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Impact of ill mental health in the LGBTQ+ community

Stigma: “The disapproval of an individual or group based on perceivable social characteristics that separate them from other members of society.”
Discrimination: “The unjust treatment of different categories of people, on grounds of race, sex, age, sexuality or disability.”
When supporting individuals with complex and varied mental ill health, it’s important to consider other factors that may hinder their recovery journey.

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Men’s Mental Health – The Hidden Killer

Last year 4,912 people took their lives.
3,682 of these people were men.
We see, hear and read about mental health awareness constantly, but statistics such as the ones above really hit home. Suicide is a hidden killer. According to www.samaritans.org, men are 3 times more likely to take their own lives when compared to women.

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What is Depression?

What is Depression?

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We all feel pressure as part of our daily lives, however it’s important to manage this pressure of life.

Pressure starts to trigger our stress hormones and when this pressure is not addressed, it can start to take over our lives. Failing to manage stress, can lead to more serious mental health issues in the long term, such as depression and anxiety.

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Dealing With Stress

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We all feel pressure as part of our daily lives, however it’s important to manage this pressure of life.

Pressure starts to trigger our stress hormones and when this pressure is not addressed, it can start to take over our lives. Failing to manage stress, can lead to more serious mental health issues in the long term, such as depression and anxiety.

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What is Mental Health First Aid?

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Mental Health First Aid is in fact a programme that was created in Australia by education specialists and mental health professors, Betty Kitchener & Tony Jorm. Betty was a mental nurse and Tony was a mental health researcher. The mental health researchers wanted to expand upon the traditional physical first aid programme, to consider…

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