Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger, whereby an automatic alarm goes off (the amygdala) whenever you feel threatened, under pressure, or stressed. . Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when speaking in public for instance, or when going through financial difficulty or when facing new situations.
Grief and Loss
Grief and Loss are an inevitable part of life. Grief has many causes, death of a loved one, job loss, relationship breakdown, ageing and emigration to name a few. Grief is an important emotion as it facilitates our healing from the losses and separations in life. While it is a universal emotion, everyone experiences and shows grief differently.
Depression is a very common condition which affects more than 450,000 people in Ireland (one in ten) at any one time. Any of us, irrespective of age, gender or background, can be affected at some point in our life. Depression is different from feeling down or sad. Unhappiness is something which everyone feels at one time or another, usually due to a particular cause.
Adjusting to change can be difficult, as even positive life transitions tend to cause some stress. Over the course of a lifetime, a person can expect to experience a significant amount of change. Some of these changes, such as marriages, births, and new jobs, are generally positive, although they may be accompanied by their own unique stressors.