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Psychology | Personality

12 signs of a depression relapse

After experiencing one period of depression, many people experience a relapse. This can happen either before recovery is complete, or some time later, as a separate episode. Learn more about the early signs of relapses and recurrence and possible trigger

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

When the Mind Goes Dark - Mindful

When depression hits, can meditating help you work through it? Maybe, but not always. Psychologists weigh in on when mindfulness therapies can (and can’t) help to ease depression.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Sexual Assault Has a Negative Impact On Women’s Health

A new study, published amidst the Brett Kavanaugh hearings (during which Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleged he sexually assaulted her in high school), finds that women who report histories of sexual assault and harassment have worse health.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

We Tell Suicidal People to ‘Get Help.’ But What Happens When They Do? | The Mighty

The Mighty answers the question, "What really happens to people who get help when they're suicidal?"

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Using Mindfulness to Treat Depression - Mindful

Daniel Goleman explains how Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy gives people the tools to recognize and talk back to negative thoughts.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Vagus Nerve Stimulation A 'Game Changer' For People Battling Depression - Study Finds

Clinical depression directly impacts 14 million Americans, many of whom do not get the desired results from medications or other traditional treatments. New research shows that vagus nerve stimulation could be a life-changer for people battling the mental

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Kevin Love Paul Pierce and state of mental health in NBA

Stars such as Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan opening up has been an important step, but the stigma of mental health issues remains alive in NBA locker rooms.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

When There Is a Mental Health Crisis in Your Dorm - The New York Times

As colleges face criticism for asking mentally ill students to take leaves of absence, former students discuss their struggles, and their roommates and dorm mates recount what it’s like living with them.

Psychology | Personality

Study: 1 In 4 College Students Diagnosed With Mental Health Condition - Study Finds

College brings about new experiences and challenges for young adults that can be difficult to adapt to and overcome, so perhaps it's no surprise that a new study reports high rates of stress and mental health conditions among students.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Bacon Lovers Beware! Cured Meats May Triple Likelihood Of Manic Behavior - Study Finds

Hold the bacon! If you are a fan of beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other cured meats, you may be putting yourself at risk for manic episodes, according to a new study.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Molecule deficiency may help diagnose severe depression

New research shows that reduced blood levels of a specific molecule may predict the severity of major depressive disorder and change diagnostic practices.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Urban Green Spaces And Gardens Linked To Improved Mood : Shots - Health News : NPR

When researchers cleaned up vacant lots and planted grass and trees in poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia, residents' mental health improved.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Short Depression Test | HealthyPlace

Short depression test helps determine if you have symptoms of depression and need treatment. Take online depression test. Instantly scored. Free.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

6 Reasons Pets Are Good Therapy for Mental Health | The Mighty

A woman living with bipolar disorder describes six reasons why pets are fantastic therapy for mental health.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Global Warming Linked to Higher Suicide Rates across North America - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Psychology | Personality

Reducing trait anxiety by implanting false positive memories – Research Digest

The results suggest it may be possible to exploit the known malleability of memory to edit people's very sense of self. By Christian Jarrett

Psychology | Personality

Stress affects people with schizophrenia differently: Strategies for coping with stress and building resilience may prov

Stressful situations affect the brain and body differently in people with schizophrenia compared to people without the mental illness or individuals at high risk for developing psychosis, a new study shows. The relationship between two chemicals released

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Rapper leading movement understand mental health in the music community

There are plenty of rap songs about Promethazine, Percocet and Xanax — all prescription drugs with a high potential for addiction and abuse — but almost none about Zoloft, the pill commonly prescribed to treat depression. Last year, rapper Sirah relea

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

To Anderson Cooper: Suicide Attempt Survivors Can’t Always Answer Why

Anderson Cooper said he stills struggles to understand why after his brother's suicide 30 years ago. The answer doesn't always provide relief.

Psychology | Personality

If You Think a Friend Might Be Suicidal, Ask

Don’t let your anxiety or worries about triggering someone hold you back.

Health & Fitness | Health

What Can We Do To Stop Suicide?

