31 Days of Learning English – 7th October – It’s time to improve your English – MENTAL HEALTH WORDS

hmm there’s a little robin just up there singing
away what a lovely way to start the day it’s
a new week it’s Monday Monday is for some a day
that starts off the week to others Monday is a day that makes them feel
quite bleak whatever Monday means to you one thing is quite sure the weekend
always goes too fast there Monday arrives once more for some the start of
a new week is a good thing new challenges and things to get done do you
like to plan your week do you have anything special happening this week
maybe you have a list of jobs that need doing a list of things to do at certain
times can be called an itinerary you have a schedule to keep maybe a place to
be at an appointment to keep a social meeting with friends perhaps you have a
party to go to we all have things to do during the week if you have to get
something done by a certain time then we call this a deadline the deadline is the
time when something must be done by whatever you are planning to do this
week I hope it all goes well and there it was a flashback way back to 2013 when
I did my 31 days of October and here we are now in 2019
doing the same thing hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in
England how are you today are you ok I hope so
are you happy are you really really happy I hope so
here we go again it is a new week it is Monday the 7th of October 2019 at five
minutes past 2:00 on a Monday afternoon here in the UK I don’t know what time it
is where you are because I’m not there you see here we are again it is day
seven of 31 days of October for those who are wondering I am here with you
every day to celebrate my 13th anniversary which will be happening at
the end of this month so on the 31st of October it will be my 13th anniversary
so I thought I would do something special
during October so I am with you every single day today tomorrow right up until
the end of this month now one or two people have misunderstood the reason why
I’m doing this so can I just say now that it has nothing to do with brexit it
has nothing to do with the UK leaving the European Union it has nothing to do
with that so this is my month for celebrating my 13th year on YouTube but
of course at the end of this month it is also brexit so on exactly the same day
so not only is it my anniversary on the 31st
it is also brexit Day well as far as we know it is anyway so we will see what
happens I hope your Monday is going well so far I know for some of you it is
early in the morning right now and for others it is late at night
here it is afternoon and it’s a very strange one today mmm
let’s have a look outside shall we it’s quite gloomy misty it’s damp and some
might say dismal so today is where there is not looking great it is looking very
misty and murky meanwhile in my garden and that is the view looking out towards
some of the flowers in the garden you can see on the left the red flowers well
that particular flower is called fuchsia fuchsia so that is a fuchsia and
on the right the pink flowers you can see they are Japanese and enemies so
some very colourful flowers in the garden now a lot of people always think
that winter time in the garden is a dell time but of course there are many plants
many flowers that do actually come out during the winter months and towards the
end of the year so there you can see two of the flowers right there lots of
things to do today we have a busy hour of course I am with you every day today
I’m with you tomorrow I’m with you something else I want to mention in fact
there are quite a few things I want to mention first of all there is now a
playlist under this video so if you go down into the details of this video you
will see that there is now a playlist for 31 days of October so you can catch
up with all of my live streams that you’ve missed already since the 1st of
October so they are now all available on my playlist which you can find under
this video in the video description and also don’t forget if you
to have live captions you can you can actually press that button there on your
keyboard and you will have as if by magic you will have live captions isn’t
it incredible I love technology I really do even though sometimes it drives me
mad it drives me crazy it makes me go insane now it might sound as if I’m
being very flippant or very insulting there however I’m not but sometimes we
do use words quite inappropriately for example we often describe a person who
is acting strangely or doing something that we disagree with as being crazy or
mad when in fact it might still be perfectly normal and I think I think
it’s something that is often misunderstood now this week here in the
UK it is actually Mental Health Awareness Week so when we talk about
mental health we are talking about the way we feel in our mind the way we view
things and the way we react to the things that happen around us so this
