Mental Health

My therapist said she didn't want to see me anymore

**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. Coming to the conclusion that you might need help with some of the challenges in life can be a difficult realization. I know it was for me. After I went through a particularly trying time in my role as a stepparent several years ago, I sought therapy.
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Have a conversation about mental health on Time to Talk Day

It has never been more important to talk about our mental health. The fight to normalise these conversations and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health is an ongoing battle, one in which we all have a role to play. From the current cost of living crisis to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, we know that people are struggling.
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‘Havening’ therapy uses touch to mitigate stress and anxiety

It’s an alternative therapy that uses touch to mitigate feelings of stress and anxiety. It’s even catching on with some celebrities. Courtney Friel is checking it out for us for Friel Good Friday. It’s a practice that was developed by a U.S. neuroscientist in 2010 and it’s slowly...

How To Become More Conscious In Your Everyday Life

If I were to ask you, what was the last thing you were doing when you landed on this article, what would your answer be?. Chances are, you were most likely multitasking at some level. Maybe it popped up on your notification tab in the middle of work. Or, you may have come across it while casually checking your phone as you sat down to eat. Or maybe, you found it while scrolling through your social media feed at bedtime.
Glam UK

Signs That Someone May Indicate Someone Is Lying To You

People lie. It's just a fact of life. Even people who say they don't lie still lie. Whether it's a lie to get out of trouble or a lie to protect someone from having their feelings hurt, people lie. While some lies, like white lies, are understandable and somewhat acceptable,...

5 mind blowing psychology facts

1. If we have a plan B, our plan A is less likely to work. Every now and then, it can be detrimental to be overly prepared. According to research conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, volunteers who had thought about a backup plan before starting a task ended up doing worse than those who had not planned ahead. Furthermore, when they realized they had options, their motivation to succeed the first time around decreased. The researchers emphasize that it is important to think ahead, but it is best to keep these plans vague in order to be more successful.
Journal & Sunday Journal

Signs you or a loved one could be dealing with depression

Depression is among the most common mental disorders in the world. According to a 2019 report from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, roughly 3.8 percent of the world’s population is affected by depression. That percentage is higher among adults (5 percent) and even more so among adults 60 and over (5.7 percent).

Prince Harry's memoir shines a spotlight on Agoraphobia

According to the American Psychiatric Association, agoraphobia is the fear of being in situations where escape may be difficult – or the fear that help might not be available. It's recently been brought to the forefront by Prince Harry's memoir Spare where he mentions he suffers from this mental illness.