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Mental Health

So, you’ve started therapy – congratulations! That's a huge step towards self-care and improving your mental wellness. But here’s a question that might be on your mind: ‘Is my therapist the right one for me?’ Finding the right therapist can be hard - but it’s crucial, because so much of your progress depends on your relationship with your therapist. If you’re struggling to understand if you’re with the right therapist, here are a few questions to ask yourself to figure out if your therapist is a great fit for you. Do you feel heard and not judged? Your therapist should be that person who provides a safe space for you, listens without judgment, understands your perspective, and makes you feel heard. If you find yourself looking forward to these sessions as a safe space where your thoughts and feelings are validated, you're probably in the right company. Are they professional and respectful? A good therapist is like a guide in your mental health journey – professional, respectful, and consistent. They should respect your boundaries, be punctual and, above all, maintain confidentiality. If you feel like they’re crossing lines or making you feel uncomfortable, it might be time to look for an alternative. Is there progress on your journey? Now this one is a tricky one, because progress in therapy can be like watching a plant grow; it’s slow and gradual but, if you have patience, ultimately rewarding. You might not see changes overnight, but over time, you should notice improvements in your mental health, coping strategies, and overall well-being. It’s also important to discuss with your therapist what your progress journey can look like - and if you feel like you’re consistently falling short, or going in circles, it might be time to reassess. Do they challenge you (in a good way)? The best kind of therapists challenge you to grow – but in a way that feels supportive, not overwhelming. They should encourage you to face difficult issues and step out of your comfort zone, but always at a pace that feels right for you. Do their methods align with your needs? Just like everyone has a favorite diet or workout, therapy, too, needs to fit your preferences. If you’re someone who’s goal-oriented and looking for a structured approach, an approach that’s more unstructured or outcome-oriented might frustrate you. On the other hand, if you’re someone who’s looking to dig deeper into your past or generational trauma, you might not do well with someone who assigns you a lot of structured “homework”. It’s all about finding that therapeutic approach that resonates with your personality and needs. Takeaway Finding the right therapist can be a game-changer in your mental health journey. It’s important to feel comfortable, supported, and challenged in the right ways. Remember, it’s okay to try different therapists and approaches until you find that perfect match. After all, this is about your well-being, and you deserve the best support on this journey.

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Stress management

Practicing good self-care, such as getting enough sleep, eating well, and engaging in relaxation techniques, can help manage stress and improve mental health.

Happy Gut, Happy Mind: Tips for Dealing with Gut-Related Mood Swings

Happy Gut, Happy Mind: Tips for Dealing with Gut-Related Mood Swings

Is your gut calling the shots on your mood? Let's find out. Do you ever feel like your mood is inexplicably down, and you can't quite put your finger on the reason? Well, it turns out that the health of your gut could be responsible for your mood swings! Yes, you read that right. Your gut plays a crucial role in your overall well-being, including your mental health. According to a study by Harvard Health, the gut-brain connection is a…

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Gut Check: Managing Anxiety Through a Healthy Gut

Gut Check: Managing Anxiety Through a Healthy Gut

Anxiety is a common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It can cause a wide range of physical and mental symptoms, such as nervousness, restlessness, and fatigue. While there are various ways to manage anxiety, maintaining a healthy gut is one of the most effective and natural ways to reduce anxiety symptoms. The link between Anxiety and our Gut Anxiety and gut health are intimately linked. In fact, the gut is often referred to as the second brain because…

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Why Stress is Keeping You Up at Night

Why Stress is Keeping You Up at Night

Sleep is crucial for our mental, physical and emotional well-being. It helps us recharge our body and brain. Good quality sleep is so indispensable that even if we slack by a little bit, we face some degree of impairment throughout our day. Stress and sleep have a vicious relationship. Stress reduces the quality of sleep, and a poor-quality sleep in turn increases the likelihood of experiencing more stress. To break the cycle, we must understand its scope and the exact…

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Addiction

Addiction is a complex mental health condition that can have serious consequences for individuals and their families. Effective treatment typically involves a combination of therapy, medication, and support from loved ones.

Understanding Addiction Through its Stages

Understanding Addiction Through its Stages

The term "addiction" carries significant weight and negative connotations. While some view it as a purposeful act of self-sabotage, it is, in fact, a disease that requires treatment rather than judgment. To help yourself or someone you know struggling with addiction, it's essential to understand its stages, how it develops, and the symptoms that indicate an unhealthy relationship with a substance. Today, we will explore addiction in depth by examining its various stages and symptoms to gain a better understanding…

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Truimphing over adversity: The trails of addiction recovery

Truimphing over adversity: The trails of addiction recovery

Substance use disorders are inherently challenging, but the difficulties faced by individuals in recovery are often overlooked and underappreciated. Recovering from substance abuse disorders and addiction takes a huge toll. It demands a lot of commitment, and while this is the correct path, it being correct doesn’t make it any easier. The least we can do is educate ourselves on their hardships so that in whatever way possible, we are able to contribute to a smoother recovery. Common challenges that…

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Dissecting Substance Abuse

Dissecting Substance Abuse

When you think of substance abuse, what comes to mind? Alcohol? A copious amount of smoke? Well, you are not the only one. A lot of these stereotypes and cliches have perpetuated a stigma surrounding substance abuse. In order to seek proper help, it is important to understand the topic with utmost clarity and shed the shackles of misinformation. That’s exactly what we’ve done for you in this article, offering a comprehensive understanding of substance abuse through deep analysis and…

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What Happens When We Fall in Love? Our Brain on Oxytocin

