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What Do My Dreams Mean?

November 28th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Dreams have been a topic of interest for at least as long as recorded history. This is unsurprising, considering how strange dreams can be while feeling not only real, but important. Many cultures regarded dreams as portents, and some still do. However, psychologists see dreams as representing current issues people are facing. There have been …

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Are Trigger Warnings Really Necessary For Mental Health?

October 26th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Many people have an adverse reaction to the phrase “trigger warning.” They see it as a kind of coddling as if it is proof that people are getting too sensitive. After all, do you really need to warn people before you speak about sensitive topics? Doesn’t that place another barrier in the way of open …

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How Do I Know If I Should Change Therapists?

September 27th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

The first time I went to therapy, I had no idea what to expect. I knew that I needed to work on my anxiety, as it was preventing me from moving forward in life. I knew that I felt stuck. But I had no idea what could be done about it. Fortunately, my therapist seemed …

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3 Mental Health Lessons Learned From The Pandemic

August 25th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

The pandemic is not over. Far from it. Some countries are still struggling to attain and distribute vaccines. In the US, vaccine hesitancy has led to a new wave of full ICUs in certain regions. However, we are approaching the tailend of the pandemic, and we can look back with some hindsight at the events …

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The Mental Health Reasons You Need Social Media Vacations

June 21st, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Since social media came along and took over the world, there have been countless books, apps, and initiatives to help people switch off. Social media has been shown to be detrimental to mental health and self image. It is no secret that social media is an unhealthy obsession. However, it is becoming ever harder to …

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How Does DBT Work In Treating Borderline Personality Disorder?

May 25th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) was once notoriously difficult to treat. There were few standard treatment modules specifically created for BPD. That is until dialectical behavior disorder (DBT) came along. But what is DBT and why does it work in treating borderline personality disorder? What is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)? Created by psychotherapist Marsha Linehan, dialectical …

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3 Most Popular Personality Type Models To Explore Your Psyche

May 18th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

What type of personality do you have? While every person is different, there are a number of personality theories which identify the most common personality types. Finding out your personality type can help you understand the areas of yourself you need to work on, as well as how to go about working on them. Before …

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What To Do With Your Anger Towards Lost Loved Ones

April 25th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Anger is commonly cited as one of the five stages of grief every person goes through. However, all too many people know that this anger may not just be a phase. On the contrary, a lot of people lose loved ones with whom they have unresolved issues. The most common example is children who still …

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5 Reasons To Seek Family Therapy After A Shared Trauma

April 18th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Three years ago, Leo lost a brother to a car accident. The trauma was sudden and devastating, leaving him and his family immersed in grief. His parents struggled to start living again and his surviving brother turned to substances to numb the pain. A few months later, his father died after a brain aneurysm. Leo …

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When Should You Get Admitted Into A Psychiatric Ward?

March 25th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Are you wondering whether you should get admitted into a psychiatric ward? While you may be experiencing severe depression or other mood disorders, a psychiatric ward might seem like a last resort. How do you know when it’s time to apply for admission? A week ago, I advised a man to get admitted into a …

Filed Under: Mental Health Treatment