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Prince Harry & Mental Health

Prince Harry Discloses Seeking Help with Mental Health Prince Harry has revealed that he pursued counselling after he “shut down all his emotions” for nearly two decades as a result of struggling to cope with grief of his mother’s death.  In his interview with The Telegraph Prince Harry shared, “my way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum, because why would that help?” Avoiding or blocking out negative emotions is a very common way of dealing with distress.  In […]...

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13 Reasons Why

by Daisy Sunderalingam - 5th May, 2017
13 Reasons Why

Why “13 Reasons Why” Has Sparked Controversy Mental health organisations have criticised Netflix for their latest original series 13 Reasons Why.  The shows protagonist takes her own life, leaving behind a set of pre-recorded tapes to various recipients with the intent to enlighten how that person contributed to her act.  Viewers learn that her suicide was performed as a ‘revenge act’, and schools across the US have warned parents that the series glamorises and trivialises suicide. Critics are not advocating that suicide be absent from media, rather that the series […]...

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Emetophobia – How Can Therapy Help?

Emetophobia – How can therapy help?                     In a recent article from BBC News we learnt of a young woman’s fear of vomiting, also known as Emetophobia which affects thousands of people in the UK.  Emetophobes have a fear of vomiting, seeing others being sick, feeling nauseous or seeing vomitus – the phobia is often characterised by avoidance behaviours for example the sufferer may restrict their diet or avoid going out in public.   There is limited research on Emetophobia although […]...

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The Right To Die – Friends & Family Perspectives – Part 5

The Right to Die – Friends & Family Perspectives – Part 5 For most people, the perspectives of friends and family members is of importance in major life decisions.  We care about what they think, how they feel and the impact of our decisions on those we love.  Conflict with friends or family members may be triggered by disagreements in a major decision.  At best, it can bring people closer together, and at worst it can cause complete relationship breakdowns or changes to mental health.  For these reasons, we need […]...

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