Category Archives: Therapy

social media

Online Social Networking and Mental Health

Online Social Networking and Mental Health Humans thrive by socializing with each other. Everyone requires companionship and connections to enjoy the beauty of life. The strength of your social relationships plays a vital role in your overall well-being. In fact, staying socially connected to others also helps with mental health issues like anxiety, stress, depression, and loneliness. Your friends and peers add joy to your life, boost self-worth, and provide you comfort. On the other hand, lacking social connections poses severe risks to your mental and emotional health. The technological advancement in today’s world has made staying connected easier. Social […]

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Postpartum Depression

Combat Postpartum Depression

7 Ways to Combat Postpartum Depression Nearly all women experience some form of “baby blues” – feeling sad, worried, fatigued, emotionally unavailable – in the first few weeks after delivery as a result of the physical, emotional, and hormonal changes brought about by giving birth. This is completely normal and these feelings usually subside on their own within a few weeks and require no management.  While these feelings of sadness go away on their own, as many as 15% of mothers suffer a more serious condition called postpartum depression, or PPD. This is a common pregnancy complication that emerges days […]

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Eating Disorders

Recognizing Eating Disorders

Recognizing Eating Disorders Before They Get Worse Eating disorders are disabling, but often overlooked mental disorders that impair both physical and mental health. Many do not often realize that this is an actual disease and not some act to gain attention, lose weight, or eat voraciously.  Eating disorders can disrupt social, personal, and work-life without you noticing it. People with eating disorders often have disturbed attitudes towards their weight, body shape, and eating patterns. It is a mental health disorder that affects many people but most of those affected rarely seek help or treatment.  What is an Eating Disorder? In […]

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Mentally Healthy

How to Stay Mentally Healthy

How to Stay Mentally Healthy Mental health and emotional strength are as important as physical well-being because it influences how you think, behave, and feel in everyday life. It acts as a coping mechanism for stress and challenges and shapes your relationships. Often, people confuse mental health with being free of a clinical diagnosis for some illness. However, mental health is much more than just being illness-free. It is the state of having positive thinking patterns and characteristics. However, even in today’s advanced world, most of us are reluctant to address our mental health needs. This is because staying mentally […]

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breakup

The 7 Stages After a Breakup

The seven stages after a breakup Breakups hurt like crazy, and there’s no way around it. If you were involved in a relationship with all your heart, no matter the amount of compassion the breakup is dealt with; it is a painful process. Experiencing a heartbreak of this sort can shake you to your very foundations, making you question your faith in love and confidence itself. The pain of rejection or mourning a lost love is intense. Even if you’re the one who ended things, there’s often guilt associated with your sadness. Most cultures around the globe emphasize “forever” as […]

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Elderly mental health issues

Common Elderly Mental Health Issues

Common Elderly Mental Health Issues Do you have an elderly loved one who you think is battling a mental health illness? You are probably not alone. According to a Center for Disease Prevention and Control report, 1 in 5 elderly adults have a mental health concern but very few receive treatment. All ages can suffer from mental health problems, but the elderly are more at risk for mental health concerns than the younger population. Elderly mental health is important to a senior’s overall health. A big part of the elderly population is experiencing some form of mental health problem but […]

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Meditation

The Link Between Meditation and Mental Health 

Establishing The Link Between Meditation and Mental Health  In our rapidly changing lives, physical and mental stress are becoming increasingly common. Meditation has been found to help with certain conditions such as hypertension, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, and sleep, but how about its effects on mental health? Research has found meditation to produce positive effects on mental health. Many clinical studies suggest that meditation goes hand-in-hand with physical and mental health. They have also demonstrated that meditation is one of the safest practices in complementary medicine. The activities of meditation are described as calm, quiet, and still are able help […]

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Grief

8 Tips to Deal with Death

8 Tips on Dealing With Death in a Healthy Way Dealing with death is an unwanted, but necessary action to take when you lose someone, as everyone will go through this in their lifetime. You often feel a multitude of emotions that can often be overwhelming. Dealing with death, particularly the death of someone you love, is one of the most stressful experiences you can go through. You will undergo a process of grieving and it can vary from person to person. What Is Grief? Grief is a natural response to the loss of someone. According to the American Psychological […]

