Being creative can be a great way to cope with mental health problems and is often considered very therapeutic. Over on the forum “Share Creativity”, Black Dog Tribe members are sharing their work with the community. Another prevalent topic on the forum is loneliness, a feeling that can set in whenever you least expect it. Know that you are not alone. Meet your like-minded Tribers here.
Until you have experienced a panic attack it can be difficult to truly understand what they are like. To give you a bit more insight into what they feel like and what could trigger them, Black Dog Triber Charley Nicholls has shared her own story with us this week. We also have a great guest post from Adam Armfield on the language media and doctors use when talking about mental health problems and how it potentially affects people’s attitude towards it.
This week, Ruby has looked at what it means being a mother and what her own experience has been like to date. Find more of Ruby’s blogs here. Ruby has also been shortlisted in the Mental Health Hero Awards with her Losing It comedy partner Judith Owen.
We’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of summertime, even if it means losing an hour. On Sunday 25th March, the clocks jumped forward and our mood already feels better as the days become longer and longer. We have also picked the winners of our Philips Wake-Up Light competition that we ran last month. Were you one of the lucky two?
Research results out this week show that 47% of young people hide ill health. This comes at the same time as leading charity Young Minds warns children are harming themselves in record numbers as their wellbeing is no longer monitored at school.
In our latest Talks from Experts video, Professor of Circadian Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, Russell Foster, talks about how disrupted sleep could make a person more prone to develop a mental health disorder, such as depression, schizophrenia or bipolar.
We are constantly looking to improve blackdogtribe.com and make it easier for you to connect with like-minded Tribers. We have updated your personal profile page and made it possible for you to indicate which of our forum topics interests you most. Based on which boxes you tick, we will be able to recommend other like–minded tribers to you so that you can make friends quickly and easily.
Carrie Fisher dropped in to talk about her own experience with depression and how meeting other people with mental health problems helped her through her own episodes.
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