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Social Media vs. Your Mental Health

Social media

Social media

All that Instagram thirst-trapping, Twitter like-hunting and Facebook friend envy isn’t good for your mental health.

The problem, though, is that if you’re event remotely connected to a creative class job you need to be plugged into all these things to succeed.

So how does one keep social media from destroying their mental health?

Sarah tried to figure that out in a column for The Establishment.

To read it click here.


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On Resilience And ‘Eating The Potato’

Eat the potato

Eat the potato

“Eating the potato” is a big thing in the Risky Fuel household.

It’s basically a metaphor for eating the hearts of your enemies and Sarah explained its origins, as well as an embarrassing trip to her local bank, for the first of what will be a regularly occurring series of columns about mental health and well-being for The Establishment.

To read the column click here.

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How Martial Arts Benefits The Brain


Not only does practicing a martial art make you more obviously capable of handling yourself in the event of a wild bar fight breaking out in front of you, it also helps the brain.

There are a number of experts who say there are a number of psychological benefits to practicing martial arts.

Sarah wrote about some of these benefits for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the full story go here.

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Considering Ronda Rousey’s Suicidal Thoughts

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

At her lowest immediately after losing the women’s bantamweight UFC title belt, former champ Ronda Rousey considered suicide.

When she explained these feelings on The Ellen Show it breached brave new territory for professional athletes — their mental health.

In the immediate aftermath of Rousey’s revelation it became clear rather quickly there are a lot of people who aren’t yet prepared to address the mental well-being of athletes.

Sarah wrote about this for Fightland.

To read the full story click here.

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Clint Malarchuk On Mental Health: ‘It Doesn’t Matter How Tough You Are, It Can Hit Any Person’

Clint Malarchuk, the 1986-87 Rendez-Vous All-Star.

Clint Malarchuk, the 1986-87 Rendez-Vous All-Star.

Clint Malarchuk, the former NHL goaltender best known for suffering a gruesome skate-slash-to-the-neck injury in his playing days, recently attended the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival to promote his new book The Crazy Game a showing of his ESPN 30 For 30 doc, Cutthroat.

Throughout his playing days and into retirement Malarchuk dealt with obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, alcoholism and an undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder. The weight of these illnesses eventually led to a suicide attempt.

It didn’t succeed. And after a lengthy rehab Malarchuk has emerged to tell his story.

I spoke with him about it for Samaritan Mag.

To read the story go here.

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