“I’m a burden to my family”
“I can’t cope”
“I’m a failure”
“What if they don’t like me”
Sadly, these are just a few of the negative phrases I have heard clients say.
Low self esteem is a common thread in those with mental health issues and has been found to be one of the contributing factors of anxiety and depression (1).
The younger we can instill healthy self-esteem in children, the better. So instead of just writing about it, I have recorded an interview on the topic with a very experienced lady. Janette has worked for many years in mental health nursing, counseling, supervision and has extensive experience in community and child health, as well as being a mother and grandmother to many! I invite you to listen to Janette to find out what she has to say about building self-esteem in our children and grandchildren. Please feel free to send me your thoughts firstname.lastname@example.org
Janette is available for appointments in person or via telephone. In the first instance, please email email@example.com
1. Blanco, C; Rubio, J; Wall, M; Wang, S; Jie, CJ & Kendler, KS. Risk factors for anxiety disorders: common and specific effects in a national sample. Depression and Anxiety Sept 2014, vol 31 (9), pp 756-64