NOTE: If you are depressed or suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Psychology | Personality

Americans Are More Socially Isolated, but Less Lonely

What's the difference between social isolation and loneliness? And why is one rising while the other one is declining over time?

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

5 Tips for Dealing with the Overwhelming Fatigue of Depression

For Ruth White, the fatigue that comes with depression can be overpowering. "I find it difficult to get out of bed and once out of bed, just walking can be exhausting. Texting or even watching TV can seem to take Herculean effort," said White, P

Psychology | Personality

Loneliness Rivals Obesity, Smoking as Health Risk

A new survey finds nearly half of Americans reporting they feel alone, isolated, or left out at least some of the time.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Color-Changing LEDs Could Reset the Circadian Rhythm

Schools and hospitals are using specialized LEDs to combat the damage of indoor living.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

A Genetic Test May Help Predict the Right Antidepressant For You

A new study shows that a genetic test can help guide doctors to the right antidepressants for treating their patients.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

How to Cope When Debt Wrecks Your Mental Health

Here’s expert advice on handling the psychological and emotional toll of money, especially when you’re in debt.

Psychology | Personality

The Science of How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

The emerging field of “nutritional psychiatry” is exploring how the food you eat can affect your risk of depression.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.

Psychology | Personality

Getting to the Root of the Problem: Stem Cells Are Revealing New Secrets about Mental Illness

A fresh wave of research involves reprogramming ordinary skin cells into those found in the brain

Psychology | Personality

The Shape of Bipolarity

Much of what is communicated about bipolar disorder doesn’t come close to conveying its complexities or subtleties.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Treatment for Quality of Life and Health

Abstract Background: Individuals who treat trauma are at significant risk of vicarious traumatization and burnout. Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a resiliency-focused trauma treatment modality designed to address health and mental health symptoms impacted

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study: The Link Between Depression and Acne

People with the skin condition are more likely to develop depression, according to a new study in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Health & Fitness | Health

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work - BBC News

Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.

Psychology | Psychology

Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat? - CNN

Teens' happiness and self-esteem can be linked to the amount of time they're spending in front of their screens, a new study says.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

World Health Organization is recognizing gaming disorder as a mental health condition

The World Health Organization is officially recognizing gaming disorder, or video game addiction, as a mental health condition.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Therapy for schizophrenia

Nick has been on the street due to schizophrenia; He is a very bright and loving 40 year old with whom I have been having lunch with, twice a week for the past 3 months. Nick’s Heart  opened up and he is willing to receive professional help. Nick inher

Psychology | Psychology

Those who need it most don’t get psychiatric care. It's a mental health crisis | Vyom Sharma | Opinion | The Guardian

People die without getting adequate psychiatric help, and it turns out even killing someone else isn’t enough to qualify for care. The system is failing

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

After a Hurricane, New Confidence

Psychologists call it ‘posttraumatic growth’ and they see people emerge from scary times with confidence for new ventures, writes Elizabeth Bernstein in ‘Bonds: On Relationships.’

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Fighting through the darkness

During the fourth year of my Ph.D. program, I found myself walking through the door of my university's counseling center, seeking help for a dangerously strong urge to commit suicide. With the help of the compassionate people in that office, I pulled thro

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Loneliness Poses Greater Public Health Threat than Obesity

The loneliness epidemic is growing and becoming more costly by the day. But there is something you can do about it.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Introduction to Bipolar Disorder | Psych Central

Bipolar disorder (“manic depression”) is a mental disorder that is characterized by constantly changing moods between depression and mania. The mood swings are significant, and the highs of mania and the lows of depression are usually extreme.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

30 Practices to Boost Well Being

There is a strong element of choice in our level of happiness. Indeed we do decide to be happy, but that’s only for starters. Then we are challenged to cultivate happiness.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why Being a Woman Puts You at Greater Risk of Having Anxiety

Partly, it’s biology; more important, though, may be what we teach young girls about their place in the world.

