To Medicate Or Not To Medicate?

To medicate or not to medicate

Society has placed a stigma on mental health medications and their use and this has been ongoing for decades. Although in recent years, the use of mental health medications have been more widely accepted, there is still an underlying misconception that taking mental health medication is just a crutch for people who are too weak to manage their problems and that they’re just not trying hard enough to feel good and get better.

Being “Normal” – The Myth, The Mindset, The Misconception

being normal

Hey FFFN-ers!  Our blog this week talks about being “NORMAL” – a term that is rather pertinent given the name of our brand and what we represent! So to kick off this instalment, here’s the intellectual bit: What is “NORMAL”?  It is a core feature of being successfully accepted as a member of society. Normality… click to read more.

Coping With Change: How to Face Fear and the “New Normal”

If there is one thing that is a constant in life, it’s change.  Although expected throughout life’s trajectory, change isn’t always easy to navigate. As humans, we often fear the unknown.  We are innately more secure in our comfort zones and steering off course can be daunting.  Even if the status quo isn’t as wonderfully… click to read more.

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of stigma is “negative feelings that people have about particular circumstances or characteristics that somebody may have” When relating this to mental health conditions, someone diagnosed with a disorder may be viewed negatively and treated differently. They may be made to feel worthless and ashamed, as if they… click to read more.

How to Support Loved Ones with Mental Health Challenges

Here at FFFN, we often receive messages and read comments on our socials about how people are supporting loved ones who are experiencing mental health challenges. As humans, we instinctively want to protect and care for those we see are suffering.  When that person is a family member or friend, someone we have an emotional… click to read more.