Emma Leaning

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Strung out at work? A calming chat with Shanghai's stress counselor - MENTAL in China
MENTAL

Strung out at work? A calming chat with Shanghai's stress counselor

Six in 10 of us experience stress at work, and the World Health Organization recognize burnout as a chronic condition. So how do we move forward?
Reality check: the truth about schizophrenia - MENTAL in China
MENTAL

Reality check: the truth about schizophrenia

It's not every day that someone with schizophrenia follows you.
Those that can: the carefree life of teachers - China Opinion
Opinion

Those that can: the carefree life of teachers

Teachers aren't superhuman; they're just another form of life. Nevertheless, the good ones do everything in their power to make a sincere difference in the lives of their students.
The queasy truth: It's time to take homesickness seriously - MENTAL in China
MENTAL

The queasy truth: It's time to take homesickness seriously

Homesickness doesn't carry the status it once did. There's stigma attached, and most adults don't want to admit they feel it.
The branch: eating disorders and the deadly fear of letting go - MENTAL in China
MENTAL

The branch: eating disorders and the deadly fear of letting go

An eating disorder makes you believe that you need it, that the thing itself is your refuge. Or, as my (latest) therapist put it, "a sort of home security system gone haywire."
Beyond the pail: Here's what I haven't told you - China Opinion
Opinion

Beyond the pail: Here's what I haven't told you

How Chinese is Chinese when it comes in a Western box?
Nobody speak: the fear of cancel culture - China Opinion
Opinion

Nobody speak: the fear of cancel culture

Is cancelation an effective way to hold people to account, or is it punishment without hope of redemption?
Career snobbery 2.0: the problem with the passion mantra - China Opinion
Opinion

Career snobbery 2.0: the problem with the passion mantra

When we believe that those who live their dream do so on merit alone, we accept that those who don't couldn't be bothered.
25 working days until the next holiday! Get away from it all? Nah - China Opinion
Opinion

25 working days until the next holiday! Get away from it all? Nah

Getting away from it all needn't involve airport security and dodgy tan lines. With a change of view, we can discover rewarding experiences closer to home.
Are you OK? How one question can save a life - MENTAL in China
MENTAL

Are you OK? How one question can save a life

How can we protect our community from the devastating effects of suicide? I spoke with Adrian Hosler, Lifeline's R U OK? program coordinator.
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