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Mentally Ill in a High-Stakes Job

In medicine, law, and aviation—and other fields responsible for people's lives and livelihoods—strict regulations attempt to promote safety, but may discourage people from getting the help they need.<p>With the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, caused by a rogue pilot with a history of depression, …

Mental Health

6 Things You Shouldn't Say to Someone Coping With Depression

Depression affects so many of us, yet still too many people think it's just "all in our heads." And they're right, it is -- but it's an illness that …

Psychiatrists Still Promoting Low-Serotonin Theory of Depression

On <i>Slate Star Codex</i>, psychiatrist Scott Alexander asserts that the now widely discredited notion that depression is caused by a serotonin deficiency …

What I Wish the Church Knew About My Mental Health

<i>Today’s guest post is from Jade Miller. She has written about her experiences with church, faith, and recovery in “</i>Pieces of Me: A Collision of Art, …

9 Ways Mentally Strong People Prevent Self-Pity From Sabotaging Their Success

Whether you’ve failed to close a major deal, or you’re overwhelmed by a looming deadline, throwing a pity party won’t help. In fact, feeling sorry for yourself can become downright self-destructive. It makes overcoming adversity difficult – if not impossible – and it keeps you stuck.<p>Mentally strong …

Self-help

6 Fitness Apps That Make Working Out Too Fun to Skip

Let’s be honest – we all have those days when we need some extra exercise motivation. Sometimes that warm bed or that next episode on Netflix is too …

How to Unlock More of Your Brain Power?

The mind power lays the foundation for the efficiency and performance of all the works done by a man. The more one uses one’s mental capacity, higher …

How To Prevent Depression Relapse Without Antidepressants - PsyBlog

Four out of five people with depression will relapse at some point without treatment.<p>Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is as effective at …

Depression

A Decade In: 10 Tips for Success in Small Business

Everything's about lists these days. So I thought, on the 10th anniversary of the incorporation of my photography business, I would make a list of the things I felt really helped me achieve success thus far. While some apply to seasoned pros and some just beginners, they ALL apply to starting and …

Virginia Woolf on Why the Best Mind Is the Androgynous Mind

“In each of us two powers preside, one male, one female… The androgynous mind is resonant and porous… naturally creative, incandescent and undivided.”<p>In addition to being one of the greatest writers and most expansive minds humanity ever produced, <b>Virginia Woolf</b> (January 25, 1882–March 28, 1941) was …

Literature