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Depression: How it really feels and 5 ways to help a friend.

Depression is a word often used these days to mean different things and although that has helped with the awareness, there is a danger in that we may start not taking it seriously. For example, a friend told me that their bank balance is “depressing”. Another random tweet read that the rail replacement bus driver …

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Alcohol at Uni: Trick disguised as a Treat? How to seek Help.

Alcohol is a social lubricant meaning that it helps many feel comfortable and it stimulates social interactions. Going to university is exciting and often means leaving and more freedom. It means letting the hair down, mingling with others from all walks of life, people you don’t think you have anything in common with. There’s pressure …

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Burnout is Real: How it Manifests and Ways to Cope

Burnout happens we encounter ongoing stress and frustration, with no time to relax and recharge. When you are studying, you are learning something new. Yes, I am sounding like Captain Obvious but stick with me here I’ve thought this through, it will make sense. When at University, you are training to get a qualification in …

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Psychosis at University: What It Is, 8 Ways How to Cope With

It is no secret that university can be a stressful time. With exams, assignments, and social pressures, it’s easy for students to feel overwhelmed. But what happens when the stress becomes too much and affects your mental health? Psychosis can manifest during times of stress and can cause hallucinations or delusions. If you are experiencing …

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Borderline Personality Disorder BPD: How to Help yourself or a loved one cope well

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is also referred to as Emotionally unstable personality Disorder (EUPD). To understand it a bit more read my earlier blog about EUPD Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder takes time as it’s not always clear from a one-off assessment but becomes clearer over time. That’s why it is almost impossible for your psychiatrist …

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Understanding Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder-It’s not what you think.

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) is a type of personality disorder sometimes referred to as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), but both mean the same thing. Those diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder /Borderline Personality Disorder Personality are among the most stigmatized of all major mental illnesses due to societal prejudices. This is mainly because of …

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12 Simple Ways to Challenge Distorted Thinking When Feeling Depressed.

Distorted thinking patterns are common and that’s normal. Hands up if you sometimes speak to yourself. People who never speak to themselves are either not telling the truth or doing something wrong. We all have our self-talks and that’s fine. However, if these distorted thinking patterns are left unchecked, they can lead us down a …

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