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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?

Social Anxiety Disorder: What is it? What are the symptoms and causes?

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…

Mental Illnesses in Children and Youth: Diagnosis and treatment

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Mental illnesses 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,…

Mindfulness and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Mindfulness - My Happy

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) As readers of these blogs will be aware of 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…

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…

Get started on creating a mentally and emotionally healthy life

Emotional health: Why do you need to invest your emotional health?

  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…

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…

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…

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…