All posts tagged: Mental health

Why the Dutch are euthanising physically healthy children – and could the UK be next?

Why the Dutch are euthanising physically healthy children – and could the UK be next?

Lisa, aged 40, is waiting to hear if she will be allowed to die. She is married and has two young children who don’t know she plans to end her life. There is just one more medication she has been told to try to treat her chronic depression, and then, she says, her request for euthanasia will be approved. The hardest part will be leaving her children, but she feels she has no choice. She plans to tell them, with the help of a grief counsellor, when she has set a date for her death. “It’s not that I want to die, it’s that I don’t want to live this life anymore,” she says. “I’ve tried everything there is.” Lisa, not her real name, is one of a small but growing number of people in the Netherlands choosing to end their lives on the basis of mental rather than physical illness. “My husband said, ‘as a human I can understand’, because he sees me suffering, and he can understand it’s enough,” she says. “But he …

America’s premier pronatalists on having ‘tons of kids’ to save the world, Marina Hyde on the election campaign trail, and is doing nothing the secret of happiness? – podcast | Life and style

America’s premier pronatalists on having ‘tons of kids’ to save the world, Marina Hyde on the election campaign trail, and is doing nothing the secret of happiness? – podcast | Life and style

Rishi Sunak is so convinced he can’t win he’s promising any old mad thing, while the Lib Dems are deliberately falling off paddleboards – Marina Hyde on the election. The couple on a mission to make it easier for everyone to have multiple children – Elon Musk (father of 11) is a supporter. Few of us have the money to take a long pause from work – but, as Anita Chaudhuri discovers, even a day can make a difference How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know Source link

Inside Goldie Hawn’s calming bedroom with Kurt Russell – and their morning routine

Inside Goldie Hawn’s calming bedroom with Kurt Russell – and their morning routine

Goldie Hawn has shared her morning routine with fans – and it’s so incredibly simple that we can all follow along.  In a new video shared on Instagram, Goldie was lying in her bed that she shares with partner Kurt Russell, revealing the relaxing ambiance she had created at her home. The queen-sized bed was covered in large luxurious square pillows, and a plethora of bouncy white sheets, covered in a white fleece blanket. A black arch headboard sat behind the bed, and the walls were covered in a gorgeous blue and white floral wallpaper.  The video, which you can watch below, is part of a new series for MindUp, and it saw Goldie in her pajamas as she revealed her morning routine that sets “the tone for a good day, one mindful moment at a time”.  Inside Goldie Hawn’s morning routine “When we wake up in the morning we don’t want to jump out of bed in the morning,” she began, “so there’s a few things I do and I thought I’d share them …

The 1 Thing You Should Never, Ever Text Someone With Anxiety

The 1 Thing You Should Never, Ever Text Someone With Anxiety

Texts are inherently difficult to decipher. Unlike in-person interactions or phone calls, these brief, digital messages lack many nonverbal cues ― such as eye contact, gestures or a smile ― that provide important context for what a person’s trying to say. As a result, texts often go misunderstood and, in some cases, are relationship killers, research has found. For people with anxiety, texting can be particularly tricky to navigate. Though communicating digitally may alleviate feelings of anxiety by helping people feel less self-conscious or inhibited, the ambiguity of some text messages can also cause people with anxiety to fill in the gaps and interpret vague messages more negatively than they were intended to be. This, in turn, can spike anxiety levels. One of the worst texts to send with someone with anxiety: “Can we talk?” If you have anxiety, this might have just sent a shiver down your spine. If you don’t, you may be wondering why the heck this even matters. Below, therapists break it all down. Why This Can Be So Triggering For …

10 Secrets Mentally Strong Humans Know That Others Don’t

10 Secrets Mentally Strong Humans Know That Others Don’t

Read this once for a pick-me-up. Re-read it daily to realize your fullest, most mentally strong potential. Here are 10 tiny secrets of the most mentally strong humans: 1. Nothing can hurt you when you know you have nothing to protect Self-esteem is an illusion. You can’t damage what is made up. You are unfathomably bigger than the idea you hold of yourself in your mind. 2. You were already a success the day you were born Life is a miracle, and getting here means you already won. Allow the time you’re alive in the world to play, create, and thrive from a position of realized strength. 3. Any criticism you receive may seem like an attack, but it’s not about you It is always a projection rooted in personal insecurity. It is never about you. They are resisting their thoughts about you, not you. RELATED: 4 Reasons Why You’re Getting Criticism At Work And What You Can Do About It 4. Any stress you feel is you responding to your thoughts and feeling your …

