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Managing Stress

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Social anxiety

Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is a persistent and extreme fear of being watched or judged by other people. Learn about causes of social anxiety and who to turn to for treatment.

Coping with bad grades

Your grades don't mean that your future is hopeless. Learn some ways that can help you manage the situation.

Common thinking errors

Common thinking errors (cognitive errors or cognitive distortions) are easy to make. Learn about ten common thinking errors and ways to stop them.

How can I develop coping strategies?

Developing coping strategies or tools to cope, is a powerful way to deal with life's inevitable challenges. Learn some new ways to cope.

Challenging negative self-talk

Self-talk are those thoughts or things you say to yourself. Self-talk is often negative and skews how we see ourselves. Learn how to identify and manage your self-talk.

Managing expectations

Unrealistic expectations could have a negative impact on your life. Learn about where they come from, how they affect you and how to manage the situation.


At some time or another, everyone experiences stress. Learn all about stress and how to manage it.

How talking to someone can help

Everyone goes through tough times. Learn the benefits of talking to someone about how you're feeling.

Getting through a break up

If you decide to end a relationship, it can be difficult for both people, and respecting one another will make things easier. Learn some ideas about how to get through a break up.

Putting your goals into action

Learn about developing a plan of action to attain your goals.

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