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

Mental Health & Hypnosis

Learn more from WebMD about the role of hypnotherapy, or hypnosis, in treating behavioral, physical, and psychological conditions.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

Is Your Mobile Phone Use Bad for Your Mental Health? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Vitamin Cocktail of Courage

Choosing to take even tiny courageous actions can be a powerful antidote to toxic shame and a vitamin cocktail for our Zesty Selves. Drink up.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

It’s Not Your Fault You’re a Narcissist

It’s become a simple put-down—so recognizing narcissism in others gets easier and easier, while recognizing it in ourselves is ever-more challenging. Who wants to be the (self-absorbed) bad guy?

News | In the News

Depression could be linked to single gene, say Dutch scientists

A gene has been linked to depression in a study which researchers hope will shed light on the little-understood condition. To investigate the mental illness which affects over 300million people worldwide, researchers studied the genetic makeup of a group

Health & Fitness | Mind & Body

This Is What Happens When You Treat Mental Illness As Though It Were Physical Illness - Ideapod blog

Did you know that mental illness affects one in four people today? Despite this terrifying reality, it seems that people take physical diseases much more…

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Can You Be Mindful and Still Feel Angry?

Mindfulness will not turn you into a feel-good Zen zombie. It does not stop you from feeling negative emotions; it just helps free you from being controlled by those emotions.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Kids Need Mental Health Days Too

Adults get personal and sick days — why shouldn’t kids get them too? Let's teach our children that their mental health is important.

Science & Technology | Technology

How Pokémon GO Is Helping With My Autism and Depression | I'm Not a Robot

So I've been playing a lot of Pokémon GO lately. Along with almost everybody else. I'm thinking this game is a unifying cultural phenomenon second only to

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Help Eliminate the Stigma around Mental Health

Mental health matters to everyone. Pledge today to promise to learn about mental health, see the person not the illness and take action!

Health & Fitness | Health News

Stronger by Nature - 30 Minutes of Nature Will Strengthen Mental Health

It's always a welcome thing when science confirms that the beautiful things can strengthen us. A new study has found the difference a dose of nature can make

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Finding the Right Antidepressant - Depression Medication Trial and Error

I've been on and off so many prescription depression medications: Effexor, Klonopin, Prozac.

Health & Fitness | News Items

One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

Microglia might hold the key to what causes Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, autism, schizophrenia, and other brain disorders.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

What Happens When People Reveal Their Mental Illness to Their Boss?

This is the second part in a series about revealing mental illness at the workplace. The first part, "

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

All the Reasons Complaining Is Bad for You

Whether you have a student debt load that’s higher than your salary, a roommate who never does the dishes, a smartphone that’s two generations old, or all of the above, you probably have endless things to complain about. Hey, no one said adulthood was dreamy. But rather than giving you catharsis, regularly airing your grievances might negatively impact your health.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

24 Things You Can Do With 24 Hours Of Tech-Free Time

Not only does constant connectivity negatively affect your sleep, it also can take a toll on your mental health and can lead to workplace burnout. Ditching your devices gives your brain a much-needed rest.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. Claudia Hammond investigates.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

When Is It OK To Claim You're 'Having A Panic Attack?'

Throwing around mental health-related terms in a casual manner perpetuates a negative stereotype about people with mental illness.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Here's What's Wrong With the Mental Illness Conversation

For some people, it takes a personal connection to mental illness to take an interest in wanting to help those who live with it. But far more concerning than people who don't take an interest are those who go out of their way to shame or criticize those w

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

15 Critical Habits of Mentally Tough People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it successfully.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

5 Lies Ruining Your Mental Health

Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about mental health, many misconceptions remain. Before the stigma can be stopped, these five mental health myths need to be debunked:

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder: An Owner's Manual For The Uninitiated | Meredith Arthur

A friend put it well: "I realized that I did everything in a rush. Even simple things like brushing my teeth or making coffee. And 80 percent of what I do on a typical day does not require hurrying and rushing. That creates a lot of stress and worry

Health & Fitness | Health

The Importance of Emotional Energy | Ornish Living

by Mimi O' Connor We work hard every day. We pour our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy into our home life, our work life, and our community. Not surprisingly, we often feel stretche

News | News

Michael Dukakis’ Final Campaign

Can he and Kitty lift the stigma from the electric shock treatment that saved her life?

