Category Archives: Women

Stress Management for Women

Depending on where a woman is in her life she may feel overloaded, or unable to cope with the responsibilities that she has. Women are known as the great ‘multi taskers’ but that doesn’t mean that they don’t sometimes require downtime which is where stress management for women is important.   The types of stressors […]


RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS Relationships with partners, friends and family are very important, and women in particular, are very aware of this fact. Accordingly, problems and arguments in relationships can feel extremelypainful and seem overwhelming. In crisis situations such as this, people sometimes have thoughts of suicide to escape the situation. However, do keep in mind that life and relationships […]

Other Solutions

Talking, excercise, medication, rest. Talking to a friend, or even spending time with a friend without talking, can be extremely helpful when you are distressed. If friends are not available there are 24hr helplines who will talk to you in confidence, they will not ask for your name or try to trace you phone number. Counsellors, psychologists […]

Stopping arguments

Dealing with conflict Conflict is a major source of stress in the life of many people.  It is important to be calmly confident if possible, when facing a conflict situation.  It is also very useful to KEEP YOUR VOICE DOWN when in a conflict situation, thus automatically pressurising the other person to do the same. […]

Improving your Relationship

IMPROVING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PARTNER A good relationship, in which you can talk to your partner about anything and everything is THE MOST IMPORTANT PROTECTION AGAINST DEVELOPING DEPRESSION at times of stress.  On the other hand, difficulties in the relationship between two people is one of the most common causes of depression.  The following […]

Things that help now

Suicidal thoughts can be beaten! They are distorted information taking over your thinking when you are feeling down If your suicidal ideas are strong, the following tips may help you. 1) Try to see the suicidal ideas as symptoms of an illness, not part of you. They are alien thoughts trying to destroy you. Get help from family, […]

Depression…a good summary

WHAT IS DEPRESSION OR DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS? We use the term “depression” in normal conversation to describe distress or unhappiness following an unpleasant event that has happened to us. This depression is a perfectly normal response of course, is usually short-lived, and usually resolves rapidly, without the need for any specific treatment. In contrast, depressive illness, […]