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Does mental illness run in our genes? This is what a psychologist has to say [Video]

Can mental illnesses be caused due to genetics, or are they a result of all the stress we undergo in our lives? An expert tells you all.

It is only recently that mental illness is finally being discussed openly, from social media to our living rooms. However, it has, for long, been stigmatised. Most people view going to a therapist, or seeking help for their mental health a tricky terrain. For many, it also comes with a fear of social embarrassment.

Due to several such reasons, we don’t know much about mental illness. If you don’t want to acknowledge that there’s something not right, why would you spend time trying to understand it?

Most people follow an ‘ignorance is bliss’ attitude, when it comes to mental health. That’s not going to help, because pushing mental health in the backburner is already having devastating effects on the world. A report published …

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8 Ways to Stop Feeling Empty Inside [Video]

Have you been feeling empty lately? Lonely? Numb? Or Hopeless? Emotional numbness, believe it or not, actually boils down to our bodies’ three evolutionary stress responses: fight, flight, or freeze. When you go through any event in life that is extremely taxing in an emotional or physical way, your body’s survival mechanism is activated and causes your psyche to go into the “freeze” mode. This blocks out the pain from negatively affecting you any further. Emptiness can also just be a feeling of general dissatisfaction or lack of fulfillment which leads to an inability to experience positive emotions. Although it may provide a comfortable escape for a little while, this type of depersonalization can be very harmful to the mind over time. So with the goal of overcoming emptiness, here are few ways to stop feeling empty inside. Want to know the real reason behind your emptiness? We made a video about that too: https://youtu.be/_by5mfkBni4 Writer: Aditi Nambiar Script Editor: Morgan Franz Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: NaphiaYouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References:Burns, M. (2020, November 26). Why You’re Feeling Empty and How to Fill the Void. Lifehack. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://www.lifehack.org/582113/feel-empty-why-all-feel-empty-sometimesG., S. (2020, January 8). A Blueprint to Healing From Depersonalization. NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Health Illness. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/A-Blueprint-to-Healing-From-DepersonalizationGilbertson, T., MA, LPC. (2014, November 12). ‘I Feel Empty’: How to Overcome Feelings of Emptiness. Good Therapy. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/i-feel-empty-how-to-overcome-feelings-of-emptiness-1112145Lo, I. (2018, October 31). Depersonalisation: Why Do I Feel Empty and Numb? Psychology Today. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/living-emotional-intensity/201810/depersonalisation-why-do-i-feel-empty-and-numbNuamburg, C. (n.d.). 6 Simple Steps to Being More Mindful. Seleni. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://www.seleni.org/advice-support/2018/3/21/6-simple-steps-to-being-more-mindfulTen Things You Can Do for Your Mental Health. (n.d.). University Health Service- University of Michigan. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://uhs.umich.edu/tenthingsJoin this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJEpR7JmS36tajD34Gp4VA/joinWould you like to animate for the team? Check out this: https://psych2go.net/interested-in-animating-for-pych2go-faq/Interested in writing for psych2go? Check out: https://psych2go.net/script-writing-position-faqs/

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Many people go through life carrying trauma from the past. The people who may seem the happiest carry a burden that they don’t talk about, keeping it locked in their heads. But mental illness incidences are more common than you think, you’re bound to know someone who is secretly hurting inside. So here are a few signs. Original article & sources: https://psych2go.net/6-signs-that-someone-is-secretly-hurting-inside/We also made a video on the signs someone is secretly hiding their pain from you: https://youtu.be/AX9ArHCptFMWriter: Joshua Munoz Script Editor: Vanessa Tao Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Marissa Rose Maldonado ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6izK93Y7rBC60IJL9Hdeg )YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong Join this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJEpR7JmS36tajD34Gp4VA/joinWould you like to animate for the team? Check out this: https://psych2go.net/interested-in-animating-for-pych2go-faq/Interested in writing for psych2go? Check out: https://psych2go.net/script-writing-position-faqs/