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Lessons from the karaoke bar: Is it always necessary to face our fears? - MENTAL in China
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Lessons from the karaoke bar: Is it always necessary to face our fears?

Last week, I ended up in a karaoke bar. Given I bare my truth in the newspaper every week to strangers, why can’t I sing “I Will Survive” in front of friends?
The hedonic treadmill and the dark side of happiness - MENTAL in China
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The hedonic treadmill and the dark side of happiness

With antidepressants on the rise, it seems in a world obsessed with being happy, plenty of us are anything but.
Walk for life: 'Creating Hope Through Action' in Shanghai - MENTAL in China
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Walk for life: 'Creating Hope Through Action' in Shanghai

In China 120,000 lives are lost to suicide yearly. That's one life every five minutes. Suicide lurks within our communities, workplaces, friendships and families. But there's hope.
Moving forward with grief: reflections on loss and healing - MENTAL in China
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Moving forward with grief: reflections on loss and healing

Suffering and social outpouring aside, something struck me about Qiqihar. When a life is stolen, something beyond a person’s physicality is taken too. What is that?
The witnessing mind: a journey through the challenges of mindfulness - MENTAL in China
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The witnessing mind: a journey through the challenges of mindfulness

Mindfulness is about paying attention to our thoughts, feelings and environment without judgment or distraction. That sounds simple but it can be incredibly challenging.
Surviving Sexual Assault Part 3: The survivor's journey - MENTAL in China
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Surviving Sexual Assault Part 3: The survivor's journey

While no experience is the same, there is a universal truth: All survivors of sexual trauma have lost something. But is there potential for growth after trauma?
Surviving Sexual Assault Part 2: Speaking out against shame - MENTAL in China
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Surviving Sexual Assault Part 2: Speaking out against shame

Shame cannot survive in silence, making "Me Too" some of the most powerful words we'll ever hear.
Brain Fog: Shanghai filmmaker gives local voice to mental health in China - MENTAL in China
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Brain Fog: Shanghai filmmaker gives local voice to mental health in China

I spoke with Shanghai-based independent filmmaker Jidi Guo about her latest documentary, "Brain Fog" which closely follows a number of Chinese people living with mental illness.
How to have a great day at work, with Cecilia Ding - MENTAL in China
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How to have a great day at work, with Cecilia Ding

No matter how much you love your job, returning to the workplace after months at home comes with its baggage. Emma spoke with Cecilia Ding about how to have a great day at work.
Helping kids adjust after lockdown, with Sarah Harking - MENTAL in China
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Helping kids adjust after lockdown, with Sarah Harking

While children are resilient, they're by no means immune to the stress we've endured over the past few months. Emma spoke with Sarah about helping kids adjust after lockdown.
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