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5 factors that may make some people mentally stronger than others

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Through her work as a therapist as well as the recent launch of her podcast called “Mentally Strong People,” Morin says she’s met many mentally disciplined and resilient people and analysed what sets them […]
5 factors that may make some people mentally stronger than others
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What being widowed at the age of 26 taught me about grief

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. When she was 26 years old, Morin’s husband of the same age passed away from a sudden heart attack. Despite being a therapist with an educational background in trauma and grieving, Morin says she […]
What being widowed at the age of 26 taught me about grief
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11 signs your child may have a mental health issue and how to help

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Mental health issues are more common in children that most people realise: An estimated one in six US children struggle with disorders like anxiety, depression, or ADHD. Morin says that if your child has […]
11 signs your child may have a mental health issue and how to help
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7 signs you might benefit from speaking to a therapist

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. It can be hard for some people to know whether their unhappy emotions and feelings of anxiety or depression are normal, or something more serious, says Morin. If your change in mood has lasted […]
7 signs you might benefit from speaking to a therapist
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5 habits for coping with stress that are actually making your anxiety worse

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you struggle with anxiety, she says, you may find yourself looking for coping mechanisms that offer instant relief during moments of panic. While it’s important to do something that makes you feel better, […]
5 habits for coping with stress that are actually making your anxiety worse
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How to find a therapist virtually for the first time

If you’re looking for a therapist for the first time and doing so virtually, finding the right professional for your needs can feel daunting. But using online databases and asking a potential therapist questions about their process can help you decide if they’re a fit for you. It’s also important […]
How to find a therapist virtually for the first time
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How to tell the difference between feeling routine anxiety and having an anxiety disorder, according to a psychotherapist

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains that while everyone experiences anxiety in moderation, if the frequency or severity of your anxiety seriously affects your daily routine, you may have an anxiety disorder. Morin says that if your anxiety […]
How to tell the difference between feeling routine anxiety and having an anxiety disorder, according to a psychotherapist
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My ex-husband and I have decided to quarantine together with our 5-year-old daughter. It’s been tough, but it’s working — and we have no plans to change our situation as things start to reopen

Katie Nave is freelance writer, advocate, and nonprofit communications specialist based in Brooklyn, New York. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nave and her ex-husband made the decision to cohabitate in their weekend house outside of the city, in order to more safely co-parent their 5-year-old daughter. Nave says […]
My ex-husband and I have decided to quarantine together with our 5-year-old daughter. It’s been tough, but it’s working — and we have no plans to change our situation as things start to reopen
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7 lies you need to stop telling yourself if you want to become mentally stronger

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains that sometimes our own thoughts can hold us back, especially if we tend to dwell on negative events, insecurities, and self-doubt. Morin says it’s important to confront thoughts like “I’m not good […]
7 lies you need to stop telling yourself if you want to become mentally stronger
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5 mental tricks that will help you take action when you don’t feel motivated

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you’re struggling to find motivation to finish a work or personal project, Morin says there are several psychological tricks you can use to boost your momentum. Morin recommends using the ’10-minute rule’ to […]
5 mental tricks that will help you take action when you don’t feel motivated
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How one article helped me quit my job, buy a sailboat, and move to paradise

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, author, and mental-strength coach. After she struggled to deal with the deaths of her mother and husband within three years of each other, Morin published an article titled “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” Though Morin had written it as […]
How one article helped me quit my job, buy a sailboat, and move to paradise
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Therapists for the 1% say they’re seeing a boom in business from clients worried about finding the perfect Hamptons vacation rental and learning to cook for the first time

Therapists for the 1% are seeing a surge in business during the pandemic, Mark Ellwood reported for Bloomberg. Some of their wealthy clients are worried about finding the perfect Hamptons vacation rental. Others are anxious about not being able to see their personal trainers five days a week and gaining […]
Therapists for the 1% say they’re seeing a boom in business from clients worried about finding the perfect Hamptons vacation rental and learning to cook for the first time
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My husband and I started couples therapy just before the COVID-19 outbreak — here’s why counseling is more important than ever if you’re quarantined with your partner

Melissa Petro is a freelance writer based in New York with her husband and two small children. She started couples counseling with her husband in February, just before the coronavirus began to spread throughout the US. Although they were hesitant at first to switch to virtual meetings, the weekly sessions […]
My husband and I started couples therapy just before the COVID-19 outbreak — here’s why counseling is more important than ever if you’re quarantined with your partner
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11 tips for managing your anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a therapist who specialises in anxiety

