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The Pursuit of Mental Health in Goal-Oriented Society

Goal-Oriented Society Living in a goal-oriented society, I am often preoccupied with the task of collecting an array of tangible achievements in order to reinforce a personal sense of value. My accomplishments in school, research, networking, and professional

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Spending Time Alone With Silence

This pandemic that shut down the world and upended all of our 2020 plans has brought frustration, fear, anxiety, stress, loneliness, and all the bad habits to the forefront. If you asked anyone two years ago, what they

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Waking Up Black

My legs feel extra heavy today which isn’t surprising because it’s the third time this week. It started the morning after a colleague asked why my hair wasn’t “all crazy” that day – I believe they were referring

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4 Sleep Tips to Help Reduce COVID-19 Anxiety

The world today is entirely different ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the widespread circulation of this disease, most of our lives have been affected to a certain extent. Many lost their jobs, while

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5 Things To Do In The Moment When Feeling Anxious

Are you feeling anxious right now? If not now, did you feel anxiety rising recently or expect it to hit you soon? Maybe it’s a sudden overwhelming feeling or something you’ve been trying to ignore for a while

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5 Tips for Handling Food Stress During the Holidays

This year has been a challenge for many of us that are dealing with, working through, and attempting to regulate our eating habits. Our routines were disrupted, our support systems separated, and our relationship with food altered. 2020

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9 Myths About Therapy

Therapy can be an affirming and enriching process, but if you have never visited a mental health provider before, it might seem intimidating. There is sadly a lack of mental health knowledge and awareness in society and this

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Celebrating World Kindness Day

What is World Kindness Day? Today we celebrate World Kindness Day. World Kindness Day has been observed around the globe since 1998 as a time to reflect on the positive potential of kind acts both large and small.

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Overcoming Bad Days For A Better Today

Guest writer, Wendy SashiMini, shares her mental health journey and how she overcame her depression after two traumatic experiences.

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This post contains content related to depression, self-harm, and suicide.

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5 Great Ways to Fight Depression

Are you struggling with Depression? Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. According to the World Health Organization, depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden

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8 Ways Writing Can Improve Your Mental Health

When you look at it from another perspective, the writing process is magical. It allows us to materialize our thoughts and share them with other people. It’s a way of communication where you have all the time in

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