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June 30th 2021
Nowadays it’s practically impossible to have a conversation about Covid without mentioning the vaccine. You might be in a situation where the people you’re surrounded by are for or against the vaccine.People seem anxious to talk about it with their family and friends, due to the topic being so divisive.Social media shows us countless examples of friends, family, colleagues and public opinion in threads of comments where we have in many cases turned against each other. It’s no longer predictable and sa...
June 22nd 2021
In English the most common way to refer to someone is by she (to a woman/girl) or he (to a man/boy), these associations are not right or accurate all the time.Doesn’t matter the way you look, what’s your name or which genitals you have, you might not be identified with the pronouns the society gave you when you were born. No one should ever refer to someone for the way they look.Every day the importance of using the right pronouns to refer to people increases. A study from 2018, explains how using the r...
June 14th 2021
Sometimes it can be difficult to remove toxic relationships with people from your life, many times is people with whom you have great memories or you love.Toxic relationships aren’t necessarily romantic, they can be with anyone with whom you have a relationship; a coworker, a family member, a friend…Identifying those persons who are toxic towards you it’s important for your mental and physical well-being. Sometimes it can be tricky to identify when someone is being toxic, however if someone is treatin...
May 13th 2021
As we know, every relationship depends on more than one person. Doesn’t matter if there’s someone bipolar or not, to have a good and healthy relationship both people will need to work on it. But how do you do it?First of all, keep in mind that it's possible to have a healthy relationship with your partner, it doesn't matter if it’s you or the other who is a bipolar person.There’s a few things that both of you will need to do to make it work. CommunicationBe open about mood changes, know th...
May 5th 2021
It has been more than a year since our room, our living room, or even our kitchen turned into an office for a lot of people around the world.A lot of us are tired of this routine of working from home. But others are doing well and are happy to the point they would have a salary cut to keep working from home. Some studies  show why workers want to work remotely and why they would get a salary cut; better work-life balance (91%), increased productivity and better focus (79%), less stress (78%) and to avo...
March 30th 2021
When we hear this question, we directly think about loneliness and addiction, together with violent games.The studies (Przybylski et al., 2009) focused on the negative effects of playing video games and in particular violent games, but it has been demonstrated it’s not an important factor, explaining players play violent games for the same reason they play others: to have a good time and enjoy the engagement and challenges that these games provide. Most of the studies about the negative effects of playing...
January 15th 2021
Telephone counselling is a great way to get in touch with a mental health professional at a time that is convenient for both the client and the therapist. Telephone therapy is also an excellent way to give people who do not have the time or ability to participate in face-to-face sessions the help they want. In this article we talk about how to get telephone counselling and therapy, when and where you need it, and we will also discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of this type of therapy.Telephone...
September 29th 2020
People who live with addiction are not weak, they are actually some of the “ Strongest” people who live a daily battle of feeling driven to addiction, compelled to act in ways that fill them with a deep pain, shame and guilt. Having an addiction is not an easy “free ticket pass” to act in any way you like and just not care about the consequences. It is a living nightmare for people who struggle with having their lives and free will stolen from them in the name of whatever addiction plagues...
July 22nd 2020
The word “loss” immediately makes me think of bereavement and my heart goes out to anyone facing bereavement, every single time. It can be complex; heart wrenching, sudden, shocking and a whole mixture of things that as humans we sometimes feel strangely ill equipped to deal with.  That’s the thing about being a human isn’t it we know all our lives that losses and grief will occur, but so often is the case, nothing can ever really prepare you for it when it arrives.We are getting much better at...
July 8th 2020
Confession number one: I get stressed and I am a counsellor…hello my name is _____ and I get stressed! I want to start by admitting that sometimes I feel so stressed it is like every cell in by body is vibrating in a very non-comfortable kind of way, and not just that but any more vibration and I swear I might explode! Here I am in this skin of vibrating cells like the shaken champagne bottle with only the cork to keep me together, to keep all that vibrating, shaking, stress in. That feels better act...
July 1st 2020
Racism can happen anywhere and at anytime. Racism can be direct or indirect, both having a potential to detrimentally effect the person on the receiving end. Being treated unfairly, being made to feel “less than” or “different” can effect your mental health. This article discusses some of the ways that you can counteract the effects and get some support. Here are four things that you might like to consider if racism is affecting you and your mental health: Validation is a crucial part of m...
April 27th 2020
We are social creations by nature; we desire to create a social circle that provides us with enough support and safety to meet our needs. When we separate from this social element, we go into survival mode as we feel vulnerable and distant from society, and this is why many of us are struggling to overcome loneliness during self-isolation.When we move away from our normal social activities, feeling lonely and vulnerable is common, and it can even affect our mental and physical well-being. When we refer to l...

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