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Misunderstood : The Journey of Self Acceptance

According to statistics only 1% of the population have a diagnosis of the complex mental illness that is Borderline Personality Disorder. It is a highly stigmatised illness, even within the mental health nursing profession. Sufferers are portrayed as being "attention... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Alcohol Dependance

In 2016, the north of England had the highest mortality rate particularly in the female population. 10 deaths were recorded per 100,000 females . The lowest rates of mortality we're recorded in London with 4.6 deaths per 100,000 amongst females... Continue Reading →

Beachy Head

This week I decided to explore the area that inspired my passion towards suicide prevention. Beachy Head-Eastbourne, which has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world according to statistics. I write the following blog in memory of... Continue Reading →

2016

  I have chosen to write an article reflecting upon this year because it has been so poignant. I have observed many issues which have been caused by poor mental health and the ensuing repercussions this has had on those... Continue Reading →

Portofino

I did not become a mental health nurse by accident, nor was this blog set up by coincidence. I believe it was a collection of incidences that led me to my current path. In the early stages of my adult... Continue Reading →

An Oak Tree

Often in our own lives, it is so interesting how we allow past experience to define who we are and therefore our current state of mind.

The Butterfly

Today I wanted to write about how we can change ourselves when we are powerless over circumstances around us. Often in life, unpredictable events can happen, that can often cause us to react negatively or pessimistically depending on the circumstances... Continue Reading →

The tip of the iceberg

I often wonder why some people cope with the often volatile circumstances around them and some people don't. Why , far too commonly , the balance between obstacles that cross our paths can tip the scales towards the depths of despair as... Continue Reading →

Effective strategies for stress management.

In current society, there are many pressures which face us all on an individual basis. These can be various, but often include family life, relationships, financial pressures, pressures at work and health, to name but a few. In terms of... Continue Reading →

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