week in the UK it is Mental Health Awareness Week and you can see there the
hashtag which is now trending across the UK so today we are talking about mental
health we are also talking about buzzwords as well if you have watched
some of my full English lessons you will know that I love talking about words
that are popular during a certain period of time especially now so a buzzword is
a word that is popular during a certain period of time or is generally popular
so here we are day 7 of 31 days so I still have a long way to go
we get to the end of the month let’s hope that I don’t burn out now there is
an interesting phrase burn out now this is something that is associated with
people who put a lot of their time and energy into doing something so when we
say burn out we mean that you have completely exhausted yourself you have
come completely run out of energy you have no more creative ideas you have no
more energy to do the thing that you have been busily doing so let’s hope
that during October I don’t suffer burn out a lot of people on YouTube and you
might not believe this but a lot of people on YouTube do suffer from all
sorts of problems because they try to do too much and a few people have said to
me mr. Duncan please be careful during October we don’t want you to become too
stressed we don’t want you to become ill because you are trying to do too many
things so I will try my best not to suffer from burnout if you do too much
or if you try to put too much energy into the thing that you want to do maybe
every day or if you want to keep doing something for a long period of time you
might suffer from burnout that is when your brain can no longer think of new
ideas or you can’t think in a creative way anymore you do too much far too much
so as I mentioned it is Mental Health Awareness Week we will be talking about
that and also we will be talking about another subject buzzwords so a buzzword
is something that is used quite often and we will be taking a look
at one or two of the buzzwords that are being used right now meanwhile what is
happening on the live chat let’s have a look shall we
who is here on the live chat it’s time to say hello to the person who is first
oh I see ah I can see what’s happening here
Andrew and yeah man you are both first today now first of
all your names appeared at the same time on the live chat so Andrew and yeah man
you are sharing today’s honor of being first on the live chat congratulations to you yes live from
England on a Monday afternoon I’m in the countryside a lot of people ask where
are you mr. Duncan I live in the countryside I live in a place called
Much Wenlock in England and that’s where I’m talking to you now from Rahul is
here also Anna Coby Diane hello – grace hi grace
nice to see you back as well Joe is here guadalupe hello to you as well
Wow so many people are here already and it is Monday the start of the week how
do you feel about Monday what do you think on Monday morning as you wake up
in your bed do you feel happy that a new week has started or do you feel a little
bit unhappy I think it’s normal I really do think it is normal to feel a little
unhappy a little miserable at the start of a new week especially if you have
lots of things to do however this morning I woke up and I always think of
a very good way to train your mind now this is something that I learnt many
years ago we call it mind over matter hmm
so this is a way of thinking this is a way of having a positive attitude to
everything you do every day of the week so mind over matter and the way I
remember this I always remember this by saying if I don’t mind it doesn’t matter
so mind over matter staying focused on what you are doing and making sure that
you don’t get too stressed in your mind so that is something I often use when
I’m thinking about the things I have to do
I have to do things in a very calm and steady way we call this mind over matter
and as I said if you don’t mind it really doesn’t matter
and I think that is something that is very important to remember hello to
Palmeiro hello to g50 hi I’ve been waiting for you how are you hello g50
nice to see you here as well Meeker and Lewis Meeker in Japan Lewis
in France hello to you and don’t forget Meeker and Lewis are two of today’s
moderators so they will be keeping a very close eye on what is happening on
the live chat Ford hello Ford or fjord or few odd also ten
yeah hello Tanya art nice to see you back
again Theo is here hello mr. Duncan and the viewers I wish
you all a wonderful week yes and that comes from me as well I hope this week
is a super-duper one Umrah wardi hello from Egypt Maru
also ana Cesar watching in Mexico Francisco Wow a lot of people here
already also we have mean who is watching in Vietnam and a big hello to
everyone watching in Vietnam I know I have a lot of people watching their
Shing Xiao Jing Chou to everyone watching in Viet Nam Palmyra
hello palmyra also Alamgir we have Belarusian hello Belarusian I have
