We sat down with Maya, Director of Strategy and Operations, Karla, a Mental Health Social Worker and Rosie, a Clinical Nurse Educator from Epworth Clinic to talk about what it’s like in a day of an in-patient.
Understanding mental health better is critical to knowing how to improve it. To empower people to make informed decisions about their own mental health and provide adequate support to others, we’ve busted some mental health jargon. Here are the key words and terms you should know:
We barely notice our bodies in good health. We walk around, eat, sleep, work, taking all of it for granted. Being diagnosed with a serious illness changes everything and this often has an affect on mental health.
Dealing with a loved one’s cognitive decline can be challenging. From forgetfulness to depression and everything in between, the changes in the person’s outlook can almost feel like you are dealing with a different person. Goodness Me looks at old age psychiatry (a.k.a. psychogeriatrics or geriatric psychiatry), what to expect in ageing relatives and where to seek help.
Depression remains the most common mental health challenge in the elderly. It is often under-diagnosed and consequently, under-treated, causing a real challenge for the patient and their families.
OCD is a very treatable condition with a strong evidence base supporting both talking therapies (psychotherapy) and medication therapy (pharmacotherapy)...
Finding a way to talk to someone you are worried about is never easy. But reaching out to someone that needs help is the most important step.
The world moves quickly. Technology, family, friends, work, school, it’s easy to find ourselves feeling stressed and anxious.
It is normal for individuals to experience feeling stressed or worried following a stressful or high pressure situation. These tips can help manage some everyday anxiety.
Depression is more than just low mood, it’s a serious illness that has an impact on both physical and mental health. Often people who are suffering from depression, lose interest in work and hobbies and generally find it difficult to manage from day to day.
ECT is reserved for people with severe depressive disorders but it’s also widely misunderstood by the general public and clouded in myths.