Perfectionism As A Risk Factor For Suicide

Perfectionism: the tendency some people have to hold themselves to consistently impossible standards and/or feeling the need to meet or surpass the lofty expectations of others.

Jul 28

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Why Laughter is the Best Medicine

We’ve all heard this phrase, and science has provided evidence, that laughter is indeed a great way to handle stress. Here are six findings that explain why laughter is the best medicine.

Jul 27

Categories: Happiness

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Most People Will Have a Mental Health Condition in their Lifetime

Research suggests that around 80% of people will experience a mental health issue. This suggests that mental health problems could be more prevalent compared to physical health problems.

Jul 27

Categories: Mental Health Professions

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Anthony Hopkins and Asperger's Condition

The main purpose of this article is to illustrate the suffering of unrecognized Asperger’s condition by sharing the life of Sir Anthony Hopkins, who has achieved worldwide acclaim and fame for his lifelong acting career. However, not many are ...

Jul 26

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome

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Asking Questions Increases Likability

New research from a team of Harvard psychological scientists suggests that asking more questions—and in particular, asking more follow-up questions—increases people’s positive impressions.

Jul 25

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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People With Poor Memories Have One Major Advantage, Study Finds

Why you should celebrate your poor memory.

Jul 25

Categories: Executive Functions

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Why Meticulously Made Decisions Motivate Us to Persist

Decision effort signals worth, raises confidence, increases chances of success.

Jul 25

Categories: Self-Esteem

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Attachment Plays a Role in the Development of Eating Disorders

Insecure attachment has been found to be a major factor of eating disorder development.

Jul 24

Categories: Attachment Issues, Eating Disorders

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3 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Daily

Mindfulness is a good method of self-care. It helps us be in tune with ourselves, and guides us to listen, pay attention and honour the experiences we go through each day. Here are three ways we can practice meditation when we are out and about ...

Jul 24

Categories: Mindfulness, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Supporting a Partner with Depression While Taking Care of Your Mental ...

When you care deeply for someone with depression, your biggest wish is for them to be well. Hence, it is easy to forget to care for yourself, as your needs and wants are replaced by theirs. Depression is complicated and can be hard for someone to ...

Jul 24

Categories: Depression, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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5 Ways to Prioritise Your Mental Health

Life is filled with the unexpected and we need to find ways to cope with uncertainty and challenges. As such, mental health should be a priority in your life. Here are five ways you can do so.

Jul 22

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love

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Players of Violent Video Games Do Not Have Emotionally Blunted Brains

There is much debate on the topic of whether violent video games cause aggressiveness in players. While one study alone will not settle this debate, the results of a new paper published in Brain Imaging and Behaviour provides support against the ...

Jul 19

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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The Simplest Way to Help Someone in Pain

You may have encountered instances where you are with someone experiencing physical pain, but feeling at a loss of how to help reduce their agony. A new research has shown that simply holding their hand is enough to reduce the pain they are ...

Jul 19

Categories: Empathy

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Start Living Life Without Your Inner Demons

We all have different experiences in life - some are good, and some are bad. We understandably want to forget hurtful events. However, negative emotions will be carried around with you until it is properly dealt with. Ignoring painful memories only ...

Jul 17

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Six Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Good self-esteem helps us tide through challenges in life, and allows us to enjoy life on good days. If you are feeling less confident than usual, here are a few ways to boost your self-esteem.

Jul 17

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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