Monday, 10 October 2016

World Mental Health Day-10th October

Today is World Mental Health Day. Mental health covers many conditions including schizophrenia, general anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) etc. There will be more on SAD on the wellness blog soon but here I will focus on depression.

Many of us at some point in our lives become depressed. It is not very helpful to be told to 'snap out of it'. This is like telling a person with a broken leg to run a marathon. Although we all get a little low at times, depression is characterised by low energy, lack of interest in things that used to be pleasurable, poor concentration, fatigue,sadness that doesn't go away, loss of self confidence and self-esteem, appetite changes etc.
Depression affects different people in different ways as the videos below illustrate. Some people who are depressed become lethargic and have feelings of hopelessness, while others become anxious and have feelings of panic.

Yoga can help-see the videos below:-
These videos form part of my Flexiladiesyoga, YouTube playlist for the series 'Yoga can help heal'.

Depression 1-Part 1: Yoga can help heal series

Depression 1-Part 2: Yoga can help heal series

Depression 2-Part 1: Yoga can help heal series

Depression 2-Part 2: Yoga can help heal series

Yoga for Mild Depression Finding your Dharma Part 1

Yoga for Mild Depression- Part 2- Finding your Dharma

On my YouTube Channel you will also find a playlist to help with stress-

This week we are starting a brand new series to help with anxiety.

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