received quite a few comments about the video that I showed yesterday of your
dentist surgery a lot of people saying how impressed
they were by by your beautiful office also a lot of people commenting on your
English as well everyone said how wonderful and clear
your English is so I hope you take some encouragement from not only my comments
but also comments from the viewers here as well hello to de Santi hello de Santi
watching in Indonesia I do have a lot of people watching in in in Indonesia
that’s not easy to say in Indonesia Elliott hello Elliott who appears to
have a picture of mr. bean as a baby oh very interesting hello Elliott who is
watching at school hmm I wonder if Elliott is actually someone else yes
that’s all I’m saying Palmyra hello to everyone and the
moderators also to aresia aresia who is watching in India hello to
you I was asked the other day if I like
Indian food and can I say every Friday night
every Friday mr. Steve always makes a delicious curry and the other day I was
asked if I’ve ever eaten butter chicken curry or buttered chicken
yes it’s very delicious now there is a certain ingredient that is often used in
Indian food and it’s called ghee ghee I think it’s spelt GH e e
ghee and it is a type of butter but it’s used a lot in Indian food and it’s very
delicious just like everything that isn’t very healthy or good for you
it tastes lovely so to answer the question yes I do like
Indian food very much I am a big fan of Indian food in fact all sorts of food
talking of which I will be in the kitchen on Wednesday so I’m going to be
with you on Wednesday in the kitchen of course I am here every day during
October for those who would like to send a donation I’ve been asked to put the
address on the screen so here it is so there you can send a donation also of
course you can send a super chat donation right here on the livestream Agustina hello Agustina who is watching
in argentina it would appear that I have a lot of people watching in Argentina so
hello to everyone Lily hello Lily oh hi mr. Duncan it’s
great to see you again how challenging does it feel for you to keep up with the
routine of showing up on YouTube every day well to be honest with you now I
thought it would be difficult but to be honest with you I am really enjoying
this I can’t begin to tell you how excited I feel every day knowing that I
will be talking to you every single day during October so in fact I don’t feel
too bad at the moment so I don’t feel stressed
I don’t feel too worried about it in fact my feelings are completely the
opposite I feel quite excited I feel quite happy
to be doing it I feel elated oh that’s an interesting word to be elated if you
feel elated it means you feel upbeat you feel quite
happy about something your mood is positive we are talking about mental
health today it will be one of the things we are talking about so it is
Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK
so we are going to have a look at that in fact I think Lilia I think you might
be very interested in this because I know that you study psychology Oh Alan
Gere is here I feel more productive today because I went for a walk for
about thirty minutes just before this live class that is a very good point now
apparently exercise is very good for not only your body we always think of
exercise being important for your heart and your lungs but exercise is also very
important for this up here your brain so exercise is not just good for your body
but also it can free up your mind it can help you to think more clearly so
exercise is actually a good way of improving your mental health it is true
hello to Belarus ear again hello muna hello also to Cristina hello Cristina
how many caps do you have I always like your hats I have a lot of
hats I am well known for my collection of hats I have many different types of
hat I might wear a different one tomorrow I was in Paris about three
months ago and I bought I actually bought a lovely red beret to wear so I
might wear that tomorrow what do you think is that a good idea
hello to Andrea hello Andrea nice to see you here on the livestream day 7 today
of 31 days of October learning English every single day I have been asked if it
would be possible to show the Puddle dance it would appear that people like
watching me dance in a puddle there it was the puddle dance a lot of
people seem to like watching me dance in a puddle so I hope you enjoyed that I
hope it made your day it is live English from England the birthplace of the
English language can you believe it yes today we are talking about all sorts of
things now I am a very big fan of buzzwords I really love buzzwords and if
you watch my full English lessons my recorded lessons you will notice that I
often mention buzzwords so today I thought we would take a look at a couple
of buzzwords that have been talked about and mentioned quite a lot recently and
of course unfortunately I am going to have to mention politics during this
