I have been blown away by the number of men this past year who have come to talk to me about mental illness, predominantly anxiety. While 2.6% of the population experience depression and 4.7% have anxiety problems, as many as 9.7% suffer mixed depression and anxiety, making it the most prevalent mental health problem in … More A story about Anxiety and Depression. What’s your mental illness story?
Suicide is complex. It usually occurs gradually, progressing from suicidal thoughts, to planning, to attempting suicide and finally dying by suicide. Source: International Association for Suicide Prevention Suicide remains a major gender and social inequality and is a devastating event for families and communities. There were 6,708 suicides in the UK and ROI in 2013. … More A Letter of Love
Depression kills. It eats you up inside and swallows you whole. Lucky are those who escape its grasp. I am going through a period of change right now. There are elements that are sad and which have made me cry, a lot. But, today for the first time in my life I face the world … More Depression ~ The Reality
Rachel Kelly suffers from depression. She is a journalist and mother with a long standing interest in mental health. Rachel worked at The Times for ten years as a reporter, feature writer and columnist on alternative health. Her long-standing interest in poetry led her to co-found the bestselling app of children’s poetry iF Poems, and … More Let’s talk…Poetry and Depression with Rachel Kelly
We all need some help from time to time, right? Sometimes we need friends or family. Maybe time alone. A nice bubble bath. Meditation. Chocolate. Shopping. Nature. There are many things which we may turn to for when things aren’t going so well. As anyone who has experienced some form of stress will know, you … More Let’s talk…Walking on Sunshine with Rachel Kelly