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Being a Student Can Impact Your Mental Health: Here’s Why

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Now, there are a lot of considerations to make as a student, and one of the best things you need to keep in mind is the way in which mental health is impacted by college life. Going to university is a great chance for carrying on higher education, and there are so many different factors that play a role in …

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How to Support a Foster Child with Mental Illness

Having a mental illness at any age is no walk in the park, but when you are a child faced with an unsteady upbringing, this can often feel a lot worse. Not only are children not emotionally developed, but they also lack autonomy and control over their own lives, which can be increasingly frightening and cause them to protect themselves …

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How to Thrive (not just survive) with a mental illness

Blog post courtesy of guest blogger: James Lindsay (see end of post for further details) If you’re someone with a form of mental illness, firstly let me just say that you are incredible. I am saying that to start with because life is hard enough without being mentally unwell. So for you to be getting through it I believe deserves …

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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Mental Health Awareness Week: How to Show Support and Break the Stigma

Mental Health Awareness Week upon us, starting on 9th May and finishing on 15th May. And the Mental Health Foundation has announced that the theme for 2022 will be loneliness, in support of those who experience this and how we as individuals can support others. The decision for the theme was based on the consequences of the pandemic, as feelings …

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Living In Fear: Psychiatrist Shares Her Experience Growing Up With Schizophrenia in the Home

Dr. Luisa Sanz, founder of Mind Yr Life, grew up as the sixth of eight children in a low-income family living in a three-bedroom home. Her two brothers were both diagnosed with schizophrenia. Most of her early childhood and adolescence were draped in fear and violence. Decades later, Luisa’s eldest brother, Antonio has recently passed away after an unfortunate succession …

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5 Ways to Avoid Mental Health Failure

Mental Health: It’s more than just the absence of a mental disorder. It’s about having a good quality of life, feeling content with yourself, and being able to cope with the stresses of life. Everyone’s definition of mental health will be different, but there are some general things you can do to maintain good mental health. It’s no secret that …

The hidden danger of the unstable mind

The hidden danger of the unstable mind When dealing with others we assume that they are mentally stable and that they are reasonable. The truth is that we never really know how mentally stable someone is until we get to know them better. Unless you spend a considerable amount of time with someone, you won’t really know how logical they …

Mental health and gun violence

Mental health and gun violence are often linked together when there is little, if any, causality statistically speaking.  It’s natural to look for a reason when someone shoots others. Why did they do this? We want to try understand. It is too easy though to jump to the conclusion that it is solely due to mental health reasons when someone …