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NORMAL OR NOT:
WHEN TO GET HELP 

AACAP // October 2015

"Parents are naturally concerned about the health and wellbeing of their children. Many parents correctly and comfortably see their youngster as normal. However, some parents worry whether their infant, child, or teenager has a problem. These worries can include questions about..."

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how can i improve emotional intelligence? (eq)

PsychCentral // June 2021 

"Intelligence, in the general sense, is the ability to learn new concepts and apply your knowledge to problems. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is similar. It’s the ability to learn about yourself and apply that wisdom to the world around you. Emotional intelligence allows you to enhance key areas of your life like home, work, and school." 

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rising parental expectations linked to perfectionism in college students

Science Daily // March 2022

"Rising parental expectations and criticism are linked to an increase in perfectionism among college students, which can have damaging mental health consequences, according to new research..."

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toxic positivity: the dark side of positive vibes

The Psychology Group // 2019

"Just like anything done in excess, when positivity is used to cover up or silence the human experience, it becomes toxic. By disallowing the existence of certain feelings, we fall into a state of denial and repressed emotions...By pretending that we are “positive vibes all day,” we deny the validity of a genuine human experience. 

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Ideas About Mental Health

A collection of Ted Talks (and more!) About Mental Health

"It's easy to suffer in silence, not knowing what to say to whom. These brave, honest talks suggest ways to open up, talk about it and seek help — as well as ways to offer it."

Articles By Topic

anxiety.
addiction & substance abuse.
 
depression.
parenting.
ptsd & trauma.
self-esteem.
self-care.
suicide awareness.
understanding therapy​