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Advice and tips on managing mental health, maintaining a positive outlook and becoming your happiest self.

  • Dilip Kumar G
    Published 11 days ago
    Reasons for Loneliness and Ways to Overcome It

    Reasons for Loneliness and Ways to Overcome It

    Everyone in their life feels lonely at least once. When you start getting this feeling called loneliness, then no matter how many people surround you, it is still felt. It seems like you have lost interest in life, and you are aimless. You feel like there is no reason for being alive and such things. So the important thing is to know the reasons why you are feeling lonely and how you can overcome it.
  • Remy Dhami
    Published 13 days ago
    Don’t Romanticise Depression - You’ll Be Disappointed

    Don’t Romanticise Depression - You’ll Be Disappointed

    The message is a very simple one: don’t romanticise depression.
  • Blake Hunt
    Published 15 days ago
    THE THING WHICH IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN DRUG ADDICTION

    THE THING WHICH IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN DRUG ADDICTION

    There are many things in this world whose presence causes possible threat for livelihood of many other people. Some of those things can be avoided whereas some can be discarded but there are some which can neither be avoided nor discarded rather these create obstacle in development of some persons. That thing is drug addiction i.e. controlling emotional suffering with some medications temporarily. There is no end to it because as long as people who are suffering emotionally like depression, frustration, failure etc. they resort to these sorts of things and these things will be recommended to other people also, to handle their emotional problems. Hence it will ultimately spread like wild fire. Luckily, there are various organizations that are coming forward to help and constrict the spread of drug addiction, especially among young generation. There are even various medications which are available in market which will control drug addiction but there is another thing which is even worse than drug addiction. Surprisingly, this problem can develop in any person without any drugs or medication and it has the ability to destroy many lives. That problem is known as obsession. Yes! Obsession is more dangerous than drug addiction. It may sound small and silly problem; many may ask that how can obsession be more dangerous than drug addiction. I agree that mild obsession can never hurt anyone but when it becomes severe then it becomes a possible threat to the one who is obsessed and also to his surroundings. It creates psychological disorder in the brain. So, what is obsession and why it is considered dangerous? Obsession is psychological thought process which occupies a person’s mind and drives that person to extreme conditions. It is considered dangerous because when it is not checked and improved at correct time then it may lead to Obsessive Compulsive Order famously known as OCD. Basically it is anxiety disorder which causes suffering and permanent impairment to brain. Initially it is difficult to detect OCD but the researchers have classified some possible symptoms of OCD into four types. These are Contamination and washing, Symmetry and arranging, Doubt and harm, Unacceptable or Taboo thoughts. When OCD becomes severe then it becomes OCPD i.e. Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. In OCPD, the person undergoes personality disorder which is actually very dangerous because it will further result into split personality disorder. Hence everyone must take care their obsession doesn’t become inconvenience to others. Scientifically love and obsession are related because love is a healthy emotion which makes the heart feel light and happy. It spreads positivity whereas obsession can be said as excessive love which is an unhealthy emotion which makes the heart feel heavy and sad. When someone is obsessed, they forget the difference between correct and incorrect. The only thing they wish for is to complete the task to which they are obsessed. Is there is a way to recognize obsession and if there is then how to avoid it? Clinically symptoms have been stated above as four types of obsession. When a person is involved with excessive cleaning and fear of falling ill then it is first type of obsession i.e. contamination and washing. When a person starts worrying relentlessly about unorganized and unarranged things wherever they observe that and whatever work they do, they make sure that result is organized and symmetrical which is second type of obsession i.e. symmetry and arranging. The persons who have doubts about chances of accidental harm like checking locks of door, checking knob of cooking gas cylinders etc are symptoms of third type of obsession. The persons who shows the signs of irregular characteristics such violent and sexual nature thoughts towards young women and children, thinking bad about religious figures etc are symptoms of fourth type of obsession i.e. taboo thoughts. The fourth type of obsession is ‘purely obsessional’ in nature. Generally obsession takes place in successive steps inside someone’s mind, it may be due to abnormal childhood or due to abusive and violent guardians etc. which forces the victim to make artificial attachments to those for which they wish for. Eventually in time it becomes obsession. There is no particular cure or medicine for obsession but in Psychological science there are series of activities which will control obsession. These are: finding an alternative to the thing to which you are obsessed, gradually reducing the time spent with the thing you are obsessed with, setting up her goals and gradually prioritizing them day by day, occasionally try to distract yourself from obsession, developing new hobbies and skills, adopting and modifying new habits in your day to day life. These are some of common ways to overcome obsession. Hence we must take care of obsession which is why for me it more than dangerous than a drug addiction.
  • Anne & Anamesa
    Published 20 days ago
    Mental Health Adjacent: Podcast All About Mental Health

    Mental Health Adjacent: Podcast All About Mental Health

    Here at anamesa, mental health is sooo important to us! A few months back I was scrolling through Instagram, looking up different mental health niche accounts to follow. I was in search of additional information, education, support resources, anything really that was related to mental health. I was so excited when I stumbled upon @mh.adjacent , an Instagram account dedicated to discussing mental health. Excitingly, they even have a podcast all about mental health as well!
  • Tammara Morgan
    Published about a month ago
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  • Joseph Crown
    Published about a month ago
    Crisis Communication and Emergency Hypnosis Advice from A Hypno Dom

    Crisis Communication and Emergency Hypnosis Advice from A Hypno Dom

    When someone is the victim of physical trauma such as a car crash, an act of violence, an accident, or disaster, or witnessing traumatic actions in riots, that person is existing in a highly focused, absorbed and emotional trance state. How that person is thinking is not going to be logical as they enter into survival mode. A person will respond to direct literal statements but may be unable to consciously process everything if their emotional intensity is too high. It takes training, support, and consistent feedback to operate under extreme stress, and those who do well have practiced several plans. Those who do well know how to access a situation and can work with what they have. This article will post basic principals to keep in mind that trained professionals from the dungeon to the solider get drilled on.
  • Legend Gilchrist
    Published about a month ago
    The Legendary Life

    The Legendary Life

    Welcome to the Legendary Life. My name is Legend V. I suffer from mental illness. Let me reword that. I endure my condition. I survive. I cope. I live. Yes, I live. I truly live. I am on a journey. I would like you to join me on this journey.
  • Siobhan Pickett
    Published 2 months ago
    Coping With Mental Health While In Quarantine

    Coping With Mental Health While In Quarantine

    So you've been stuck at home for almost 2 months now. Believe me when I say this is certainly a situation I never thought I'd see in my lifetime.
  • Kris Leliel - Authentikei
    Published 2 months ago
    How Empaths and Hypersensitives Can Prevent Mental Breakdowns

    How Empaths and Hypersensitives Can Prevent Mental Breakdowns

    Being an empath isn’t unique, but it seems we’re few and far between being surrounded by people who are taught to suppress their true feelings. We treasure the freedom of sensing the truth, listening to our intuition, and just knowing. It’s really awesome, but depending on our personality, this ability can become a burden leading to a mental breakdown and worse.
  • Ashley Alleyne Van-De-Cruize
    Published 3 months ago
    Quietly Loud

    Quietly Loud

    Silence is welcomed when beckoned, right? When we want to study, read for leisure, or do homework, we extend an invitation to the silence. But when no one reaches out, and it still shows up, what do we do?
  • Stormy Robertson
    Published 3 months ago
    How to End It

    How to End It

    1. First thing first, why did you click on this link?
  • Reija Sillanpaa
    Published 3 months ago
    Looking After Your Mental Health During Social Distancing