Mental Health

10 Reasons Why you Should Never be Ashamed of your Mental Illness

We are not ashamed… People are tired of hiding their mental illnesses. Tired of pretending to have a cold for the fifth time this year, instead of disclosing the real reason to employers why they’re off sick again. Tired of explaining why they can’t get out of bed. Tired of explaining why yesterday, they were

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Gina Susanna: The Power of Self-Confidence

Where it all began When I was in elementary school, I used to fake being sick. I’d tell the nurse I wasn’t feeling well so I could call my mom and go home. I did this over and over, and no one questioned it. My teachers didn’t see how I cried in the hallway, they didn’t

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What Not to Say to a Depressed Person

Depression doesn’t take your personal circumstances into account. It doesn’t care what car you drive, it doesn’t care about race or religion or where you were born. It doesn’t care about your upbringing or whether or not you are in a relationship. Depression indiscriminately picks people, regardless of what they have or have not been

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Why We Should All Be Meditating

Why do we give meditation such a hard time? We are all a little guilty of making up our minds about things before we really give them a go and meditation is no exception. In fact if we asked you what you think of meditation right now, you could probably reel off a list of

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Male Style Experts Share Their Top Tips on Being the Best Version of Yourself

If you could give your 13-year-old self one style tip, what would it be? Have you ever been picked on because somebody didn’t like your outfit or physical appearance? The chances are, most probably yes. In fact, new research from Promundo, conducted in partnership with Axe found that half of all guys have considered changing

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18 Things Only Introverts Will Understand…

It may seem like the most trivial of tasks for someone else, but to an introvert, it can seem like a monumental mountain to climb… If you prefer your own company, love sitting in darkness and your ideal holiday is playing games for two weeks at home, read on… we bet you’ll relate to some of these: 1.

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Bigorexia: The Disorder that Nobody is Talking About

Bigorexia, AKA: Muscle Dysmorphia or more broadly, Body Dysmorphia, is a condition where a person becomes fixated on a particular part of themselves that they dislike and want to change. In the case of Bigorexia, this would be the will to become bigger and more muscular. More often than not, people associate body image issues

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Guys: We Need to Talk About the F Word…

Not that F word… FEELINGS Would you feel embarrassed about booking an appointment to see your GP? I’m guessing no. How would you feel booking an appointment to see a councilor or a therapist? If I had to guess, I would say embarrassed or maybe even a bit ashamed. This stark difference between how we

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How Not to Deal with Exam Stress

Exam season is right around the corner, which probably means that the notorious exam stress should be setting in right about… now? You just sat your mocks and didn’t do quite as well as you’d hoped? Or you got better than expected but still want to top it? Well, here are some Do’s and Don’ts

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Five Things We Tell Ourselves When We’re Struggling with our Mental Health (but probably shouldn’t)

When you’re struggling with your mental health it’s easy for your mind to play tricks on you. It can convince you of thoughts that stop you getting the help that you need. Often, it’s easier to downplay what you’re going through because admitting it can be really scary. There are certain thoughts that will play

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