Episode 55 – Chronic Illness and Mental Health with The Secret Psychiatrist pt 1

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Trigger warning: this podcast discusses adjustment disorder when someone is going through a period of change such as chronic health conditions.

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Happiful Magazine

Thanks to the lovely people at Happiful Magazine who have sponsored Sydney to attend the Mental Health First Aid Course this July.  We will be bringing you some special episodes on the course as Becky has completed the young people’s Mental Health First Aid Course.

If you haven’t heard of Happiful Magazine before here is what they are trying to do: Their mission is to create a healthier, happier, more sustainable society. Aiming to provide informative, inspiring and topical stories about mental health and wellbeing. They want to break the stigma of mental health in society, and to shine a light on the positivity and support that should be available for everyone, no matter their situation. The e-magazine is free. Hard copies are available, see their website for more details.

If you need to talk you can contact:

Samaritans on:

Mental Health Resources:

Rethink Mental Illness

Mind The Mental Health Charity

  • Infoline: 0300 123 3393 (Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)
  • Text: 86463
  • http://bit.ly/2p6rntK

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One Reply to “Episode 55 – Chronic Illness and Mental Health with The Secret Psychiatrist pt 1”

  1. I am a 60 years old woman. I am on my own.
    I had my previous long term employment terminated after 24, years service.
    I went through a 4 year period within that employment of being actively targeted by hirachy staff colluding to have me removed.
    It has had a huge impact on my life. Especially in trusting that I will be emotionally safe in the workplace.
    I have become suspicious & reactive in trying to keep myself from bullying gaslighting.
    The results are crippling fear in any workplace.
    There is a history of Mental health issues mainly anxiety.
    I for many years feel as though I am just here to try & survive – especially in relationships – be they personal or work.
    I am so very critical of myself – I now lack any confidence in the workplace ,- this effects my ability to concentrate/or learn new skills.
    I am just about to trial for an Administrative position. I don’t think I will be able to handle rejection if I go through another termination
    My body reacts to my thoughts of negativity/fear & then I become physically ill.
    I want to hide away depression creeps in. I just feel helpless to look after myself
    Addiction has also been a contributing factor for the same time frame approximately 7 years.

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