Understanding Stress

What is stress and what causes stress? Stress is a response to a stressor. A stressor is one of the following: A threat Unpredictability Out of our control A major loss A major change Stress is a biological response, but it is also a cognitive assessment so if we...

Understanding Depression

What is Depression?   Depression is a prolonged sadness, flat or low mood experienced over weeks, months, or years. The nature of depression means it impacts our quality of life and relationships, often daily. It is a common medical condition, with one in seven...

Understanding Anxiety

What is Anxiety? Anxiety is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that includes generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorders and OCD. Behind these conditions are the emotions of fear and, to a lessor...