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Negative Vs. Positive Self-Talk

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Self-talk is our inner monologue, our inner voice, and how we talk to ourselves, much like a constant running dialogue inside of our heads. You may not even be aware that you are talking to yourself… Read More

 

How to Cultivate and Maintain Intimacy in Relationships: Navigating Barriers and Establishing an Intimate Foundation for a Successful Relationship

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Intimacy is closeness. We attain intimacy when we become close to another person and feel love and acceptance. As adults, we find intimacy in relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners. What Is an Intimacy Disorder?… Read More

 

Traumatic Experiences and Their Effect on Our Physical and Emotional States

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Trauma is anything that disrupts or creates distress within a person’s life. There is a multitude of experiences that may cause someone trauma. Soldiers in combat, car accident survivors and domestic abuse survivors all encompass those… Read More

 

Research Shows Stress Doesn’t Always Predict Depression

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Some people are depression resistant, even when exposed to chronic stressors. Changes in neurotransmission, or communication between neurons, may explain a built-in ability for an individual’s immunity to depression.  What is Serotonin? Serotonin is a vital… Read More

 

The Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

According to The National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI), social anxiety is anxiety triggered either by anticipation of a social situation, or following a social situation. The core of social anxiety is the fear of judgment… Read More

 

Recommendations for Describing Mental Health Disorders: People With Common Mental Health Disorders Help to Change the Language Surrounding Their Diagnosis

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

In July 2019, a researcher and the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborated to conduct the first study seeking input from people with common mental health disorders. They asked these individuals to weigh in on how the… Read More

 

What Are Dissociative Disorders?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Dissociation takes place when an individual experiences a sense of being detached from their mind, body, or both. This manifests as a disruption of memory, identity, awareness, or perception. Examples include not recognizing one’s memories, actions,… Read More

 

How to Tell if You Are Involved With a Narcissist

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Are you in a relationship in which you feel like you’re the only one who’s making a real effort? Or maybe you feel as if boundaries are blurred or even ignored? These are just a couple… Read More

 

How Can I Develop a More Positive Body Image?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

It should come as no surprise that social media impacts the way we feel about our bodies. One glance at Instagram and it’s easy to conclude that everyone is more fit, tan, and good-looking than we… Read More

 

Deflection: A Defensive Tactic

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Deflection is attempting to draw attention away from oneself and put that attention onto another person. All ages may engage in deflection. Children try to deflect blame when they are in trouble for negative actions by… Read More

 

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