Monday, 11 May 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week: Depression


 From 11-17th May 2015 it's Mental Health Awareness Week.

To help raise awareness and share useful information we will be taking one common mental health problem every day and providing a master list of links to as many of our resources, articles and information about that topic that we can fit into a blog post!

We encourage you to SHARE, EXPLORE and DISCUSS the information in these posts so we can help change how we view and treat mental health for the better.

Monday's topic is DEPRESSION:

To be deeply depressed is just about the most awful feeling we can experience, apart from sheer terror. It can disable anyone. But the topic is surrounded by false ideas: Depression, as experienced by the vast majority of sufferers for example, is not a biological illness; neither is it 'anger turned inward'; it is not a 'chemical imbalance in the brain' and it is not usefully divided into 'clinical depression', 'post-natal depression' and ordinary 'depression'; and is not, in most cases, hard to come out of.


To be deeply depressed is just about the most awful feeling we can experience, apart from sheer terror. It can disable anyone.

But the topic is surrounded by false ideas: Depression, as experienced by the vast majority of sufferers for example, is not a biological illness; neither is it 'anger turned inward'; it is not a 'chemical imbalance in the brain' and it is not usefully divided into 'clinical depression', 'post-natal depression' and ordinary 'depression'; and is not, in most cases, hard to come out of.

INFORMATION & MENTAL HEALTH TIPS
Published thirteen years ago in a 2002 edition of the Human Givens journal, this article by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell on how depression occurs contains the cornerstones of the #humangivens approach to treating this fast spreading #mentalhealth problem. http://blog.humangivens.com/2013/02/hg-library-how-to-lift-depression.html

Here's our website for anyone wishing to learn more about what causes depression and how to lift it: http://www.lift-depression.com/

7 myths about depression: http://blog.humangivens.com/2012/05/7-myths-about-depression.html

Why people get depressed: http://www.hgi.org.uk/archive/Depression.htm

What is the cycle of depression and how can you break it?: http://www.lift-depression.com/sleep-depression/the-cycle-of-depression/

Why post natal depression is no different to any other depression http://blog.humangivens.com/2015/02/why-post-natal-depression-is-no.html

How well are your innate emotional needs being met? Take this exercise to review your emotional needs: http://www.lift-depression.com/our-needs/review-your-emotional-needs/

Too much REM sleep: why do depressed people wake up exhausted? (Over 130,000 people have watched Ivan Tyrrell's video on the link between dreaming and depression) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA3Pc22WmwQ

Interested in the expectation fulfilment theory of dreaming which first revealed the link between depression and the REM state? Explore this website: http://why-we-dream.com/

GET HELP TODAY
If you are #depressed and would like to see an effective therapist, please see our register of Human Givens Therapists: http://www.hgi.org.uk/register/index.htm

What you can do immediately to feel better: http://www.lift-depression.com/lift-depression/what-to-do-now/

How to get meaning back into your life: http://www.lift-depression.com/our-needs/meaning-and-purpose/

Why do I wake up tired? http://blog.humangivens.com/2012/09/why-do-i-wake-up-tired.html

View all our Mental Health Tip blog posts in one place:
http://blog.humangivens.com/p/self-help-tips.html

TRAINING
Take an online training course - How to break the cycle of depression: http://hgonlinecourses.com/depression-online-course

Or book a day of face to face training in the UK city nearest you: How to break the cycle of depression: http://www.humangivenscollege.com/courses/cycle-of-depression.html

In this year's Mental Health Awareness week there is a focus on how mindfulness can help promote good mental health. Take the course that explores how mindfulness can help. Mindfulness in Human Givens practice: http://www.humangivenscollege.com/courses/mindfulness-in-HG-practice.html

BOOKS
How to lift depression... fast: http://www.humangivens.com/publications/how-to-lift-depression-fast.html -This self help book by Ivan Tyrrell and Joe Griffin is a best seller.

Human Givens: A new approach to emotional health and clear thinking: http://www.humangivens.com/publications/human-givens-book.html - find out how the human givens approach can revolutionise mental health treatment.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
Share this post, learn as much as you can about what promotes good mental health and always strive to create a life that meets as many of your innate emotional needs as possible for yourself and everyone around you.

What are our innate emotional needs (human givens)? http://www.hgi.org.uk/archive/human-givens.htm#.VVB-02Z7vJw

How you can support the Human Givens Foundation: http://www.hgfoundation.com/how_you_can_help.html

Thank you for reading.

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