It’s February, the month when love is in the air. February 14th is St. Valentine’s Day and is a great month to celebrate friendship and love. February is the coldest month of the year, a perfect time to cuddle up with a loved one or get a little ‘me’ time this winter. February is a time to listen out for birds singing, connecting with nature and looking out for early spring flowers. A time for wellness and a time for wisdom, spend time every day reflecting on these.
Going to give blood is essential travel during lockdown, a very important one. I went a week ago to the @givebloodnhs centre in London Borough of Hillingdon to give a pint of blood. My 9th donation to date.
Daily drinking and binge drinking in today’s teenagers is a persistent public health problem with short and long term consequences e.g. brain function, risk taking, relationship problems, mental health, double life, drink driving and more.
It’s about time that the government acknowledges in understanding ‘dependence on substsance abuse’ is real and dangerous. It has psychologically affected, destroyed families and damaged many individuals. I would like to see the government do something about it, and save the struggles of everyone, especially teenagers, who learn by imitating us and in future generations; to focus on health and love.
iea.org.uk has been quoted in 2016 “Revenues from alcohol taxation in England amount to £10.4 billion, leaving an annual net benefit to the government of £6.5 billion. The estimated cost of alcohol-related violent crime is nearly £1 billion per annum.
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Other external environmental factors that can increase a person’s risk to addiction beyond friends, include parental/family influence, cultural norms, media representation, learned physical association and poor social skills.
Some are dependent on substance such as, alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, or even prescription medications.
Others may have behavioral addictions which are serious too, they include; gaming addiction, sex addiction, self-harming, internet addiction, shopping addiction, video game addiction, food addiction, exercise addiction, work addiction, love addiction, tattoo addiction & porn addiction.
An addiction can be a distressing condition and needs to be understood and taken seriously. Anyone at any time can suffer these illnesses and may know someone who may be suffering.
If you need to speak to someone you can call on Samaritans freephone on 116 123.
All in this together💖
“Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul, be just another human soul.”
The aim of this article is to describe the experience and the long-term conditions of chronic illness. Many sufferers with chronic illness, including many children, often have trouble explaining the level of pain they are in.
Some of the challenges they face are: burn out easily, neglect own bodies, skip lunch, frustrated, fatigue, working too many roles, bored, workload, overwhelmed, pressure, anxiety, depression, fear etc..
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Why chronic illness is a global health issue and the responsibility is not equally shared, there is a lack of communication, relationship conflicts and every person would be more self directed if outside influence stops.
This learning platform can help us to better understand the importance of why a positive attitude and a flexible mindset are key to the success in the recovery from a disabling chronic illness. Understanding empathy is the first step, but also we can contribute to the quality of a sufferer’s mental health and mental illness by listening more, hearing other points of view and learning the key statistics and facts of chronic illness and chronic pain.
It’s often necessary to gain needed accommodations at work or at home, proper medical care, support, and understanding. It can often feel isolating at times. If you need to talk confidentially you can call Samaritans on 116 123 at any time.
“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey
What are your thoughts on this article? Did you listen with empathy?
I thought I would post the comparison between the normal person’s Pandemic Life vs. My Disabled Life… currently. Because there are similarities and differences.
The same with a normal person’s experience with COVID-19 and having to stay at home with the stress, anxiety and rapid changes in their lives
How my experience being disabled is similar to the Pandemic Life
I have lost my job to being disabled, So Many have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I remember what that felt like. And I remember all the emotions and fear and anxiety that comes with that.
I went on disability and many are going on the Canadian EI package (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) to supply income… and both of us are aware of income instability. This doesn’t match our actual income (Mine more so, obviously, since it is less than 2000 a month)- This…