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Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why Suicide Rates Among Millennials Are Rising - The Atlantic

Suicides and overdoses among young adults were already skyrocketing before the pandemic started. Now experts fear that the situation is going to get even worse.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

8 Proven Techniques for Parents to Prioritize Their Mental Health During the Pandemic

Parenting experts and influencers share how they are managing stress and anxiety throughout COVID-19.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Understanding How We Respond to Stress Is Key to Improving Our Mental Well-being

Taking steps to improve our mental well-being is critical in this time of uncertainty and beyond.

News | News

UNPACKED - Is There a Connection Between Spirituality and Good Mental Health?

UNPACKED – Is There a Connection Between Spirituality and Good Mental Health? There’s increasing evidence that people who are “spiritual” have fewer symptoms of depression, lower incidence of suicide, and less severe alcohol or substance use.

Advice & Self-Help | Dr Dyan Blog

Mental Health & the Impact of This Pandemic: | Dr. Dyan

How can we protect and support our mental health during the global pandemic? Here are 7 simple tips that can grow our awareness and help us stay strong.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Social Media Isn’t Actually Creating Anxiety Or Depression In Teens

An eight-year study conducted by Brigham Young University found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Living With Consistent Low-Grade Anxiety

Seven weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, one working dad reflects on the challenge of excess stress and the loss of cherished rituals.

News | News

UNPACKED - Tal Ben-Shahar's Tips for Happiness and Good Mental Health

UNPACKED – Tal Ben-Shahar’s Tips for Happiness and Good Mental Health Author and lecturer Tal Ben-Shahar has spent his exceptional career researching and promoting positive psychology, which makes him an ideal person to discuss the Covid-19 em

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Waiting for Sleep: Did Insomnia Prepare You for This? | Dr. Dyan

Waiting for sleep has taught you important tools that can help you to deal with covid-19. And understanding more about waiting can support better rest.

News | News

Coronavirus pandemic may lead to 75,000 "deaths of despair" from suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, study says - CBS News

Job loss, isolation and anxiety could lead to more deaths from suicide and substance abuse over the next 10 years, researchers say.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

How NASA Astronauts Maintain Their Mental Health

Being stuck at home for days on end can be extremely damaging to your psyche. Check out these tips from three people who know a lot about coping with isolation.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

COVID-19: 'Striking' Rates of Anxiety, Depression in HCPs

A significant proportion of healthcare workers treating patients exposed to COVID-19 have symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trouble sleeping.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study finds skipping breakfast is linked to a greater risk of depressive symptoms

Workers who omit breakfast show a heightened risk of depressive symptoms, according to a study published in Psychiatry Research. Depression is a ...

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

A growing number of states ban sexual orientation change efforts

Twenty states have now passed laws banning 'conversion therapy,' even as psychologists continue to battle other efforts that seek to undermine LGBTQ rights.

Psychology | Personality

Separation Stings: Study Finds Social Isolation May Cause Physical Inflammation

Researchers at the University of Surrey and Brunel University London say that social isolation may lead to increased bodily inflammation.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Self-Medication: Study Finds Deep Sleep 'Rewires' The Brain To Eliminate Anxiety

Falling into a deep sleep soothes the brain into a relaxed state, allowing it to reset inter-neural connections and reinvigorate itself, a new study finds.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Children Involved In Organized Sports Less Likely To Have Emotional Difficulties - Study Finds

Children who play organized sports starting at a young age are less likely to deal with emotional issues or difficulties by the age of 12.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Hypnosis Changed My Life and my Sleep

When my anxiety and insomnia returned, my therapist suggested a new form of treatment. The results challenged my inner skeptic.

News | Animal Links

Depressive Symptoms Lessened by Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin/paracetamol, statins, and antibiotics, can safely and effectively curb the symptoms of major depression, finds a pooled analysis of the available evidence.

Psychology | Personality

Surgery Helps Transgender Individuals in Terms of Improved Mental Health

Transgender individuals are six times as likely to seek mental health care, and surgery can help, a new study shows.

Health & Fitness | Health

Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin can battle major depression, scientists find

Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin can battle major depression effectively and could be a safer alternative than antidepressants, a major new study suggests.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

When Sleep Improves so Does Anxiety, Depression, and Paranoia

Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patients

Politics | PC Culture

WATCH: 'Hundreds' Of Young People Regret Gender Transition, Seek Reversal

A female who transitioned to male as a teenager is speaking out about transgender regret.  Twenty-eight-year-old Charlie Evans told Sky News in a recent interview that she’s spoken to “hundreds” of young people, mostly same-sex attracted women, who

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Exposure to Air Pollution Bad for Kids Mental Health

Three studies have found that exposure to air pollution in the United States may be especially detrimental to children's mental health.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Advances in the Science of Microdosing....

Is the hype around microdosing psychedelics justified? We don’t yet know. So far, citizen science has outpaced rigorous research.

Food & Drink | Food

Red meat halves risk of depression - Telegraph

Women who reduce lamb and beef in their diets are more likely to suffer
depression, according to the new study.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures: What Is Your Microbiome?

Trillions of bacteria and other tiny organisms make up your microbiome. Learn about its links to your health and ways you can boost it.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Brain Benefits more from Short Spurts of Exercise

Much has been written about the great mental health benefits that come with regular exercise. Now a new study shows that hitting the treadmill every morning -- even for a short period of time -- offers another brain benefit: it may make you smarter.

