Self-harm, also known as self-injury, is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, usually done without the intent of suicide. Self harm has a stigma attached to it, with non-suffers often assuming the only reason for this behaviour is to garner ‘attention’. However, this behaviour is often routed in psychological suffering and provides … Continue reading Why do People Self-Harm?
The Male Suicide Epidemic
Although women report higher rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, men are 4 times more likely to 'succeed' in committing suicide. Men also experience differing symptoms of depression compared to women. Men are more likely to feel angry and frustrated rather than sad. Men are more likely to chose violent ways of attempting suicide which … Continue reading The Male Suicide Epidemic
One Week With Depression
To me, depression is one of the most unique things for someone to go through. No one likes to talk about it but if you find the courage to, it’s hard to find someone who truly understands it. People take depression as far as they can, before it chews them up and spits them out. … Continue reading One Week With Depression
Benefits of Music Therapy on Mental Health
Music therapy has been found to improve mental and emotional health. Symptoms of depression and anxiety are often decreased with the use of music. Music therapy can also help lift the mood and improve the quality of life of those with physical health issues. Music therapy has been deﬁned as 'an interpersonal process in which … Continue reading Benefits of Music Therapy on Mental Health