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October 30, 2014

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3:50 AM | What Three Words Need to be Rehearsed to Say to a Police Officer During a Mental Health Crisis (Full Cartoon)
Link to full size cartoon strip: Mental Health Humor by Chato Stewarto-Stewart-Family-Stew-Police-FC.jpg Person Videoing one: Oh Ya, this’s on going on Youtube…he is Awesome! Person Videoing two: Is this dinner theater? Caption: Ever been out & seen something so awesome that you just had to stop and video it? #AwesomeStreetPerformer Continue: Panel One | Panel […]

October 29, 2014

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7:15 AM | QUIZ: What mental disorder do you have? | Dean Burnett
There are many online quizzes that claim to tell you what mental disorder you have, but this one takes the issue seriouslyYou cant move for online quizzes these days. Nearly every fourth Facebook post seems to be the result of a far-fetched but strangely specific quiz that claims to reflect some aspect of your personality, like What kind of candy are you? or Which Disney Ear Hat should you wear? or What Office Supply are you? (All of these are real.)Bit annoying if youre not interested, […]
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2:13 AM | Comedian Ruby Wax Laughs at Mental Illness
Ruby Wax gives a funny TED Talk about mental illness.

October 28, 2014

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11:19 AM | A Banality
If we know how to, we love our kids (which is a big “if” (since many of us weren’t loved or were not loved “right”)). They take that love and, hopefully, pass it on (a big “hopefully” since they are so many matching and existential variables involved). That’s how the world is righted, a heart […]

October 27, 2014

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9:32 AM | Doing the "happy walk" made people's memories more positive
Walking in a more happy style could help counter the negative mental processes associated with depression. That's according to psychologists in Germany and Canada who used biofeedback to influence the walking style of 47 university students on a treadmill.The students, who were kept in the dark about the true aims of the study, had their gait monitored with motion capture technology. For half of them, the more happily they walked (characterised by larger arm and body swings, and a more upright […]

October 22, 2014

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7:15 PM | Scientists Managed to Erase Painful Memories with Light
Memories are precious, well, some of them. Some memories are better left buried according to those who suffer with ailments such as PTSD. That is why the current stir about erasing memories has grasped the attention of many people who suffer from this ailment. The ability to erase memories could … READ MORE
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8:34 AM | Is payment by diagnosis for dementia a good strategy?
There is a considerable furore surrounding the new proposal to pay GPs £55 for each dementia diagnosis. The Patients Association called it “a step too far” that would mean a “bounty on the head” of some patients (link), while the Daily Mail quoted a GP as describing the programme as ‘an intellectual and ethical travesty.’ Vitriol […]

October 21, 2014

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12:33 PM | How I find serenity while staring depression in the eye
Sometimes, it is the juxtaposition of the acutely mundane and profoundly sad that makes “it” all the more painful. The folding of the laundry, inserting the key into the ignition or even eating seems so ridiculous when it is stacked against immense sadness and grief. It is going from one absolute extreme to another at […]

October 18, 2014

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2:35 PM | Ease Stress and Improve Mental Health with Group Nature Walks
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir For those of us in the northern hemisphere, autumn is finally here — that time of year when we feel a natural longing to get outside, enjoy the cooler weather and witness nature’s colorful displays. And as if on cue, […]
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2:55 AM | Pushed to Excel
“I push people beyond what’s expected of them. I believe that is an absolute necessity.” How much does forceful mentoring help students achieve excellence, and when does it become abusive? Those issues are part of the movie Whiplash, apparently named after the jazz standard by Hank Levy. The quote above is by acclaimed teacher Terence […]

October 16, 2014

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6:00 AM | Virtual reality can help people conquer their phobias | David Cox
Exposure therapy has proved a highly successful treatment for phobias, but its impractical for things such as fear of public speaking or flying. The answer may be virtual realityTake a walk down any street and out of every 10 people you pass, one will probably be afflicted by social phobia at some point in their life. Phobias may vary drastically in terms of their prevalence and severity, but they are rather more common than we realise.There are two known mechanisms that allow phobias to […]

October 14, 2014

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9:37 PM | Study: Public views of drug addiction much more negative than views of mental illness
When it comes to substance abuse disorders, public health and the public at-large are hardly on the same page — in fact, they’re not even reading the same book. And that’s a serious problem for sustaining and strengthening efforts to treat addiction and advancing effective public health policy.
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9:37 PM | Study: Public views of drug addiction much more negative than views of mental illness
When it comes to substance abuse disorders, public health and the public at-large are hardly on the same page — in fact, they’re not even reading the same book. And that’s a serious problem for sustaining and strengthening efforts to treat addiction and advancing effective public health policy.

October 13, 2014

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9:17 PM | Emodiversity: A Mix of Emotions Is Healthiest?
“Emodiversity” – a life containing a balance of different emotions – is good for you. So say psychologists Jordi Quoidbach and colleagues in a rather cool new paper (pdf). In two large surveys (with a total of over 37,000 responders), conducted in France and Belgium, Quoidbach et al. show that emodiversity is an independent predictor […]The post Emodiversity: A Mix of Emotions Is Healthiest? appeared first on Neuroskeptic.

Quoidbach J, Gruber J, Mikolajczak M, Kogan A, Kotsou I & Norton MI (2014). Emodiversity and the Emotional Ecosystem., Journal of experimental psychology. General, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25285428

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5:00 PM | The Jung Page
The Jung Page is hosted and edited by The Jung Center of Houston. Begun in 1995 by Jungian analyst Don Williams, The Jung Page provides online educational resources for the Jungian community around the world.

