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PTSD In Children: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.

This article details what PTSD is, how children experience it, and how you can help a child with PTSD.

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Nov 23 2022

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PTSD in Adults: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic or extremely stressful event. e.g., rape, robbery, murder, and natural disasters like flooding and earthquakes.  PTSD in adults may also be caused by repeated exposure to violence or trauma. First responders (police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical […]

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Nov 16 2022

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9 Important Steps to Creating a Self-Care Routine That Works

The world is fast-paced and hectic. Even with our constant connectionn to technology and endless scientific inventions, we face various challenges daily. It goes without saying that self-care is important now more than ever. With all the stress you face daily, it’s necessary to have “you” times to relax and recharge. If you don’t prioritize […]

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Nov 16 2022

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4 Differences Between Therapy and Counseling

Therapy and Counseling have many similarities. They both need certification to practise; they both require basic communication skills; they both require observation and attention to detail; and they’re both effective mental health techniques.  However, despite these similarities, Therapy and Counseling are different. Here are the differences between Therapy and Counseling.  Intensity and Technique Both therapy […]

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Oct 21 2022

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10 Questions To Ask Potential Therapists

A therapist once told me to give my life to Christ. According to her, I was depressed because I was ungodly, but the god of Oyedepo can save me.  (What are the most skewed things a therapist has said to you? Tell me in the comment section!) That scenario made me detest the idea of […]

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Oct 21 2022

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How to Improve Your Mental Health

I like to think of mental health as a car. What would happen if you jump into your car every day, zoom across the roughest roads, bump into walls and trees here and there, and don’t bother to clean, refuel, or repair it? Soon enough, the car will break down. It’ll be chipped and broken […]

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Oct 12 2022

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How to Cope With ADHD — 7 Effective Tips

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a mental health disorder that affects brain function. It’s characterized by persistent issues like impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, and an inability to focus. And if not kept in check, these issues can significantly affect one’s life.  ADHD has no cure, but thankfully, many strategies can help you manage it effectively. In […]

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Oct 07 2022

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ADHD: A Comprehensive Guide.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition characterized by many persistent issues, like hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and trouble paying attention.  This article details everything you need to know about ADHD — what it is, its symptoms, and how it’s diagnosed. Read on! What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a […]

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Oct 05 2022

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7 Practical Ways To Tackle Negative Thoughts

I get anxious a lot. I worry about the silliest things, like if the trailer on the other side of the road will suddenly fall on my head and catch fire, or if it’ll never stop raining in Lagos and the world will end in a flood.  Sometimes, a little criticism makes me feel like […]

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Sep 30 2022

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5 Supportive Ways To Help A Friend With Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the world. It involves a persistent feeling of sadness and a loss of interest in everything. These feelings may interfere with daily life and productivity.  Side note: being sad doesn’t mean you’re depressed. There are many differences between depression and sadness. It might be hard […]

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Sep 28 2022

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Effects of Affirmation Items on Mental Health

Why was it a good idea to get a “Best Friends for Life” t-shirt with your best friend? Why did you give your mom a “World’s Best Mum” coffee mug? Is it just me, or do you feel more confident when you wear your “Bold & Sassy” hoodie? These questions have one reasoning behind them: […]

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Sep 23 2022

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11 Effective Tips For Overcoming Stage Fright

I sang my first soprano solo in 2015. I had practised for months, but I thought the world would end that evening. My knees felt like jelly, and my heart was beating so loudly I thought the congregation would hear it. For the first time, I was grateful that choir robes swept the floor. Stage […]

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Sep 22 2022

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How To Differentiate Between Sadness and Depression

When I’m sad, sometimes, I spend half the time worrying if I’m actually depressed or just sad. It’s tough to draw the line between sadness and depression because their signs are so similar!  Sadness is a natural reaction to pain, disappointment, loss, or difficult situations. It’s a normal feeling because everyone feels sad from time to […]

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Sep 15 2022

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8 Common Therapy Myths

Millions of people around the world are affected by mental illnesses. Unfortunately, many common therapy myths discourage people from seeking help or support, like the belief that: Going to therapy means you’re weak Therapy is for mad and crazy people Therapy is too expensive Therapy is for people who do not have families These long-held […]

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Aug 22 2022

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8 Signs Your Mental Health Is Dwindling

Your mental health impacts your well-being in more ways than you think. A good mental state provides inspiration, motivation, and energy, whereas a poor mental state can make you feel anxious, overwhelmed, and “off,” consequently affecting your daily life and productivity. People experience these “off” moments in different ways. For instance, I know my mental […]

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Aug 18 2022

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Depression and its Different Types

Emotional lows are normal. Daily, many stressors and factors chip away at our mental well-being, leaving us sad and unmotivated. But when these emotional lows last longer than expected, they may be signs of depression. What is Depression?  Depression is one of the world’s three most common mental illnesses, affecting more than 264 million people. It’s […]

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Aug 15 2022

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9 Effective Ways To Manage Stress

Stress is the physical, emotional, or mental change experienced in moments of pressure. It’s a constant reaction to life situations — there’s always something to worry about. As humans, we’re constantly surrounded by situations that put us under pressure, e.g., school, money issues, work, relationships, et cetera. If taken lightly, these issues can culminate and […]

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Aug 12 2022

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4 Most Effective Types of Therapy

There are many therapy types to choose from, each with varying degrees of success. The most effective types of therapy. While the therapist’s quality can determine the effectiveness of therapy, the approach taken also matters. For example, a therapist might decide to tackle a depressed patient’s illness with cognitive behavioral therapy. As much as it is […]

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Aug 12 2022

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Disturbing Mental Health Problems in Africa

When I told my mother I was depressed, she said it was because I spent too much time on my phone. She asked which husband, children, or business were making me overthink. And when I started therapy, she thought I was wasting money.  That’s what the typical African thinks — that therapy is a waste […]

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Aug 12 2022

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7 Helpful Tips To Get The Most Out of Teletherapy

Recently, the therapy world was forced to improve on a minor aspect of itself – teletherapy. Despite being in existence years before the outbreak, its potential was not fully utilized, until the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.  Due to the limitations the virus had imposed, there was no movement, which by extension caused limited physical […]

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Aug 12 2022

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