I think I’m good at hiding my mental health difficulties, but I know there are times that they crawl out and completely overwhelm me.
For our Video Blog this month, we have interviewed researcher George Parker about their studies of fatphobia in healthcare, and the importance of centring compassion, justice and care:
This month it’s ‘body’ month on DPSN. We’ve asked our bloggers to let us know their thoughts on things like body image (both positive and negative), gender diversity, unique functioning or physical well-being.
Feeding the need to been seen is something many people do. I do it! Facebook and Instagram are the perfect virtual avenues for us to ‘be seen’.
This month we talk to Lucy, about her two obsessions – Harry Potter and One Direction.
There’s a lot of talk about addiction these days: to drugs, alcohol, sex, porn, coffee, food, cigarettes. You name it, if it makes you feel good, you’re addicted. But here’s a couple of other addictive “circumstances” we don’t talk about: certainty and knowing. If there are a couple of things we all crave for, it’s assurance and understanding.
This month’s theme on DPSN is ‘addictions’. We’ve asked our bloggers to let us know what they think when they hear the term ‘addiction’. From personal experiences, social and cultural attitudes in New Zealand, stories of supporting others, through to the perspective of those who work in public health. As always, we’re keen for you…
In this month’s guest blog, Philip Patston introduces us to DPSN’s very own resident celebrity…himself! “Many readers will be familiar with who I am from my other writing and my performing persona, but for those of you to who don’t know me – or who may want to know more about me – let me belatedly introduce myself…”