Smoking and Mental Health

Smoking and Mental Health

These days, the physical health risks of smoking use are well known, but most people don’t realize the effect that smoking can have on your mental health. Many Veterans turn to smoking in an attempt to cope with bad moods and stress. But any relief from smoking is only temporary. It can actually increase stress …

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Loneliness

Loneliness

Everybody feels lonely from time to time. When we have no one to sit next to at lunch, when we move to a new city, or when nobody has time for us at the weekend. But over the last few decades, this occasional feeling has become chronic for millions. In the UK, 60% of 18 …

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How Childhood Trauma Can Make You A Sick Adult

How Childhood Trauma Can Make You A Sick Adult

What we found in the ACE study involving seventeen and a half thousand middle-class adults was that life experiences in childhood that are lost in time and then further protected by shame and by secrecy and by social taboos against inquiry into certain realms of human experience—that those life experiences play out powerfully and proportionately …

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Reasons to go smokefree for mental health services

Reasons to go smokefree for mental health services

Before Thomas Embling went smokefree probably around 80-90% of the patients did smoke, so it was a very high population. It was also a focus for how people spent their finances and often organised their week around being able to obtain cigarettes. In the 80s or 90s people went to nightclubs and came back smelling …

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