The path to healing after sexual abuse

Carmen BryceBlog posts

Sexual abuse can leave the victim feeling helpless, alone, and scared. Some victims of sexual assault, abuse and harassment may keep the abuse hidden, fearing blame, judgement or unwanted pity. They may fear that people will look at them differently or treat them in a certain way. This understandable fear can be a significant barrier to breaking the wall of … Read More

Beneath the helmet

Carmen BryceBlog posts

This week, MyMind Ambassador Brendan Doyle is writing from the Winter Olympics training centre in Lake Placid, NY. Brendan talks about how his dedication to and love of his sport has helped him overcome the anxiety he struggled with every day.  If you’re familiar with my story, you know the experience I’ve had with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. You might … Read More

Overcoming Agoraphobia

Tess BradyBlog posts

What does Agoraphobia mean to you? Many people assume that agoraphobia is simply a fear of open spaces but it’s more complex than this. Agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult, or help wouldn’t be available if things go wrong. Most of us feel some anxiety at different times in our lives, however, it becomes … Read More

Understanding phobias

Carmen BryceBlog posts

Phobias

Show of hands – who isn’t afraid of anything in this world? The world can be a scary place, and it’s common to have a fear or fears – rational or not – about something. Perhaps you are terrified of heights, creepy crawlies or open water. Perhaps, and for reasons you’re unsure of, the thought of visiting the dentist strikes … Read More