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7 Characteristics of a Narcissist

Narcissism is a term you may have heard to refer to people who are so self-centered that they are toxic to the people around them. It isn't always easy to identify a narcissist, but there are some clues and characteristics that will get you started.

Sep 17th, 2021
10 Surprisingly Common Anxiety Triggers

In a world of growing mental health awareness, it comes as no surprise that anxiety is one of the leading diagnoses. While it's perfectly normal to have some anxiety on a fleeting basis, it's not normal for it to wreak havoc on your day-to-day life.

Aug 27th, 2021
10 Things You Should Never Say to a Depressed Person

If you have never suffered from mental illness, it may be difficult for you to completely understand what it is like. Try to take a moment to consider the depths of their despair and the effects of your speech. Words have power.

Aug 20th, 2021
9 Self-Help Solutions for Reducing Symptoms of Depression

Being depressed is painful and debilitating and can result in family strife, loss of work productivity, and general misery. Here are nine ways a depressed person can engage in self-help to overcome or reduce the symptoms of mild to moderate depression.

May 15th, 2020
Understanding PTSD and Finding an Effective Therapy

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a painful and debilitating mental health condition. Understanding the nature of PTSD and knowing about the available treatment options is the first step in the healing process.

Apr 29th, 2020
10 Ways You Can Help a Friend with Depression

Depression can affect anyone. If you have a friend with depression, it can be difficult to know what you can do to help them. Here are ten ways that you can help a friend who is suffering from depression.

Apr 20th, 2020
Seven Ways of Detecting and Dealing with Narcissistic Bosses

Do you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed and incompetent at work? Of course, private struggles can lead to these unwanted feelings spilling over to the workplace. However, these turmoils can also be caused by working in a toxic environment.

Apr 10th, 2020
10 Most Common Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety and panic disorders can produce a wide range of distressing physical symptoms. Many people are unaware that their symptoms are caused by anxiety, which can make the problem worse.

Jan 20th, 2019
6 Signs You're Sabotaging Your Own Life and Happiness

It's easy to blame others and circumstances for why you aren't successful or happy in life, but the truth is it's your actions that determine these things. Here are six ways you might be sabotaging your own life.

Nov 1st, 2018
5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety

For many people, anxiety is more than just a feeling of uncomfortable worry that hits every once in and awhile. It's a state of mind that keeps people up at night, torturing them endlessly and affecting every part of their life.

Oct 2nd, 2018
10 Tips for Getting Over a Breakup

A bad breakup, especially one that is unexpected, can cause all sorts of feelings that interfere with your everyday life. Though it may be tempting to shut the world out and wallow in bed, life will continue around you so it's important to keep moving.

Sep 13th, 2018
5 Simple Ways to Feel Better Faster

If you don't take care of yourself, not only will you feel poorly but other areas of life will suffer as well. Self-care is crucial to having a healthy, happy and successful life. Knowing where to start making changes can be overwhelming.

Sep 7th, 2018
5 Common Foods That Can Trigger Anxiety Symptoms

Food can have a powerful impact on mood, stress levels, and mental health. Some foods have been shown to cause or worsen the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other chronic mental-health conditions.

Aug 24th, 2018
12 Things Not to Do If You're Suffering From Depression

Although depression is a common problem, each person's case is different and needs dealing with differently. However, there are several typical lifestyle issues which can get in the way of recovery. Here are 12 things it's best to avoid if you're...

Aug 3rd, 2018
How People with Depression Experience Life

In my time working as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I have found depression to be a diagnosis that can be catastrophically debilitating if left untreated. It can induce havoc on an individuals entire life, and sadly often treatment is not sought...

Jul 13th, 2018
Let's talk about ADHD: People grow out of it, right? Maybe not...

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a cluster of symptoms that make it difficult for people of all ages to conform to societal or relational expectations, which can greatly impact quality of life. Often times the “hyperactivity” word in...

Jul 13th, 2018
Five Ways to Build Mental Resilience in a Crisis

Even the calmest, most rational people have experiences that knock them off their feet. It's impossible to prepare for these unexpected situations in advance. But it is possible to make the hard times easier to survive by strengthening mental resilience.

Jun 2nd, 2020
12 Essential Oils For a Better Night's Sleep

Anyone who's ever suffered from insomnia will tell you, there's no substitute for a good night's sleep. With all the pressures of modern day life, though, that sleep can be hard to come by.

Nov 23rd, 2018