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Many Americans struggle with anxiety, and for many people it’s reaching an all-time high in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’re concerned for the safety of older family members or worried about […]
11 tips for managing your anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a therapist who specialises in anxiety
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How to recover from a stroke with 4 types of therapy

To recover from a stroke, you may need a combination of physical, occupational, emotional, and speech therapy. While not everyone can fully recover from a stroke, these therapies can help you regain physical functions and relearn daily activites. This article was medically reviewed by Steven Reisman, MD, a cardiologist and […]
How to recover from a stroke with 4 types of therapy
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Cuffing season is over, and filings for divorce are on the rise. Here’s a divorce lawyer’s advice on how to cope with a breakup.

Valerie H. Tocci is a partner at Stutman, Stutman, & Lichtenstein, LLP. She represents individuals and families in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody, spousal and child support, equitable distribution of property, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, and divorce agreements, post-judgment matters, hearings, and trials. Tocci writes that January […]
Cuffing season is over, and filings for divorce are on the rise. Here’s a divorce lawyer’s advice on how to cope with a breakup.
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14 people reveal the No. 1 thing they learned from therapy

Therapy gives people an outlet to talk to about their lives and struggles, and can help them process their feelings. We asked 14 people to name the No. 1 thing they learned during therapy. Their answers contained several valuable life lessons for anyone needing a change of perspective. Visit Insider’s […]
14 people reveal the No. 1 thing they learned from therapy
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7 things mental health experts wish everyone knew about therapy

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding therapy. But it’s not for people who are “weak,” nor does it have to continue indefinitely – and there are several different forms that it can take. You can do therapy online, or even do it over texting. No matter what type you […]
7 things mental health experts wish everyone knew about therapy
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A therapist reveals the 5 biggest relationship issues in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is home to many tech companies including Facebook and Google. Gal Szekely, a therapist who left the tech world, now practices couples counseling in San Francisco and Palo Alto. He shared 5 problems that are particularly common in Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Gal […]
A therapist reveals the 5 biggest relationship issues in Silicon Valley
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This electric-shock bracelet helped me quit biting my nails

Pavlok 2 wearable claims to help reduce cravings and break bad habits. It releases a mild electric stimulus and uses aversion therapy to train your brain. Business Insider’s Abby Tang tested it out for two weeks to see if it could break her nail-biting habit. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
This electric-shock bracelet helped me quit biting my nails
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16 fictional TV therapists, ranked from least to most likely to ruin their patients’ lives

The “golden age of television” has not only introduced viewers to innovative storytelling techniques, it’s also helped destigmatize topics like mental illness through its characters. Some TV therapists, however, don’t reflect what actual therapy is like, and others cross serious professional boundaries. INSIDER spoke with several mental health professionals about […]
16 fictional TV therapists, ranked from least to most likely to ruin their patients’ lives
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6 celebrities who have opened up about going to couples therapy

Couples therapy can be beneficial and some celebrities have been open about using it to make their relationships stronger Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have spoken about going to couples counseling. Pink said she and her husband Carey Hart have been going to couples therapy for their entire relationship. Visit […]
6 celebrities who have opened up about going to couples therapy
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A psychotherapist was flooded with hate mail in 2012 when he said people don’t need years of therapy to get better, and 7 years later, he still hasn’t changed his mind

Many patients attend therapy for longer than they need, said psychotherapist and author Jonathan Alpert. When therapists let their patients vent about their problems for a long time, it can leave the patient feeling better, but it won’t lead to meaningful changes in behaviour, he said. Instead, he said, therapists […]
A psychotherapist was flooded with hate mail in 2012 when he said people don’t need years of therapy to get better, and 7 years later, he still hasn’t changed his mind
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13 signs your friendship with someone is toxic

Toxic friends are energetically draining, hypocritical, and not worth your time. Here are 13 signs that your “friend” is toxic, and you may want to end the friendship. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Toxic relationships don’t just apply to romantic partnerships. Sometimes, friendships with people can turn out just as […]
13 signs your friendship with someone is toxic
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Jay-Z says therapy gave him a huge advantage in everyday life

Rapper Jay-Z told The New York Times he’s gone to therapy and benefitted from it. He started to understand where his difficult emotions were coming from. He also learned to depersonalize others’ aggression, because he realised they’re dealing with their own difficult emotions. Rapper Jay-Z says he’s gone to therapy […]
Jay-Z says therapy gave him a huge advantage in everyday life