Manic Panic

27 Jun 19
ken

A Search to Understand: The Truth About Coping with a Sibling’s Mental Illness

26 Jun 19
A Box Full Of Storm Clouds

Sourcery (2012) continues the same style Corgi introduced when they republished the entire Discworld series after Sir Terry’s death. If it ain’t broke, and all that. Colour Theme – Check Established Fonts Used – Check OTT Josh Kirby Illustration – Check The trouble is… I’m have issues with Josh Kirby’s illustrations. I know it’s probably […]

26 Jun 19
Zionxi

I’ve been out of WoW for about 5 months as I’ve been tackling revision and exams, so naturally I’m miles behind what I need with regards to rep. After crushing out dailies and signing my life away on contracts for the Proudmoore Admiralty, I’m finally there. Exalted and ready to go, baby! Get yo self […]

26 Jun 19
Tracey Tobin

I’m throwing myself to the wolves, dear friends, and I sincerely hope I come out uneaten. Let’s talk about depression for a few minutes. It’s a shitty, hateful, unfair thing, depression. It doesn’t care who you are, where you’re from, what your background is, or what your future looks like. It strikes regardless of age, […]

26 Jun 19

Eating low-carbohydrate diets made from the basis of unprocessed raw materials seems to be a powerful tool for protecting and improving physical health. Can the same nutritional strategy be beneficial for the brain as well? New research and clinical experience indicate that the answer is YES. Many believe that psychiatric health problems such as depression, […]

26 Jun 19
The Love of Mccarthy 401

Winter coats are one of the most fabulous pieces of women fashion clothes within a winter wardrobe of a! So, if you want to for some pointers on how to buy a womens winter coat, you could have reached only the right place. This article will tell you all precisely how to choose just finest […]

26 Jun 19
blccfanfics

Chapter One: Human Qualities  Monday, October 6, 2014  7:07 p.m.  I know what Barry Allen is hiding.  It really wasn’t my fault, to be honest. I’m still learning to control what I can do. Since it’s been nearly a year since the Incident, I’ve been able to learn how to block most people out, but […]

26 Jun 19
wcq1953

Silver Coins by WC Quick Excerpts from Silver Coins by WC Quick All Rights Reserved   The Prophet I met the Prophet Seen Him around Formed from smoke Pouring out the cracks Of the emergency exit Chained to ward thieves   Or maybe alley cats   A traveler to and from The other Now Mirrors […]

