8 Ways to Cope with Distress

Carmen BryceBlog posts

A break up. Death. A bad grade. Breaking something expensive or timeless. A computer crashing. Burning your breakfast when you are running late. Missing an important holiday. Injuring yourself. Your phone dying. Moving to a new home. Not landing a job you applied for. Forgetting your wallet. Divorce. A medical diagnosis. At some point in your life, you will find … Read More

Getting a grip on panic attacks

Carmen BryceBlog posts

Here at MyMind, we know that stress and anxiety are things that affect people every day of the week, whether resulting from particular situations and experiences, or just day to day life. Quite commonly, these feelings of extreme stress or extreme anxiety can cause panic attacks. Recent research, conducted by Psychiatric Epidemiology Research across the Lifespan Group, have found that … Read More

The Leaving Cert: Only one of many paths

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As young people all over Ireland collect their Leaving Cert results, MyMind intern Kristine Brouder remembers being in their shoes and shares some advice on how to approach the day and beyond. Every year, when I hear that the Leaving Certificate results are approaching, I can vividly remember the way I felt the year I received mine (I think it’s … Read More

Overcoming Agoraphobia

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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

Living with an Anxiety Disorder

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We all get nervous or anxious from time to time when speaking in public, for example, studying for an exam, or just facing the every day stresses that life that throw at us. For some of us, however, anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives. People with Anxiety Disorders often have a tendency to … Read More