Mental Health

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Gabrielle Rocha Rios: A Coach for Women Changemakers

Gabrielle Rocha Rios is a culturally competent and psychology informed coach for women changemakers in the workplace. She has been an active member of Girls’ Globe for several years, covering topics related to mental health and gender equality. You’re pursuing a PhD in International Psychology

21 Acts of Self-Care for 2021

I have always enjoyed the ritual of saying goodbye to a year and welcoming a brand new one. But there is no year that I’ve been happier about saying goodbye to than 2020. While we are starting 2021 still living through a pandemic, I am

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What Is “Toxic Positivity” and How Can it Hurt Our Mental Health?

Amid a deadly pandemic, many of us have been longing for happier days. During uncertain and challenging situations, it’s normal to want more positivity in our lives. But while the attitude of “positive vibes only” seems helpful during difficult times, experts have been warning otherwise. While

5 Tips to Make Working from Home Work for You by Eleanor Gall for Girls' Globe

5 Tips to Make Working from Home Work for You

At Girls’ Globe, we work remotely from different cities, countries and time zones. As more and more people across the world are being encouraged – or required – to work from home, we thought we would share some of the things we’ve learned along the way. We hope these tips can help you to stay healthy, happy and able to do your best work amidst great uncertainty and change.

Postpartum Psychosis: the 'Silent' Postpartum Disorder

Postpartum Psychosis: the ‘Silent’ Postpartum Disorder

In August 2018, singer and songwriter Adele brought attention to postpartum psychosis when she shared a photo with her friend, Laura Dockrill, who was diagnosed with the condition. Adele wrote:

“This is my best friend … She has written the most intimate, witty, heartbreaking and articulate piece about her experience of becoming a new mum and being diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. Mamas talk about how you’re feeling because in some cases it could save yours or someone else’s life.”

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Sanne Thijssen: Overcoming Advocacy Burnout

In this episode of The Power of Your Story Podcast, Sanne Thijssen talks to Girls’ Globe founder Julia Wiklander about overcoming advocacy burnout, dealing with stress and finding balance in your work and personal life.

We can all relate to the feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed out. We are living in a world that constantly bombards us with input, making it ever more difficult to navigate our own self care. Julia and Sanne talk about disconnecting from social media and filtering the input in their lives. Sanne shares how she has come to understand her stressors and the importance of authenticity in her life today.

The Power of Your Story is a podcast produced in partnership with SayItForward.org.

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Women Who Do Too Much

Many women in the modern era feel like they’re stretching themselves too thin. If you’re one of them, here’s what you can do about it.

BeMeBeFree: a Campaign to Tackle Teen Anxiety

To no one’s surprise, researchers found a 20% increase in diagnoses of anxietybetween 2007 and 2012. Now in 2018 the rate is even higher. There are a plethora of reasons for this. Many blame social media, while some blame a lack of parenting – the list goes on

Health Doesn’t Ask for a Passport

Health does not discriminate. It does not check passports, ask age, or inquire if one can afford the staggering cost to pay for simple care.

Healing the Invisible Wounds of Syrian Children

In this interview, SOS Children’s Villages psychologist Dr. Teresa Ngigi explains the impact disasters and wars have on children and families, and tells us about the importance of the healing process.

The content on Girls’ Globe is created by our members – activists, advocates and experts on gender equality, human rights and social justice from around the world. 

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