segment here is a great buzzword now this particular word spin spin now in
general terms spin means to turn around and around and around so if something
turns around continuously or moves into the opposite direction we can say that
it’s spins but of course the word spin can also be used in other ways as well
especially nowadays so spin can also be used as a verb to twist a story so as to
give it a positive appearance to spin a negative story so as to take away the
negative tone of a previous one so quite often people will say things or make
statements and what they want to do is to try and make something that was said
before or previously they want it to go away or to seem not
as bad so spin as a verb also we can use spin as a noun the presentation of a
story addressed in a certain way with a certain slant or angle normally a
favorable one so as a noun we say spin as a story that has been released or
introduced or maybe a statement that tries to take away the damage of
something that was said before we often see spin being used in politics as a way
of moving negative news out of the spotlight so quite often in politics you
will hear people criticize politicians for using spin what they try to do they
try to take away the attention of something that might be negative so what
they do instead they create a positive story and they hope that the negative
story will actually go away so there is one buzzword here is another buzzword oh
yes now this is one that has been used a lot recently petty petty petty is the
word and it is an adjective in this sense something of little importance a
trivial matter or point that serves no purpose might be described as being
petty so the word is petty and it is an adjective to concentrate on a small
mistake or to use a minor error against someone can be described as being petty
for example most of these complaints were made by residents who have nothing
better to do than be Hettie so you might hear a politician
criticize another politician and the politician doing the criticizing might
be accused of being petty so maybe petty criticism or maybe petty
argument something that is of little importance something that might be
trivial and trivial means something that isn’t seen as important it is of low
priority so something that is trivial is something that isn’t really all that
important to be honest it isn’t it is just after half plus two here in the UK
on a Monday afternoon I hope your week is going well Mohamad
are you the organizer Belarusian I am from Pakistan I think you are referring
to the moderators yes I have four moderators
although I think Pedro isn’t here today so Pedro isn’t here
hello Nero zero hello to you hello also – yeah man who says this video is not
petty oh thank you very much so the opposite of petty is relevant or
important so when we talk about the the opposite of petty it means something
that is relevant or something that is important it is a big thing not a small
thing very interesting Diane says I know the
buzzword number one but the second one is a new one for me oh I see so by Anne
you have heard of spin but you haven’t heard of petty okay well that’s the
reason why I’m here to try and help you with your understanding of the English
language I always try my best hello – Surya hello Surya nice to see
you here Louie Louie says I like music from the
1980s you were talking about the word spin another great 80s song because we
all like music from the 1980s don’t we let’s let’s just be honest
1980s music is fantastic and the best pal mera says Kylie Minogue had a song
called spinning around I’m spinning around that
one you mean I’m Adam ahaed I don’t want sorry I will stop singing right now and
another one Louie Louie says another great 80s song you spin me round like a
record by Dead or Alive I remember that song very well a brilliant music video a
you spin me right round baby right round like a record baby hello also – shakier
hello Shakira I’ve been searching online for learning English for more than two
years finally I found you you are the best thanks a lot thank you Shakir
that’s very kind of you to say hello also – yeah man
and also Anna Anna also appreciates music from the 1980s so as I mentioned
earlier we are talking about a subject that isn’t easy to discuss I will be
honest with you it isn’t a subject that some people like to talk about but we
are going to talk about it today so words related to mental health now we
often think of mental health awareness as being a way of May
people aware that there are others who suffer or have to deal with that
particular thing so I suppose we should also take a look at awareness awareness
so awareness is normally an issue that you try to make public you want people
to understand a particular problem or a particular subject so mental health
awareness is raising the profile of people who are suffering or are dealing
with mental health issues so this is a word you might see used a lot some
