InsideChats Educational Talks: Communication Skills

Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity. - Nat Turner What is communication? We always hear "Communication is key" or "Communication saves a relationship," but just telling someone to communicate is not an effective way to ensure there is healthy communication. It isn't a relational cure for all and sometimes the best form… Continue reading InsideChats Educational Talks: Communication Skills

Natural Disasters Impacts on Mental Health

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good.” ― Elizabeth Edwards Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The Disaster In… Continue reading Natural Disasters Impacts on Mental Health

Well You’re Not Depressed

“Whenever someone tells me to ‘Just be happy,’ I want to yell, ‘Oh, hey, depression’s gone! Why didn’t I think of that?’ But usually I just roll my eyes instead.” —Anonymous Depression or Sadness Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you… Continue reading Well You’re Not Depressed

Mindfulness: Just Meditation or Much More?

Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing. -- Jon Kabat-Zinn The Basics "Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us" (Mindful, 2020). Some examples of when mindfulness can… Continue reading Mindfulness: Just Meditation or Much More?

InsideChats’s Educational Talks: Suicide and Self-Harm

“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.”― Juliette Lewis Trigger warning: Topics discussed are suicide, self-harm, cutting, burning, shame, and negative self-talk among other triggering topics. This educational talk like the title suggests is on suicide and self-harm. We will be going over the warning signs, symptoms, risk… Continue reading InsideChats’s Educational Talks: Suicide and Self-Harm

Suicide and Self-harm

“Other times, I look at my scars and see something else: a girl who was trying to cope with something horrible that she should never have had to live through at all. My scars show pain and suffering, but they also show my will to survive. They're part of my history that'll always be there.”… Continue reading Suicide and Self-harm