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Depression is not suicide!

Regarding the recent references made to the pilot who brought down an aircraft, killing all 150 on board in a suspected suicide action, he was more than depressed I would guess! Depression is about feeling isolated, misunderstood, inadequate and unhappy.   Not about feeling suicidal or murderous.  There was much more to his mental health issues, including a break down which is more likely to lead to unstable reactions. Two

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Timing is everything!

Yes it is!   You can plan, organise and co-ordinate your project or you life - but if something knocks the timing out it can throw it all of course!   Or bring it about too quickly for comfort maybe. My favourite saying has been "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail" and I live by that - naturally, even before I counselled and coached!  It was the bane of

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Take the scary steps toward your dreams too!

Our thoughts shape our feelings and our feelings create action (taking steps forward) or inaction (fear).   Take of your thoughts then and find reassurances, encouragement and motivation wherever you can, especially when you need it.  So look anyway so when you need it, you can go and find it – keep your eyes and ears open, your heart open to new ideas and take the steps you need to to

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Asking for help isn’t easy…

Help or support, advice and knowledge - that's all helpful.  But when you ask and you don’t get quite what you need, it puts you off! You can or maybe do ask family initially, then friends, and maybe colleagues not only for work related problems and then turn to a professional.     I was in a this week and unable to decide what sort of support I needed but I

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