people might say that this is a buzzword and I think you might be right if you
said that so awareness we often have awareness campaigns where we like to
make people understand or become more tolerant of a certain thing so I think
awareness is a great word I love it in fact to be aware to understand and I
suppose in some senses be tolerant as well of course mental health is not an
easy thing to talk about in fact for some people it is a taboo subject it is
something that people avoid or are even discouraged from talking about so you
might view mental health issues as taboo sometimes people feel that you shouldn’t
discuss those things and there is also a stigma attached to that particular type
of illness so when we say stigma I suppose in its broadest sense we are
saying shame or maybe you feel awkward about talking about a certain thing or
maybe the attitude of society on that particular thing so the word stick
can be embarrassment or shame or maybe something that you feel has has made you
a different person in other people’s eyes for example if you told someone you
have a broken arm people will go oh I’m sorry to hear that
I hope your arm gets better soon however if someone says I have mental health
issues you don’t normally get the same reaction people find that sort of thing
a little difficult to talk about I think so so there is a stigma attached to
mental health issues I think so let’s have a look at the live chat last week I
get for my bipolar disorder I think it’s work my since my work my suicidal
tendencies lifted knee oh I’m sorry to hear about your problems but there are
many ways of treating mental health issues nowadays and problems some people
use medicine of course therapy is a great thing as well
many people use therapy meditation of course being mindful has become quite a
buzzword as well these days hello Lilia now Lilia is a person who
has studied psychology I am NOT a psychologist I am NOT a psychiatrist I
don’t have anything to do with psychiatric medicine psychiatric
medicine when we talk about psychiatric it’s things that are concerned with
mental health or the way you feel in your mind
psychiatric so I don’t have any psychiatric medical background so can I
just say that but I am very interested in the subject it’s
selves for various reasons hello to Anna Thank You Lilia in spiritual fields we
use the word awareness to talk about the recognition of things we stored in our
subconscious mind shedding the light of our consciousness on hidden things so to
speak yes I think it isn’t just about the things that you think or the things
that you know it can also be about the things that are hidden away in your
subconscious so there is more than one way of existing in your mind you have
the things that you store in your subconscious as well Thank You Lilia and
that is one of the reasons why mindfulness and meditation has become so
popular nowadays it is seen as a way of unlocking the mind and allowing you to
to put things into perspective hello to Guadalupe I love that you are always
relating everything with spirituality says Guadalupe and that is directed at
Lilia I think so well I always think that spirituality is not necessarily
about religion but that’s what most people think when they think about
spirituality they think straightaway about religion but of course it isn’t
just that it is also your outward view of everything the way you interact with
everything around you and the way everything around you interacts with you
as a person so I think so Dianna’s here I’m always hearing the
word issue but I don’t understand it well can you wonder can you explain it
thank you bye on an issue is just a thing or a topic so you are pointing to
one particular topic so when we say issue we are actually saying
topic a particular thing may be something that is seen as important
maybe something that is affecting many people in their day-to-day lives so the
issue is the topic that you are focusing on you are actually focusing on a
particular topic or subject so that issue is the thing you are discussing so
you might say that mental health issues are important so things relating to that
particular topic so I hope that explains that one for you lilius says it’s okay
mr. Duncan you don’t need to be a trained psychologist to feel emotions
and reflect on them do you well I agree with that but I think some people are a
little they are a little nervous about doing it but understanding yourself is
well I think anyway from my own experience it is a very big step forward
if you are dealing with anything that is going on upstairs quite a loop I have to
go to work unfortunately it was a pleasure to be in this class all the
classmates are kind and respectful yes I think so
it’s a lovely place to be as I always say the world of English is a fun and
exciting place to be I’m so glad you could join me for today’s live stream Lilia says you are absolutely right mr.
