Low Self-Esteem: How To Recognize It And What To Do About It

Low Self-Esteem: How To Recognize It And What To Do About It

Self-esteem is an important factor that helps us to lead a happy and successful life. The term “low self-esteem” refers how our tendency to view our self-worth in a negative way, which is characterized by low self-confidence, difficulties accepting complements from others, negatively comparing self with others, and having difficulties communicating one’s own needs.

To know whether you might suffer from low self-esteem, here are a few key questions you can ask yourself:

• Do you find yourself constantly criticising yourself? ...

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How To Help A Grieving Friend

How To Help A Grieving Friend

When someone near to us is suffering due to a loss, it can be difficult to know how to help them. Supporting them through the experience is an important part of friendship so here are some tips on understanding grief and what you can do to help.

  1. Understand that there is a range of emotions that are all normal. Most people have heard about the “5 stages of grief: disbelief/denial, yearning, anger, depression and acceptance.” Don’t get stuck on ...
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The Principles Behind Couple Therapy

The Principles Behind Couple Therapy

The concept of couple therapy or marriage counseling has been around for over 40 years, and with that comes many different expert opinions on the “right” approach to take. It can be daunting for couples who are struggling with their relationship to figure out how to understand what to look for in a therapy program.

Recently a group of psychologists from UCLA published a review of research on couple therapy that summarizes five underlying principles of couple treatment ...

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Attitudes Toward Videotelephones: An Exploratory Study of Older Adults with Depression

Attitudes Toward Videotelephones: An Exploratory Study of Older Adults with Depression

With the advent of new technology, more efficient tools are available to carry out tasks that were previously difficult. This is especially true in the health care system to address the needs of a rapidly growing aging population where new telehealth technologies are developed to provide better quality, faster, and more efficient care.

One possible application of telehealth technology is in the treatment for mental health issues, such as therapy for depression. Depression is one of the most common mental health ...

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A Light At The End Of Depression

A Light At The End Of Depression

As summer begins to wind down, we are seeing less and less of the sun. Some of us are beginning to think about the things we will need to do to prepare for winter but may not think about the impact of sunlight in our lives.

There are a number of interesting light devices available that claim to have a positive effect on mood. Research supporting the use of light therapy for the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) has been ...

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