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Starting a new job can be extremely daunting especially for a shy introvert.     But everyone has been the ‘new kid’ at some stage in their life. You are not the first but you won’t be the last so milk it for as long as you can (joking... or am I?)     This… Continue reading

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Hope to keep going when you feel like quitting

In a few words…   Life is hard.   No matter who you are and what you go through LIFE IS HARD.   2019 has been incredibly difficult. I don’t like to say its one of the hardest years of my life because its not. I have a place to live and I have my… Continue reading Hope to keep going when you feel like quitting

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Black Men and Mental Health

I’ve often heard that Black men in particular are expected to act strong at all times.   Why is that?   Growing up, I don’t ever recall seeing or hearing black men discuss their most intimate feelings and you can FORGET about crying.   Black men are expected to be tough at all times and… Continue reading Black Men and Mental Health

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Mental Health Stigma in the Black community

In lieu of black history month and my current studies, I have been astounded about the differences in diagnosis between black people and our white counterparts.   During my lecture titled: Culture and Global mental health, I learned that Trinidadians living in the uk are 5-12 times more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia compared… Continue reading Mental Health Stigma in the Black community

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September is suicide prevention month

  In the UK alone, according to ons there were 6507 registered suicides.   That is a tremendous about of people. Suicide is a very sensitive topic that should not be taken lightly, I cannot fathom the thought process of those considering to take their own lives. For some people, they believe that suicide is… Continue reading September is suicide prevention month

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A journey to healing

  Everyone is on their own journey. Our personal journey can not be measured, quantified nor do we know how long we will be on the journey… the journey healing. Healing is one of the most important obstacles that we have to overcome. Healing from trauma, hurt, disappointment, abandonment.. the list goes on. We all… Continue reading A journey to healing

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Being an empath: A blessing and a curse

  My name is Candice and I am an empath. I and sure that you’ve have all heard of the term empath but for those who do not know the definition or the traits that an empath entail, I’ll tell you all about it. **Are you an empath? Take this test and find out** According… Continue reading Being an empath: A blessing and a curse

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Tracking your mental health daily

  Everything is splendid. Work is going well. You get along with your colleagues. Your relationships are blossoming. Everything is looking up and up which is great, but this is LIFE. Life will throw curve balls at you when you’re least expecting. You cannot control every detail of your life however; you can control how… Continue reading Tracking your mental health daily

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Taking risks to protect your mental health

Protect your mental health at ALL costs! It should be your number one priority. If you’re not happy, it effects everything around you: your relationships, work...everything. I’ve come to a point in my life where anything and anyone that is having an impact on my mental health has got to go! Therefore, my job has… Continue reading Taking risks to protect your mental health

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Monitoring Your Wellbeing

As some of you may know, we are currently in the second week in May aka Mental Health Awareness Week (in the UK). Throughout the week, the media has done a tremendous amount of work to discuss mental health in depth across all platforms. Many people young and old have discussed their ongoing battle of… Continue reading Monitoring Your Wellbeing