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February 26, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Bullies May Bully To Climb The Social Ladder

February 26, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Teenagers who bully may be using aggression as a technique to climb the social ladder. Research from UC Davis published recently in the American Journal of Sociology found that teens who harass, bully or victimize their peers don’t always do this due to an unhealthy home environment or due to psychological problems, but out of a desire to strategically move up in a school’s social hierarchy. [More]

August 18, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Jealousy In Friendships Be A Good Thing?

August 18, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology looked at whether friendship jealously can be a tool for maintaining friendships in the face of third party threats. “Friendships are massively important for health and happiness, and they can be threatened when our friends form new friendships or other relationships,” study author Jaimie Arona Krems told us. [More]

September 24, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

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How to Build a Great Support System

September 24, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

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Very often when you are faced with dealing with any type of mental health issue or severe stress, it can be easy to isolate yourself and try to handle things on your own. However, one of the best coping strategies is to build a multi-faceted support system that you can access whenever you may need it. Some of this support can come from social relationships, family, professional resources, or support groups. [More]

August 20, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Befriending Those With Mental Health Struggles

August 20, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Everyone has those people in their lives that they trust with everything and anything. Many of us don't know where we would be without friends. But sadly, many people who struggle with mental illness do not have friends and a support system that they can fall back on - most people who struggle with these things end up secluding themselves. In this article, we're going to take a closer look at befriending those who struggle with their mental health and doing it in a way that can help them to live a happier, healthier life. [More]

June 29, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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The Psychology of Loneliness

June 29, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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There is no way a person can completely avoid stress, but an easy way to vent out depression is discussing problems with friends, family or an expert counselor. However, the extent to which a person interacts with others depends on his/her personality and communication skills. For example, an introvert finds it difficult to express his/her emotions as compared to an extrovert. Moreover, the impact of stress on mental and physical health also depends on the ability of a person to deal with stressful situations. FB- Despite social media, text, and email communications, people are lonely. In this article, Theravive discusses the causes, symptoms and impact of loneliness on human psychology and overall health [More]

February 28, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

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Is the Green-Eyed Monster Causing Friction in Your Friendship?

February 28, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT  [About the Author]

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Jealousy is an emotion, a negative emotion, and negative emotions can suck the life right out of you if you dwell on them. Although not many people can say they've never felt jealous or envious of somebody else, being jealous, especially of your best friend, is dangerous territory. There are ways to work through the feelings you are experiencing. The first thing you have to do to start getting past the jealousy is to admit it. [More]