24 Jun 19
The Sun
MARTIN Lewis has got Lloyds Bank to test a new way of working that’s designed to make mental health sufferers feel more comfortable when they talk to their bank. The founder of charity the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, who also set-up MoneySavingExpert.com, says 12million people in the UK suffer from mental health problems. Martin Lewis’ charity is calling for firms to do more to help mental health sufferers But Mr Lewis points out that these people are often scared or face difficulties contacting and talking to their bank and bill providers whether that’s by phone, post, or with complex online forms. This can lead to them being stuck on expensive rates or with debts they’re too worried to do anything about. Mr Lewis said: “Dealing with essential services can at times be frustrating and difficult for all of us. “Yet for some of the 12million people in the UK with mental health problems, fear or difficulties navigating through the bureaucracy can lead to them being locked out, unable to use or pay for electricity, water, banking, the internet and more. “Many firms already rightly make adjustments for people with physical or sensory conditions, yet until now they haven’t done the same for customers with mental health problems — leaving a significant number of people at financial disadvantage or at its worst a psychological risk.” To combat this, Mr Lewis’ charity has worked with the Government and 25 firms to come up with a set of standards for providers to follow. There are 11 standards and these include ensuring staff are trained to meet the needs of customers experiencing mental health problems. As well as making sure firms offer a wide a range of different ways for customers to get in touch with. [boxout headline=”How to get out of debt in five easy steps” intro=”WE explain how to get yourself out of debt…”] Take your head out of the sand It can be tempting to ignore the envelopes landing on the doormat but resist the urge to bury your head in the sand. Write down a list of all of your debts, the outstanding balances, the interest charged, and repayment dates for each. Pay off urgent debts Take time to sort out how much money you owe and how much you having coming in. If you have several debts, you need to make sure you’re dealing with the most important ones first, such as your rent or mortgage payments, gas and electricity bills, or council tax. Next, try to pay off those with the highest interest rates first. Cut your household bills Can you cut anything out and are your bills as cheap as they can be? Identify any unnecessary expenditures you could cut down to help reduce spending in the short term, such as pricey nights out and any subscriptions you’re not using and make sure you’re shopping around and getting the best value for money when it comes to households bills. Make cash by selling unwanted items Either sell them on eBay (go for the ‘Buy it Now’ option as it’s new) or, if it’s big, try your local Facebook group as it’s free and you sell to people nearby who can come and pick the item up. Get help if you need it If you’re really struggling, contact a free debt advice charity, such as StepChange, National Debtline and Citizens Advice. They can give you confidential support and advice and you should never have to pay for this. [/boxout] This will be trialled by Lloyds Bank to begin with, and the plan is to roll it out across all financial services, telecoms, energy, and water providers if successful. Bank of Scotland and Halifax, which together with Lloyds Bank are part of Lloyds Banking Group, won’t be taking part in the pilot scheme. Lloyds Bank has more than 10million customers. Mr Lewis said: “We want to encourage services to change, which is why we’re excited to launch our Mental Health Accessible standards, which we hope will make it easier for firms to make it easier for those with mental health problems. “We’re grateful to Lloyds Bank for putting its head above the parapet to be the first firm to have its services tested by the standards, hopefully giving it the opportunity to improve. “I hope this will be the first of many firms doing it.” It comes as new research from the charity found that people who have had a mental health problem in the past two years are more than three times as likely to have cried while dealing with an essential services provider, than those who have not had one. Mental health sufferers are also more than three times as likely to have lost sleep over a problem with essential services, and more than one in five (22 per cent) say they have had a panic attack when talking to providers. And Mr Lewis reckons the change won’t just help mental health sufferers. He said: “While this should make a huge difference in ensuring all essential services are more accessible to people struggling with their mental health, it’s very likely to have knock on effects for all customers – simplifying systems, and ensuring people can contact firms in the way that best suits them.” Fiona Cannon, group responsible business, sustainability and inclusion director, Lloyds Banking Group added: “We believe that with the right support we can help our customers and colleagues with mental health conditions to thrive.” [article-rail-topic title=”More on debt” term_id=”10249″ posts_number=”6″ /] The news comes as one bipolar sufferer who tried to kill himself over £70,000 debts slammed banks for not capping his spending. We also spoke to another bipolar sufferer whose manic spending sprees saw him rack up £30,000 of debt and want to die – but he turned it around. But households falling into debt will get soon get a 60-day buffer against bailiffs and spiralling interest payments. While earlier this year, Martin Lewis said he was “over the moon” after GPs agreed to stop charging up to £150 for forms giving free debt and mental health help. [bc_video video_id=”6037810611001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Martin Lewis makes urgent benefits warning as thousands face being stripped of £7k a year “] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Money team? Email us at money@the-sun.co.uk
24 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
MARTIN Lewis has got Lloyds Bank to test a new way of working that’s designed to make mental health sufferers feel more comfortable when they talk to their bank. The founder of charity the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, who also set-up MoneySavingExpert.com, says 12million people in the UK suffer from mental health problems. Martin Lewis’ charity is calling for firms to do more to help mental health sufferers But Mr Lewis points out that these people are often scared or face difficulties contacting and talking to their bank and bill providers whether that’s by phone, post, or with complex online forms. This can lead to them being stuck on expensive rates or with debts they’re too worried to do anything about. Mr Lewis said: “Dealing with essential services can at times be frustrating and difficult for all of us. “Yet for some of the 12million people in the UK with mental health problems, fear or difficulties navigating through the bureaucracy can lead to them being locked out, unable to use or pay for electricity, water, banking, the internet and more. “Many firms already rightly make adjustments for people with physical or sensory conditions, yet until now they haven’t done the same for customers with mental health problems — leaving a significant number of people at financial disadvantage or at its worst a psychological risk.” To combat this, Mr Lewis’ charity has worked with the Government and 25 firms to come up with a set of standards for providers to follow. There are 11 standards and these include ensuring staff are trained to meet the needs of customers experiencing mental health problems. As well as making sure firms offer a wide a range of different ways for customers to get in touch with. [boxout headline=”How to get out of debt in five easy steps” intro=”WE explain how to get yourself out of debt…”] Take your head out of the sand It can be tempting to ignore the envelopes landing on the doormat but resist the urge to bury your head in the sand. Write down a list of all of your debts, the outstanding balances, the interest charged, and repayment dates for each. Pay off urgent debts Take time to sort out how much money you owe and how much you having coming in. If you have several debts, you need to make sure you’re dealing with the most important ones first, such as your rent or mortgage payments, gas and electricity bills, or council tax. Next, try to pay off those with the highest interest rates first. Cut your household bills Can you cut anything out and are your bills as cheap as they can be? Identify any unnecessary expenditures you could cut down to help reduce spending in the short term, such as pricey nights out and any subscriptions you’re not using and make sure you’re shopping around and getting the best value for money when it comes to households bills. Make cash by selling unwanted items Either sell them on eBay (go for the ‘Buy it Now’ option as it’s new) or, if it’s big, try your local Facebook group as it’s free and you sell to people nearby who can come and pick the item up. Get help if you need it If you’re really struggling, contact a free debt advice charity, such as StepChange, National Debtline and Citizens Advice. They can give you confidential support and advice and you should never have to pay for this. [/boxout] This will be trialled by Lloyds Bank to begin with, and the plan is to roll it out across all financial services, telecoms, energy, and water providers if successful. Bank of Scotland and Halifax, which together with Lloyds Bank are part of Lloyds Banking Group, won’t be taking part in the pilot scheme. Lloyds Bank has more than 10million customers. Mr Lewis said: “We want to encourage services to change, which is why we’re excited to launch our Mental Health Accessible standards, which we hope will make it easier for firms to make it easier for those with mental health problems. “We’re grateful to Lloyds Bank for putting its head above the parapet to be the first firm to have its services tested by the standards, hopefully giving it the opportunity to improve. “I hope this will be the first of many firms doing it.” It comes as new research from the charity found that people who have had a mental health problem in the past two years are more than three times as likely to have cried while dealing with an essential services provider, than those who have not had one. Mental health sufferers are also more than three times as likely to have lost sleep over a problem with essential services, and more than one in five (22 per cent) say they have had a panic attack when talking to providers. And Mr Lewis reckons the change won’t just help mental health sufferers. He said: “While this should make a huge difference in ensuring all essential services are more accessible to people struggling with their mental health, it’s very likely to have knock on effects for all customers – simplifying systems, and ensuring people can contact firms in the way that best suits them.” Fiona Cannon, group responsible business, sustainability and inclusion director, Lloyds Banking Group added: “We believe that with the right support we can help our customers and colleagues with mental health conditions to thrive.” [article-rail-topic title=”More on debt” term_id=”10249″ posts_number=”6″ /] The news comes as one bipolar sufferer who tried to kill himself over £70,000 debts slammed banks for not capping his spending. We also spoke to another bipolar sufferer whose manic spending sprees saw him rack up £30,000 of debt and want to die – but he turned it around. But households falling into debt will get soon get a 60-day buffer against bailiffs and spiralling interest payments. While earlier this year, Martin Lewis said he was “over the moon” after GPs agreed to stop charging up to £150 for forms giving free debt and mental health help. [bc_video video_id=”6037810611001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Martin Lewis makes urgent benefits warning as thousands face being stripped of £7k a year “] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Money team? Email us at money@the-sun.co.uk
24 Jun 19
Phantom-Writer

