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About body shaming during adolescence

Body shaming is an act in which a person expresses unsolicited and usually negative opinions or comments about someone’s body (size, shape, weight, etc.). If you want to learn more about body shaming in adolescence and ways in which this phenomenon can be managed, we invite you to listen to the full podcast episode, produced in partnership with Ridmi Magazine, a magazine with uncensored stories on education in Romania.

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Why do we procrastinate? The science behind procrastination

“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do just as well the day after tomorrow” – said Mark Twain. He was not the only one, however, because it is estimated that “procrastinastus”, a word of Latin origin meaning “to put off until tomorrow”, has been in use since the 1500s. If you want to learn more about why we procrastinate, the research behind this phenomenon, and how to take action, we invite you to listen to the full episode.

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What impact do hormones have on mental health?

Some of the hormones we’re bringing up are widely known to have an effect on mental health, such as serotonin, but others, like testosterone, are less well known. With this episode we hope to remind our listeners that anyone’s mental health can be affected by the hormonal changes they go through, regardless of gender or age.

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About students’ mental health around the exam period

Student mental health has begun to be recognized as a public health issue internationally, with studies in other countries estimating that between 20 and 40% of students may meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder. So, it’s time to talk more openly about this topic. We invite you to listen to the episode to find out about the experiences of Romanian students who are now going through exams.

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A brief history of mental health

Mental health was, for a long time, a taboo subject, as people considered that disorders in its sphere represented a divine choice or a punishment, resulting in social isolation. In this podcast episode, we explore the progression of views on mental health, from ancient theories to the conditions in asylums, psychoanalysis and current treatment options.

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Viața, înainte și după diagnosticul de tulburare de personalitate

Studiile și sondajele estimează că prevalența tulburării de personalitate borderline (în engleză: Borderline Personality Disorder sau BPD) este de 1.6% la populația totală, iar primele simptome încep să apară la sfârșitul adolescenței sau la începutul vârstei adulte.

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“Mental Health for Romania” Art Contest – the 3rd edition

We are back with a new edition of our art contest, this year with bigger and better prizes. As always, the categories you can sign up to are poetry/prose/drawings, paintings, collages & illustrations/photography. Good luck and don’t forget to share it with your friends!


Ghid de comportare emoțională pentru adolescenți: Cum putem face față perioadelor de incertitudine și stres?

În timp ce scriu aceste prime rânduri, este a 33-a zi de când Rusia a declarat război Ucrainei. Negocierile neutralității se poartă într-o nouă rundă la Istanbul. Prognoza nu pare îmbucurătoare nici pentru cele două țări aflate în conflict, nici pentru restul lumii. Trăim vremuri greu încercate, care au scos la iveală numeroase conflicte latente și care

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Irina (Coffentropy) – social media, mental health

Social media platforms have become ubiquitous in our lives, and whether we realize it or not, we are all exposed to various types of content every time we access such a platform. In today’s episode, Larisa talks to Irina Rusu, known online as “Coffentropy”.

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