5 Signs You’re Leaving Survival Mode

5 Signs You’re Leaving Survival Mode

Finding yourself in survival mode can begin to feel suffocating. It might always feel like you’re on edge, anxious, and drained. And even though we do our best to help ourselves, it can be tricky to gauge our success. So, how do we tell if the steps we’re taking to get out of survival mode are actually working? Therapist and trauma expert Logan Cohen shares five signs that you’re on the path to healing and getting out of survival mode. 5 Signs You’re Leaving Survival Mode 1. You understand that what our culture sees as normal can be dysfunctional Wondering if you’re getting out of survival mode? One sure sign is when you start to recognize that what our society considers normal is actually dysfunction. RELATED: The Street-Smart Survival Tactic So Effective It’s Been Used Since 300 B.C. I had a personal experience with this when my fiance and I watched a video of a girl who insisted that her boyfriend shouldn’t be allowed to open doors to other women. “It’s disrespectful,” the girl expressed …

This Is Your Brain And Body On Grief

This Is Your Brain And Body On Grief

I lost my cat this year. I’d had him since 2011 and he’d seen me through health problems, heartache, and three house moves. We were really close. Closer than I had ever previously thought was possible with a pet, actually. His death wasn’t quite sudden but it did only happen a couple of weeks after I’d been told he was dying. I’d always dreaded the day that I’d lose him but not even really having the time to say goodbye or see him out the way that I felt that he deserved broke my heart. His name was Collie. He wasn’t my first loss, and he certainly won’t be my last, but with losing him came the heavy feelings of grief and loss that are now all-too-familiar to me. Ultimately, as much as I’ve tried to control my grief and keep myself together, as I cried on the floor listening to Taylor Swift sing the words, “You’re the loss of my life”, I was quickly reminded that grief fundamentally changes the brain and I don’t …

The Family of Irvo Otieno Criticizes Move to Withdraw Murder Charges Against 5 Deputies

The Family of Irvo Otieno Criticizes Move to Withdraw Murder Charges Against 5 Deputies

A Virginia judge has signed off on a prosecutor’s request to withdraw charges against five more people in connection with the 2023 death of Irvo Otieno, a young man who was pinned to the floor for about 11 minutes while being admitted to a state psychiatric hospital. Judge Joseph Teefy of Dinwiddie Circuit Court on Sunday approved the prosecutor’s motion to nolle prosequi — or effectively drop for now — the case against five sheriff’s deputies, according to court records. The prosecutor could still seek to renew the charges, attorneys involved with the matter said. The move means prosecutions are now actively pending for just three of the 10 Henrico County deputies and Central State Hospital workers initially charged with second-degree murder in Otieno’s death, which was captured on video that sparked outrage and calls for mental health and law enforcement reforms. Otieno, a 28-year-old Black man, had been taken into custody in suburban Richmond amid a mental health crisis. He was initially transported to a private hospital but later jailed after law enforcement officials …

How I found happiness after trauma

How I found happiness after trauma

Charlie Webster, 41, has lived shoulder-to-shoulder with trauma her whole life.  She grew up in Sheffield in the nineties, raised by a teenage mother in an abusive household and was sexually abused by her athletics coach when she was 18. Despite a difficult start, Charlie went on to pursue a career in television: “I was very much motivated by the fact that I felt like I never had a voice,” she tells HELLO!  The effects of her traumatic childhood came to haunt her when she became critically ill in 2016 and ended up in a coma. In that state, she relived memories from her past that she’d previously suppressed: “Everything that had happened to me was sat inside me with so much pain,” she recalled.   Following work with a psychologist, Charlie came to terms with what had happened to her and created a documentary about her experience, Nowhere to Run: Abused by our coach, which led to a change in UK law.   WATCH: Nowhere to Run – Abused by our Coach trailer It …

9 Tiny Things You Absolutely Need For A Healthy, Happy Mind | Leah Benson

9 Tiny Things You Absolutely Need For A Healthy, Happy Mind | Leah Benson

Want to know whether your love or mental health is in as tip-top shape as it could be? It’s said that if you have these nine things, you have a healthy mind. Here are 9 things you absolutely need for a healthy, happy mind: 1. Happiness Of course, you need happiness for a healthy mind and a happy life, but there are a lot of misconceptions about what happiness is. Happiness is not a momentary response to a particular situation in your life: it is a general state of being. Some might call it contentment, or a sense of well-being. If you do not have an overall feeling of happiness about yourself and your life, despite whatever ups and downs your day-to-day life might bring you, you are missing a piece of the mental health puzzle. RELATED: 7 Tiny Hobbies That Will Make You Mentally Healthier Than 98% Of People 2. Flexibility (and not the kind you get from yoga) Do things have to be “just so” for you to be happy, or can you be flexible …