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The Secret Dual Lives of People Living With Mental Illness
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For many years Liz Obert woke up, got dressed, went to work, and acted as if everything was fine. Once she returned home, however, she found herself lying around depressed, feeling hopeless and full of dread. Diagnosed in her early 20s with depression, Obert said she tried therapy and medication,…

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Social anxiety: why the mundane can be terrifying
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Dean Burnett: Experiencing serious social anxiety in everyday situations is actually quite common, and may even have a useful purpose.

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How Distorted Thinking Increases Stress and Anxiety
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10 cognitive distortions that make things worse for us.

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Perfectly Imperfect Connections: The Joy of NonAttachment
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by Susan L. Westbrook, PhD. The first step to connection is to open ourselves to the possibility that we can survive the hurts and failures that inevitably accompany our humanity and that of those around us. Self-protection, in the long run, is self-destruction. If we hide out long enough…

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Emotional Suppression causes Serious Damage
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This is an excellent article by Michael Sky on emotional suppression. Suppression sometimes serves a useful, even essential purpose. When suffering a severe traumatic injury, for example. Yet while emotional suppression may sometimes serve a useful purpose …

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5 Ways to Cope During a Life Crisis
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One of the great things about a life crisis is you get to find out what works. When life is easy and no major challenges are on the horizon, you can read all about affirmations, pray, meditate, firewalk or just read self-help manuals written by big-name gurus. Then life throws you a major health challenge, […]

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