Where to get help from if you are suffering from depression at University

There is a saying that we all have three faces. The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends and your family. The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are.Whether the latter is true or not is another question. However, those suffering from depression, know very well that there is a lot hidden behind one’s smile.Depression is an actual health condition, which can leave people feeling down for days or weeks or even years. Some people see it as a weakness and do not…

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Mental Health and the Year Abroad

Mental health is an extremely important topic that everyone needs to pay attention to. Especially students at university – and even more so for students on their Year Abroad – where homesickness, stress, substance abuse, comfort eating and a whole range of anxiety-induced problems can be evident.Admitting that your mental health is not as good as it should be will be difficult as only you yourself know just how low you’re feeling. But with the lack of ‘real’ physical symptoms it’s hard to go to a GP and express how you feel, how it affects your life and those around you….

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Mental Health at University

Mental health affects people of all ages, but now, more so than ever, it’s affecting those of us who go into higher education. It is estimated that about 20% of young people aged between 18 and 24 experience mental health issues. Mental health disorders range from small every day worries, to lifelong implications. The most well-known and noted problems are: Anxiety Disorders Depression Disorders (i.e. Manic Depression and Bipolar) Psychotic Disorders (i.e. Schizophrenia) Eating Disorders (i.e. Anorexia, Bulimia) Impulse Control and Addiction Disorders Personality Disorders (i.e. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder) From being an adolescent to becoming a young…

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