Opening up about mental health problems can be a daunting task, especially when the person you’re telling is your employer. Not telling could mean a life filled with added anxiety and stress out of fear for being ‘found out’, but likewise telling could mean implications as some companies may not understand the condition. Join in on the debate here.
While in South Africa rehearsing for her new one-woman show ‘Lost It’, which is about the fact that we have no manual to life, Ruby takes time out to ponder about this. Is there more to life than to-do lists, work and schedules?
We have a fantastic guest blog post on the site this week from Gavin, who has written about living with depression and whether or not opening up about it will be positive or negative for a person’s career progression – or as Gavin puts it: Do NOT think about pink elephants…
According to a survey, almost 80% of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Australians have suffered poor mental health over the past year, mostly linked with intense anxiety.
Around 1.2 million Brits suffer from OCD – or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a mental health disorder that leaves those afflicted neurotically obsessed about things like cleanliness or switching light-switches on and off a certain number of times. Now US researchers are investigating if a strain of bacteria could cause children to develop a particular condition with OCD-type symptoms.
How good are the NHS when it comes to dealing with mental health issues? Join Professor Lewis Wolpert as he speaks about why he thinks the 10% of the British population who have experienced depression are not always well served by the national health service.
As you may have noticed we’ve made some changes to the site navigation bar this week. We have gathered all videos (Talks from Experts, People Like You and Ruby’s Room) into the ‘Video Corner’ so that you can easily discover and explore the clips available. Also new this week, the Tribes and Forum have been merged into one page, so that you can find all like-minded Tribers with just a few clicks.
Depression Awareness Week takes place on 22nd – 28th April. Do you know of any events in your local community? Help us list them on the Black Dog Tribe Calendar. Email details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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