An Introduction to Therapy: What is CBT & DBT?

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Many of us have heard the phrase, “Everyone can benefit from therapy.” That may or may not be true, but one thing is for sure: not everyone seeks out therapists, psychologists, or counsellors to receive therapy (also known as counselling). There are barriers to attending therapy including long wait times, stigma concerns, and cost (Moroz, […]

Shielding Your Mind: First Aid to Overcome Social Media Harm

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It is evident that social media has numerous advantages, including virtual connectivity for distant families, instant communication, and fast dissemination of information and marketing campaigns. However, despite its widespread usage in the digital age, social media is not immune to its downsides, particularly the adverse impact on our mental health. Overusing social media can lead […]

Productive Breaks: My Experience

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Productive Breaks: My Experience As a university student, I often find myself feeling a bit overwhelmed with tests and assignments. I find that taking breaks from studying throughout the day sometimes helps boost my mood and productivity. I have personally found that some of my favourite break activities are those which help me feel productive […]

How To Deal With Guilt

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Note: The views, information and, opinions expressed in this blog are solely of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Free Your Mind Initiative and Speak Your Mind. The contents of this blog are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of […]

Positively creative ways to turn anxiety into productivity

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Anxiety is a normal emotion and even healthy in small increments. If it becomes debilitating and prevents you from living your life productively, whether it may be our relationships, social life, and work, here are some tips: 1. Challenge your thoughts Anxious thoughts are intrusive cognitively distorted thoughts that magnify futuristic uncontrollable thoughts of negative […]