Category: LINKS

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Online Diagnosis Tools: Helpful or Harmful?

Something I’ve been thinking about recently is the role the internet plays in diagnosis of mental health issues. There are plenty of self tests for mental illnesses on a variety of websites. But are...

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Prioritizing Yourself

One of the most important things I have learned on my mental health journey is that it’s okay to be self-centered. In fact, you NEED to be self-centered to some degree. It’s so easy...

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TED Talk: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage

Research on emotional suppression shows that when emotions are pushed aside or ignored,they get stronger. Psychologists call this amplification. In this talk, Susan David discusses the concept of emotional agility—allowing ourselves to really feel our negative...

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Keep Calm and Listen to White Noise

I grew up in the country in a two-story house that had no air conditioning. When June rolled around and the steamy weather arrived, my dad would go down to the cellar and bring up our...

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The Healing Power of Music

Summertime is the time to relax! But some of us have real trouble relaxing and putting down our worries. We might pop on a pair of earbuds and find some music to help us....

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Behavioral Methods to Manage Depression

Oftentimes when a person is depressed they may feel tired, as well as have a lack of motivation and energy. These changes in mood can lead a person who is depressed not to carry out...

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Summer Reading List 2018

Summer is finally here, and for many this may mean months of sleeping late, hanging out with friends, vacationing, and continuous streaming of movies and television shows. However, it can also mean finding a...

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Say It Out Loud

We at SOVA are mental-health and communications professionals, and we use those skills to design blogs that give you—our readers—information about mental illness in manageable portions that you can grasp. For example, here are just a few...