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Reiki Healing and Mental Health: What the Research Shows | Psych Central

Healing touch therapies, the best known being Reiki (pronounced RAY-key), are ancient practices in increasingly wide use today. According to the

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Unexpected Cure for 3 A.M. Anxiety | Millie Grenough

One of those crazy mornings. Awake at 3 a.m., thunderstorm outside, mind thrashing with things I must do today... and tomorrow... and the next day... I must be nuts if I think I can carry it all off

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

What a Shaman See’s In a Mental Hospital | Spirit Science

The Shamanic View of Mental Illness In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disor

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

Results imply creative people are 25% more likely to carry genes that raise risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. But some argue the evidence is flimsy

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

This Is What Anxiety Feels Like | Alivia Hall

The first moment is the hardest, and the hardest things are the most truthful. So let your anxiety speak. Let it air its grievances with you and what you've done. When all its worries are on the table, you decide how you play the cards.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind | Edutopia

Terry Heick looks at what reflection is, how it works as both a private and shared activity, and why teachers need it in their toolkit.

Health & Fitness | Quilts & Crafts!

Why crafting is good for mental health | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Studies show that complex and creative activities like knitting, cake decorating or crossword puzzles can create a non-medicinal, feel-good high.

Health & Fitness | Health

BBC - Future - What’s the prime of your life?

Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead? Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.

Health & Fitness | Health

Stressed? The unexpected reasons why - CNN.com

Stress and anxiety don't have to just come from obvious or even negative sources. By recognizing them for what they are you can better prepare to cope.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Decode Genetic Mystery Behind Schizophrenia

New research finds that calcium regulation plays a central role in schizophrenia - which could lead to much better diagnostics and treatment.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Random Acts of Kindness - Mental Health & Happiness

If today is a day where you feel that our world is more and more disconnected, angry, alienated and cruel then today would be a great day for you to spread some random acts of kindness.

Advice & Self-Help | Life and Family Coaching

Sorry, Facebook: Parents, not snapshots, are the secret to tapping a kid's power of memory.

Sorry, Facebook: Parents, not snapshots, are the secret to capturing kids' memories. Children who can recall early events are more likely to make sound choices as teens and adults

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Anxiety in Kids: How to Turn it Around and Protect Them For Life - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Anxiety in kids can be particularly distressing but they respond well to intervention. Here's are the skills that will build them and protect them for life.

Health & Fitness | Health

8 Ways To Use Your Phone To Benefit Your Mental Health

We should all make time to disconnect from our devices, but sometimes technology can be a beautiful tool. Most of us use our smartphones to chat with loved ones, check our email or as a crutch when we're bored -- but there's a better way to harness t...

Health & Fitness | Health

How To Stop Stressing Yourself Out

It’s therefore important not to buy into the notion that stress is your enemy and something to be avoided. Rather, think of stress as a valuable force of life that can be very constructive or destructive depending on how you manage it. Managed well,

News | News

New York - Inmate Dies In Gruesome Death After 7 Days Locked Alone In Rikers Island Cell

New York, NY - After a mentally ill Bradley Ballard made a lewd gesture to a female guard at the Rikers Island jail, he was locked in his cell alone for seven increasingly agitated days in which he was denied some of his medication, clogged his toilet so

Advice & Self-Help | Access the Bars

Could Access Bars® Be More Effective for Depression Than Drugs? | Access Consciousness Blog

Depression is in epidemic proportions in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans suffering from some form of it.  More than 17 million people in the U.S. alone

Advice & Self-Help | Access the Bars

The Access Bars, Addiction And Mental Health | Access Consciousness Blog

by Marilyn Bradford MSSW, MEd., CFMW Armed with my license to practice psychotherapy, a ton of books and theories as well as an internship with the most

Advice & Self-Help | Access the Bars

Access Consciousness® in Mental Health? | Access Consciousness Blog

by Susanna Mittermaier Imagine a world where people are empowered to know that they know! There have been so many debates lately about mental health and