Emma Leaning is MENTAL

But so are 1 in 4 of us. Shanghai, we need to talk about being MENTAL.
But so are 1 in 4 of us. Shanghai, we need to talk about being MENTAL.
The happiest season of all (and how to survive it) - MENTAL in China
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The happiest season of all (and how to survive it)

Difficulties at Christmas affect more of us than you might think, which is why I asked five mental health professionals about the "happiest season of all" (and how to survive it).
What men in our community want you to know about mental health - MENTAL in China
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What men in our community want you to know about mental health

Talking about mental health is hard. For men in particular, society doesn't make space to express inner struggle. Here's what some of the men in our community want you to know.
Thank moo: Depression and why a cow is the best gift you'll ever give - MENTAL in China
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Thank moo: Depression and why a cow is the best gift you'll ever give

"The cow, doctors explained to Summerfield, was an antidepressant." When the cause of depression goes deeper than chemistry, so too must the cure.
Grow down: Stigmatization of adult play is no childish matter - MENTAL in China
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Grow down: Stigmatization of adult play is no childish matter

When was the last time you played? I mean uncensored, unadulterated fun; no goals, no points, no prizes. I spoke to Enoch Li about the urgent need to take adult play seriously.
Strung out at work? A calming chat with Shanghai's stress counselor - MENTAL in China
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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
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Reality check: the truth about schizophrenia

It's not every day that someone with schizophrenia follows you.
The queasy truth: It's time to take homesickness seriously - MENTAL in China
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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
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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."
Are you OK? How one question can save a life - MENTAL in China
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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.
The one you feed: Binge eating disorder and the fight for lightness - MENTAL in China
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The one you feed: Binge eating disorder and the fight for lightness

While you may know something about anorexia and bulimia, there's another eating disorder impacting more people than the two combined: binge eating disorder.
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