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Five myths about depression that need to be challenged

‘Mental health awareness is improving but there’s still work to be done,’ says counsellor Lynn Crilly. Here are five common misconceptions around depression.

Food

Chocolate can cure depression

A 2019 study, examining associations between chocolate consumption and depressive symptoms, found that eating dark chocolate may positively affect your mood and relieve symptoms of depression.

Health & Ageing

Sneaky depression triggers as you age

While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason.

Health news

Trust your gut and ask if they’re okay – any day

On R U OK? Day – and every day – take the time to check in with friends, family and yourself.

Mental Health

Winter’s SAD toll – are you experiencing these symptoms?

Shorter days and less sunlight can take a toll on our mood and general wellness in winter, but could it also be a case of Seasonal Affective Disorder?

News

Mediterranean diet can help treat depression

Along with its many recognised health benefits, the Mediterranean diet is being promoted as a way to tackle mental health problems, especially for those with major depressive disorders.

Health news

There are things you can do to lessen your sorrow

Doctors believe grief can weaken the immune system, making people prone to infections such as colds or shingles.

Health news

Early-birds less prone to depression

Early to bed and early to rise may be the keys to being less prone to depression.

News

Can mental health apps change your life?

Stay calm and take a deep breath. Here are four mental health apps that could help you through periods of stress or anxiety.

Health news

Strategies to reduce your risk of dementia

While we can’t change our age or genetic profile, we can make adjustments to our lifestyle to reduce our dementia risk

Mental Health

Thoughtful home design helps lighten seniors’ moods

Your surroundings at home have a large bearing on your mental health as you age. And if you live alone or are isolated from your family, then the chances of acquiring depression increase.

News

Who knew that there are dozens of retirement coaches?

I’ve worked for 40 years and I can’t imagine not working. Could a retirement coach help me get my head around the concept?

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