Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.
Depression is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. Depression is different from feeling down or sad. Depression is sometime hard to accept, often hidden and difficult to manage.
Suicidal thoughts, or suicidal ideation, means thinking about or planning suicide.Thoughts can range from a detailed plan to a fleeting consideration... Most people who experience suicidal ideation do not carry it through, although some may make suicide attempts. Anyone who has suicidal thoughts should ask for help.
Bereavement usually means losing someone we love through death and also follows on from change and loss. It is a devastating event. There is no time limit to how long we can experience the sense of loss and how this can effect our long term health, physically and emotionally. Talking about loss can help to learn to live without the ones we love.
Relationship issues or low self esteem
Building a sense of self worth in this day and age can be challenging.
Unhealthy relationships can affect self-esteem and affect our daily happiness.
Sometimes we need help in learning to love oneself and encourage good relationships.
Eating disorder/self harming
Unhealthy coping strategies can in turn become symptoms of underlying emotional challenges but can become problems in themselves. Eating disorders, self harming, substance misuse are to name a few but these can be complex but learning to understand how and why we have come to develop such behaviour with support can help build belief that recovery is possible.