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This Healing Mindset That Helps Overcome Trauma Symptoms

If you grew up with neglect and abuse, you've needed time to talk about what happened, and how parents and others treated you. But THEN what? Once you've acknowledged the past and gained an understanding of how you developed symptoms of trauma, how can you overcome those symptoms, and move forward with building a happy and fulfilled life? In this video I teach about the two general categories of comments I see on my channel, and what that suggestions about the commenter's readiness to heal.

Is This Why You're Depressed? Stop Should-ing on Yourself

Here's one way you make your depression worse: Should-ing on yourself. A should statement is a cognitive distortion- it’s based on an overly rigid rule inside your head that you aren’t able to live up to. Shoulds generate a lot of shame. This way of talking to ourselves is like having a little shoulder angel constantly finding fault and criticizing you. But shoulds just aren’t that helpful in actually creating change, they mostly just make us miserable and discouraged.  

8 Things People with Anxiety Want You to Know

Do you know what anxiety is? Or what it might feel like to have it? Even if you answered no, it’s still important for us to educate ourselves and raise awareness about anxiety and other mental illnesses. And if you have someone in your life who you think might be struggling with feelings of anxiety, then it would do you a lot of good to learn more about what it’s like to live with anxiety so you can help eliminate the stigma against it and be there for them in the way that they need.

Psych2Go

Psych2Go in Mental Health

5 Things People Who’ve Been Mentally Abused Do

Do you know how common mental abuse is? According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information, 80 percent of the population has experienced some form of abusive relationship and behavior. However, despite how frequent it is, emotional abuse is still hard to spot. Unlike physical abuse, mental abuse doesn’t leave any visible scars; instead, it affects someone’s behavior, mindset, and mentality. This means some people deny they’ve been mentally abused, and others may not even recognize th

Psych2Go

Psych2Go in Mental Health

6 Signs You're Actually an Introvert, Not Shy

Have you often been told that you’re shy? But deep inside you, you know you’re not. Maybe you’re a bit quiet at times, and you just don’t care for small talk. Or maybe you find it hard to connect with some people, but that doesn’t mean you’re afraid of socializing. Well, instead of being shy, you may just be an introvert all along. Here are six signs you’re actually an introvert, and not shy.  

Psych2Go

Psych2Go in Mental Health

5 Signs Of A Nervous Breakdown

Have you ever just felt overwhelmed by a stressful situation? Like a tsunami of problems about to crash over you? You might be experiencing a nervous breakdown. A nervous breakdown is a loss of the ability to function in everyday life. While a nervous breakdown isn’t classified as an actual psychological term, nor is it a mental health disorder, experiencing it can be debilitating.  

Psych2Go

Psych2Go in Mental Health

How to Stop Having Nightmares: 9 Tools for Stopping Nightmares and Bad Dreams

Nightmares feel so intense and powerful. They can make it really hard for people to sleep well. Like me, most people have nightmares occasionally. These are called idiopathic nightmares. However, 9 out of 10 people with PTSD have recurrent distressing nightmares that interfere with their ability to function. And sleep avoidance and sleep deprivation can lead to more intense nightmares. This is the awful cycle of PTSD: the more you try to escape it, the worse it gets. But there is a way out. And

6 Foods to Avoid if You Have Anxiety

We all experience stress and anxiety from time to time. In those moments, it can be tempting to quell emotions with food. For some, food can be a source of comfort or distraction. But, sometimes, they can aggravate what you may already be feeling. If you struggle with anxiety and stress, making some changes in your diet can help.  

Psych2Go

Psych2Go in Mental Health

8 Signs You’re Dealing With a Psychopath

What comes to mind when you hear “psychopath?” The term is often used to describe anyone from serial killers to problematic exes. In reality, psychopaths make up only 1% of the general population, about the same percentage as redheads. Psychopathy is not an official diagnosis but refers to a combination of behavioral traits including antisocial behavior, “callousness,” and low levels of empathy and interpersonal emotions. People whose behavior mostly falls under antisocial tendencies are instead

Psych2Go

Psych2Go in Mental Health

How to Test Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is something any one can build by increasing their emotional awareness, self-awareness and their awareness of others. In this video you're going to get a feel for how emotionally intelligent you are, and also become more self-aware so you can build your emotional intelligence however you think it necessary.  

Julia Kristina

Julia Kristina in Mental Health

Introverted, Shy, or Schizoid?

Introverts are invested in introspection, are never impulsive, reckless, defiant, or dysregulated (never borderline or psychopathic). They are avoid over-stimulation. Unlike shy people, they are not apprehensive, anxious, or afraid of unfamiliar social settings. Introversion is a choice or a preference - not an avoidant, phobic behavior (like in social anxiety or social phobia).  

5 Signs You're Experiencing Dissociation

There are many ways our bodies escape from stress. One way is through dissociation. Dissociation is a defense mechanism where we unconsciously push away conflicting or threatening emotions from our subconscious mind. It’s a form of compartmentalizing your feelings so that you do not have to deal with them. Below are a few different signs that you are or have experienced dissociation.  

Psych2Go

Psych2Go in Mental Health

5 Signs of Teenage Depression

Only 30 percent of depressed teens are being treated. Symptoms of teenage depression can include, but not limited to: prolonged low mood or sadness, being easily irritable, feelings of helplessness, increased social isolation, loss of interest for things previously enjoyed. The signs of depression can resemble that of clinical depression. If you identify with the symptoms in the video, we recommend talking to your school counsellors or free resources.  

Psych2Go

Psych2Go in Mental Health

6 Struggles Only Genuine Empaths Will Understand

Do you often feel what others do? Or understand what people are going through? If so, you might be an empath. Empaths can feel other people’s emotions as if they were their own. Empaths tend to be highly perceptive and sensitive, which makes them some of the most understanding and compassionate people out there. However, there are many drawbacks to being an empath. Curious to learn what these difficulties are? This video might interest you!  

Psych2Go

Psych2Go in Mental Health

6 Signs You're Living in a TOXIC Environment

Are you in an environment that is so dysfunctional they become toxic? A toxic family is one that thrives on behaviors and relationships which infiltrate negativity into every part of your life. Becoming detrimental to mental, emotional, and even physical health. Here are a few telling factors of a toxic environment.  

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