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Men, Women & Grief

April 30, 2014 Health Comments Off on Men, Women & Grief

Did you know that Women and Men grieve differently?

Everyone grieves in their own particular and individual way, it is a very personal time and how we cope or don’t cope will affect us differently. We are probably more aware of how women grieve as they are so much more public with their feelings. But if men are to be adequately and appropriately supported, we need to understand how their way of grieving often differs from that of women.

Women and Grief

Women are usually very good at seeking support for themselves and supporting each other. They tend to relieve their emotional pain through open expression of it, and verbalising it in the company of others. When women encounter difficulties with grieving, it is more often not because they don’t accommodate the emotional experience of grief, but because they pay to little attention to the tasks, challenges, and practicalities of restoration: attending to life changes,

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Insomnia

April 30, 2014 Health Comments Off on Insomnia

Warning Signs of a Problem with Insomnia

Tick all the signs that are familiar

Difficulty staying asleep
Waking up too early at the end of a sleep period
Difficulty getting back to sleep after waking
Feeling worried, annoyed, frustrated, anxious or angry at bedtime or while lying in bed trying to go to sleep
Racing thought when trying to go to sleep or when waking in the nightcup of tea
Feeling physically or mentally tired during the day
Your sleep has been disturbed for 3 or more days per week for at least a month
Sleep disturbance is causing you significant personal distress or interferes with your social life or ability to work

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PTSD

April 29, 2014 Health Comments Off on PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a set of mental health symptoms that can develop in someone who has experienced a traumatic event. While anyone can develop PTSD after a traumatic event, not everyone does.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a set of mental health symptoms that occur after someone has experienced a traumatic event. Not all people who are exposed to a traumatic event will develop mental health problems, most will recover with few or no symptoms. For those that do PTSD will affect some, while others may develop other issues such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Children may also develop separation anxiety, phobias, and other behavioural problems such as oppositional behaviour.

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