Posts Tagged ‘depression’


5 ways to manage stress in your life

Stress managementStress kills and we all want to live long lives. What do you do to reduce stress? Here’s what I recommend

1. Get enough sleep

2. Eat when you’re hungry

3. Drink water before you feel thirsty

4. Move your body everyday whether you exercise or walk for fun, it doesn’t matter, just MOVE

5. Stop blaming others for how your life has turned out, it’s dis-empowering to you

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Suicide…it takes courage to ask for help

Today Beyond IQ helped save a 15 yr old boys life. Together with his school principal we created an environment in which he felt safe enough to break his silence. To hear him say the words, “I want to die” and to see him have the courage to speak these words to his mum, was truly a moving experience. There were tears all round as the impact of his words landed on our hearts.


Why is mental health such an important issue in the workplace today?

Firstly, psychological problems are estimated to affect 45% of people at some stage in their life, and as many as 20% of the population in any given year.  And secondly, don’t most of us spend around half of our waking hours at work? Mental illness doesn’t discriminate on the basis of employment status; we bring our mental health problems to work just as we bring our physical health problems to work.  More importantly for this discussion, the number of people experiencing mental disorders as a result of their work environment is on the rise.