The fourth, and final, of our How to Feel Good series. Check out the other parts of the series here: dopamine, serotonin and endorphins. That heady feeling you get when you’re just falling in love with someone? That might just be your brain releasing oxytocin.  Oxytocin is also called the ‘love hormone’, because it controls some of our most basic behaviors - like bonding with each other, sexual arousal, trust and romantic feelings.  What is oxytocin? Oxytocin, like dopamine and… Read more

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What Happens When We Fall in Love? Our Brain on Oxytocin

What Happens When We Fall in Love? Our Brain on Oxytocin

The fourth, and final, of our How to Feel Good series. Check out the other parts of the series here: dopamine, serotonin and endorphins. That heady feeling you get when you’re just falling in love with someone? That might just be your brain releasing oxytocin.  Oxytocin is also called the ‘love hormone’, because it controls some of our most basic behaviors - like bonding with each other, sexual arousal, trust and romantic feelings.  What is oxytocin? Oxytocin, like dopamine and…

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ADHD in a Nutshell: A comprehensive guide

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Despite its prevalence, many people are unaware of what ADHD truly entails. Think of ADHD as the rebellious teenager of the mental health world - misunderstood and often labelled as just being 'hyper' or 'impulsive.' But, like any misunderstood teen, ADHD has a unique and intricate personality all its own. In this article, we're going to peel back the layers of ADHD and uncover its quirks,… Read more

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ADHD in a Nutshell: A comprehensive guide

ADHD in a Nutshell: A comprehensive guide

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Despite its prevalence, many people are unaware of what ADHD truly entails. Think of ADHD as the rebellious teenager of the mental health world - misunderstood and often labelled as just being 'hyper' or 'impulsive.' But, like any misunderstood teen, ADHD has a unique and intricate personality all its own. In this article, we're going to peel back the layers of ADHD and uncover its quirks,…

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Do I have it?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that affects millions of people around the world. It's a complex illness that can be difficult to understand, even for those who live with it. In this blog, we will explore what bipolar disorder is, its causes, and how it's diagnosed and treated. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness, is a mental health condition that causes extreme shifts in general mood, energy, and activity levels. This means people with Bipolar… Read more

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Do I have it?

Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Do I have it?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that affects millions of people around the world. It's a complex illness that can be difficult to understand, even for those who live with it. In this blog, we will explore what bipolar disorder is, its causes, and how it's diagnosed and treated. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness, is a mental health condition that causes extreme shifts in general mood, energy, and activity levels. This means people with Bipolar…

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Dissecting Substance Abuse

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Dissecting Substance Abuse

When you think of substance abuse, what comes to mind? Alcohol? A copious amount of smoke? Well, you are not the only one. A lot of these stereotypes and cliches have perpetuated a stigma surrounding substance abuse. In order to seek proper help, it is important to understand the topic with utmost clarity and shed the shackles of misinformation. That’s exactly what we’ve done for you in this article, offering a comprehensive understanding of substance abuse through deep analysis and… Read more

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Dissecting Substance Abuse

Dissecting Substance Abuse

When you think of substance abuse, what comes to mind? Alcohol? A copious amount of smoke? Well, you are not the only one. A lot of these stereotypes and cliches have perpetuated a stigma surrounding substance abuse. In order to seek proper help, it is important to understand the topic with utmost clarity and shed the shackles of misinformation. That’s exactly what we’ve done for you in this article, offering a comprehensive understanding of substance abuse through deep analysis and…

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Depression

Depression is a common mental health condition that can cause persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities. Read ways to cope with the same along with professional therapy.

Spotting the Signs of Depression: How to Get the Help You Need

Spotting the Signs of Depression: How to Get the Help You Need

Depression affects an estimated 264 million people worldwide. Yes, you read that right. Depression is a serious mental health condition that can affect people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. While it is normal to experience feelings of sadness and low mood from time to time, depression is more than just feeling down. It is a complex mental health condition that can affect every aspect of a person's life. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression is crucial to…

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The endorphin effect: How exercise can transform your mental health

The endorphin effect: How exercise can transform your mental health

Exercise is not just essential for maintaining physical health but also plays a crucial role in mental health, particularly when it comes to depression. Depression is a widespread mental illness that affects more than 264 million people worldwide. Exercise has proven to be an effective treatment for depression, with numerous studies highlighting the positive impact of physical activity on depression. In this blog, we will discuss the different types of exercises that can help manage depression and improve overall well-being.…

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The Power of Food: How Your Plate Can Prevent and Manage Depression

The Power of Food: How Your Plate Can Prevent and Manage Depression

Depression is a common mental health disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. While there are various treatment options available, the link between nutrition and mental health is often overlooked. In recent years, several studies have found a strong connection between diet and mental health. In this blog, we will explore the science behind the link between nutrition and mental health. What is the link between nutrition and mental health? Nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining good mental health.…

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The Unseen Link: A Closer Look at How Other Mental Health Conditions Contribute to Depression

The Unseen Link: A Closer Look at How Other Mental Health Conditions Contribute to Depression

Depression is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, environmental factors, and other mental health conditions. In this blog, we will discuss the different types of mental health conditions that can contribute to depression. What is Depression? Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you feel, think, and behave. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including feeling sad, empty, or hopeless, losing interest…

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From Darkness to Light: Using Positive Psychology to Manage Depression

From Darkness to Light: Using Positive Psychology to Manage Depression

Depression affects millions of people worldwide, making it a significant public health concern. The World Health Organization estimates that depression is the leading cause of disability globally, affecting over 264 million people. While there are various treatment options available, including medication and therapy, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests positive psychology can help individuals build resilience and manage symptoms of depression. In this blog, we explore the role of positive psychology in managing depression and mental health,…

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