Duncan what a beautiful definition of spirituality you have given oh thank you
very much that’s very kind of you Mohammed says here in Pakistan it is now
very early or is it late I think in Pakistan it is later isn’t it it is
later because Pakistan is ahead of the UK Louie Louie says meditation may
sometimes help against burnout and that is the word that I showed you
earlier burnout it is the feeling of having no more creativity you have no
more energy to carry on many YouTube celebrities end up suffering from
burnout they can’t do anymore they pushed the they have pushed themselves
too far and Here I am 13 years later and I haven’t had one moment of burnout in
13 years isn’t that incredible that’s what people are saying now they can’t
believe I’m here every day doing this they seem very worried that I might
suffer from burnout oh dear is Pedro here
Pedro Belmont where are you are you on the live chat I didn’t see Pedro oh okay
then so we are talking about mental health awareness and here is a word that
you might hear used quite often clinical now clinical relates to direct treatment
so if you are having direct treatment if a person is actually giving you some
sort of treatment directly then we often associate that with clinical something
that is being dealt with directly clinical when a new product may be a new
beauty product is first developed quite often they will do clinical studies so
they will study the item they will test it on a group of people so a clinical
study is a study of people directly so anything that is clinical you are
dealing with it directly some things that can be treated directly as well can
be described as clinical clinical exact or precise
thank you very much to my water hello mr. Duncan it is very nice to
watch you this is the first time to be live with you I am so happy
muwah de welcome to my live stream yes the robber warden that was for you
that round of applause was just for you for being here for the first time on the
live stream thank you very much thank you yeah man who is watching in
Indonesia also yeah man oh yeah man apparently is in Syria I didn’t know
that descente is asking where do you live in Indonesia now I do know that a
lot of people watch my lessons in Indonesia so one or two of you are
trying to find out where the other person lives in the country because
Indonesia is a big country let’s have a look at our main subject today which is
mental health and I thought it would be a good idea I thought it would be good
to actually take a look to focus on the main subject so when we talk about
mental health the phrase mental health relates to the
way you feel in your mind your way of thinking can relate to the
interpretation of everyday occurrences so your way of thinking can relate to
the way you interpret everyday occurrences the things that happen to
you on a daily basis now think of it when you wake up in the morning how many
things will happen to you during the day all the people that you’re going to
speak to all the things you are going to say all the experiences you are going to
have during that day so the way you cope or deal or handle the occurrences all of
the things that happen during the day in your mind that is the general term
mental health your reaction to the things that occur around you and the
after effect of these events can have a negative effect
on your well-being not only mentally but also physically and this is something I
mentioned earlier so sometimes your mental health can also affect your
physical health as well we often talk about a person’s state of mind so when
we talk about a person’s state of mind what we are actually saying is the way
they think the way they think the state or condition so the way are they are
thinking the way they are processing information and also the way they handle
daily events the discussion of mental health has for a long time being a
difficult subject to approach however these days more people are willing to
talk openly about their battle with issues such as anxiety depression stress
insomnia mood swings and eating disorders so the list there contains
many of the things that can affect a person mentally where is mr. Steve these
days well Steve of course is very busy he has a job that he has to do so that’s
the reason why there is no mr. Steve because mr. Steve is a busy bee so I’m
sorry you have to have me instead I’m very sorry about that
Palmira all diagnosis of any illness are kept secret in our country well that’s
very interesting and that goes back to something I said a few moments ago how
difficult it is for people to talk about illness
now most people I’m not saying everyone but nowadays it is acceptable to talk
about illness if you have a serious illness or even a minor illness maybe
you have a cold old or maybe you have an injury maybe
you broke your arm or your leg people will often give you a lot of sympathy
and they will be very willing to talk to you about it however there are certain
things that people are still uncomfortable about addressing or
talking about and I think mental health is one of them definitely I remember
from my time in China the attitude towards mental health in China is
incredibly negative very negative certainly when I was there there was a
guy that lived in the city where I lived and he used to walk around wearing
bright clothing I remember the trousers he used to wear
were bright orange and some of my students and some of my friends kept
making fun of him in saying oh it’s okay he has mental problems or he has
something wrong with his mind but all he was doing was wearing bright clothing if
you’ve ever been to China you will know that people don’t normally wear bright
