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shame

The Silent Triad: Exploring the Connection Between Shame, Self-Worth, and Suicidal Thoughts

The Silent Triad: Exploring the Connection Between Shame, Self-Worth, and Suicidal Thoughts   The intricate relationship between shame, self-worth, and suicidal ideation forms a complex psychological triad that profoundly impacts mental health. Shame, characterized by a deep sense of unworthiness and self-condemnation, can severely diminish an individual’s self-esteem, leading to a pervasive belief in their …

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finding balance

Finding Balance: The Art of Healthy Social Interaction and Solitude

Finding Balance: The Art of Healthy Social Interaction and Solitude   We all seek a balance between social interaction and solitude and achieving a healthy balance between social interaction and solitude is a personal journey. Too much social interaction without sufficient solitude can lead to burnout, stress, or a loss of personal identity. Conversely, excessive …

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mental health core values

Conflicting Core Values and the Impact on Mental Health

Conflicting Core Values and the Impact on Mental Health Our core values serve as guiding principles that shape our decisions, behaviors, and overall sense of purpose as we navigate through our lives. They represent our deeply held beliefs about what is important and meaningful to us. However, what happens when these core values clash, presenting …

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understanding expectations

Understanding and Managing Expectations and Their Influence on Your Life

Understanding and Managing Expectations and Their Influence on Your Life   Expectations are fascinating psychological constructs that profoundly influence our perceptions, behaviors, and overall experiences. They emerge from a complex interplay of personal history, cultural norms, social interactions, and individual temperament. From the earliest stages of life, our interactions with caregivers, peers, and society begin …

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mindfulness non-judgement

Practicing Non-judgment: A Key to Mindfulness

Practicing Non-judgment: A Key to Mindfulness   In the world of mindfulness, one of the fundamental practices that often gets emphasized is non-judgment. This concept, central to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) among other approaches, encourages us to observe our experiences without evaluating them as good or bad. Instead, it invites us to cultivate a curious …

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mania

The Depths of Mania: Understanding the Energetic Spiral

  The Depths of Mania: Understanding the Energetic Spiral   Mania, a term often used in clinical psychology, refers to a state of heightened energy, excitement, and impulsivity. It is a core feature of bipolar disorder, characterized by periods of extreme elation, racing thoughts, decreased need for sleep, and increased activity levels. Mania can be …

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self esteem

Nurturing Self-Esteem Through Inner Growth

Nurturing Self-Esteem Through Inner Growth   Self-esteem, the bedrock of our emotional well-being, shapes how we perceive and interact with the world. Frequently, it intertwines with our achievements, tightly bound to external affirmations like success, acknowledgment, and societal acceptance. However, the fleeting nature of these validations renders self-esteem fragile, susceptible to shifts with each victory …

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Perseverance

The Power of Perseverance: Mental Health Challenges and Resilience

The Power of Perseverance: Mental Health Challenges and Resilience   In the journey of life, we often encounter moments of adversity and uncertainty, testing the strength of our mental resilience. Amidst the storms of anxiety, depression, or other mental health struggles, the beacon of perseverance shines bright, guiding us through the darkest of times. Perseverance …

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