October 11, 2014

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3:58 AM | I’m Blogging for World Mental Health Day: Taming the Wild BiPolar Beast
Chato Stewart: (Using wooden chair and feather duster to tame the beast) Bipolar Beast: FEED ME CHATO! Caption: Taming the wild Bipolar beast Mental Health Humor is taking part in the 4th annual Psych Central Blog Party for World Mental Health Day.  My cartoon from The Family Stew series shows how some of my day-to-day […]

October 10, 2014

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8:40 PM | Reasons for Living: World Mental Health Day
Reasons for living never come cheap Even your best ones can put me to sleep What I am saying, or trying to say Is that there must be a better way … ~ Duncan Sheik I have bipolar II disorder, which means the depressive side is far more prominent than the manic one. Recently, when […]
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7:16 PM | 10 Things I Will Do To Improve My Own Mental Health
I have had a tumultuous year, and because of this I have let my own mental health slide quite a bit while I adjust to new surroundings. Since its World Mental Health Day, I have decided to sit up and take notice of what I have and haven’t been doing, and make some changes. Some […]
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1:35 PM | Living with Mental Illness: World Mental Health Day 2014
Living with any mental illness is never easy. Nowhere is this more true that when a person has to deal with the likes of schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder. Sometimes treatments don’t seem to work as effectively as promised. Other times we run into friends or family members just not really knowing how to act […]
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10:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: October 10, 2014
I bet what your struggling with isn’t your greatest challenge. It’s learning how to accept the situation for what it is. It is a simple concept, but an excruciatingly difficult one to practice. Within each of us is an ideal perspective of how life should be. We have a vision of the way our parents […]
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4:24 AM | Actor Stephen Collins Accused of Sexual Assault
  Stephen Collins, film and TV actor confesses on tape in a therapy session, to sexually abusing at least three girls over a period of several years (let me clarify here, that by abusing I am referring to exposing himself and touching the children-or having them touch him). His confession was taped by his wife, unknowingly to […]

October 09, 2014

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2:34 PM | Introducing Mixed Bag of Mental Health
Our lives are complex things. We sometimes forget to stop and wonder at how we keep it all together. Many people suffer from various mental health concerns throughout their lives, oftentimes they may even occur together at the same time (like depression and anxiety). Living with these things, or with something like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), […]

October 08, 2014

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4:37 PM | Love From Future You | Mental Health Week
This is a great idea dreamt up by Cassie Delaney and Aoife Price. For mental health awareness they basically get people to write a letter to themselves, telling the younger version of themselves the advice that they think they would have liked to have heard. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and all, but this great […] The post Love From Future You | Mental Health Week appeared first on HeadStuff.

October 07, 2014

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1:35 PM | I have depression and alcoholism. So what?
I find people generally have three reactions when I tell them I am a recovered alcoholic with Bipolar II. They either tell me that they or a loved one has struggled with a mental illness, begin talking about the weather or look at me like I just told them I have a stripper pole in […]
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11:54 AM | Addictive and probably carcinogenic: scientist reveals dangers of Daily Mail | Dean Burnett
While many view the Daily Mail as a harmless, recreational newspaper, a newly published study definitively absolutely 100% proves it is actually highly addictive, causes mental judgement problems and damages healthWhile viewed by many as a harmless newspaper read by people who just want to relax and unwind or perhaps do some recreational experimentation with different ideologies a new study has provided unquestionable proof that the notorious newspaper actually inflicts considerable damage on […]

October 06, 2014

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5:00 PM | Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (JBFCS)
JBFCS is New York City’s largest provider of human services. We base our work on one core belief: changing behavior can change lives for the better. And here’s what happens when that simple idea meets up with our 35,000 clients: greater wellness and independence for our 35,000 clients and everyone connected to them -- friends, co-workers, parents, children, siblings, neighbors…all of us. That is a lot of people. That is why this 100-year-old agency is a cherished NYC asset -- […]
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12:33 AM | Multitalented: So Many of Choices
One of the myths of creative and multitalented people may be that they can choose whatever personal and career paths they want. Having many interests and abilities can make for a rich and satisfying life, but also be a source of stress, especially at crossroads like choosing college majors. Gifted education specialist Tamara Fisher quotes […]
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12:33 AM | Multitalented: So Many Choices
One of the myths of creative and multitalented people may be that they can choose whatever personal and career paths they want. Having many interests and abilities can make for a rich and satisfying life, but also be a source of stress, especially at crossroads like choosing college majors. Gifted education specialist Tamara Fisher quotes […]

October 05, 2014

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9:27 PM | I Should Have Seen This Coming
I got blindsided. And I should have seen this coming. But I missed all the warning signs. And there have been plenty. I am depressed. I’ve been depressed before, but this time it snuck up on me. And bit me while I was sleeping. At the beginning of this year, I moved to a new […]

October 04, 2014

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3:33 PM | The Underwear Fetish Brain?
According to a Japanese case report, a man developed a fetish for women’s underwear due to decreased brain blood flow. Here’s how neuropsychiatrists Koji Masuda and colleagues describe the patient: A 24-year-old male patient who was arrested for stealing underwear and referred to our hospital for evaluation. The patient had stolen women’s underwear on multiple […]The post The Underwear Fetish Brain? appeared first on Neuroskeptic.
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