@Rubywax what is the best moment of your life? #AskRuby
Getting into and getting out of Oxford - meaning graduating and getting to wear the bat cape.
Julie Lockey @MadamJooJoo
@Rubywax do you think performing helps depression/anxiety or is mindfulness the tool to help you perform if that's what you love? #AskRuby
Performing has nothing to do with depression, it’s like saying does juggling help diabetes. It’s a disease, you can’t function whatever you do for a living, let alone stand on a stage.
Mindfulness helps me cool my engines before I go on stage so my nerves don’t eat me alive.
How can I convince my daughter that cognitive therapy is preferable to the drugs she's been taking for 6 years. #AskRuby
It isn’t preferable to drugs. If you have actual mental illness and not just moody; you need both. If drugs alone worked no one would have a relapse. CBT helps you recognize your thoughts might not be reality but only your habits of thinking.
becca moody @moodybecca
@Rubywax how did you build mindfulness into your daily life without forgetting about it? #AskRuby
It becomes like brushing your teeth, if I don’t do it, I get that red mist in my head, meaning I’m clogged with thoughts and not thinking clearly.
Also it helps me regulate my own madness. When I’m anxious but can’t do anything about it, like waiting in a queue, rather than kill the person in front of me, I just focus on breathing.
Sharon Hamblett @nerinecreations
@Rubywax #AskRuby just wondered as it's mental health week. Do you suffer from anxiety attacks and how do you deal with them?
I focus on the feeling rather than ruminating about why I’m anxious; there is never an answer, you just get more anxious. When you focus on raw sensation, the cycle of despair stops.
@Rubywax do you think mindfullness/compassionate focus is becoming the next CBT. Used to treat all even if it doesn't work for all #AskRuby
It doesn’t work for all - who says it does? Nothing works for all.
Fiona Beddow @FionaBeddow
@Rubywax #AskRuby I wondered what drew you to a neurochemical science degree instead of psychology-or maybe you've already got one of those!
To me we are who we are because of genes, neural connections, chemicals, mommy and daddy’s input, experiences and the culture we’re born into. Sometimes I think psychology might be the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and they may be totally wrong.
@Rubywax #askruby if you've not been out of your house in ages, how do you manage to get out?
You can find Cognitive Based Therapy on the internet; find one you like but don’t give up. Or call ‘Sane’ or ‘Mind’.
@Rubywax #AskRuby How can I detect my reasons for hoarding and how can I fight depression by myself?
Get help for the depression, you can’t do it by yourself. Don’t even think about the hoarding until you’ve dealt with your depression. You can figure out the hoarding once you’re well because it’s a symptom of something much bigger.
Christopher Cheatle @Chrishaux 2h
#AskRuby My wife thinks you are very funny. Who makes you laugh more than most?
Joanna Lumley, Joanna Lumley and Joanna Lumley.
NHA Party @NHAparty
.@Rubywax Hi Ruby - are u worried about this govt's poor record on mental health? We are. It's a total mess: http://nhap.org/mental-health-mess-goverment/ … #AskRuby
Yes. The biggest problem gets the least amount of money. Do they think this is going to go away? Most of the world’s problems stem from mental illness why can’t they get this in their heads.
bebe sanders @bebesanders4
@Rubywax what positives does comedy bring to your life in relation to anxiety? #ask ruby
Mainly it causes anxiety to turn things to comedy or perform it. On the other hand you get a good feeling when people clap.