“I am so OCD!”: What We Need to Know about OCD

“I am so OCD!” This phrase has become a common phrase on social media to describe one’s cleaning, checking, or organising behaviours. It’s meant to be a joke, but “OCD” — the abbreviation of “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”, is one of the most common mental health disorders and it can seriously affect one’s daily functioning. However, […]

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Mindfulness: Time-Travelling With Our Minds

When I was just a kid, going to the barbershop was always exciting for me as not only is that a place for me to have a haircut, but it also acts as a free-reading zone for me of various comic books and magazines. Sitting on the barber chair, I immersed myself in the fictional […]

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Why Mental Health Myths Are MORE HARMFUL Than You Imagined

Myths in life are unavoidable. Some are so persistent that they are communicated from one generation to another. One of the first myths I encountered is that “kids with two crowns (aka “whorls”) on their heads are more difficult and naughtier. ” I soon realized that I was the one described in that myth, since […]

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GPSing Well-Being: Self-Compassion

When our best friend is having some difficult moments in his/her life, we will definitely offer our kindness to him/her. Let’s change the situation: If we encounter difficult moments, do we treat ourselves with the same kindness that we offer to our best friends? Going deeper into the situation: What do we do when our […]

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Stay Sober With These 3 Healthy Habits

Keeping steady on the road to recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction means more than just quitting a substance; it’s an entire lifestyle change. Rebuilding a healthy life not only helps keep the threat of relapse at bay, but also creates an overall sense of well-being by supporting your success with a vibrant, fulfilling […]

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Stress & Mental Health

Stress is ubiquitous. Stress is ubiquitous; oftentimes, we experience stressful situations involving intrapersonal, interpersonal, and societal issues. Stress can affect anyone in various form, be it as traumatic events (e.g., abuse; violence), negative life events (e.g., layoff; severed relationships), and even minor hassles (e.g., road traffic; poor Wi-Fi reception). Although not all stress is ‘bad’ […]

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A Fuzzy Outline of the Political Psychology of Science

This writing seeks to roughly illustrate some rudimentary interactions between science and politics with a psychological framework. Below is an overview of the interaction between the three parties: public, politicians, and scientists. Politician-Public ‘Science is the pursuit of knowledge, knowledge is power, power is politics.’ Science has long been seen as the holy grail of […]

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