The Leaving Cert: Only one of many paths

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As young people all over Ireland collect their Leaving Cert results, MyMind intern Kristine Brouder remembers being in their shoes and shares some advice on how to approach the day and beyond. Every year, when I hear that the Leaving Certificate results are approaching, I can vividly remember the way I felt the year I received mine (I think it’s … Read More

Boosting your self-esteem

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Most of us struggle with our self-esteem from time to time. Self-esteem relates to the feeling of self-worth we have when we compare how we really are to how we aspire to be. We evaluate our self-worth in many different contexts, such as the school or work environment, our personal relationships and in social groups, and commonly, our physical appearance. … Read More

Relationship problems

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‘All you need is love’. This may be true, but it doesn’t mean you don’t sometimes have to work at it. Relationship problems can occur for many reasons and all relationships (family, friends or couples) require work, such as communication, compromise and compassion. No relationship runs smoothly all of the time. It is extremely rare for couples or families to experience … Read More

Postnatal Depression

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The birth of a child should be the most joyous experience a new mum can possibly have. However, this incredible journey can be clouded by feelings of fear and anxiety, depression, doubt and detachment. If you are struggling with a low mood that won’t shift, or feel disconnected from your baby, others and what’s going on around you, you may … Read More

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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After a traumatic experience, it’s normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if these feelings don’t fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can leave you feeling powerless and vulnerable so it’s important to realise that you’re not helpless. There are … Read More

Five ways to stop worrying

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Did you know that for the average person, 80% of their thoughts contain some form of negative content, such as worrying? It’s not those negative thoughts themselves that cause the problem, but what we do with them. When we start to believe that the negative thoughts are actually true, that’s when we see problems. Luckily, there are some things you … Read More

Living with an Anxiety Disorder

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We all get nervous or anxious from time to time when speaking in public, for example, studying for an exam, or just facing the every day stresses that life that throw at us. For some of us, however, anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives. People with Anxiety Disorders often have a tendency to … Read More

A simple exercise to de-stress

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Most of us will experience stress and anxiety at certain times in our lives. While work, school, social situations and interpersonal relationships can all be sources of happiness and joy, they may also be sources of stress, worry and anxiety. That’s just life!  What is stress? Stress is as old as man and inseparable from life. It is part and parcel … Read More