Social anxiety disorder and shyness often get confused, creating a stigma for the disorder. Understanding the difference can help end the stigma. Read more.

Social anxiety disorder and shyness often get confused, creating a stigma for the disorder. Understanding the difference can help end the stigma. Read more.

When we think of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) we tend to imagine what we have seen on TV: a Niles Crane-esque character who cleans every table he sits at with a wet wipe, or a suburban mum w…

When we think of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) we tend to imagine what we have seen on TV: a Niles Crane-esque character who cleans every table he sits at with a wet wipe, or a suburban mum w…

Quick helps for anxiety: 1. Long slow deep breath 2. Realize it's your body's way of telling you, it thinks you might be in danger. (Just thank your body and tell it you're ok.) 3. You learned this reaction in childhood when you were powerless. (You have better coping skills now; remind yourself that.) 4. When the thoughts start spinning, stop them and replace them with positive, powerful thoughts like: I can do this. 5. If you treat anxiety like the enemy, it will...

Quick helps for anxiety: 1. Long slow deep breath 2. Realize it's your body's way of telling you, it thinks you might be in danger. (Just thank your body and tell it you're ok.) 3. You learned this reaction in childhood when you were powerless. (You have better coping skills now; remind yourself that.) 4. When the thoughts start spinning, stop them and replace them with positive, powerful thoughts like: I can do this. 5. If you treat anxiety like the enemy, it will...

Mental illness is often thought of only as an adult concern. But about half of mental illnesses begin to reveal themselves in childhood. What is the state of children’s mental health and how is it different from that of adults?

Young People and Mental Health

Mental illness is often thought of only as an adult concern. But about half of mental illnesses begin to reveal themselves in childhood. What is the state of children’s mental health and how is it different from that of adults?

Bipolar Schizoaffective Disorder - Schizoaffective Disorder Information - Thought Disorders | HealthyPlace

Bipolar Schizoaffective Disorder - Schizoaffective Disorder Information - Thought Disorders | HealthyPlace

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a serious psychiatric illness that affects millions of people worldwide. People with this disease struggle with intrusive thoughts and sometimes it leads to repetitive compulsive behaviour. For example, sometimes a patient might be inclined to count the lamp posts or shops on his way and if they suspect they have missed one, they go back and start the procedure all over again. They might also develop a tendency to check the doors and windows several times to…

Types of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a serious psychiatric illness that affects millions of people worldwide. People with this disease struggle with intrusive thoughts and sometimes it leads to repetitive compulsive behaviour. For example, sometimes a patient might be inclined to count the lamp posts or shops on his way and if they suspect they have missed one, they go back and start the procedure all over again. They might also develop a tendency to check the doors and windows several times to…

Everyone has monsters looming behind them, tugging at their hair, covering their eyes with their ghastly claws or just barely touching your shoulders. Either way, they're there...

The monsters we fight with. (Click to enlarge)

Everyone has monsters looming behind them, tugging at their hair, covering their eyes with their ghastly claws or just barely touching your shoulders. Either way, they're there...

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