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Mental Health

All sickness is not visible on the outside…

Mental health can be severely affected by social and religious stigmas around sex, gender and sexuality. Learn ways to tackle situations causing stress, anxiety and various other issues through expert advice and lived experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Consult a therapist. Talk to people. Discover what makes you peaceful everyday.

Please seek immediate medical help. If there is a structural issue to your problem (you feel suicidal due to your race, gender, caste, class, etc), there are many support groups who may have gone through something similar. Please make the attempt to get in touch with them. They will surely help you out.

There are many effective therapies and treatments that can help you manage your mental health. Many times, the symptoms do not reoccur. Sometimes, you need to do some practices throughout your life to manage your mental illness, and that is perfectly fine.

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TweetChat with Dr. David Ley - Is Pornography Use Healthy?

David Ley, May 14 2021

David Ley, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

David Ley, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Study: Porn Is Not to Blame for E.D.

David Ley, May 13 2021

Lab research measures if history of porn impacts erections, finds no effect.

Lab research measures if history of porn impacts erections, finds no effect.

TweetChat with Finlay Games - Gender and Sexuality

Finlay Games, May 06 2021

Finlay Games is a transgender gay man with a passion for making honest content. He hosts a YouTube channel and blog where he shares the topic of gender transition, LGBT+ lifestyle, and mental health.

Finlay Games is a transgender gay man with a passion for making honest content.

Is Watching Porn Right for You?

David Ley, May 05 2021

Watching porn is harmless for many people, but not everyone.

Watching porn is harmless for many people, but not everyone.

Religion, Beliefs and the Shame of Herpes

Rich Mancuso, May 04 2021

With contributions from - Dr. Rebecca Horecky Stout, Ed.D After a great deal of debate, I decided to add my thoughts on religion and its role within the stigma.

With contributions from - Dr. Rebecca Horecky Stout, Ed.

Obesity and Infertility: Can Obesity Make You Infertile?

Health In Vitro, May 03 2021

Obesity is known to have various adverse effects on health including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, sleep apnea, and cancer among others.

Obesity is known to have various adverse effects o...

Week #9: Struck With The Baby Blues

Dr. Trina Read, May 02 2021

I suppose I’m lucky. I’ve dealt with mild depression for twenty years. I've managed it with an ongoing regime of eating well, exercise and understanding what is happening (rather than fighting it).

I suppose I’m lucky. I’ve dealt with mild depression for twenty years.

The Body Doesn’t Lie

Ailsa Keppie, May 02 2021

I wanted to share with you all something I am beginning to become aware of in myself.

I wanted to share with you all something I am beginning to become aware of in myself.

BDSM: Attachment Style, Psychopathology, Stigma, & Trauma

Graham Holloway, Apr 28 2021

BDSM is an often heavily stigmatized alternative lifestyle as some practices involved do not fit into what society considers sexually "normal"; this stigma often manifests itself as myths.

BDSM is an often heavily stigmatized alternative l...

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