Anxiety & stress Articles

How to Help a Friend with Anxiety

by Andrea Blundell Your friend is so worked up over something, you worry they are about to have a panic attack. How can you help a friend with anxiety? How to recognise anxiety Stress is a logical response to overwhelm. Your friend or loved one will have a reason for their stress. Their boss has...

What is Selective Mutism?

Does your child stop talking entirely in certain environments? Have teachers mentioned there might be an issue? Or do you yourself struggle to speak in some situations and suffer because of it? It might be selective mutism. What is selective mutism? Selective mutism means that in certain environments, or around certain people, you experience a...

What is Trichotillomania? Why Hair Pulling is Serious

We joke “I’m pulling my hair out” when we’re stressed. But hair pulling is actually a real and even dangerous habit for some people, referred to as ‘trichotillomania’.  What is trichotillomania? Trichotillomania, or “trich”, for short, is a long-term mental health disorder where you can’t stop yourself from pulling out your hair.  Also referred to...