clothing quite often the clothing is dark
maybe black or brown so you will notice that people don’t normally wear very
bright clothing in public in China so anything even a small difference between
one person something that they do that is different from the rest of society it
can be seen as being mental a mental illness even though it’s nothing it
isn’t anything so the attitude towards mental health is quite negative in China
I’m pretty sure over the past the past few years I hope I really do hope it has
improved Kristina what about natural treatments against mental illness yes I
think so I think there are many types of treatment that it doesn’t involve
medicine or things that might alter your mind so we talk about things like
antidepressants which is a type of medicine which is given to someone to
try and readjust the chemicals in their brain Christina says direct contact with
nature can be very positive for a person with mental problems or mental health
issues I think so yes well exercise is something I’ve already mentioned so
there are many many ways of helping yourself without taking what I would
call addictive medicine so there are many types of medicine that is given to
people with mental health problems however I’m not saying that it is
necessarily bad because of course all medicine is helpful hello – out hello al
what do you think the place of a very mentally ill person should be well many
years ago here in the UK there were many hospitals where people were simply
locked up they weren’t treated they were simply taken out of society and then
they were locked away in what they called asylums and can you believe it
during the Victorian times people used to actually go to look at the mentally
ill patients in psychiatric hospitals it was actually a form of entertainment can
you believe that so this just shows how awful the attitude in the past has been
towards mental illness so yes this is something that used to happen here in
the UK people would would go to visit the psychiatric hospitals or the asylums
as they were called and they would use it as entertainment
absolutely awful terrible Lilia says oh this is very good
interacting with horses or dogs has proven to help people with mental
conditions so people who are suffering from psychological problems can be
helped by having contact or being near animals and yes this is something that
I’ve I’ve also heard of and it’s something I mentioned actually I think
yesterday or last week I mentioned this about pets so there is a type of therapy
pet therapy where people are introduced to animals and having an animal nearby
stroking the animal giving it some care and attention it can be very therapeutic
it can be very helpful there are a lot of words that relate to types of mental
health issues one that a lot of people talk about nowadays is anxiety anxiety
is still something that isn’t completely understood anxiety relates to the
feeling of sudden dread or fear that appears to come from nowhere so anxiety
is the general term for feeling dread or feeling fear and quite often anxiety can
be very serious it can cause all sorts of problems however you might be
surprised to find out how many people really do suffer with anxiety it is
something that is quite common nowadays but of course some people have anxiety
at a low level whilst others suffer severe anxiety so it is something that
is talked about a lot and of course I suppose one other thing that a lot of
people talk about these days is depression
some people believe that the pressure of life or the pressure to succeed in life
is causing more people to feel depression and depression is not being
unhappy and this is something that many people often misunderstand about
depression depression isn’t about being unhappy it’s more than that it is
something that is right in here it is like having every bad day of your life
arrive at the same time it is in here it is a feeling that you can’t quite
imagine so unless you suffer from depression you can’t really understand
how it feels and it is more than just being unhappy it isn’t about being sad
it isn’t about being gloomy it is much more than that a lot of people these
days blame depression and anxiety on stress and I think it would be fair to
say that these days we do live in a very stressful society we live in an age
where everyone has to do more than they can handle in their work in their
private life in their relationships so I think stress is one that is very common
these days in fact more and more people are now taking time off work normally
over extended periods of time because of stress so their actual job is causing
them to have stress so stress is a general term for just the feeling of
being unable to cope unable to cope with everyday things so the big pressures in
your life can slowly build up over time and eventually you will suffer from
stress stress in fact many of these things are
linked together so you might see in many cases stress leading to other problems
such as anxiety or depression Lewis says I have read a book called life areas
Karamazov in French a very good book Freud was the innovator of the study of
psychology and I always find these things very fascinating even as a child
I’ve always been interested in the workings of the human body
so not just physically but also mentally as well so there are many things that
can affect a person of course other things can come along that you might
suffer from for example insomnia might be something a person suffers from maybe
they are unable to sleep because of fear or worry maybe something that is
happening in their life which is causing them to lose sleep so here is another
one insomnia is an illness and it means you
