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Should you get mental health advice from an App?

Are Apps great for easy access to information and skills? Yes! But are all Apps created equal? No. There is growing research that well-designed and well-informed Apps can be a wonderful and effective way to enhance mental health. But it’s important to consider a few things before you start taking advice (or inputting your personal …

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How to manage your anger before it manages you

Everyone gets angry, and so before you dismiss it as a ‘problem emotion,’ let’s take a moment to appreciate the function of anger. Anger can be an internal signal that your boundaries have been crossed, or an injustice has taken place. It can even motivate you to action. Ask yourself, ‘Is this action effective?’ If …

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Learn how to stop dwelling on things that are outside your control

We’ve all been there. We’ve thought, ‘I don’t want this,’ ‘I want it to be different.’ If you can solve your problem – then excellent – but what do you do when there is absolutely nothing you can do about it (e.g., a missed train, or a family member marrying someone you don’t like)?   …

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Three ‘must knows’ to increase personal resilience

Personal resilience is a quality that helps you overcome setbacks and allows you to not only survive but also thrive in the face of adversity. Promoting personal resilience has been found to help prevent burnout and increase life satisfaction in a range of highly taxing careers.   There are three important facets to the resilient person: (1) A commitment to finding …

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The surprising link between exercise and brain volume

We all know that regular exercise is good for us. It strengthens our muscles, increases metabolism, and lowers blood pressure. However, exercise also has benefits for our mental health and brain function too.   Regular exercise, such as walking, has been shown to decrease the risk of depression, improve sleep quality, and aid in the management of anxiety and stress. As our mood, …

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