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Talking about mental health matters, and the words we use can have a huge impact. In a study from Emory University, researchers found 50 psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid because they are shown to be shame-inducing and stigmatizing. But what exactly is stigmatizing about the language we use, and how can we respectfully discuss mental health?

Overcoming Self-Sabotage

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Dealing with Disappointment

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Addiction in Adolescents

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How Showers Help with Mental Health

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Empathy vs. Sympathy

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Exercise Addiction

We all know the benefits of regular exercise: a longer life, a decrease in stress, an increase in self-esteem. However, sometimes exercise can become...

Food Mood Boost

Are you getting enough fruit and veggies, and what does it have to do with your mood? Nutritional psychology is a newer field of...

Self-Care vs. Self-Soothing

While self-soothing and self-care may sound like similar concepts, they’re quite different. At the basic level, self-care is a long-term way to manage stress...