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Why we experience Exaggetered emotional pain due to depression

Why we experience Exaggetered emotional pain due to depression

Emotional pain refers to pain or suffering from non-physical sources. Sometimes, this emotional burden is the result of the behavior of others. In other cases, it may be due to regret, sadness or loss. This may be also caused by an underlying mental illness (such as depression or anxiety. Regardless of the reason, this psychological pain can be serious and can severely affect many aspects of your life. Although it is generally considered no less than physical pain, therefore it is important to take emotional pain seriously. Many common feelings associated with emotional pain can affect your physical and mental health. Read more

Benefits of reading mental health blogs

Benefits of reading mental health blogs

With the world facing a second wave of corona virus, people are again left with no choice but to face another lockdown. With social distancing becoming even more important, most of us are left wondering what to do.

Facing a lockdown is difficult for everyone, and even more for people with mental health illnesses. The long distance relationships make sharing their struggles with loved ones impossible leading to deprivation of emotions and bottling up. In such a condition, resorting to reading is a good choice, especially mental health blogs. This enables judicious use of social media and an opportunity to express oneself. Here, we discuss some benefits of reading mental health blogs. Read more

What to do when it seems that problems will never end

What to do when it seems that problems will never end

Every person has problems: even the wealthiest individual on the world has challenges in life. There are times when problems feel overwhelming and such as you won’t be ready to get past them. But by taking responsibility for your problems and setting a path to correct them during a constructive way, you’ll affect any problems that come your way. Read more

Accepting Postpartum Depression and How it Sets You Free

Accepting Postpartum Depression and How it Sets You Free

Motherhood brings with it not only the joy and happiness of a newborn but also a host of other emotions to the mother, which at times can be too overwhelming. A new mother is often swayed by a spate of emotions ranging from mood swings to anxiety to crying spells. These emotional upheavals experienced by new mothers are what people term as “baby blues”.  Although baby blues continue to persist up to two-three weeks, at times they might linger on for a few women that qualify to be called as postpartum depression. They experience extreme sadness, anxiousness, anxiety and depression, which are considered to be symptoms of PPD (Postpartum Depression). This, in turn, affects their lifestyle. Read more

How to have an argument in a healthy way

How to have an argument in a healthy way

The ability to deal with  conflict is a crucial life skill because conflict is a component of life. If we were all are equivalent , there would be no conflict but it’s the differences between us which create our personal growth because we are moved outside our comfort zones. Read more