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It’s okay to be not okay

A hard one to compose for me, but I'll give it a go anyway. A simple message, for everyone. It's okay to be not okay. A lot of us suffer in silence. We are scared of judgement. We are scared of losing our jobs. Our friends. Families. Things we love. But it is okay. It is okay to be not okay. You may have a hidden...

Parents – can they do no wrong?

Sometimes, somebody just says it like it is. For most people, or I hope at least that it is for most people, your parents are everything and they are awesome and they are the most important people in your life. However, not everyone is so lucky. Some people sadly end up with abusive parents. While systems exist around the world to...

Helping strangers – but not your own

I have often wondered about the very nature of help and helping we do in our lives. I would like to think of myself as a helpful person. I created PakTherapy to further this cause and provide some help to people by shining light on a topic that is often shunned around the world. Even more so in places...

About Coffee and Life: Loneliness

In this post we welcome Ali. He lives in Oxford and is taking the brave step of opening up about his own personal issues. We are happy to give him a medium on PakTherapy. If you would like to make such contributions, or have come across useful things, please do give us a shout via Twitter or Email (helpme@paktherapy.com).   Over...

The Gift of Time

Post contributed by @paperleaftea (both Twitter and Instagram). She has done our logo as well as background art. Here she talks about some thoughts on time and how it is a gift.  The passing of time is a strange gift. The infrastructure of our bodies slowly starts dissolving away, the skin ever so slightly creeps down every year, reluctant to...

Habits…Are they really that powerful?

  Let’s start with an understanding of what a habit is. A habit is a stable, repeatable pattern of predictive behavior that one can execute without thinking too much about it, which with a little repetition becomes an unconscious behavior. Habit formation is the process by which new behaviors are repeated a few times and then they become automatic. Old habits...

Forgiveness is the key to happiness

  Mr. Gerald Jampolsky, a famous psychiatrist writes: “Forgiveness is the key to peace and happiness, and is the greatest healer of all.” A brief history of forgiveness shows that from ancient times, spiritual, religious and moral teachings have extolled the necessity of forgiving others. However, leaders in psychology, including Freud, Jung and Adler, gave little or no attention to the topic....

Autism

Article contributed by Abeer Naseem (Skills) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication; symptoms of which start to become apparent in the first three years of life. They gradually continue to appear till age of six months and continue to progress until age two or three, at which point symptoms remain stable and...

Online therapy resources

One of the main aims of starting PakTherapy was to provide people with a way of getting online therapy in the comfort of their own homes and without the need to involve anyone else. People who have been supporting have brought some websites to the forefront, so we are starting with those. We aim to keep this list growing, so...

Mental Health Apps – some stats, thoughts and a best of list!

This article has been inspired by an article that listed the best mental health apps. While I shall talk about that a bit below, interestingly, the author had also published an article on how such apps are evaluated.So in a funny kind of way, I am highlighting the work of Emily Reynolds. You can follow her and find out...