The void. My star spice stares right into the ends night. The blackness filled with everything that we know. What we love. What we hate. We only know of life because of technology and our ability to use it properly. I, Astra El Titan, stand at the bridge of my flagship, the Oblivion Sword. I […]

24 Jun 19
Mae Polzine

I haven’t done a life update in quite some time, but considering I’ve been insanely busy to a point where I haven’t been active on social media since April, I thought I might as well do one. Especially considering I might not be back to how things used to be until August. So this life update is probably going to be insanely short, as everything boils down to three things: work, moving, and mental health.

24 Jun 19
The Quiet Towers

I sense the cycles in things. When something is so popular that every advertiser climbs on board and every tv channel and every outlet discusses it, it means that the event is at peak popularity and it cannot last. There is a kind of panic, a kind of manic signalling as to who will be […]

24 Jun 19
Keeping Up With Heaven Collins

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has set up a world of anti-feminist rhetoric that is subtly hidden within the quirky dialogue presented to the audience throughout the film. To the average male viewer, it’d just be normal “dude” talk that guys share every day, but analyzing this film through a feminist lens, we can see […]

24 Jun 19
words by becky

In some ways I miss the days when festivals meant three days of nothing but wonky winged eyeliner and too much glitter. But in reality I love the opportunity to try out ultra bright eyes and blinding holographic highlight. If you’re headed to Coachella then is no problem , but as we all know UK […]

24 Jun 19
christinenese

The monsters inside I am going to be 100% real with you . And I hope from this I can help at least one person, if not more. please realize you Are NOT alone . You WILL get through this . And you ARE loved, no matter what . I am not perfect , and […]

23 Jun 19
Shifting Through Love

I need to post an update since it has been over two months since my last post. Where to start…. Emotionally If I had to summarize how I’ve felt over the past few months I would compare it to a yo-yo or a rollercoaster. Yo-yo is likely more fitting. Up, down, up, down. Back and […]