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Alcohol is frequently used as a coping mechanism by those suffering from mental illnesses like depression. Alcohol itself is a depressant and if abused, can also be a root cause of depression. This volatile relationship between alcohol and mental health highlights the need for educative measures to help prevent alcohol abuse.
Nick speaks frankly and openly about his battle with depression and anxiety, and encourages acceptance and understanding. He highlights the importance of positive connections with family and friends and empathises with feelings of isolation, worthlessness and anxiety that are common among sufferers of mental illness. Topics: Finding yourself Losing direction and getting back on track […]
Social media has changed the way we build relationships and interact with our peers. What we see on social networks is often a sensationalised or downright misleading version of reality. These perceived realities can evoke feelings of inadequacy or failure. This topic explores the many ways social media can compromise mental well-being and what can […]
Mental health and well-being have strong links to our personal sense of purpose. Our mental state can affect the sense of meaning we get out of our lives and what we do to feel fulfilled. This topic covers the different ways to define your sense of purpose and to find your meaning and fulfillment. Topic: […]
Exercise has a major impact on the state of our mental health. It affects dopamine and serotonin levels in our brain, which in turn affect our mood. Research has shown exercise can be as effective as antidepressants in improving mood. Topics: Personal reflections Relationship between exercise and mental health Strategies to incorporate exercise into everyday […]