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On Feeling Lost
‘Maddie Kim’ from “Pantheon” How do we cope with loss? Specifically the loss of a loved one This is a topic that I’ve always danced around but never fully dove into in a way that’s satisfied me. Throughout my life I’ve been blessed to have met and developed strong relationships with some amazing people. With that being so, I don’t feel as though the modes of expression that I have truly do their memory justice.Kuro SeijakuPublished 2 months ago in Psyche
Why Bipolar Anger Still Scares Me Even After Decades of Treatment
It was 2:35 a.m. when the cat decided she wanted to go outside. I listened to her bang on the blinds for several minutes before I got out of bed and made my way to the patio door. I opened the door and waited for her to step out.Scott NinnemanPublished 3 months ago in Psyche
Minute by Minute
This was it. The day that was circled in red on my calendar. I reluctantly opened my eyes after a restless night’s sleep, knowing what awaited me. Simple denial, procrastination, appeals to higher powers, none of it worked. This was my fate, and I had to accept it.Mark GagnonPublished 4 months ago in Psyche
The idea of 'burnout' is not new and you've most likely experienced it at one point in your life. It was described by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in 1917 as a psychological response to prolonged, excessive stress that has a negative impact on one's physical, emotional and mental health by causing symptoms like fatigue and loss of motivation.
I'm A Tree
Even though the past two years have been comparable to surviving a thunderstorm in the open sea. I'm grateful to be living in a place somewhere close to nature. I get to go to a beautiful, lush park close to home and have walks that help me clear my own internal storms.Marina FortuñoPublished 6 months ago in Psyche
It Was an Unseasonably Cold Day for a Funeral
I drove by his house today. For years I pulled into that driveway to pick him up for school. He usually ran a little late, and I can picture him running out the front door with his backpack hanging open, and his arms full of books.Jill (Conquering Cognitions)Published 6 months ago in Psyche
God Save the Queen
Thursday, September 8th, 2022, around 10:30 a.m, I learned of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. I am not a hard-core royalist, I think the Commonwealth is valid, but I do not depend upon it. I am not overly political or someone with great wisdom or opinions, but I have something to share.Bruce Curle `Published 7 months ago in Psyche
Depression and Writing
I love those days when the air is still, the sun is hot and you can smell heat that lets you know you’re in Australia. As a kid in the 80s and 90s, those long hot days of summer were my favourite. The time when I was allowed to dream of my future. When the heat would bake into my skin and seep into my brain and I knew I was destined to be a writer, famous. I struggle to write when it's cold; it's like my words all go silent and my fingers refuse to form the shapes needed. My mum in particular encouraged my writing for the fun it gave me, but I still learned as I grew that becoming a writer was not an option as a career path; unless I wanted to be a reporter or journalist. Those jobs at least had regular paychecks. I don’t think anyone wanted to keep me from my dreams. They wanted to keep me safe. To teach me to aim for something that would remove me from a hand-to-mouth existence.Waters DragonfriendPublished 7 months ago in Psyche
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I don’t make friends easily. I am an introvert through and through, much to the annoyance of my “golden-retriever-energy” husband. While he could spend hours chatting up every attendee at a party, I’d spend that time leaning against the wall, bouncing my knee with every second that dragged by. Social interaction will either energize you or drain you. I align myself with the latter.Syd McCrayPublished about 3 hours ago in Psyche
Coping strategies for managing symptoms of mood disorders
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The Role of Social Support in Recovery from Social Anxiety Disorder
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Histrionic Personality Disorder: Recognizing the Signs and Seeking Help
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The Complexities of Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Deep Dive
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How to choose between therapy and medication for mental health treatment
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The Connection between Panic Disorder and Depression
Panic disorder and depression are two mental health conditions that can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. While they are two separate conditions, they often occur together, and research has shown that there is a strong connection between them. In this article, we will explore the connection between panic disorder and depression and the role of a therapist in Mumbai for depression.
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