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MIND OVER BRAIN MATTER

MENTAL AWARENESS MONTH, LOCKDOWN LOONS AND THE MERGING OF BRAIN/MIND DISEASES AS THE LINE BETWEEN WHERE ONE STARTS THEN STOPS GETS BLURRY

Types of mental health problems. Concise, precise, NICE, Jazz!

If you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health problem you might be looking for information on your diagnosis, treatment options and where to go for support. Our information pages will help you learn more.

Anger

Explains what anger is, and how to deal with it in a constructive and healthy way.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2962/anger-2018.pdf

Anxiety and panic attacks

Explains anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/about-anxiety/

Bipolar disorder

Explains what bipolar disorder is, what kinds of treatment are available, and how you can help yourself cope. Also provides guidance on what friends and family can do to help.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2965/bipolar-2018.pdf

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)

Explains body dysmorphic disorder, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2964/bdd-2018.pdf

Borderline personality disorder (BPD)

Explains what BPD is and what it’s like to live with this diagnosis. Also provides information about self-care, treatment and recovery, and gives guidance on how friends and family can help.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/borderline-personality-disorder-bpd/about-bpd/

Depression

Explains depression, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2935/depression-2019.pdf

Dissociation and dissociative disorders

Explains dissociative disorders, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family

.https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2936/dissociation-and-dissociative-disorders-2019.pdf

Drugs – recreational drugs & alcohol

Explains the mental health effects of recreational drugs and alcohol, and what might happen if you use recreational drugs and also have a mental health problem. Includes suggestions for where you might find support.

Try drug addicts anonymous. They cover alcohol as well as an array of substance abuse and you do NOT need to be religious. Yes, there will be mentions of the big man but religion is not the key element to the network, support and recovery is.

https://www.drugaddictsanonymous.org.uk/

Eating problems

Explains eating problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

More and more help has become available since eating disorders really hit the headlines in the 90s via various ‘Super Models’ and the unconvering of the expectations they felt they had to obtain via any means.

Check out https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

Hearing voices

Explains what it is like to hear voices, where to go for help if you need it, and what others can do to support someone who is struggling with hearing voices.

If not trapped in a house with me then hearing voices should not be ignored….https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2938/hearing-voices-2018.pdf

Hoarding

Explains hoarding, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Handcuffing said person whilst you bin everything is probably unwise.

Hypomania and mania

Explains hypomania and mania, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/4123/hypomania-mania-2020-pdf-version.pdf

Loneliness

Explains loneliness, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Loeliness is a much under-rated, overlooked yet devastating mental state. It’s a major player in attempted suicide events and is life disrupting to the extreme. This is something C19 Lock Down will unlock in many lives and thus don’t suffer in silence.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/loneliness/about-loneliness/

Mental health problems – introduction

Explains what mental health problems are, what may cause them, and the many different kinds of help, treatment and support that are available. Also provides guidance on where to find more information, and tips for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2942/mental-health-problems-introduction-2017.pdf

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Explains obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2943/ocd-2019.pdf

Panic attacks

Explains what panic attacks are, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Paranoia

Explains paranoia, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2944/paranoia-2016.pdf

Personality disorders

Explains personality disorders, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/4256/personality-disorders-2020-pdf-download.pdf

Phobias

Explains phobias, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2946/phobias-2017.pdf

Postnatal depression & perinatal mental health

Explains postnatal depression and other perinatal mental health issues, including possible causes, sources of treatment and support. Also gives advice for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/5767/pnd-and-perinatal-mh-2020.pdfnmh

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Explains what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD are, and provides information on how you can access treatment and support. Includes self-care tips and guidance for friends and family.

Try Rethink as another option to explore different ways of mental issues. The PTSD section is especially compelling.

https://www.rethink.org/

Explains what PMDD is and explores issues around getting a diagnosis. Also provides information on self care and treatment options, and how friends and family can help.

Psychosis

Explains what psychosis is, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/4293/psychosis-2020-pdf-download.pdf

Schizoaffective disorder

Explains what schizoaffective disorder is, including its symptoms and causes. Gives advice on how you can help yourself and what types of treatment and support are available, as well as guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2953/schizoaffective-disorder-2019.pdf

Schizophrenia

Explains schizophrenia, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2954/schizophrenia-2017.pdf

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Explains seasonal affective disorder, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2952/sad-2019.pdf

Self-esteem

Explains how to increase your self-esteem, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Self-harm

Explains self-harm, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/5783/self-harm-2020.pdf

Sleep problems

Explains insomnia and other sleep problems, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorders

Stress

Explains what stress is, what might cause it and how it can affect you. Includes information about ways you can help yourself and how to get support.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2959/stress-2017.pdf

Suicidal feelings

Explains what suicidal feelings are, including possible causes and how you can learn to cope.

If you’re done with the researching, screaming you’re drowning, find another door slammed shut and another ‘friend’ stops taking your calls, don’t give in. Don’t hide away or feel you have to battle the fight of your life alone. Try the Samaritans as a starting point, just talk. The talk some more and more to a random washer woman or bin man, don’t ever suffer alone.

https://www.samaritans.org/

Tardive dyskinesia

Explains what tardive dyskinesia is, what causes it and what you can do to manage it.

https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/2961/tardive-dyskinesia-2018.pdf

Trauma

Explains what trauma is and how it affects your mental health, including how you can help yourself, what treatments are available and how to overcome barriers to getting the right support. Also includes tips for people who want to support someone who has gone through trauma.https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/trauma/about-trauma/

Of course this is just the tip of the iceberg but the mind is still a huge mytery in so man areas, alarmig when we know the power of out thoughts and brain. It’s being pumped out there for awareness but the ignorant remain just that using unacceptable and life damaging comments.

Think. Mental illnes affects us all but some of us don’t admit or even realis it at the time.

Be kind to the mind and your felllow human.

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