It's been Mental Health Awareness Week with an enormous amount of news coverage of this topic. I think most of us know at least one person affected by mental health problems, probably more given that the statistics say that one in three of us who consult their GPs has a mental health problem at any one time and i'm wondering what people's thoughts are about why this illness is rising so much. Is it our lifestyles, our diet, our expectations of life. Or perhaps we are overly influenced by advertising showing us what we 'can' and 'should' buy, own and how we should look.............The list of possibilities is endless. What do others think is causing this problem and how can we address it? Is it the government's responsibility to offer mental health care, should we be working to find ways to beat this ourselves or perhaps a combination of the two. It's a growing problem, what are people's thoughts on this?
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Ladies, I have just been watching an interesting programme on the menopause 'Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me' which is very relevant to me at the moment, as I have been taking HRT to ward off the most awful symptoms for 7 years, but having had 3 DVTs have now decided it's better to stop. The symptoms are starting to return and I'm dreading coping with the onslaught of physical and emotional problems. I would be interested to know how any of you have managed these. I understand that of course not all women are affected in the same way, some hardly at all and some, like myself, are so hormonally battered that life becomes a real challenge. Please share if you feel able to talk about this subject which is very often brushed under the carpet and dismissed as 'something to just get through'
I'm wondering what people's views are on free weight loss surgery when the NHS is struggling to cope with mundane day to day health care. Should people be made/encouraged to deal with this, perhaps with the support of slimming groups or do you think it's something the taxpayer should be funding?
I was just wondering how others cope with living alone and having chronic health issues. I have been slowly going downhill for a couple of years and the latest is a worrying development after having an MRI of my brain which has shown 'lots of abnormalities' and now a referral to Neurology for a diagnosis. Yes, i'm scared and wondering how I will cope if this downward spiral continues. I'd be grateful for others' thoughts and experiences on this please.
Just thought I would post this as so many here are suffering from pain most due to arthritis, I have had every pain killer going and anti-inflammatory medicine out there but the Golden Paste works better than any of them, take a minute and go to the Turmeric user page of facebook for all the information and the recipe https://www.facebook.com/groups/turmericusergroupuk/
Since February we , as a couple have lost 7 family members ! 4 my side and 3 from my husbands side ! Son's partner little boy has been really ill, now last night I heard that my "new " sister has had a major heart attack ! ( her husband only died in Sept ! ) I only found her 15 years ago ! 4 hours drive from where she lives from me ! Just waiting for news from her children now. Apparently her heart had stopped for 15-20 mins until they got it going again ! Expecting bad news today.......😔😔😔 please 2016....... let's just get to the end of the year without more bad news !!!!!!! Me; 3 brothers in laws ( Feb, Aug, Sept) 1 cousin ( died July) 1 Aunty ( died Aug) Husband; brother ( February) Nephew ( did 10 weeks after his Dad ! ) Cousin ( died other day)