If You Don’t Know Where to Start, Start With Self Esteem

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Self-esteem is more important than you think. The beliefs you hold about yourself branch out to affect every aspect of your life. The challenge of self-esteem then, is identifying the beliefs that are holding you back from thriving so you can eventually start to change them. Let’s look at the complexities of self-esteem so that […]

Self Harm in Children and Adults: Why It Feels Like the Answer

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Self-harm can be a difficult-to-understand phenomenon. But those with a history of it will tell you that, in the moment, it seems to make sense. There is rarely a simple reason behind it. It is usually a combination of factors like past experiences, current stressors, difficult life circumstances, and poor self-concepts. In this article, we’re […]

4 Unique Morning Routines For Depression, Anxiety, and Tough Days

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Some say that a good measure of mental health is how you feel shortly after you wake up. If you take the time to address your mind in the morning, the positive effects can linger as the day goes on. Let’s look at some unconventional ways to start your day on the right foot when […]

How to Address Depression In the Upcoming Holiday Season

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There’s a weight in the air around the holidays, almost like a pressure to be happy. A lot of people struggle during these times and maybe you’re one of them. If so, this is how you can make the best of your holiday season, even when it’s hard.   The Phenomenon of Holiday Depression To […]

Mental Health In a Nutshell: Practical Solutions for Finding Wellbeing

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Everyone is different. People’s backgrounds, relationships, decisions, and self-concepts all weave together to form a grand tapestry that is a unique individual. But despite that, our needs are basically the same, no matter who you are or where you’re from. The following are the pillars for mental health, and although your struggles are unique, following […]

How to Replace Your Back-to-School Anxiousness With Back-to-School Hype

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Back-to-school anxiety is the most normal thing in the world. You’re going to have new experiences, meet new people, and with any luck, learn new things. But maybe you felt nervous just reading that, and you’ve spent the last couple weeks dreading that first day back. If you did, then you might just need a […]

Mindfulness: The First Stage of Healing and Self Understanding

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If you live in the Western world, then you’ve probably heard the term “mindfulness” from talk shows, health news articles, or business gurus. Despite the liberal use of the word, mindfulness is still one of the most useful skills you can learn if you’re trying to regulate your emotions, have stronger relationships, and let go […]

The Best Strategies for Calming Yourself Down in Moments of Crisis

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It’s ok to not have it all under control sometimes. The world can stress us out in a big way. And we can find ourselves overcome by anger, panic, or at worst, despair. But in these moments, no matter how powerful the feelings become, you always have a choice. There’s always a way to get […]

More Than Shy: Why Your Child Might Be Struggling With Selective Mutism

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When does your child speak the most? Do they only speak to certain people? Are they comfortable speaking at home, but not in public? At school, do their teachers comment on how little they participate in class discussions? Does it seem like when they’re expected to speak, they don’t speak at all? Selective Mutism is […]