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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

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.  

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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.  

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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.  

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

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.  

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.  

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.  

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!  

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.  

The Freedom Of Admitting Your Mental Health Issues

Recently there have been several high profile people who have spoken openly about personal mental health issues. Dr. Les Carter weighs in on the futility of living behind a carefully crafted False Self, and furthermore discusses the utter hypocrisy of judging those who have struggled. There is freedom when anyone among us can authentically say, "I'm human, this is me."  

Elder abuse can happen to anyone, even your parents. How to prevent it.

Elder crime is shockingly prevalent: one in ten adults over 60 will be abused in their lifetime. It could be physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. Often at the hands of family members. Every day, seniors fall prey to fraud & financial abuse. They’ve spent decades carefully saving, only to have their nest egg wiped out, sometimes in hours. It’s a low-risk crime, it’s lucrative, and it’s often unreported. Senior Deputy District Attorney Jane Walsh explains how the legal sy

8 Types Of Depression You Should Know

Depression is the most commonly diagnosed mental health condition. The signs of depression are often hard to spot. But, did you know that the term “depression” can refer to multiple different diagnoses? Major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, atypical depression, and psychotic depression are some of the few that we discuss.  
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