Ways Your Childhood Shaped Your Core Beliefs Today

There are three core beliefs formed in our childhood that affects us in later life. In therapy, these beliefs may surface during consultations for issues like marital problems.

Sep 8

Categories: Child Development


How You Can Help Someone Who is Suicidal

It’s a terrifying thought that someone we know or love may be contemplating suicide. We may feel helpless and unsure of what to do. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the United States created a campaign with five simple steps to help you ...

Sep 7

Categories: Suicide Prevention


Learning to Dance Keeps Your Brain Young

Compared with other forms of exercise, dancing has been found to be better at reducing age-related declines.

Sep 6

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues


Ways to Manage Anger

If you find yourself unable to control your anger in many situations, try these six methods to keeping your cool.

Sep 6

Categories: Anger Management


Following TV programmes together can benefit your relationship

My wife and I were ridiculously excited about watching the recent season finale of Game of Thrones together – we’d watched all the previous 66 episodes together too, and the characters almost feel a part of our lives. Spending our time this way ...

Sep 5

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


How to be More Supportive to the People Closest to You

During a difficult period, the people whom you are close to will need your support. Social support is well-known to be an important and one of the most effective ways to deal with stress. A new research conducted with parents of children with autism ...

Aug 30

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress


Workaholism and Your Relationships

Workaholism may not seem that bad. However, it can prevent you from having a good relationship with others and isolate you from even yourself. Sometimes the negative impact workaholism has on relationships are not seen until the ties with others ...

Aug 26

Categories: Addictions


Why Stories of Change Inspire

Inspirational stories are told and heard often in places like self-help groups. Their purpose is to inspire change for others who are in the same situation. The reasons why these stories are inspiring are explored in a recent paper.

Aug 24

Categories: Other


Peer Influence Increases the Risk of Teen Smoking by Twofold

A recent meta-analysis suggests that peer influence increases the risk of smoking in teenagers by twofold. Differences in the power of influence were also found between collectivist and individualistic cultures.

Aug 23

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Smoking Cessation, Teenage Issues


Young Cyberbullying Victims are Twice at Risk of Self-Harm

A new study has found that cyberbullying victims under the age of 25 have more than twice the likelihood to self-harm and attempt suicide, compared to non-victims.

Aug 22

Categories: Bullying


The Skill College Students Wish They Were Taught

A survey in the United States has found that college students wished they had better emotional preparation before entering college.

Aug 18

Categories: Parenting


Transgender TV Characters May Impact Audience Attitudes

A new study has found that watching a fictional show with transgender characters tend to lead to more positive attitudes towards transgender people and policies affecting transgender people.

Aug 17

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues


Embracing Negative Emotions Could Boost Psychological Well-being

Our reaction when confronted with a negative emotion like sadness or disappointment is to try to escape. However, a recent study has found that acknowledging these emotions, instead of trying to get away, will likely benefit long-term mental health.

Aug 17

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Stress Management


Why Do We Hate?

In the wake of news of violent incidences in Charlottesville, Virginia, and around the world, you may be wondering why and how a person can feel so much hatred to another person. Here are some factors that have been proposed to help us understand ...

Aug 16

Categories: Aggression & Violence


Bipolar Disorder Speeds Up Biological Aging

A recent study found a link between telomere length and the risk of getting bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder often comes with age-related diseases and telomere length is an indicator of biological aging.

Aug 15

Categories: Bipolar