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Are attitudes improving? The stigma behind Mental Health

Tell someone you are suffering from bronchitis and they cluck sympathetically, promising to have the kids for an hour or so to give you a break. Tell them you are suffering from a mental illness, and their eyes start to move in different directions, their words get stuck in their…...

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Self-Harm

What is self-harm?‘Self-harm’ refers to various behaviors that are used to deliberately cause a form of pain to the self. People who self-harm cause themselves physical pain as an unhealthy coping response to emotional pain; when people experience intense emotions from their mental health issues and do not know a…...

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Experiencing Anxiety

When you experience chronic anxiety, it is probably difficult to imagine you could distract yourself from that anxiety. With anxiety, you may find that you become overwhelmed with worry and racing thoughts. This can be difficult when it results in many physical symptoms, such as a racing heart rate, headaches,…...

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Depression: Stop Dwelling On The Past—Seize The Day

Many of us living with mental health disorders not only look back over past episodes but sometimes find ourselves encased there as if our feet were stuck in concrete and unable to move.  What has happened in our lives has happened.  And since you can’t undo it no matter how…...

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How to improve your Self Esteem

As we have seen in another article –see An introduction to self-esteem – self-esteem is a capital of our social relationships and of our ability to take action in our everyday life. With a low level of self-esteem, it is much more difficult to accomplish all the tasks we would…...

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Severe Depression

When you experience severe depression, one of the hardest things is to actually do something with your days. However, indulging into one of your passions, or picking up a new activity can be a great way to make it back on the path of happiness and well-being. We all know…...

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Others can be useful, listen to them

I never felt as alone I when I had bad panic attacks. When your brain suddenly goes nuts and you feel like you can’t control anything within yourself and outside anymore, your ears have this tendency to shut themselves down automatically to what anyone else could be saying. You just…...

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Social Anxiety Disorder

. Social anxiety is much more than shyness, it is an intense fear; and while many people will occasionally worry about social situations, someone with social anxiety disorder feels overly worried before, during and after them. This disorder is pervasive and causes distress most areas of a person’s life. What…...

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Postpartum Depression?

What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum Depression (also known as Postnatal Depression) is a type of depression that canaffect women after they have given birth;this type of depression is common and affects more than one in ten women within a year of giving birth.Mothers with Postpartum Depression may experience feelings of…...

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Social Anxiety Disorder

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder? People with SAD have an irrational fear of being watched, judged, or of embarrassing or humiliating themselves. The anxiety and discomfort become so extreme that it interferes with daily functioning. While it can be a debilitating disorder, appropriate treatment recovery is possible.1 SAD is one of…...

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