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Talking about suicide and separating fact from fiction

Suicide is not usually discussed socially or at the family dinner table. Understandably, it’s an unpleasant topic. However, there may come a time when someone you know is feeling suicidal, or a suicide has affected someone in your life.

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The festive season and dealing with financial pressure

The holidays are meant to be a time of rest and relaxation. However, money can be a common worry for many people in this time. Check out these tips and advice for dealing with finance stress during the festive season.

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Social anxiety and the festive season

Going to an event where you don’t know anyone? Many people will feel a bit nervous in this situation. While the worry or stress usually passes quickly, people with social anxiety disorder might feel so anxious and stressed that it can affect everyday life.

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Managing work stress before the holidays

Work can get stressful in the period before the holiday season. Here are some handy tips for managing work stress during this hectic time.

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Here are 6 ways that reaching out can bring people together

Struggling with depression or anxiety? Opening up about it could actually help you feel better.

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What is anxiety and what are some common signs?

Everyone gets nervous once in a while. Anxiety is when those negative feelings are more than just short-term. Instead, they just don’t seem to go away.

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How to break the negative thinking loop

Although worry is a normal human emotion, many people get stuck in a constant cycle. Here are some ways you can break the “negative thinking loop”.

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Why is self-harm so difficult to talk about?

Self-harm is when you deliberately cause pain, injury or damage to yourself. It is often seen as a way to deal with strong emotional distress. So why do so many people find it difficult to talk about?

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6 common things people affected by suicide go through

Have you been affected by suicide? How long those strong feelings last is not a reflection of how much you loved the person who died. You will never forget them — but you are allowed to move on.

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How can story telling help your mental health?

People have been telling stories for thousands of years. But why do we love stories? What is it about them that makes them so popular?

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