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11 Therapeutic Communication Techniques to Get Construction Workers Talking About Mental Health

The construction industry is known for its rugged environment, and those working in it have the reputation of being “macho.” A big part of this stereotype is not complaining when things get tough and keeping mum when it comes to mental or emotional problems.  Consequently, anxiety and depression have become a bigger problem than musculoskeletal …

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What is Schizophrenia and How Can Friends and Family Help Manage Its Symptoms?

You have probably heard about schizophrenia, but how much do you really know about it? What are its symptoms? What are the treatments for schizophrenia? If you are like most people, you could not answer these questions confidently. But understanding this serious mental illness and what a person with schizophrenia goes through is key in …

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): How to Live a Meaningful Life Despite BPD

Humans are emotional by nature. We are all capable of fear, anger, joy, and of course, love. But when does it become too much? At what point can you call it an emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD)?  We are here to help you recognise the symptoms of this mental health disorder and make it easier …

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Helping Our Heroes Put the Pieces Back Together

Whether war is necessary or not is up for debate, but the fact that it is devastating is not. One look at veterans with PTSD should be enough to tell us what this traumatic event can do to a person’s mental health.  PTSD is one of the most paralysing mental health problems affecting service members …

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What is Asperger’s? A Closer Look at People on the Spectrum

What is life like for someone with Asperger’s syndrome? What are the symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome? Despite the best efforts of various organizations in spreading awareness, many people still can’t answer these and other related questions confidently. This lack of understanding sometimes leads to a disconnect between people with Asperger’s Syndrome and those around them. …

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Understanding ADHD in Adults: How to Recognise It and What to Expect

What is ADHD (symptoms)? Does your friend or loved one have it? Around 2.8% of adults have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.  This number seems small at first glance, but in the context of billions of people over the age of 18, it is pretty significant.  Also, recognizing the symptoms may be more difficult than you think.  …

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Understanding the Mental, Financial, and Legal Aspects of a Divorce

Divorce and mental health go hand in hand.  When a married couple decides to get separated, the emotional effects are inevitable. What is more, there is no such thing as a cheap divorce.  The impact of divorce is sweeping, from potentially causing mental health issues to bringing financial ruin to a spouse. That is why …

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