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Lying at meps about mental health?

In this article, we will discuss, if you can lie at meps about your mental health, the consequences of doing so and if you can join the military with a history of mental illness. Should you lie about your mental health at meps? No, joining...

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Frequent Feelings of Nihilism (5 Coping Tips)

If you have been experiencing feelings of hopelessness and dejection accompanied by nihilistic thoughts of meaningless, it is perhaps time for you to explore the root cause of the thoughts that come with these feelings and dig deeper into what constitutes a meaningful life. In...

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How can I chat with strangers about my mental health? 

There are many forums and services where you can chat with strangers about your mental health. Some of them include Better Help, Online therapy, Bliss, Him and Hers, Post-Partum support international, and your National Mental health call services.  The internet has become a necessity in...

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Advantages of open-ended questions in qualitative research

The current blogspot will be based on the question “what are the advantages  and disadvantages of open ended and close ended questions?”. We will learn the various advantages of using open ended questions in research. We will also discuss in detail the disadvantages of using...

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Benefits of Asking Open-Ended Questions in the Classroom

There are two types of questions: open ended questions and closed ended questions. The former allows us to collect more information and details while the latter is used for short, precise answers.  Open ended questions often have subjective answers so there is never just one...

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Constant thoughts of suicide and loneliness (What does it mean)

If you have been experiencing intrusive thoughts related to suicide or overwhelming thoughts of loneliness, it could be possible that you are experiencing symptoms of depression.  It is advisable that you seek out professional health to help you cope with these feelings of loneliness and...

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5 Signs of Good Brain Health

Hey Optimist Minds! Our brain is considered the most complex part of the human body. It controls so many operations that keep us alive and let us experience life. In fact, the brain is the source of all the qualities that define our humanity. Because...

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7 Types of Childhood Abuse

Hey Optimist Minds! According to the World Health Organisation, nearly 3 in 4 children, or 300 million children, regularly suffer from some kind of child abuse. Even in developed nations like the USA, the statistics for the prevalence of childhood abuse paint a grim picture....

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11 Signs of Unhealed Trauma

Hey Optimist Minds! Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Experiencing something like that can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won't go...

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11 Signs of Childhood Trauma

Hey Optimist Minds! Childhood trauma is an event or a series of events experienced by a child that threatens their life or bodily integrity. This can include violence, natural disasters, motor vehicle accidents, and physical and sexual abuse.  In some cases, even emotional abuse can...

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11 Signs of Mental Illness That You Ignore

Hey Optimist Minds! A mental illness is a medical problem, just like heart disease or diabetes. Psychological disorders are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behaviour. They should not be taken lightly. These conditions are quite common and cause distress or problems with...

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9 Hidden Dream Signs You Ignore

Hey Optimist Minds! Have you ever wondered what your dreams are trying to tell you? Dreams include a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. Most dreaming occurs during REM (rapid eye movement)...