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5 Signs Social Media Is Impacting Your Mental Health

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Social media connects billions of people across the globe, so why are loneliness and social isolation on the increase? Social media was built on the notion that it will help people maintain relationships and bring people closer together, that is not what the research shows about how it is affecting some people’s mental health. A study in 2017 concluded that …

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Give Yourself a Break: Overcoming Self Loathing and Self Hate

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Reading Time: 9 minutes Do you have persistent feelings that you aren’t good enough that take the joy out of life? Overcoming self-loathing is possible. Life is full of peaks and valleys, and sometimes it is difficult to navigate not just life situations, but the people that we encounter. Being a social being is hard enough, but when it comes to not loving yourself, …

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Surviving Infidelity: Rebuilding Trust is Possible

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Reading Time: 9 minutes Although staying in a relationship after infidelity is extremely difficult if two people are committed, then rebuilding is possible. Many things go on in a marriage that can create distrust and resentment, but none so hurtful and shattering as infidelity. Infidelity can involve emotionally or physically turning to someone other than your significant other. And it destroys any trust and …

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Is Having an Emotional Affair Cheating? The Signs and Stages of Emotional Infidelity

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Reading Time: 12 minutes Do you suspect your partner is having an emotional affair? Or maybe you are struggling with a growing emotional connection within a friendship. When does an uncomplicated friendship cross that critical line into emotional cheating?  Unlike the rules about physical infidelities, an emotional affair is far more complicated. It’s not always black and white.  Clearly, sex is easy to define …

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Does Watching Pornography Lead to Depression?

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Reading Time: 10 minutes “The internet is 95 percent porn and spam.” Margaret Atwood Every second of every day, nearly 30,000 people are watching porn. Every day, 68 million people search for porn on the internet. There are also 2.5 billion porn-related emails sent each day.  Pornography is available any time of day, anywhere in the world, all at the click of a button. It’s …

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What is an Existential Crisis? How to Overcome and Move on

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Reading Time: 12 minutes “The greatest fear that human beings experience is not death, which is inevitable, but consideration of the distinct possibility of living a worthless life.”  ― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls Although most of us don’t dwell on why we are here, it is not uncommon, at some point in life, to question what the meaning of all this is. In various …

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What is Social Isolation and the Damaging Effects on Your Mental Wellness

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Reading Time: 10 minutes “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” Mother Teresa There are qualities present in our genetics that have allowed our species not only to survive; but to thrive. One of those evolutionary musts is social support. Social support is how people support one another, both physically and emotionally. And those who develop supportive relationships in …

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How to Be a Nicer Person: 50 Ways to be Kind When You’re Not

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Reading Time: 12 minutes In today’s world, it’s hard to know how to be nice. The online landscape is rife with trolls and negative comment sections. The offline world is a rat race to fighting to get to the top. It’s easy to fall into the trap of negativity and judgment when it’s all around us.  A quick scenario to strike home the importance …

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Bipolar Disorder Ultimate Guide: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

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Reading Time: 10 minutes Today, the label of bipolar is thrown around in a hurtful way. To call someone bipolar is derogatory, no matter how commonplace it has become. But bipolar disorder is far from a joke about mood swings or a nasty way to talk about someone. It is a genuine and challenging chronic mood disorder, which can have severe implications for someone’s …

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10 Best Depression and Anxiety Support Groups on Facebook

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Being diagnosed with a mental illness can be lonely. Despite growing awareness of mental health issues, many people still feel uncomfortable sharing the details of their diagnosis – or their daily struggles – with others. In many places, stigma or discrimination are still big issues for people with mental health concerns. But these days it’s easier than ever to find …