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Mental Health: What is Trauma?

Experiencing trauma can happen at any age and be caused by various situations we find to be stressful, frightening, life-threatening or distressing. Two people can be involved in an experience, one may develop…

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Stop Bottling Up Your Emotions

Do you bottle up your emotions and try to remain stoic through adversity? You could be damaging your mental health. Stop bottling up your emotions and let them out, you will feel better,…

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Stress: 10 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Naturally

When stress becomes too much, we are on edge, and our nerves may jangle. But how do you calm your nerves when you are feeling tense? Sometimes you feel the sensation in your…

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Depression: Change Your Outlook Change Your Life

An optimistic viewpoint on life can change it. You can change your outlook and improve your mental health and wellbeing. Although it is easier said than done, there are a few simple ways…

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SAD in the Winter

As the season’s change, I prepare for winter as I am affected by low light levels called SAD alongside my bipolar disorder. I get my sunshine lamp ready, make sure my windows are…

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Stop Being a People Pleaser

Being nice and kind is good but being a people pleaser is bad for your mental health. A person who puts everyone else’s happiness above their own usually has poor self-esteem and low…

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16 Natural Mood Boosters

As a person with a mood disorder, I am always searching for new ways to improve my mood, so I am pleased to share these natural mood boosters with you. If you suffer…

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Travelling With Anxiety

I want to thank Jojo Hall for her great guest post on travelling with anxiety. The hints and tips will help those prepare for travelling to destinations, and managing anxiety when there. Have…

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20 Things Which WON’T Help Your Mental Health

There are plenty of things that will help your mental health, but what are the things which won’t help your mental health. Maybe you are doing some of these things and wondering why your mental…

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Coping With Mental Health Life Changes

How do you cope with mental health life changes? I’ll try to guide you through how I cope with bipolar disorder and anxiety, from the stigma which still exists in pockets, unfortunately. To…

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What Is The Link Between Obesity and Mental Health Issues?

Is there a link between obesity and mental health issues? When I first discovered a piece of research regarding this, I thought, another thing that can cause mental health problems is all I…

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7 Herbs For Bipolar Disorder

I have never considered herbs to help with bipolar, and it intrigued me that some people use them as a natural remedy for the condition. Herbs for bipolar disorder come in various forms,…

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Are You Suffering From Imposter Syndrome?

Do you feel like a fake that you have got the job or the recognition by sheer luck? Well, this is what it feels like if you are suffering from imposter syndrome. I…

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The Conversation Around Mental Health Is Long Overdue – And We’re Screwing It Up

I want to thank Gene Glotzer for his fantastic article on mental health and why the conversation needs to be had. It sums up my thoughts entirely and you will probably find yourself…

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When Your Mind Goes Blank!

For the past two hours, my mind has been blank. Mental illness can do that to a person; it is usually called brain fog when your mind goes blank. However, the little episode…

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Extreme Stress and The Effects On Mental Health

A personal story by Moz Perkins about how extreme stress affected him. It is a poignant read, and is a warning to us all about the dangers of stress and spotting the signs early. I want…