are unable to sleep a very distressing thing to have even if you lose a few
hours sleep or even two or three hours it can make your your next day very hard
to get through I hate I really hate losing sleep I really can’t I hate it so
much because it always spoils the next day it really does here’s another one
and this is a very common problem and it is something that now has been described
as an epidemic loneliness loneliness is a type of psychological problem it is
something now that is as a mental health issue because more
and more people are finding themselves in a situation where they have no one to
talk to or no one to share their time with so
even loneliness has become a major mental health issue because more and
more people are finding that they have no one to talk to
hello sir most of the problems come due to the cause of less sleep or sleep
deprivation yes sleep deprivation means you suffer from
loss of sleep you cannot get to sleep you have been deprived of your sleep
Christina says I suffered from anxiety years ago so I decided to live in
contract in contact with bet with nature sorry about that I suffered from anxiety
years ago says Christina so I decided to live in contact with nature yes this is
something that has been proven to be very therapeutic exercise and also
meditation there are many ways of connecting with the things that are
going on up here it’s a very big topic I can’t believe we’re talking about this
today it is a very big subject hmm noise pollution yes if you live in a place
where there is a lot of noise around you maybe you have noisy neighbors maybe
your next-door neighbor maybe your next-door neighbor has a dog that keeps
barking and keeping you awake at night and then that can develop other things
as well I think so al khair thinks I think that the ability to deal with
failure loneliness and general speaking having a thick skin
should be taught more don’t you think mr. Duncan yes well this is something
that I’m very aware of because I do something which puts me on the sharp end
so when we say you are on the sharp end it means you are at the front there is
nowhere to hide so being here on the Internet
really is being open for criticism and one of the things you have to really
develop if you want to do this is a thick skin you have to really become
used to criticism for example can you see I spelt loneliness incorrectly
I missed the e out of loneliness so that is something I did this morning because
I was doing it too quickly so I have misspelled loneliness now many years ago
that would have really upset me I would have been almost in tears thinking about
that spelling mistake but over the years I’ve realized that everyone makes
mistakes it is not the mistake that you make it
is how you deal with the mistake and the same thing applies to the way you handle
yourself on the internet and there are many people now who that they buy a
webcam and then they start doing things on the internet and then other people
start attacking them and they become very upset by it but the problem is that
is unfortunately the nature of the internet that is the way it works
unfortunately neo zero says I thought you miss spelt loneliness I did I admit
it I put my hand up and I will say me right now I mr. Duncan spelt loneliness
incorrectly look at that you see it was painless and that is part of the way you
deal with everyday problems sometimes you
don’t need to think about them so much you don’t need to keep thinking it is a
way of training your brain not to get too full of all the things that you
don’t need to think about I think so yes how much time do you spend to prepare
your daily lessons well normally I wake up at about 8:30 so normally from the
moment I get up in the morning I start preparing so normally it takes about 4
maybe 5 hours to prepare this and then of course I come on and then I do it
so maybe 6 hours in total thank you for pointing out that I miss spelt
loneliness I did I am going in a moment it’s almost time to go I hope you’ve
enjoyed this lesson something a little different I will be back tomorrow of
course back tomorrow at 2 p.m. in fact I’m with you every day during October
every day in October 31 days of live English October 2019 Monday to Friday 2
p.m. Saturday 12 p.m. just after midday sunday 2 p.m. UK time thank you very
much for your lovely messages and also thank you very much for your honesty and
openness today I really do appreciate it thank you to Yemen thank you to Rita
thank you to min yes I think the increase the increase in demand and the
pressure that more people now feel is causing us to feel more stressed and
quite often this leads to other problems such as anxiety and depression these are
real things that affect people and there are ways to deal with it
there are very useful lesson Thank You Yemen thank you Anna
oby thank you Christina I hope you’ve enjoyed it thank you very much – bye Oh
pachoo also Xin Thank You Bella rusia I am back with you tomorrow from 2 p.m. UK
time we will be talking about something else tomorrow a different subject
altogether oh and don’t forget on Wednesday we are in the kitchen ooh
anyway that’s Wednesday I will see you tomorrow for day 8 of 31 days of English
this is mr. Duncan in the birthplace of English saying thanks for watching me
today see you tomorrow and of course until the next time we
meet which will be tomorrow ta ta for now 😎

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  • People don't want to discuss if their family member is suffering from mental illness, they keep it private.thank you for giving the relevant vocabulary about topic. best wishes from karachi, Pakistan

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