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NEW EPISODE! Therapy Tuesday - Social Media & Mental Health
Podcast
In this episode, we look at the relationship between social media and mental health. While social media can be valuable for networking and enhancing connections with loved ones, it can also worsen mental health issues. Ruchita gives us some techniques for managing social media behaviour.
NEW EPISODE! Therapy Tuesday- Bipolar Disorder
Podcast
This episode debunks some myths about bipolar disorder and looks at why it becomes difficult for people to accept and own the diagnosis.
NEW EPISODE! Therapy Tuesday- Addiction
Podcast
Addiction- that's our focus for this episode- the stigma attached to substance use and how we need to approach it with increased sensitivity.
Break The Chain: What You Can Do to Stop the Virus from Spreading Even More
COVID-19
Slowing down the COVID-19 contagion requires physical distancing and masks. There is no other way to do this at any stage of the spread anywhere. The virus is deadly and it's hell-bent on spreading—it's designed to, as all viruses are.
NEW EPISODE! Therapy Tuesday- Men and Depression
Podcast
In this episode, we discuss men's depression- what the symptoms can look like, and how men need to develop safer spaces for themselves and unlearn the violence they have internalized towards themselves and the people around them.
Smashboard Has Won the UNESCO-Netexplo Grand Prix. What Is It All About?
Award
We won the UNESCO-Netexplo Grand Prix. Many of you voted for us! So what's the prize all about?
NEW EPISODE! Therapy Tuesday- Unpacking the Complexities of Grief
Podcast
Losing a loved on to the pandemic, job loss, leaving your home, the breaking of a relationship—any of these could cause grief to a person. In this episode, we unpack the complexities of grief.
Press
News
Read what is being written and said about Smashboard. "The platform aims to go beyond the hashtag movements to connect survivors of violence on digital streets, creating a safe space for them to share their stories, give and seek support."
International Women's Day, 2021
International Women's Day
Our feminist allies from around the world told us what this day means to them and what they'd like all of us to remember.
Being My Mother’s Therapist Ruined My Childhood
Emotional Abuse
In this emotional role reversal, I had to keep sacrificing my own childhood needs for attention, comfort, and guidance so that I could accommodate and care for my mother’s emotional needs. This is nothing short of emotional abuse.
Fat Women Should Not Have To Shrink Themselves Or Their Bodies To Be Loved
Interview
"Growing up, I actually believed I had to lose weight to find someone and I honestly did put out a lot of energy in trying to lose weight. And I think that was the biggest mistake I made."~ Amena Aziz, Plus Size Fashion Blogger in an interview to Smashboard.
How Can We Foster Friendships Between Girls And Women Without Falling For Sexist Stereotypes?
Friendships
Patriarchy is constantly creating new ideals for girls/women to live up to and then pushing us to shame each other for not fitting the moulds perfectly or for rejecting them altogether. Ejecting these toxic ideals can make our friendships flourish!
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Submissions
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4 Things You Need To Know When Talking To Your Therapist About Assault/Abuse
mental health
Creating open lines of communication during counseling, including setting safety lines/terms when you need to recede, can help draw the borders you need when speaking about your experience. This reduces the stress of power differentials that can be a little overwhelming in therapeutic exchanges.

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