Month: May 2020

Blog of Life – The 8 Key Elements of Resilience

A roadmap for developing mental resilience skills THE BASICS What Is Resilience? Resilience is defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events. Resilience is considered a process to build resources toward searching for a better future after potentially traumatic events. Some of these resources come from our inherent potential and some …

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The Blog of Life – Baking Is The Best Way To Alleviate Stress—Yes, Really

So go ahead and bake another batch of cookies. Last Monday through Friday—the week coronavirus came for New York—was a stress-induced shit show that included three cancelled trips, experiments with CBD, obsessive temperature taking, and a half-hearted yet incredibly loud revue of top 40 songs from the floor of my 800-square-foot apartment. Much to my chagrin (and your disbelief, …

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The Blog of Life – Coronavirus and covid-19: Your questions answered

Why do people without underlying health conditions get seriously ill from covid-19? Some people get seriously ill from covid-19 without any known risk factors. Genetic make-up is likely to play a role – we have long known that having a parent who died young from an infectious disease puts you at a sixfold greater risk …

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Blog of Life – My experience of online counselling

With social distancing measures in place, face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy has had to stop for the time being. Jacob, 22, shares his experience of online counselling. Coronavirus and mental health Have a look at our tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read …

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Blog of Life – How Do Films Like ‘Joker’ Shape Attitudes about Mental Health?

Much of the discourse surrounding mental health over the last few years has focused on stigma: breaking down those unhelpful myths around mental illness that both prevent people seeking help and, sometimes, lead to outright discrimination. What part culture has to play in this mission is an interesting question. Both the “madman” and the asylum …

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