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How to Stop Feeling SAD this Winter

Stop Feeling Sad By Jen Armstrong

It’s easy to feel SAD at this time of year. And no, I don’t mean actually sad (boohoo), but the mental health condition, Seasonal Affective Disorder. According to the mental health charity MIND, the reasons for why people suffer from SAD during the autumn and winter months is unclear, but a combination of the effects of reduced light levels, a disrupted body clock, low serotonin levels, and high melatonin levels, could all be triggers that set off this condition.

Living in a temperate climate like our own, we can relish the changes of the seasons, and the contrasts that each one brings. For most of us, Christmas means sparkly lights, cosying up by the fire with family, and frosty walks in the low summer sunlight. For others who suffer from SAD, however, winter can be incredibly hard and lonely. SAD can cause serious symptoms, such as changing weight, appetite and sleeping patterns. All these can combine to have a detrimental effect on your physical, as well as your mental health. (more…)

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The Suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade – Reach Out

The Suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade - Reach Out

Recently, the American public was left reeling from the tragic deaths of two American cultural icons Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Both of them reportedly committed suicide. Sadly, this shocking and preventable death is something that many people can relate to – most of us know someone who has been touched by suicide. (more…)

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Eat Your Way Out Of Depression

Eat Your Way Out Of Depression
Eat Your Way Out Of Depression
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Have you or someone close to you ever felt an intense feeling of sadness? Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness or worthlessness lasting for days or weeks…the type that starts keeping you from your everyday activities? If so, this may be something more than sadness. It’s possible you could be someone with clinical depression… before you become alarmed, did you know this is a treatable condition? (more…)

Yoga For Anxiety And Panic Attacks

Yoga For Anxiety And Panic Attacks

In a world of ever-increasing anxiety, what does yoga have to offer? Nearly one in five people in the UK experienced anxiety in 2013-14, and record levels of anxiety are being reported in teenagers. So can yoga for anxiety and panic attacks really help, and if so, how?

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