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Category Archives: Mental Health

Mental health articles on bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and other psychological conditions written by people who know what it’s like living with.

Holiday Cheer or Holiday Fear?

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The holidays bring the opportunity to join with friends, family, and co-workers to celebrate. However, for individuals with social anxiety, this can be accompanied by a sense of dread as they receive invitations for company parties, family engagements, and neighborhood…

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of recurrent major depressive disorder in which episodes of depression occur during the same season each year. This condition is sometimes called the “winter blues.”  What is SAD? Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD)…

Mental Illnesses in Children and Youth: Diagnosis and treatment

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Mental health in children and young people Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Alarmingly,…

Signs and symptoms of anxiety in children

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Childhood is full of new experiences that can sometimes feel scary to young ones and as a part of growing up, child anxiety is normal to a point and all kids experience it at some time or another. Do you think your preschooler…

Holding onto stress could affect health

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If you’re able to quickly shrug off stressful events that may be good for your health. A study found that people who held on to stress those who reported still having negative feelings about a stressful event the day after…

Mindfulness and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

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As readers of these blogs will be aware Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), was developed by psychologist Albert Ellis during the 1950s. Ellis believed that it is how we interpret events that lead to psychological disturbance. The goal is to…

Challenges faced by Millennials

Advances in technology mean today’s teens are facing issues that no previous generation has ever seen. While some issues are not exactly new, electronic media has changed or amplified some of the struggles young people face. In fact, the average teen spends…

Developing Compassion

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We would like to present an article by the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. The college specialises in professional counselling, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy training. One of the most intrusive and problematic features of experiencing depression and anxiety is…

Personality Transformation: “Joy of being”

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Stress is the new common denominator across the living world today. We live in an age where living means meeting the daily deadlines and short term goals rather than sustaining a life of substance. Life which is a blessing has…

The Alchemy of Acceptance

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We all go through moments when we get stuck in a situation. Everything seems to be going right and suddenly something unexpected hits you…In this article the author describes the power of self acceptance and positive thinking. My son got…

The Power of Thought

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I truly believe that there is always a solution, however difficult a situation may seem. A lock can be as big as it gets, though it always has a key to it. Going through the journey of life, I…

The Power of Positive Thinking

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Almost all of us are aware of the classic example of ‘the half empty/half full glass’. Why does it really matter if we see the glass as half empty or half full right? After all it’s just a glass of…

The Power of Blessing

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Ever thought that you can receive a constant fountain of blessings? Blessings have a huge power. We have all heard that from our mothers, grandparents, gurus. We think of blessings as a positive energy coming from others to us. How…

Get started on creating a mentally and emotionally healthy life

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Mental and emotional health is an important, essential part of our overall health and wellbeing. Most of us take part in some activities that help us stay physically fit. Similarly, we could all do with including some activities that can…

5 Surprising Tricks That Will Enhance Your Concentration

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1. Doodle For most people, this is a tiny bad habit and a waste of time. But research shows that it’s actually a thinking tool, a powerful exercise that can be beneficial to our ability to focus. What’s more, it…

5 Creative Writing Tips for a Happier You

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Try these 5 writing exercises to prime yourself for action, empathy and optimism. Research shows the simple technique of “expressive writing” can make you happier, healthier and more resilient. But that’s not the only way to create a more joyful…

4 Steps to Declutter your Mind for Happiness

Luckily, more and more people are decluttering their lives, getting more organised, and understanding that we need less of the material things in order to have more freedom. One aspect often gets forgotten, though, and that’s our spiritual well-being. It’s as…

7 Techniques to Cope with Stress at Work

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In this day and age, almost everybody experience some stress at work. In fact, unhealthy working is the main reason for stress these days. If you feel like work stress is getting the best of you, here are some great TIPS, to…

10 Good reasons to spend some time alone

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1. You’ll get to recharge Often times when we’re surrounded by other people, we’re expending a lot of energy. Trying to keep others happy, make them laugh, soothe their egos, read their emotions, and all of the other rigors that come…

The Art of Compassion: Growing past the hypocrisy

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One of the most cliché advice on living a meaningful life that you will gather from people or the internet is that you should be kind and compassionate. This advice is not really far away from the truth too. Anybody…

Mindfulness techniques for a better wellbeing

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In this busy world of ours, the mind is constantly pulled from pillar to post, scattering our thoughts and emotions and leaving us feeling stressed, highly-strung and at times quite anxious. But it is essential for our wellbeing to take…