When I had my first depressive and manic episodes in 2004; I was a teenager and had no idea what was happening to me. I was helped not only by family support (my dad was diagnosed 4 years before me) but also by some amazing psychiatry health professionals (shout out to Dr Mark Berelowitz at the Royal Free and the team at the Priory North London). Bipolar changed my life as a young person in both good and difficult ways. It made me stronger; more resilient an ..read more
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Teaching Resilience to Teen Girls in a Challenging World by Dr Hannah Yang.
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by Eleanor Segall
3w ago
(image: Yin Ge: Unsplash) Today’s teen girls are growing up in a time that’s very different from when their parents and grandparents were young. They’re surrounded by new technology and social media that consistently exposes them to unrealistic beauty standards, cyberbullying and constant comparison to others. This is why it’s so important for educators and parents to teach teen girls resilience – the ability to cope with challenges, bounce back from failures, and develop a strong sense of self-worth. This will then boost their mental health. Challenges Encountered by Teenage Girls During Ado ..read more
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5 Valid Reasons For Not Becoming a Mother
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by Eleanor Segall
3w ago
(image: Valentina Conde: Unsplash) Women that don’t have children will often be on the receiving end of the big question of when they’re going to start having children. But, there are some women who simply don’t want to have children, and all of them are extremely valid. However, some don’t understand this concept, and if you’re wondering why someone would ever feel like that, you’ve come to the right place. While no woman should ever have to explain herself, we’re going to explore some of the reasons why a woman wouldn’t want to become a mother. Health problems For some women, the choice to ..read more
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New Children’s Picture Book Announcement and 8 Year Blog Anniversary
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by Eleanor Segall
1M ago
(image: Good Housekeeping) Hi everyone, I have been quite quiet on here for a while but in the background, I have been working on my NEW self-published children’s picture book. I can exclusively tell you it is called ‘Arabella and the Worry Cloud‘ and will be illustrated by acclaimed artist (and good friend) Shelley Levy. Here is our journey with Arabella… In 2019, shortly after my book Bring me to Light was published, I wrote a short story that came into my mind about a little girl called Arabella (aged around 6/7) who had anxiety about lots of things in her life- her homework, her cat dying ..read more
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Navigating Through The Storm: How to Process Your Spouse’s Adultery by Lizzie Weakley.
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by Eleanor Segall
1M ago
(image: Kelly Sikkema, Unsplash) Discovering that your spouse has committed adultery (extra marital sex) can be a devastating blow to any marriage. The betrayal, hurt, and confusion can be overwhelming, and it may feel like your world has been turned upside down. One of the most challenging aspects of dealing with infidelity is processing your spouse’s tone of voice. How do you navigate through the storm of emotions and make sense of their words? This blog post will explore some strategies to help you process your spouse’s adultery and move towards healing and understanding. Take a Step Back ..read more
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5 Benefits Of Rehab And Why you Shouldn’t Delay Treatment by Lizzie Weakley
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by Eleanor Segall
1M ago
(image: Matthew Ball, Unsplash) Drug and alcohol addiction can take a toll on your mind, body, and soul. It’s not easy to overcome addiction, but it’s never too late to start your journey to recovery. Rehab centres provide ample opportunities and resources for people struggling with addiction. Unfortunately, some people delay treatment because of fear, uncertainty, denial, or other valid reasons. Delaying treatment can lead to dire consequences, such as chronic health issues, financial problems, relationship issues, and even death. This blog post outlines the top 5 benefits of rehab and why y ..read more
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10 Bad Habits That Can Affect Your Mental Health by Caryl Ann Mason
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by Eleanor Segall
1M ago
(image: Caryl Ann Mason) Today, I want to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart – mental health. I believe that taking care of our mental well-being is just as important, if not more important, than taking care of our physical health. And one thing I’ve learned in my wellness journey is that it’s easier to work on your mind if your life isn’t ruled by bad habits that affect your mental health. You see, bad habits can really take a toll on our mental well-being. Whether it’s staying up too late, eating unhealthy foods, or procrastinating on important tasks, these habits can cr ..read more
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