Mental Health

Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health Conversations in Different Cultures

Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health Conversations in Different Cultures Mental health is a universal issue that affects individuals from various cultures and backgrounds. However, the perception and discussion surrounding mental health can differ significantly across different societies. Exploring these cultural variations is crucial in addressing the stigma associated with mental health, and promoting open conversations. […]

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Counselling Techniques on Building Resilience in Times of Crisis 

Counselling Techniques on Building Resilience in Times of Crisis Throughout our lives, we are likely to experience unexpected curveballs that test our strength and resilience. During these challenging moment, counselling can provide valuable tools to help us navigate and bounce back stronger than before. Resilience can be defined like ‘a mental muscle’, that allows us

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The Neuroscience of Addiction: Unravelling The Brain’s Reward System

The Neuroscience of Addiction: Unravelling The Brain’s Reward System Addiction is a complex phenomenon that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterised by compulsive drug-seeking behaviour, even in the face of negative consequences (Nesler et al., 2005). According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and

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Understanding the link between Childhood Trauma and Adult Addictions

Understanding the link between Childhood Trauma and Adult Addictions Childhood trauma can be defined as serious Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in which children experience a range of experiences that classify as psychological trauma including neglect, abandonment, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse (Lupien et al., 2009). It is widely embedded in psychological literature that

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