What with wrangling with relatives over who’s hosting the Christmas dinner, over-indulging way, way too much and the prospect of being in debt for the next 10 years to pay for all the partying and presents that will likely be met with a luke warm response. It’s little wonder the minute we hear a Christmas song in the supermarket we feel stressed. Reasons people gave for struggling at Christmas included getting into debt (41 per cent), feeling lonely (83 per cent) and just generally finding Christmas stressful (81 per cent).
New mums seeking to validate their parenting skills on social media could experience higher levels of depressive symptoms.
Depression can be all too prevalent, affecting actors, supermodels, singers, doctors, and people from all walks of life. But the common mood disorder is becoming more pervasive in the young. One brave young woman, Katelyn Marie Todd, is opening up on Facebook about what depression feels like and how — when one is in the midst of it — even the smallest things, like brushing your hair, can simply be too much to handle. “I brushed my hair today. For the first time in four weeks,” Todd began her moving Facebook confessional on May 6. “It was matted and twisted together. ...
Positive thinking can be beneficial to our mental health, but, believing you can be happy all the time or beating yourself up because you’re not, is ultimately a waste of time. The insidious positive thinking industry pelts us daily with self-help advice, motivational memes and vapid wall plaques.
“She kept pulling (her hair) back into this bun which after that long of time turned into a huge dread lock,” Kate Langman recounts the story on the Love What Matters Facebook page. Langman suggested that the woman put the products back on the shelf so that she could properly revive her hair.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge has opened up about the two traumatic births she endured in 2011 and 2012 and revealed that she turned to counselling to help her cope with what happened. Amanda who also has an older daughter 11-year-old Alexa with her husband Chris Hughes, explained that she needed therapy after feeling unable to cope. According to the Birth Trauma Association (BTA) as many as 200,000 women may feel traumatised by childbirth and in the UK alone it is estimated that 10,000 women a year go on to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or symptoms of the disorder, as a consequence of their birth experience.
Anyone who has ever suffered from depression will know that how you seem on the outside isn’t always representative of how you’re feeling inside. In her new book, Happy, the 35-year-old mum-of-two has opened up about her struggle with depression in a bid to tackle the stigma that so many mental health sufferers face. Pin-pointing the early days of her depression when she was working as a morning presenter at Radio 1, Fearne explained that she wished she’d picked up on the signs sooner.
Could it be as simple as sitting up? Serious depression is no easy thing to recover from. The study, which is due to be published next month in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, gathered 61 participants who described themselves as having mild to moderate depression.