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Intimate relationship

10 Tips for Better Intimate Relationships

10 Tips for Better Intimate Relationships with Your Partner Intimate relationships are those characterized by caring, closeness, and trust. Intimacy involves feelings of emotional closeness and connectedness with another person. While intimacy is usually associated with those factors, it is also very much beyond all of that.   Intimacy is more than being involved sexually with a person. It is more than kissing, holding, and cuddling with each other. Intimacy means being wholly comfortable with another person, inside and out. Better intimate relationships mean letting another person see into your soul more than your body.  Intimacy is not instant, as it […]

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Emotional First Aid

Emotional First Aid

Ways to Practice Emotional First Aid Whenever we sustain physical wounds, we are taught to treat them quickly and to patch them up – the same thing goes for emotional wounds. Emotional wounds such as rejection, failure, guilt, or loss are just as common as physical wounds, or even more so. Just like how we would treat physical wounds, we should address our emotional wounds as well. Physical wounds can easily be treated with gauze and disinfectant, but how about our emotional wounds? What is Emotional First Aid? Emotional first aid is an often underrated idea: its concept is to […]

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Anxiety

How to Minimize Anxiety When Setting Goals

How to Minimize Anxiety When Setting Goals As we welcome the new year, we have our own personal list of resolutions we aim to achieve this year. However, these goals often overwhelm us and we tend to abandon our new year’s resolutions as quickly as we set them.  Goal setting means bringing about small, big, good, or bad changes in our lives. These changes can be stressful and can cause our anxiety levels to rise. Whether we are moving to a new apartment, starting a new job, going out with a new person, anxiety often gets the best of us.  […]

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Holiday Food

Regaining Your Health After The Holidays 

Regaining Your Health After The Holidays  Undeniably, the highlight during the holidays is food and lots of it! The festivities of the new year are filled with lots of irresistible food in every region. This year has been a rough one, so another serving of chocolate pudding won’t hurt. The type of food you eat impacts your mental state and can quite literally change your mood. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal what you eat can change your mood based on how it reacts with your gut bacteria. In this article, we will go over some […]

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Alcohol

Alcohol Use Among Adolescents

One of the common public health problems in the United States today is alcohol use among adolescents. Alcohol is the drug of choice among adolescents – it is cheap and readily available. Many people, young as they are, have tasted and continue to drink alcohol at an early age.  How Important Is This Problem? Alcohol use among adolescents is becoming a significant public health problem. In a recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey, they found that alcohol use among adolescents was as high as 29%, 14% binge drank, and an estimated 20% drink and drive. An alarming 7 million young people […]

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Burnout

Burnout Among Healthcare Workers

Burnout Among Healthcare Workers Being a healthcare worker is both a gratifying yet challenging role. The healthcare industry is stressful, emotionally draining, and physically exhausting. When this happens, healthcare workers are prone to burnout. They begin to lose not only drive but also efficacy in work, potentially reducing the safety and quality of care provided to patients.  Burnout is a recurring issue experienced by healthcare workers, especially during these times. Burnout among healthcare workers can be due to: working long hours, demanding workloads, and the stress of being exposed to loss of life. Recognizing burnout early can help prevent it […]

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Postpartum Depression

How to Cope with Postpartum Depression

How to Cope with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Giving birth is a beautiful phenomenon that changes your life forever. But, all the changes can sometimes be overwhelming. The period after having a baby can be full of various unexplainable emotions. You may feel fear, joy, anxiety, and sadness. Regulating emotions during this time can be challenging so that it affects your life and everyday activities. If you feel like you’ve been experiencing mood swings, difficulty in decisions, and trouble bonding with your baby, you might be having postpartum depression (PPD) and anxiety. Millions of women worldwide go through postpartum depression. […]

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Relationships

How to Set Boundaries In Relationships

How to Set Boundaries In Relationships Relationships are an essential part of life for a myriad of reasons. These reasons include learning how to be a good partner or friend, having someone to confide in, and having a support system in times of need. Friends, family, and loved ones provide you company and make you feel included. Each of your relationships impacts your life differently and helps you grow and learn about others and yourself. Relationships are meant to be the glue that holds you together during the ups and downs of life. Sometimes, however, overindulgence in each other’s personal […]

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Lake Thoughts

Mindfulness in Everyday Life

How mindfulness can transform your life In today’s world, finding time for oneself and enjoying life’s moments has often become difficult. You head to work every day, trying to manage your assignments, and keep thinking about the remaining chores at home. You worry about children, family, and the weekend dinner. As a result, you find yourself losing connection with your inner self in a rush to manage all these tasks. Living in the present moment becomes hard, and you miss out on how you feel. Overthinking about life and its happenings qualifies as an easy trap. When you have so […]

