25 May, 2024
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Gender-Affirming Physical & Mental Healthcare Should be Standard: In Conversation with 2024 ADAA Conference Keynote Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH

A lot can happen in 10 years. For Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH (any pronouns), the last decade has certainly been a busy, productive, and significant one, not just for the field of mental health but the psychiatrist’s own professional development and work in gender-affirming care for transgender and gender diverse people. The Associate Chief of […]

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Opening a Private Practice | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA

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How to Overcome Low Self-Esteem and Build Confidence

Our mental health and self-esteem are tied closely together. When we’re struggling with a mental health issue like anxiety or depression, it’s easy for negative self-talk to erode our sense of self-worth. This lack of confidence can make it challenging to work on improving our mental health and life overall. If we don’t think we’re […]

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Hope for Christians with OCD

Christians with Intrusive Thoughts Christians with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may be especially alarmed by intrusive thoughts that involve aggressive, sexual, or religious themes. Various teachings convey that thoughts are important and mean something. For example, Proverbs 4:23 and Matthew 12:34 speak to thoughts and behaviors as originating from the heart, and other verses imply that […]

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Finding Community in a Psychiatric Ward

About Sanat: Sanat is an Analytics Consultant and mental health writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He’s been dealing with bipolar II disorder since he was a teenager, and it has had a significant impact on him. He finds purpose in writing and talking about mental illness at theworstofme.com and on Instagram @_theworstofme_, where he […]

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Four Ways to Practice and Improve Your Self-Acceptance

Do you constantly beat yourself up when you struggle to attain something you desire? Do you find it difficult or uncomfortable to be alone with your thoughts? Is it hard for you to make decisions because you are too worried about making mistakes and how you will feel about yourself afterwards? If you answered “yes” […]

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Tackling Shy Bladder Syndrome: Understanding and Managing Paruresis

Understanding Paruresis Does the thought of using a public restroom fill you with dread? Shy bladder syndrome, or paruresis, is more than a minor inconvenience; it represents a significant performance anxiety disorder affecting countless individuals. An estimated two to seven percent of the population may navigate this challenge, experiencing a spectrum of anxiety levels that […]