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Grief Is like an Ocean
grief
When I lost my 59-year-old father to suicide in 2019, I was forced to join what I call the 'dead parents society' and came to be introduced to the gargantuan force that is grief.
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.
Five Films and Series That Portray the Reality of Mental Health Challenges
Culture
The entertainment industry has a long way to go when it comes to depicting mental illnesses in a manner that doesn’t perpetuate stigma. However, a recent spurt of shows and films seem to have kick-started some nuanced and healthy conversations.
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.
Borderline Personality Disorder: What Women’s Narratives Can Tell Us
mental health
Popular media has played a significant role in projecting women with borderline traits as manipulative, controlling, or socially inept.
4 min read
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.
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.
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.
In the Wake of Sparrows
Essay
The first boy I became “best friends” with showed me the still-raw welts on his back while we sat on my grandfather’s balcony.... We were too young to fully intuit the purport of triggers flung each other’s way when we discussed our violations at the hands of adults.
NEW EPISODE! Therapy Tuesday- Trauma and Triggers (cPTSD)
Podcast
We are going to be talking about trauma and triggers, about c-PTSD and about how to support loved ones who live with the condition or the kind of support we can expect from our own entourage when we are living with c-PTSD.
17 min read
How Online Exam Surveillance Exposes Students to Predatory Proctors and Heightened Anxiety
Technology
With pandemic stress already taking a heavy toll on students' mental health, why were they obliged to use a technology that hadn't gone through adequate testing and exposed them to predatory proctors during exams?
My Abuser is Still Out There Basking in the Glory of His Fake Image
intimate partner violence
Narcissists always seek relationships with a power imbalance in their favour. They create an illusion of equality and free choice when all the while, they are really controlling their victims, grooming them to make choices that are essentially the narcissist’s own.
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.
Working Through Traumatic Memories- The Neuro-feminist Sites of Resistance
mental health
Why do some significant emotional events become disempowering and paralyse us in our everyday lives? How are these memories made and how do they affect us with triggers? What gives these events the emotional charge and what can help diffuse them so we can live healthier fuller lives?
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