Avoiding people when depressed

When you go to church, you should try to dissociate the church from the other personal problems you deal with. The majority of hurt feelings in a church result from wounds and sensitivities people carry in with them. This kind of emotional distress can create “distorted perceptions” which may prevent you from seeing reality the same way others do. Such things as a low self esteem, abuse as a child, marital problems, personal offenses, family conflict, a root of bitterness, health problems or job dissatisfaction can twist your interpretation of words and actions. You may imagine that people don’t like you (paranoia), or misinterpret well-intended words as an offense. Trivial problems will seem like big problems. Blame for unhappiness may be transferred to the church, its leaders or the people. You may lash out against others or be quick to find fault with the church. Remember this: Don’t jump to conclusions over anything, because things are usually not as bad as they seem.

  1. Care homes support some of the most frail people in this country and need a strategic approach to avoid frequent unnecessary hospital admissions.
  2. Hospital admissions can be particularly traumatic for people with dementia, often resulting in significant distress and deterioration.
  3. Strong relationships with community health professionals, including community matrons, are essential to support informed decisions about the need for hospital admissions.
  4. Care home staff must be skilled and confident and must receive effective support so that they can  cope with residents’ complex health care needs.
  5. Good infection control, careful management of medication, attention to nutrition and hydration and the involvement of the falls prevention service can all help to reduce the need for hospital admissions.
  6. Planning for end of life care, including a preferred place of care agreement, and involving residents, relatives and staff, helps ensure individuals do not get admitted to hospital in the final days of their life.
  7. Older people have as much right as anyone else to acute hospital care when they need it – this can often be forgotten.

Avoiding people when depressed

avoiding people when depressed


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