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What is depression? Most of us have had some periods of time in our lives when we have felt at least mild depression. Sometimes the feelings are linked to disappointments or losses, sometimes they are more like black moods descending upon us, not obviously linked to any event, and then dissipating after a while. Depression … Continue reading

8 October 2004 News 0 Comment

Learning Disability

The term ‘learning disability’ refers to a condition characterized by significant impairment in intellectual functioning. Individuals with a learning disability have difficulty understanding and learning new information, and generalising information to new situations. They also have limitations in two or more areas of adaptive skills, which may include communication, self-care, home living, social skills, self-direction, … Continue reading

7 October 2004 News 0 Comment


Children and adolescents, like adults, can have mental health concerns that interfere with the way they think, feel, and act. A person’s mental health influences their self-image, self-esteem, mood, energy, attention, and their interactions with the outside world. Mental health, like physical health, is important at every stage of life. When untreated, mental health concerns … Continue reading

6 October 2004 News 0 Comment


What is Sadness versus Depression? It’s not unusual for young people to experience “the blues” occasionally. Adolescence is always an unsettling time, with the many physical, emotional, psychological and social changes that accompany this stage of life. When a young person feels that he or she cannot meet the academic, social, or family expectations of … Continue reading

6 October 2004 News 0 Comment

Bermuda’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Today is the first day of Bermuda’s Mental Health Awareness Week, an initiative to boost understanding of the prevalence of mental illness and to combat the stigma associated with it, particularly among the 16 to 24 year-old age group. Recent research has shown that there is a lack of understanding and awareness of mental illness … Continue reading

5 October 2004 News 0 Comment


In ancient Greece bodily signs or stigmata were cut or burned onto people’s bodies to mark them as different. Today we use the word stigma to refer to the attitude people often have about others who suffer from mental health problems. How often does the assumption we make about people change when we find out … Continue reading

4 October 2004 News 0 Comment


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