taking a break

Taking a break isn’t lazy – it’s called “resting”

The century we live in is like a roller coaster. Every day, there is a constant flow of new information, a new global event, endless work, fear of not being productive and many other stress factors. In all this hustle and bustle, we are trying to spare time for ourselves, trying different activities and relaxing […]

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Balkan Beats 41 – Reaching out

Finding your inner peace or your mental fullness can be time-consuming, and sometimes disappointing, but this whole process can become much easier once you decide to reach out. Reaching out for help, support, and professional guidance is the key success factor, as this journey is demanding and hard. However, in a society full of stereotypes, […]

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Mental Health Without Borders Ep. 4 – Suicide

For more resources about suicide prevention go to:https://www.13reasonswhytoolkit.org/Today’s topic is a bit of a difficult one. We will talk about suicide and our personal stories. Venni is talking about his friend who committed twice with the second being sadly successful. Vaso will talk about her experience with depression, anxiety and being suicidal. Last but not […]

Body Dysmorphia

Life with Body Dysmorphia

How is it like living your life, without ever being satisfied with your image? What causes body dysmorphia and how is it treated? A young woman struggling with this disorder shares her experience. Nowadays, self-image issues are anything but uncommon. The abuse of social media and the unrealistic beauty standards they promote are slowly increasing […]

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Mental Health Without Borders: Ep. 2 – Covid and Lonileness

Balkan Hotspot Radio
Balkan Hotspot Radio
Mental Health Without Borders: Ep. 2 - Covid and Lonileness

This podcast will dive in to the topic of covid and lonileness. The topics will address how an old lady in Finland lost it all and had to deal with so much pain all by herself, Vaso explaining of her own fear of people during Covid and Salome talking about how life changed for her […]

The stigma of mental health in the Balkan community: Two young people share their stories

Rafaela, 23 years old, Albania I was born in 1999, in a small village in South Albania. When I was 2 years old, my family decided to migrate to Thessaloniki, Greece. In general, I had a really difficult childhood: my parents were working almost 14 hours a day, in order to provide the basics for […]

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Mental Health Without Borders: Ep.1 – Addictions

Balkan Hotspot Radio
Balkan Hotspot Radio
Mental Health Without Borders: Ep.1 - Addictions

Mental Health Without Borders – Episode 1: Addictions This series of podcast will focus on different aspects of mental health such as addictions and loneliness and combine the different stories from Georgia, Greece and Finland. In this first episode we introduce ourselves and we talk about addictions: phone, cigarette and gambling and how they all […]

The Winter Blues: Occasional mood swings, or something more serious?

 The arrival of winter in Northern countries is not a simple case. As days are getting shorter and the sunlight is decreasing at a very fast rate, to the point where the day lasts less than six hours in some areas, many people are experiencing what is called “the winter blues”. This weather condition heavily […]

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Green Your Mind: Health for us and for the Earth

An innovative volunteering project about mental health A new project started on the 3rd of June in Thessaloniki, founded by the European Solidarity Corps. “GYM: Health for us and for the Earth” is organized by the United Societies of Balkans, in association with the Psychiatric Hospital of Stavroupoli and the Open Therapeutic Community of Argo. […]

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