Mental Health

Taking a Break from Your Routine

Suffering from anxiety, depression, or fatigue can take a toll on your efficiency. To live a healthy life, your mind and body have to be at peace and work optimally. This is certainly not possible with a monotonous routine which…

7 Different Types of Therapies and How Each of Them Are Beneficial

Therapy is a powerful tool for mental health, and it presents many benefits. People choose to seek therapy for a variety of reasons, whether it’s for coping with trauma, dealing with major life changes, managing an addiction, or even if…

Feeling stressed-out and craving an Italian getaway? Sign up for a ‘F**K It’ Retreat

Ah, the gorgeous offerings of Italia; the taste of luscious wine, the beautiful landscapes’ rolling hills, quaint little cobblestone villages, spaghetti for days, and a ‘Fuck It Retreat’ where you can learn to say ‘Fuck It’ and as the cool kids…

Trame Therapy is a natural, vibrational way to alleviate anxiety

BY AILEEN ZANGOUEI Imagine waking up, and immediately wanting to go back to sleep. You’re so tired already and the day hasn’t even begun. You’re tired because you think of all the things that have to be done today, and…

How to turn your bedroom into a mindful space and get the best sleep of your life

It’s easy for us to forget that our bedrooms are where we spend the majority of our lives. Dependant on your sleeping pattern, between 6 and 10 hours every single day is spent in bed sleeping. It’s safe to say…

Men’s mental health is facing a silent crisis

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Featured Illustration by Xulin Wang Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day was on June 13, 2017, and it served as a reminder that men, too, can suffer from anxiety, depression and a range of mental illnesses. The constructs…

5 steps to better mental health

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Mental health requires nourishment and nurturing. We often take it for granted. Magic pills aren’t the solution, and therapy is the beginning to a whole new lifestyle change. There are simple, yet crucial things you can do…

This is the easiest breathing technique that will help you destress and sleep better

Harvard doctor, Andrew Weil, has claimed he has created a powerful technique that will help you sleep better and relieve your stress. It’s not a drug, nor is it a mattress or any sort of funny contraption. It’s the “4-7-8 breathing…

Here are 6 reasons why you should be napping during your (work)day

As we get older we tend to try and fight daytime tiredness with an espresso or Red Bull. But did you know there is actually a better way? Taking a nap! That’s right guys, naps are not just for kids.…

How to fall asleep: 4 easy breathing techniques to make you fall asleep

You’ve heard it before and you are going to hear it again: breathing is a powerful tool. There’s a reason you are hearing this you know – because it is true! Meditation can seem intimidating to people who have never…

Mental health and children: why we need to teach kids about mental health

Talking to children can be challenging especially if it involves serious matters of an adult nature. Mental health is one of those matters, but like sex education, it is a subject matter that needs to be properly communicated to young…

Mental illness: 5 ways it also affects your loved ones

One in every four people will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lives. Mental illness doesn’t just involve those affected but also those close to them: their family and friends. Let’s take a look at how mental…

What is a personality disorder? The 10 types

You may have heard of the term “personality disorder” before, as it’s been prevalent in pop culture, whether it’s our favourite fictional characters or influential people in the media. According to a survey by the National Institute of Mental Health,…

How to get off antidepressants without losing your mind

BY: NADIA ZAIDI Getting off antidepressants is one of the most difficult things to do. Believe me, I’ve been there. It’s one of the reasons I have an affliction toward them in the first place. I think the risks and…

Why is everyone depressed?

BY: DAYTON UTTINGER  There’s been a lot done to help those with mental illnesses. We’ve raised awareness, promoted help lines and worked (and continue to work) to remove the stigma. While we still have a long way to go, we’ve…

How travelling can help improve your mental health

One of society’s greatest ironies is how disconnected we can feel despite the level of connectivity with our technologies. The constant smartphone and Internet use can be taxing and unplugging once in a while has numerous mental health benefits. Going…

Mental illness: 5 famous portrayals

Some of the greatest Hollywood films deal with subject matter that hits close to our hearts, such as protagonists with mental illness. Much like Vivien Leigh’s portrayal of the histrionic Scarlett O’Hara from the classic Gone with the Wind, several other…

Signs of depression and potential causes

Every normal healthy human being has bouts of loneliness and sadness but these are entirely separate from depression, a mentally debilitating sickness that is said to affect one in every four people at least once in their lifetime. Whilst the…

How art can heal mental illness

Merriam-webster defines art as “the use of skill and creative imagination in creating aesthetic objects such as paintings, music, and sculptures.” But that is a superficial definition. Art goes beyond definitions but is what enriches life and touches each of…

This is what happens to your brain during a panic attack

BY: NADIA ZAIDI I used to be one of those people who thought panic attacks were over-dramatized for the sake of attention seeking. I know how horrible that sounds, but admittedly it was a reflection of my ignorance on anxiety…