The Relationship between Mental Health, Mental Illness and Chronic Physical Conditions

Mental health and physical health are fundamentally linked. People living with a serious mental illness are at higher risk of experiencing a wide range of chronic physical conditions. Conversely, people living with chronic physical health conditions experience depression and anxiety at twice the rate of the general population. (December, 2008) By The Canadian Mental Health Association

Helping a friend that has been sexually assaulted

“If your friend was sexually assaulted, she or he may experience the following: Shock Disbelief Anger Mood swings Irritability Disturbances in eating and sleeping habits Denial Fear Helplessness Embarrassment Depression Inability to concentrate or relax Resurfacing memories of past abuse For some, the emotional impact of sexual assault can be immediate and short term. For … More Helping a friend that has been sexually assaulted

Share: “A fear of feeling guilty might be key to some forms of OCD”

Read on The British Psychological Society by Christian Jartett “There’s increasing recognition that our vulnerability to mental health problems isn’t just about how much we are prone to certain emotions such as anxiety and low mood, but also how we relate to those emotions. If we find them aversive and intolerable, we’re more likely to develop problems. … More Share: “A fear of feeling guilty might be key to some forms of OCD”