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.
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.
Rethinking addiction: Rat Park and the chemical hook myth - MENTAL in China
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Rethinking addiction: Rat Park and the chemical hook myth

Experiments formed the widespread belief that chemical hooks cause the body to become dependent on drugs, leading to addiction. But there's something wrong with this narrative. 
Naked in the arena: the only way to face your critics - MENTAL in China
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Naked in the arena: the only way to face your critics

The arena takes many forms. For me, it's writing. For you, it might be launching a business or starting a family. Front and centre at any battle are the critics.
Don't read this! Stepping out from the shadow of shame - MENTAL in China
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Don't read this! Stepping out from the shadow of shame

Shame is associated with addiction, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, suicide, and violence. You'll know shame if you've felt it; and unless you're a sociopath, you have.
Christmas shopping in Shanghai: Why a cow might be the most vital gift you give this year - MENTAL in China
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Christmas shopping in Shanghai: Why a cow might be the most vital gift you give this year

While chemical antidepressants give considerable relief to some, when the causes of depression go deeper than chemical imbalance, so too must the cure.
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