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Mental illness is fairly arbitrary in who it affects. Wealth and fame are no barriers, it affects all ages, and the myriad of sports stars who have talked openly about their struggles with depression, in particular, would indicate that physical health is no guarantor of mental health. But there are a range of things we can do to try to look after ourselves (and those around us).
The first, and most crucial thing, is to understand mental health—to know the signs and symptoms of potential problems. This is not something we learn about in school. Attend training sessions if you can. Read about it. If you do not know what it is that we are talking about you cannot do anything to promote positive well-being or be aware when problems might be developing, for you or for others around you. For further information see Practice Note: Understanding mental health and wellbeing.
Along with the learning, however, has to come a level of self-awareness. You have to learn to pay attention to what you are feeling or thinking, recognise it for what it is and, if it is suggestive of there being something wrong, take steps to address it. The evidence is clear that the sooner any developing problem is addressed, the better the chances of full, and more speedy, recovery. Conversely, the longer that symptoms are
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Defending a tort claim—general considerationsIn reality, many claims are ‘defended’ on the basis that the defendant either did not owe the claimant a duty, or there was no breach of duty or there was a break in the chain of causation.In each of those cases, the claimant has failed to establish that
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