So, what is Low Self-Esteem? Part II: Self-Compassion

Happy Mental Health Monday! Last week I talked you through low self-esteem and self-criticism and explained how our self-esteem contributes to our mental health. This week we are going to focus on self-compassion and how that can keep our soothe system in check. What is self-compassion? Self-compassion is the act of kindness, understanding, and awareness … Continue reading So, what is Low Self-Esteem? Part II: Self-Compassion

So, what is Low Self-Esteem? Part I: Self-Criticism

Low self-esteem is something we experience as humans and it affects a lot of us. Every one of us will have low self-esteem at one point in our lives and it is especially common in adolescence. Many of us are able to overcome this by ourselves where others of us find that what started as … Continue reading So, what is Low Self-Esteem? Part I: Self-Criticism

So, what is Postpartum Psychosis?

It's Mental Health Monday and this week I wanted to shed light on a condition that is often overlooked - Postpartum Psychosis. This condition is known as a psychiatric emergency and guidelines suggest that it is reported and responded to within 4 hours of its presentation. It affects 1-2 women in 1000 and often comes … Continue reading So, what is Postpartum Psychosis?

Stress Awareness Week: My Best Strategies for Managing Stress

Happy Mental Health Monday! Today is the first day of Stress Awareness Week so I thought I would share what works for me when I'm stressed. Spoiler alert: these tips don't break the bank and don't take too much time up. 1. ExerciseYou will hear this one over and over again. If you're depressed, you … Continue reading Stress Awareness Week: My Best Strategies for Managing Stress

What is CBT and How Can It Help Me?

Happy Mental Health Monday! When we talk about mental health, we often look for solutions to problems. It is quite easy to want to 'fix' mental health difficulties and 'cure' our symptoms. The truth is, mental health difficulties are often really natural responses to some of life's more adverse situations. Clinicians and practitioners like to … Continue reading What is CBT and How Can It Help Me?