10 Sneaky Signs You’re In A Toxic Relationship

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Reading Time: 6 minutes A toxic relationship can cause a whirlwind of emotions that’ll make the Real Housewives look like a bunch of saints. The worst thing about it? Toxic relationships can be hard to spot, even when the answer’s right in front of you. But fret not, dear reader! These ten sneaky signs will help you figure out […]

Panic Attack Vs. Nervous Breakdown: Recognizing the Symptoms of Each

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Knowing the difference between a panic attack and a nervous breakdown is important, as each condition carries its own cocktail of symptoms. Here’s how to tell them apart: What is a Panic Attack? Lasting a mere few minutes, a panic attack is often triggered by a sudden and acute sense of fear. A panic episode […]

Imposter Syndrome Explained: How To Overcome Feeling Like One Big Fraud

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Impostor syndrome is a psychological condition in which high-achieving individuals feel like their successes are undeserved. As such, these folx are often unable to accept their accomplishments lest they be exposed as “frauds.” People who suffer from imposter syndrome, otherwise known as the imposter phenomenon, feel as though it’s a matter of time before someone […]

7 Mental Health Services To Drop Kick Mental Illness In The Face

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Reading Time: 6 minutes According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five adults in the U.S. live with a mental illness or disorder of some kind, leading to stress, anxiety, and depression of epic proportions. These symptoms suck, to say the least. They make you feel like nothing is ever going to be okay again. And […]

What Are Endorphins And What Role Do They Play In Mental Health?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides stored in the brain’s pituitary gland. When released, they function as neurotransmitters that relieve pain and boost euphoria. The fifth-grade answer? Endorphins are happy chemicals that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. How do Endorphins Work Exactly? Think back to a time when you were overcome with intense pleasure […]

The Inner Demon’s Guide To Behavioral Health

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Have you ever vowed to quit smoking or stop drinking or avoid one-night stands like the plague, only to keep smoking and drinking and going home with strangers after meeting them briefly at neon-lit nightclubs or sticky-floored dive bars? If so, this article on behavioral health is for you! In it, we’ll go over the […]

4 Surefire Ways To Build A Growth Mindset

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Reading Time: 4 minutes In her book, “Mindset,” psychologist and author Carol Dweck describes the “fixed mindset” individual as someone who believes in either possessing or lacking sheer talent to overcome their life experiences. In other words, this person believes that they either “have it” or they don’t. Moreover, they don’t believe in a solution to their problems, Dweck […]

How To Exit The Echo Chamber

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Echo chambers are formed when your set of principles, beliefs and value systems are reinforced by others who share the same set of principles, beliefs and value systems. In these chambers, alternative ideas aren’t welcome. The ones that rule are the ones shared by all. What’s more, they’re impervious to doubt, often helmed by leaders […]