The Social Media Psychologist (long read)

I recently hit 10,000 followers on Instagram. It’s great to be reaching so many people with information about mental health, but it’s making me wonder whether as a psychologist I should be on social media at all…

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The New Blue

So, while I firmly believe in a holistic approach to depression, ‘environmental’ reasons are often looked for when actually a biological or physiological reason may be staring you in the face. Of course, the biological reason may create environmental reasons so it’s a bit of a tangle. But every reason needs to be listened to and understood. Sometimes when women talk about their sadness or worry there is an expectation that this is just one of those womanly things that we have to deal with – our pain isn’t taken seriously.

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