In the Media: 7 Ways you’re compromising your mental health (on

Published: March 29, 2014 | Last Updated: March 29, 2014 By | Reply Continue Reading


March 28, 2013 is an online publication geared towards college students. Many prior health and lifestyle stories have focused on friendship. The latest one, written by Sophie van Bastelaer looks at some of the risky behaviors students engage in that may unwittingly compromise their mental health.

One behavior described in the article is staying in unhealthy relationships. Sophie interviewed The Friendship Doctor for the piece and writes:

Irene S. Levine, psychologist and creator of The Friendship blog, says being in passive-aggressive, angry or jealous friendships can be detrimental to your self-esteem.

She says you can tell if you’re in an unhealthy friendship if it’s imbalanced—one person is more invested in the relationship than the other. “The other person may be unreliable, unpredictable, untrustworthy, negative [or] self-involved,” she says…Levine notes that while all relationships involve give and take, if a relationship is characterized by one-sidedness, it can’t be very gratifying…

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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