TSHP279: World Mental Health Day

What’s Coming This Episode? October 10th is World Mental Health Day. It feels as though mental health is only just starting to be discussed openly and honestly. It’s hard to quantify just how big of a problem poor mental health is but, with 800,000 suicides globally each year then it’s safe to say we’ve got […]

Suicide

Today, as I write this, it is ‘International Mental Health Day’. Ed and I got talking on the podcast about suicide and mental health service provision in the UK. Sadly in the UK we closed most of the long stay psychiatric hospitals in favour of ‘care in the community’ services which failed badly. From my […]

TSHP278: What do we do when disaster strikes?

What’s Coming This Episode? Disaster has struck in Indonesia this week – a huge earthquake and tsunami has claimed the lives of many and left countless others homeless. Once the shock of an event like this has passed, how do we come to terms with our loss? Also, disaster can take many forms, so how […]

How to prepare for a personal tsunami

The thing about a Tsunami is if we are prepared then we have a chance of getting to safety and limiting the damage. It is when it comes out of the blue, we didn’t see it coming or we were side swiped, then it becomes difficult. The poor people in Indonesia have just suffered a […]

Personality Disorders

For some reason human beings need to name things. It has something to do with our need to create order and know where we stand and what is going on. In the Biblical story of Genesis and the process of creation it comes to the point when God parades all the animals of the earth, […]

Should Humans Hibernate?

We received a message from a listener enquiring about hibernation. They noted how in the winter months they become less social and more irritable and asked is hibernation normal? Well, the answer is yes, but not sleeping like a bear. More like slowing down and losing some energy that we would normally get from the […]

TSHP275: Trial by Twitter

What’s Coming This Episode? Social media has given us immense power. We can contact almost anyone at any time and share our thoughts with them. Ain’t that wonderful? Well, not always. People are learning some HARD lessons about how to wield this power. Are you ready to learn those lessons the easy way? Enjoy the […]

Trial by Twitter

In this weeks podcast Ed and I were reviewing the recent spate of media induced conflicts from Colleen Nolan’s spat with Kim on Loose Women, through the strange behaviours of Roxanne Pallet on Big Brother, to Kirsty Allsopp revelation of having smashed her son’s iPads because they failed to comply with the rules on screen […]