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 The Disaster In… Continue reading Natural Disasters Impacts on Mental Health

InsideChats Educational Talks: Stress Management

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.” –Bertrand Russell See InsideChats Educational Talks: Stress post for more information When will experience stress by feeling tense, overwhelmed, worn out, or exhausted. A small amount of stress can be motivating, but too much stress makes even… Continue reading InsideChats Educational Talks: Stress Management

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

InsideChat’s Educational Talks: Boundaries

“Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space.”― Asa Don Brown, The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Adult Perception and Worldview Boundaries Boundaries, also called personal boundaries are the limits and rules we set for ourselves within relationships. Healthy boundaries occur when one can say “no” to others when they want to, but they are… Continue reading InsideChat’s Educational Talks: Boundaries

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

InsideChats’s Educational Talks: Burnout

“The most fruitful breaks are often those we are or were forced to take by life.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana Just like the previous Educational Talk about stress burnout is common and experienced by many of us, especially individuals in demanding and stressful work environments. Burnout is a "state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive… Continue reading InsideChats’s Educational Talks: Burnout

Shh, That’s Taboo

It's time we talk about the secrets, the taboo topics, and trauma. Trigger Warning: Abuse, sexual abuse, children, and violence are mentioned and spoken about Mental Illness & Culture If you ask most Caribbean natives about mental health you will hear, "you're mad", "you sick" or "you nuh good in ya head." There's an extreme… Continue reading Shh, That’s Taboo

Religion or Mental Health Issues?

This post is going to have a glossary for an explanation of slang used.  The main type of mental illness that is being focused on in this post is psychosis and schizophrenia spectrum disorder; The however, this may be generalizable to other mental illnesses.  Walking on Glass You’re probably asking yourself what does mental health… Continue reading Religion or Mental Health Issues?