Psychology | Personality

Podcast on Mens Mental Health

We might need to rethink our treatment of men in psychological settings. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Redlands' Fred Rabinowitz explores the basis for these new guidelines.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

When Trauma Gets Trapped in the Body

If we don't face our pain and acknowledge our trauma, it continues to haunt us from the shadows where we let it reside.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Feeling Disconnected from How One Used to Be is Linked to Depression

By Christian Jarrett. To the researchers' surprise, greater derailment preceded reductions in depression.

News | Education News

Kindergarten Teacher Talks Quitting Job in Controversial Post: My Mental 'Health Was in Jeopardy'

Jessica Gentry says she loves children, but had to leave the profession for the sake of her mental and physical health

Miscellaneous | I Like This

6 Benefits of Reading Every Day | Mental Floss

Committing part of everyday to reading printed books can make you a smarter, kinder, more relaxed individual—and the positive effects can be felt at any age.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Brian Wilson Postpones Tour to Address Mental Health | PEOPLE.com

Beach Boy Brian Wilson has been open about his struggles with mental illness for many years

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why Being A Righty Or Lefty Matters In Mental Health Treatment - Study Finds

As it turns out, long-discovered emotional structure of the brain is reversed in left-handed people, affecting and calling into question how they respond to certain treatments, according to recent research out of Cornell University.

Psychology | Personality

Scientists determine four personality types based on new data: Comprehensive data analysis dispels established paradigms

Researchers have sifted through data from more than 1.5 million questionnaire respondents and found at least four distinct clusters of personality types exist: average, reserved, self-centered and role model. They are based on the five widely accepted bas

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Just One Serving Of Fruit And Vegetables Daily As Good For Mental Health As Taking A Walk - Study Finds

We all know that eating more fruit and vegetables can help us keep the extra pounds off and improve physical health, but a new study shows that even as little as a single serving also boosts mental health.

Psychology | Psychology

Brain scans show promise in spotting suicidal thoughts - CBS News

Comparing scans of people's brains thinking about the word "death," you get different results in a person who has thought about suicide and one who has not

Psychology | Personality

Hopkins Study: Half Of Schizophrenia Cases Misdiagnosed, Most Just Have Anxiety - Study Finds

A significant number of people declared schizophrenic by their doctors may be misdiagnosed. A small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC) with diagnoses of schizophrenia found that about half didn't hav

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

High-School Athletes Are Struggling With Mental Illness - The Atlantic

When high-school sports replicate the training methods and intensity seen at the college level, players feel the toll.

Psychology | Personality

Beyond Early Attachment: How we Learn Trust and Know What We Know

It is time to retire Attachment Theory from its privileged place in psychology.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Key To Happiness? Just Smile, Study Suggests

If you're having a rough day, one way to help turn that frown upside down may be as simple as doing just that. A new study reveals that smiling actually makes people feel happier.

Psychology | Personality

What is it like to experience mental health problems? – Research Digest

A roundup of the research we've covered over the years that's explored what it's like to live with mental health problems, from OCD to hearing voices

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Digital Hoarding Could Be Harmful to Your Mental Health | HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks looks at the concept of digital hoarding and how it compares with other forms of hoarding.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

When Dad Is Sad: Postpartum Depression In Men Must Be Taken More Seriously, Study Finds

As many as 1 in 10 new dads suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), but how does the condition differ for men compared to women?

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Esketamine: FDA approves new antidepressant to treat most debilitating cases - The Washington Post

The nasal spray works in a new way and is based on an old anesthetic, ketamine, that has been used as a party drug

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How Your Sleep Can Impact Distraction Levels | Psychology Today

There are countless distractions challenging us in modern life. Your sleep habits can make it better—or worse.

Politics | The War On Gender

Hormones, surgery, regret: I was a transgender woman for 8 years — time I can't get back

At first I was giddy for the fresh start. But hormones and sex change surgery couldn't solve the underlying issues driving my gender dysphoria.

Health & Fitness | Health

Best mental health apps for sleep, anxiety and depression

Technology is often criticised for worsening our mental health, particularly social media. New figures released for Time to Talk Day (February 7) demonstrate that though the average person in London has 540 friends on social media, 20 per cent of people s

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Taking the Power Back from Anxiety (by Swamy G) -

It’s 8 am on a Monday morning. You are getting ready for work. You’ve got an important meeting, but you just don’t feel right. It’s anxiety; you know it and you hate it. You have been feeling anxious for a while now, and this week’s no different

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

11 Ways to Prioritize Alone Time Every Day

Pockets of solitude are essential to your sanity and even your success. But building in solo time can be easier said than done.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Gen Z More Likely to Report Mental Health Concerns

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Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: Women Who Are 'Early Birds' Are Less Likely To Develop Depression - Study Finds

Women who find themselves feeling blue may want to consider changing their bedtimes. A recent study found that middle-aged women who both go to bed and rise earlier are less likely to develop depression than others in the same demographic.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

13 Ways to Give Back During the Holidays Without Giving Money

While the holiday season is a time of abundance for some, it’s also an ideal time to help those in need. Here are some thoughtful ways you can give back during this time of year, using your time and talent, and not necessarily your wallet.

News | Animal Links

People with depression, all treatment failed, until they adopted a pet

By Christian Jarrett. The companionship and responsibilities involved in looking after a pet may help combat depression.

Health & Fitness | Health Tips

8 Ways to Tackle Morning Depression and Successfully Get Out of Bed

Depression can make it hard to get out of bed in the morning, especially when it’s kept you up all night or given you restless sleep. Here’s eight ways to tackle difficult mornings with a little self-care and consideration.

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.

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.

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.

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.’

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.

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…

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.

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.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

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