Category Archives: Mental Health Awareness

It’s not about you but it’s up to you!

Joseph Butler states, happiness does not consist in self-love. Still many people are told to love themselves since that is the Cornerstone of happiness. So, is happiness about you?

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Overcoming Alcoholism – #MentalHealthMonth

One of the biggest problems we have facing our society is that of alcoholism. Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in mental or physical health problems. The World Health Organization estimates that as of 2010 there were 208 million people with alcoholism worldwide (4.1% of the population over 15 years of age). In 1979, the World Health Organization discouraged the use of “alcoholism” due to its inexact meaning, preferring “alcohol dependence syndrome” We found the video below insightful with valuable ideas on how to treat alcohol use disorder.

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Anxiety – Mental Health Awareness

Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and thoughts.

It can be explained as a feeling of fear and worry that may lead to an overreaction in a specific situation and is often accompanied by physical symptoms such as muscular tension, fatigue and concentration problems.

People who face anxiety may withdraw from situations which have provoked the anxiety in the past. It can be short term or long term known as “state” and “trait” respectively.

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How to effectively unwind after work

Unwind after work

Unwind after work

In my other articles I talked about stress as a trigger of mental health problems and how to prevent mental health problems on an organisational level. In this article I want to show you what you can do to prevent and manage stress at work, and also how to unwind effectively after work.

All of us experience stress in our lives, most even on a daily basis. A lot of factors can trigger stress such as a high workload, an angry boss or spouse, or an uncooperative client. The list is almost endless. It’s important to notice that stress does not make sick in general. It always depends on how you handle it. 

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Mental Health in the Movies

Mental Health in the Movies

Mental Health in the Movies

October is Mental Health Awareness Month in Namibia. (The US celebrates this awareness month in May.) The cinema and movies are not always the best places to learn important lessons about life. However, some mental health issues are shrouded in secrecy and stigma. As many of the more serious issues that can be classified as mental health issues are fairly uncommon, it is difficult to identify these issues.

So where can we turn to, to see a picture of mental health disorders. There is no place like Hollywood.

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