Many people are confused about what to do in the face of a mental health emergency. As with any medical emergency, a mental health emergency can be life threatening.Most of the time mental health emergencies are those involving the threat of suicide or the occurrence of an actual suicide attempt.This is relatively rare but it can happen if someone is extremely agitated, on hallucinatory drugs or is in the grip of an extremely serious psychotic episode with paranoid thoughts that others are planning to harm the individual.Friends, family and neighbors are often confused about what to do in the event of such an emergency because they do not who to call for help.Generally, people expect to call their doctor’s office and get an emergency appointment if someone has a high fever or other type of physical symptom.However, it mostly unlikely that anyone can call their psychiatrist for an appointment under the circumstances above.Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible.
Social competence is made up of your social awareness and relationship management skills; social competence is your ability to understand other people’s moods, behavior, and motives in order to improve the quality of your relationships.
Old habits die hard, but it is never too late to change.
Habits are fixed ideas in our mind, which cause us to do things without thinking.
When it was addressed recently in a session at the annual International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, it attracted my attention.
The humble garden shed has traditionally been seen as a place of refuge for men - a sanctuary where they could retreat for a few hours, tinker with some minor DIY jobs, pot a few plants or simply sit on a stool and contemplate the world.
As you grow older you will develop the skills you need to manage stress, but for now, just remember you are in a tough spot and need all the support you can get.