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Friends & Social Media

Dealing With Social Media Toxicity

Recent Studies on Dealing With Social Media Toxicity  Many people’s lives revolve around social media. In today’s new normal, it’s hard to get away from social media. Every little thing we do finds its place on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter spaces. While global spaces have merged, connecting lifestyles and making the world smaller than it has ever been, social media does have its faults. It also doesn’t come as a surprise if we tell you that social media thrives on toxic elements.   Learning how to deal with social media toxicity addresses unseen mental and emotional issues.   Why […]

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Work From Home

How to Stay Healthy While Working from Home

How to Stay Healthy While Working from Home (Self-Awareness) Staying healthy (both physically and emotionally) while working from home is not only recommended but something that is integral in order to maintain productivity and happiness. The new working reality in the US, and many other countries, confronts us with a virtual office, a list of perks, and possibly, a new set of problems. It has never been more apparent than in today’s Coronavirus pandemic. While a home-based job may seem to provide a harmless, comfortable atmosphere, it does not go without challenges. Research reveals that the amount of mental or […]

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Six Ways to Cope with a Quarter-Life or Mid-Life Crisis

Is your middle-aged friend or loved one buying expensive accessories and sports cars despite being out of budget, getting fancy bling, and Botox injections all of a sudden? What do these behaviors have in common? These may be the signs of someone going through a midlife crisis. It is a psychological phase and happens to many men and women in their middle ages between 35 and 55. A quarter-life crisis can dig a huge hole in people’s retirement accounts and savings, and the process can be excruciating for many people. Most people manage to deal with a midlife crisis effectively […]

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Take Charge of Your Happiness to Build Self-Esteem

Is self-esteem the foundation of happiness? Or vice versa? Could the road to strong self-esteem be persuaded by deliberate efforts to shift to thoughts that bring happiness? No wonder getting to what gives you pleasure can be so elusive. Whereas, happiness is complex. Add self-esteem struggles to this complicated mix, and it makes it even more daunting. It is okay to have days where you do not feel as confident as usual, where you do not feel as good about yourself. All of us have those days. But when this becomes a recurring cycle, it is problematic. You may be […]

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How the Fear of Mental Health Stigma Impacts Day-to-Day Life?

What do you mean you feel low? If you only tried, you won’t be having such issues. Oh, come on! It’s just a phase; it will pass. All these remarks sound insensitive, Right? But what if you have to hear such comments over and over again by different people? Your confidence would be shattered. These are just some of the comments most people with mental health issues get to hear in their everyday life. Stigmatization ruins confidence and self-esteem. Living with the fear of mental health stigma can have severe consequences on everyday life. Most people with psychological issues fear […]

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How Body Image Affects Self-Esteem?

Have you ever found yourself comparing your physique to the TV models and felt sad about your appearance? Do you ever feel like you require shedding some pounds to appear more attractive? People are often not happy with their appearance. Being uneasy in your skin may be the sign of low self-esteem due to negative body image. Many factors are responsible for making people feel this way. From television shows to social media platforms, having a perfect body is idealized and considered a standard of beauty. However, the truth is, everyone is different. Each person has a unique body and […]

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Does Therapy Increase Self-Esteem? 

You’re not good enough! You are not worth it! You’re so unlovable! Would you like to say these lines to someone else? Of course not! These words are harsh and can destroy anyone’s self-esteem. Being a human, it is our responsibility to be kind to one another. While trying to be kind to others, don’t forget to treat yourself well too. Imagine being positive about everyone but yourself. Well, this is the case with most people having low self-esteem. People who suffer from a lack of self-esteem perceive themselves and the world around them negatively. They focus more on their […]

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Social Anxiety: Navigating Social Situations With Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety: Navigating Social Situations With Social Anxiety

The human mind works in mysterious yet fascinating ways. It allows you to think, feel, remember, and analyze. Without it, the beauty of life can’t be enjoyed. People’s personality is based on their psychology. However, many people face psychological problems, but these issues don’t define them as a whole. Getting help from professional psychotherapists can help with managing the symptoms of these issues. One of the most common psychological issues is social anxiety. Imagine you’re about to meet new people or go to a conference, but your heart starts racing. This may be normal for some, but what if the […]

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