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January 20, 2022 . Healthy Mind .

Emotional Regulation Explained

In the world today especially on social media the message we see reiterated time and time again is that of positivism. This is not always a bad thing, but it has reached a point that…

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January 20, 2022 . Healthy Meal .

Eat Right Keep Fit

Our diet and our overall fitness levels go hand-in-hand. Before I elaborate more, let me ask you this question: Keeping fit – What does it mean? The dictionary meaning for this adjective is “in good…

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March 27, 2022 . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Mental Health Awareness For Men

This article talks about the gender-specific challenges that create stigma for men when it comes to addressing mental health issues. When talking about Men’s mental health we need to address the barriers they face when…

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April 10, 2022 . Mental Health . Newsroom .

How To Give And Accept Support

It is a common human struggle to accept any form of help. For most of us, it is almost second nature to shoot down any form of assistance that is offered to us. “It’s fine,”…

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May 22, 2022 . Newsroom .

Why Is Self Esteem So Important?

Self-esteem is a word that probably gets thrown around A LOT. So firstly, let us look at defining and understanding what self-esteem really is. To put it simply Self-esteem is the level at which we…

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April 24, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Make Time for Family and Friends

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi As we navigate ourselves through today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to get caught up with studies, work, social media and various other commitments. Often, we do not realise that…

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May 7, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Keep Stress at Bay!

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi Let’s talk about stress! Stress is a psychological and physiological reaction to a perceived or real threat. It is an automatic survival mechanism designed to protect us from danger. This means…

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May 14, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Learn to Be at Peace with Yourself

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga From the relentless demands of work and relationships to the constant baggage of social media, it can feel like we are constantly being pulled in a million different directions in today’s…

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May 21, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Social Media and the Fear of Missing Out

Written by Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa In our digitally connected society, social media has seamlessly integrated itself into our daily lives, offering a multitude of benefits while carrying its fair share of drawbacks. Among these concerns,…

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May 28, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Active Listening – The Secret Ingredient to Successful Communication

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi Do you often feel yourself nodding to a conversation but realise later that you don’t actually remember what was being said? This is because, although we utilise the skill of listening…

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June 5, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

How Does Social Media Affect Women’s Body Image and Mental Health? And What Can We Do About It?

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga Social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat have changed the way we live our lives, don't you think?  They have become such an integral part of our daily routines,…

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June 12, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Sri Lankan Education: Overcoming Taboos and Prioritising Mental Well-being

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa In recent years, there has been a discernible global recognition of the crucial significance of mental health, an issue that has not spared Sri Lanka. Regrettably, the education system in…

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June 19, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Sleep and Mental Health: The Importance of Quality Rest

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi Oftentimes, within the hustle and bustle of our lives, sleep tends to take a backseat. We prioritise work responsibilities, social commitments, family obligations and our never ending piles of to do…

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June 25, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

A Guide to Understanding and Managing Your Moods

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga We all go through different moods every day, don't we?  Like riding a rollercoaster, in the morning, we might wake up feeling happy and energised, ready to take on the world.…

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July 3, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Significance of Empathy in Fostering Mental Well-being 

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali Individuals around the world have various ways of coping with their struggles pertaining to their mental health. Some people manage to face and resolve their struggles by themselves, while others…

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July 10, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Importance of Self-Care for Mental Health

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa  In today's fast-paced and demanding world, taking care of one's mental health has become more crucial than ever. As of present new challenges and opportunities are making it essential for…

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July 17, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Eco-anxiety: A Look into Environmental Concerns

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi  An increasing number of individuals around the world have been experiencing a relatively new type of distress referred to as eco-anxiety. This is a unique phenomenon that can be described as…

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July 24, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Recognising Signs of Mental Health Challenges in Children and Adolescents

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga  Have you seen how sometimes adults struggle to recognize signs of mental health challenges related to children and adolescents?  There are a few reasons for this, like not having enough knowledge…

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July 31, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Mental Health

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali  Out of the many functions carried out by the human brain, the generation of emotions is one of the most remarkable functions that plays a crucial role in maintaining a…

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August 7, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Breaking the Taboo: Unravelling Misconceptions and Myths Surrounding Mental Health

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa  In the realm of health, few topics have been as misunderstood and stigmatised as mental health. Despite its undeniable significance in shaping overall well-being, mental health remains shrouded in a…

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August 15, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Bridging Differences: A Guide to Finding a Middle Ground for Effective Conflict Resolution

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi  Conflict is an unavoidable part of life, as people have unique and different opinions, needs, values, and goals. Conflicts may arise in various situations within various relationships such as personal relationships,…

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August 21, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Unravelling the Link Between Stress, Mental Health and Physical Well-being

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga  Life is like a wild roller coaster – with lots of ups and downs, especially when we are stressed! But have you ever wondered about the link between stress, your mental…

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August 28, 2023 . Healthy Meal . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Impact of Diet and Nutritional Choices on Mood, Cognitive Function, and Overall Mental Well-Being

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali  In this current, bustling era, learning about the type of food we consume and how it has an impact on our well-being has become of utmost importance. Specifically, the pieces…

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September 4, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Intersection of Financial Stress and Mental Health

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa  The relationship between financial stress and mental health is undeniably intricate, often an underestimated phenomenon that wields significant influence over our lives. It forms a dynamic interplay where the stability…

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September 11, 2023 . Featured . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

A Canvas for Healing: The Impact of Art on Mental Health

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi Communicating emotions and experiences through art has always been a powerful platform for human expression. Art transcends the boundaries of language and culture and propels creativity and freedom. Along with the…

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September 18, 2023 . Featured . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

How to Navigate the Psychological Challenges of Moving Abroad?

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga Are you planning to move abroad soon for higher education, a new job, or for another personal reason? If you said yes, this post is for you! Moving abroad can be…

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September 25, 2023 . Featured . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Parenting with a Focus on Children’s Mental Health

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali  Parenting is a responsibility like no other, combining both joyous and overwhelming experiences. Parents always wish the best for their children intending to raise healthy and happy children. However, certain…

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