Mental Health Articles
Articles to raise awareness and offer support for looking after your mental health.
This section focuses on articles relating to mental health conditions, their development and ideas around support for these.
Featured Mental Health Articles
Personality Disorder and Attachment
Theories of personality highlight that early experiences linked to parental care giving and trauma all can play a role in Personality Disorder. Attachment theory helps to understand how these impact on adult personality…
Social Isolation in a Sociable World
Someone who is socially isolated is often perceived as being a quiet, introverted individual who avoids social situations or prefers their own company.
Mental Health Quotes
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pleasure is first found in anticipation, later in memoryGustave Flaubert
Out of our vulnerabilities will come our strengthSigmund Freud
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Social Isolation in a
Someone who is socially isolated is often perceived as being a quiet, introverted individual who avoids social situations or prefers their own company. However, sometimes it is the most sociable, extrovert individuals who feel the most lonely, isolated and excluded.
In Jeff Young’s Schema Therapy theory, the social isolation (also referred to as social exclusion) schema is a lifelong pattern of feeling like you don’t fit in.
Understanding Cognitive Behaviour
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is sometimes explained using the metaphor of a mountain or iceberg.
Whilst we see the tip of these, their foundations bury for miles underground (in the case of mountains, the roots are upto 5.6 times greater!).
Do you ever feel like you fall into the same unhelpful patterns of thinking and acting, as if you know you don’t want to but can’t stop yourself?
A schema is a self-defeating life pattern of thinking, emotion, and physical sensation. They include our memories and how we view the world. These patterns are long standing and become more entrenched as we go through life.