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Trouble Setting Boundaries in Relationships? Assertiveness Tips

Trouble setting boundaries tips for being assertive

As social creatures, we have an innate need to form close bonds with other people. While relationships can help us bloom, they can also drain us and reduce us to shadows of our true selves. The latter case is common, with 90% of Americans experiencing dysfunctional relationships. Thus, there’s a need to set boundaries, meaning […]

Conquering Workplace Stress: Tips for Maximizing Productivity

Conquering Workplace Strss

Stress is something that can affect people from all walks of life. Arming yourself with stress management techniques for work can help you stay productive and healthy. However, if the stress you’re faced with goes beyond tight deadlines at the end of a project and starts to interfere with your day-to-day life, it may be […]

Why Demi Lovato No Longer Is “California Sober”

Demi Lovato no longer california sober

Demi Lovato’s struggle with mental health issues has always been out in the open since they entered rehab in 2010. After a successful Disney acting career and the launch of their music career, they’ve had an ongoing public battle with substance abuse and eating disorders. After their diagnosis of bipolar disorder in 2011, they found […]

What Is Munchausens Syndrome, and Is It a Mental Ilness?

What is munchausens syndrome - is it mental illness

Throughout Mary’s childhood, her father Joe was chronically ill and would lie in his darkened room for weeks at a time. Joe would go to the emergency room complaining of headaches. Many tests were run, but the results always came back normal. The entire household revolved around Joe’s care: the family’s diet, activities, noise level, […]

How to Remove Character Defects

How to remove character defects

Since its genesis by Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1930s, the 12-step program remains one of the most widespread and effective alcohol and drug abuse interventions. As you go through the program, you’ll encounter the fourth step, which requests you to conduct an honest life evaluation to see how your character defects hinder your recovery journey. […]

How to Set Boundaries for the Sake of Your Mental Health

How to set boundaries for mental health

Do you ever feel like you’re always involved in someone else’s problems, constantly picking up after people? Perhaps you don’t want people to think you’re cold or unhelpful, so you always say yes when they ask for help. If so, you’re not alone, but it’s important to know what kind of impact this can have […]

Mental Health Awareness: What Initiatives Like “988” Do

What do initiatives like MH awareness do

Mental illness can be a touchy subject. It’s difficult for some to talk about, let alone get treatment for. However, that’s beginning to change. We’re seeing more discussions on prevention and support and less judgment. Movements like Mental Health Awareness Month aim to provide information about and reduce the stigma of mental illness. The number […]

The Intriguing Link Between Depression and Memory

Link between memory and depression

Depression can be a debilitating illness that affects different areas of your life. One often-overlooked aspect of depression is its impact on memory. Can depression cause memory loss? It can be difficult to quantify and measure the effects of depression on memory, but there’s evidence to suggest a link between the two. Recalling memories is […]

When to End a Friendship for the Sake of Your Mental Health

When to end a friendship for your mental health

From lending a helping hand when moving to a new place to gushing over the latest drama at brunch, good friendships can fulfill all kinds of needs in our lives. Cultivating healthy friendships takes work, but having a dedicated crew to support you has numerous advantages. So, what happens when a friendship turns toxic and […]