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Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Anxiety and Depression

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According to the National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI), anxiety disorders affect approximately 48 million people in the U.S., and 21 million are affected by depression. Mental health disorders start as early as the age of ten and are the number one reason for suicide. With that said, NAMI says suicide is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Although …

What Is Gynophobia? – Symptoms, Causes & How To Deal With It?

Most of you don’t know what Gynophobia actually means. So let me help you understand. Gynophobia is the fear of women. According to historians, this term rose to prominence with men being afraid of women, either due to the fear of being emasculated or humiliated. In other terms, a man feels weak and not “manly enough” when humiliated by a …

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Ways to get a better night’s sleep when you have depression

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 5.4% of Canadians experience depression, and 4.6% experience anxiety. Often, depression and a lack of sleep are linked. Furthermore, insomnia is a prominent symptom of depression. If you have depression, you probably find it hard to fall and stay asleep. There are hundreds of ways to get a better night’s sleep when you …

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Finding Dual Diagnosis Treatment – What to Look For in a Facility

If you are looking for dual diagnosis treatment, there are a few key things to look for in a facility. First, make sure that the facility offers family therapy. This is an essential part of dual diagnosis treatment, as it can help address the issues that led to the person’s addiction. Second, make sure that the facility offers individual therapy. …

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How to fix a push-pull relationship

Love is complicated enough without the added pressure of trying to always second guess what your partner will do at any given moment. Many of us have experienced a push-pull relationship. This is where the balance of power in the relationship isn’t equal. One person seems to chase when the other is pulling away and vice versa. All relationships go …

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Thoughts can be dismissed for peace of mind

Peace of mind: ********  Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale ******** Peace of mind comes from learning to separate yourself from your thoughts. Psychologists call this cognitive defusion and it is an effective way to reduce anxiety. How cognitive behavioral therapy works The basic premise of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is that our thoughts create the way …

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9 Perfectly Natural Ways to Keep Anxiety at Bay

Our bodies have a natural safety feature we’re born with called the amygdala. It’s the fight-or-flight response mechanism in our brains that tells us when we might be in danger.   But sometimes that safety feature becomes trained over time to watch for triggers that aren’t always dangerous. We worry, panic, and stress for no reason, or more than necessary, …

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The different types of psychological treatments

Our mental health is being challenged more than ever. The world is more competitive, social media dictates how we should look and what we should be doing, and social comparisons are in our awareness daily. Depression and anxiety are on the rise as well due to uncertainty about the future, worries about relationships and work, and of course, the Covid …

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10 Tip to increase your resilience

There are many ways to increase your resilience. This is good news because we can all do with inner resources to get through times when we feel overwhelmed or unable to cope. Here are 10 helpful tips to increase your resilience Top tips for resilience: Embrace failure and accept it as a part of life – kind of like an …

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Teens and depression: Troubling symptoms no parent should ignore

Teenage depression is a condition that should never be taken lightly. It’s not just a phase or the sufferer feeling “blue” for no apparent reason. As the teenage years can be some of the most emotionally demanding of our lives, it’s hardly surprising that many young adults find themselves spiralling into depression and struggling to function. Before we get stuck …