Journals & Reading

Anger

Anger is a universal emotion experienced by all humans although, the interpretation of anger is individual. Anger can be destructive, forceful and dangerous; it can also be motivating, energising and impulsive. It is understood that early ancestors of man experienced anger as a form of self-preservation; an innate aggression to survive. “Civilisation began the first… Read More Anger

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Suicide, women and social media.

‘While suicide among men remains considerably higher – accounting for three-quarters of all cases – experts have raised concerns about the unprecedented rise in young women taking their lives, highlighting the role of social media’. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/suicide-rate-among-young-women-soars-as-national-rates-hit-20-year-low-a8117021.html The role of social media in context of suicide is an emerging area of interest. Professionals have attributed the… Read More Suicide, women and social media.

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Suicide: in search of meaning.

      It is acknowledged that the subject of ‘suicide’ is complex. A dynamic, interplay of depression, hopelessness, rage, perfection, impulsivity or perhaps a fleeting thought; all forces which cast aside well rehearsed defences to reveal anxiety.  The intensity of this experience can lead to impaired functioning where ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’ are interrupted and ‘all… Read More Suicide: in search of meaning.

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Mental Health & Sleep

“Sleep is of central importance to the health of the body and mind.” As human beings, our need for sleep varies from one person to another. Despite this variance, sleep holds a common purpose; a restorative tool to energise our being. A recent article in the Guardian newspaper explores the link between ‘insomnia and depression’:… Read More Mental Health & Sleep