Impostor Syndrome

What is Impostor Syndrome Impostor syndrome (IS) refers to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. While this definition is usually narrowly applied to intelligence and achievement, it has links to perfectionism and the social context. To put it simply, imposter syndrome is the experience […]

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How to support a loved one with mental health problems 

Mental health problems

Caring for someone with mental health problems Anyone can experience mental health problems. Friends and family can make all the difference in a person’s recovery process. It can be very difficult and heart-wrenching to see a loved one struggling with symptoms of mental illness. And often it can be hard to know how to best […]

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FOMO – definition and how to overcome it

FOMO - Fera of missing out

FOMO. The Fear of Missing Out. Yes, FOMO is a real condition. A form of social anxiety. It is the fear of not being the centre court of ALL that is going on, just in case you miss something fun, something status-worthy.  Of course this fear is nothing new, but It is now magnified by […]

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Signs your therapist isn’t a right fit for you

Right therapist

The importance of choosing the right therapist When you’re dealing with mental health issues, finding the right therapist can make all the difference. However, just because a therapist comes highly-recommended doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll provide the right treatment for you—and in many cases, seeing someone who’s a bad fit can do more harm than good.  […]

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High-functioning depression

The term “high-functioning depression” refers to someone who, from the outside, seems to be anything but depressed, but underneath is masking symptoms like feeling guilty or worthless, and even having thoughts of self-harm or suicide.’ There are many forms of depression. Depression takes many forms and can range greatly in severeness. Some people will be […]

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Mental Health professionals: what are the differences?

Mental health Professional

Finding the right mental health professional can help you take control of any issue in your life. But which mental health professional is right for  you? We’ve gathered together the basic information you need to learn about different types of mental health professionals to help understand the differences between the services they offer. Psychotherapist  Psychotherapy […]

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Toxic friendship: what is it and how to recognize it 

Toxic Friendship

Toxic friendship vs Healthy friendship A toxic friendship can take different forms, but they generally drain you mentally and have a way of bringing you down instead of building you up. Friends help make life more meaningful.  They provide social and emotional support, ease feelings of loneliness, and help you feel happier and more satisfied with […]

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Therapy for trauma and PTSD

Trauma and PTSD

What is Trauma therapy  Trauma therapy is just that – a form of talk therapy aimed at treating the emotional and mental health consequences of trauma. Trauma therapy is not one specific type of therapy. Instead, a variety of therapies can be used alone or together to help you deal with the trauma and move on […]

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Why is it important to set personal boundaries?

Personal Boundaries

Personal Boundaries – What they are? Personal boundaries are basic guidelines that people create to establish how others are able to behave around them.  Setting personal boundaries is the key to ensuring relationships are mutually respectful, supportive and caring. Boundaries can be physical or emotional in nature, and they help distinguish the desires, needs, and […]

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Panic Attack vs Anxiety attack : do you know the difference?

Panic attacks and anxiety attacks

Panic attack and anxiety attack are different Knowing the difference between an anxiety attack and a panic attack is crucial in order to find the appropriate treatment or develop useful coping skills. By understanding the symptoms of an anxiety attack vs. panic attack, you can more efficiently address your mental health and the issues behind […]

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