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How to spot depression in your children

How to spot depression in your children

After doing my mental health first aid training and being very aware about mental health issues, it's made me realise that it can literally effect anyone. Including depression in your children and anxieties. You don’t have to have a traumatic past, a difficult upbringing or a challenging period in your life to suffer the effects of one. These are some tips on what to look out for if you suspect your child is currently struggling with depression. VIEW the POST

Understanding panic attacks

Understanding panic attacks

Panic attacks can be scary and sometimes paralysing for sufferers. As most panic attacks are very sudden, they are overwhelming, giving the sufferer a feeling of lack of sufficient air, and taking away the ability to think clearly. Panic attacks can hit anyone - they may come with generalized anxiety or with depression. However, they can also occur out of the blue in people without previous experience. For many people, panic attacks can also be a regular part of their life, and in the worst case, the triggers or depth of the panic attack are not clear and predictable.VIEW the POST

How spirituality can benefit your family

Can spirituality promote a healthier and more fulfilled life for your family? Research shows that spiritual people are less prone to a range of self-destructive behaviors for example drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, and being involved in crime. On top of this, those who hold spiritual values dear more often report a greater total life satisfaction and lower levels of stress and anxiety. In a number of studies, spirituality has been shown to reduce feelings of depression, boost the immune system, and improve blood pressure, showing that it is useful for good health in people of all ages.