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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is not often spoken about in general, however, it is serious and warrants significant attention by individuals and societal groups alike. As a matter of fact, BPD is so serious that it is said to need extensive treatment, in order for those affected by it to experience a significantly better quality…

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Just A Bad Mood? How To Identify A Mood Disorder

Is it just a bad mood, a rough couple of days or a mood disorder? Mood disorders are a mental health classification that encompasses depressive and bipolar disorders. Mood disorders are characterized by a serious change in mood, whether higher or lower. It includes, but is not limited to, major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder…

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Glamorizing Stress and How to Deal With It

Being stressed to your limits on a daily basis is not only dangerous for your overall well-being, but is sometimes seen as commendable by particular individuals. It worries me when I see individuals create posts that say things like “My dreams are bigger than my sleep”. Let’s be honest, how many times have we heard…

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10 Action Steps When Experiencing Depressive Symptoms

Depression is a common mental illness that comes in many forms and is not talked about widely enough in Jamaica. Depression can affect anyone, but there are certain risk factors that make experiencing depression more likely. One of these risk factors is sex, with women being said to be twice as likely to experience depression…

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8 Signs That You May Be In An Emotionally-Abusive Relationship

The categories and sub-categories of abuse are substantial, the most commonly thought-of being physical abuse. In 2016, a popular hashtag, #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou brought emotionally-abusive relationships much-needed exposure and acknowledgment. Women, from all backgrounds and experiences, use this hashtag to share their experiences with emotional abuse and other forms of domestic violence. Emotional abuse can be defined…

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