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Ever feel like no matter how hard you try, you don't quite measure up to your own expectation, even if you've had successes in life?

You're not alone, and that notion of feeling like a failure is referred to as Imposter Syndrome.

People wanting to avoid being associated with Imposter Syndrome, or "perceived fraudulence," try even harder to succeed but never achieve their impossibly unattainable benchmarks in life.

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Self-esteem is our overall sense of worth, value, and how much we appreciate ourselves. Our self-esteem impacts our self-confidence, feeling of security, sense of identity and belonging, and our feeling of competence.

A low self-esteem can keep us from reaching our full potential. A whole lot of things can cause feelings of inadequacy, like poor childhood experiences with parents, failing grades, financial or relationship issues, or ongoing mental or physical health issues.

However, there are certainly ways to raise your self-esteem even when you're struggling.

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There is a lack of compassionate resources available to people with mental illnesses. Usually those resources are delegated to cops or ER workers, but they are not trained in how to properly deal with people in need. A Redditor encountered this very issue with their neighbor. So they turned to the “Am I The A**hole” […] More
Though there is medical evidence available for the prescription medication people receive, there are some who do not believe the research. But the ridicule could make someone sick, pointed out the “Am I the A**hole?” (AITA) subReddit. Redditor m48_apocalypse found themselves arguing with their boyfriend’s mother to defend his health. When his mother continued to push […] More
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Mental health symptoms and disorders are incredibly common. Thanks to a global pandemic, mental health issues are at an all-time high.

But somehow, mental health is still a taboo subject for many.

Historically, mental health disorders have been thought of as demonic possession or witchcraft. On a global scale, this caused talking about mental illness strictly off-limits.

This silence around something so common is fluctuating between that taboo and normalization.

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