Create a safe and supportive environment, trying to understand that the sufferer does not want to have the mental illness just as much as you do not want them to have it. Be non-judgemental and listen without prejudice, no matter how difficult the situation. Find...read more
Hope with Anxiety
Anxiety is a familiar word, one which seems hard to escape from in today’s busy world. It affects more than 280 million people worldwide from all walks of life, and can be a completely debilitating and isolating mental illness. In this new book, Lynn Crilly brings her warm, non-judgemental, family-friendly approach to bear on the rising tide of contemporary anxiety, exacerbated by political and economic uncertainty, climate change, social media and a world that is being transformed ever more rapidly. She looks at how anxiety manifests, how it relates to other mental health issues and what the many options are for treatment and restoring well-being. As ever, she draws on a wide range of health practitioners to explain therapeutic options – both mainstream and alternative – and thereby provide a truly varied toolkit with something for every individual to try. Throughout, case histories support, confirm and illustrate the practical information, always with the emphasis on hope for leading a fulfilled life unconstrained by the effects of anxiety.