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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 …

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Can You Trust Your Memories? The Truth About False Memory Syndrome

March 16th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

If false memory syndrome sounds familiar to you, chances are you heard it mentioned in the media at some point. There are various occurrences strongly associated with false memories, some insignificant and others very important. This leads us to question just how trustworthy memories are. Where were you when the planes hit the Twin Towers …

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How Is A Personality Disorder Different From A Mood Disorder?

February 23rd, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Are you concerned that you or a loved one are struggling with a personality disorder? You may have heard the term thrown around, especially when discussing people who have problematic relationships. But what is a personality disorder and how does it differ from a mood disorder? What does personality disorder treatment look like? What is …

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How Does Mindfulness Therapy Affect Your Memories?

February 13th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

When I started mindfulness therapy, there was a lot I did not like about it. The idea of living in the moment sounded okay, but what about the moments I did not want to live in? There had been all too many of those in my life. Mindfulness therapy threatened to bring them back up, …

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