Myths: busted!

It’s myth-busting Monday! For us to be able to break the stigma that surrounds mental illness and to provide adequate support to those who need it, we need to bust some myths through education. As a start, have a look at these TED-Ed Lessons on Depression, Bipolar Disorder, OCD and Narcissism: 4 TED-Ed lessons about […]

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The expression of empathy

How do we offer real help to someone who is struggling? One way is through expressing empathy. Helpful words and behaviours flow from genuine empathy and can really make someone feel heard, understood and accepted – just as they are, without judgment. We don’t always have to offer solutions to others when they’re going through […]

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The iceberg that sunk the Titanic

The anger iceberg Imagining anger as the tip of an iceberg can be a useful way to start exploring your own emotional experience, as well as understanding others’ emotional experience when they are expressing anger: “Think of anger like an iceberg. Most of the iceberg is hidden below the surface of the water. Similarly, when […]

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