Topics : Mental Wellbeing

What Makes Most People Happy

What’s in happiness? Counselling psychologist and CARITAS Malta director Dr Anthony Gatt says that most people are happy when they have some money, invest in relationships, lead a simple lifestyle, live with appreciation and acceptance, are altruistic, have a good laugh and have a meaning for living.  #Happiness 1: Adequate Means To Go By Studies […]Read More

Prayer For Fear Of Abandonment

A PRAYER FOR THE FEAR OF ABANDONMENT In your punctured, swollen head In your scourge-torn fleshIn the gaping holes of your hands and feetbut above all In your lacerated side I lay my fear of abandonment The fear, fear, fearChasing me in the foggy darknessI run sightless onwardbreathlessI runworshipping what I should love I lay the void eating away at my […]Read More

"I’ve Hit Rock Bottom" – Getting The Basics Right To

Helpful tips on how to get out of rock bottom situations by counselling psychologist and CARITAS Malta director Anthony Gatt. Rock bottom meaning & examples The phrase rock bottom can be used when one is feeling heavily weighed down by a very tough or tragic moment in one’s life. When you’ve hit rock bottom, emotionally the situation feels […]Read More

"I Faced My Fear Of Being Unloved" – Facing The

This short article aims to make the reader aware of the roots of rejection, the fear of being unloved and give a spiritual response to encourage the reader to delve more into this topic. It is based on the writer’s own experience of facing fear in her life, which she did through the psychological programme ASCA […]Read More

Top Pope Benedict Quotes About Mental Health

TOP POPE BENEDICT 16TH MENTAL HEALTH QUOTES 1. The situation of mental health in the world “The problems connected with mental disturbance that now afflicts one-fifth of humanity and is a real social-health care emergency.” 2. To workers and volunteers in the mental health sector “I commend pastoral workers and voluntary associations and organisations to support […]Read More

Prayer For Wellbeing

POEM: SHORT PRAYER FOR WELLBEINGEdmund Pace Lord grant me serenityAnd in your wisdom peaceTo render unto world, goodWhat wrong it gave me cease Lord in your unending patienceMake fit what I do badTo enter through to HeavenHeart happy and mind glad Lord I have to thank youFor all that you bestowFor all the twists untwistedFor […]Read More

What Role Does Spirituality Play In Mental Health?

Dr Michael Galea replies that both research and experience show that taking into consideration one’s spirituality is crucial to offer a holistic treatment contribute to the wellbeing of a person experiencing mental health issues. “Increasingly, both human experience and empirically based evidence strongly suggest that wellbeing is to be holistic in scope in order to be truly valid, with […]Read More

My Psychosis Recovery: Love, Medicine & Faith

Nicole Casha* from Malta, talks about her successful recovery story from two psychotic episodes which she experienced once as a teenager and another as a young adult and how through support and medication she managed to get back on her feet.  “I came at a point where I lost my job, my boyfriend, my physical health, […]Read More

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