Reflections of childhood trauma

Season’s greetings to you all How’s the year been for you?  For me, this year has been a roller coaster of emotions. I have been reflecting a lot this year, especially recently on my childhood. I will keep it brief.  I attended a training on trauma informed care, a care approach that helps identify theContinue reading “Reflections of childhood trauma”

Mental health in an unequal world

10th October 2021 was world mental health day and this year’s theme was “Mental health in an unequal world”. Most people with mental health disorders face discrimination, stigma, limited access to housing, welfare and social support and work. Now add in the current COVID-19 climate and boom. Mental health services are so stretched that constantContinue reading “Mental health in an unequal world”

What is mental health?

Let’s put it simply as the absence of wellness. The World Health Organization describes mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or herContinue reading “What is mental health?”