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Why Companies Should Care About Employees' Mental Health

<i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>“Hey team,” Madalyn wrote, “I’m taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health. Hopefully, I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to 100%.”<p>It’s a brave move, some have said. But what makes it so brave?<p>I’ll be honest. I wasn’t <i>that</i> surprised to read Madalyn’s email and to …

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Here's The Real Problem With Casually Using The Word 'Depressed'

Words matter.<p>We need to change the way we talk about mental health.<p>People often use words associated with mental illness, like “depressed” or “OCD,” in casual conversation as a way to express annoyance, make a joke or explain their feelings. In truth, this is hugely disrespectful to the one in five …

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Mental health crisis among children as selfie culture sees cases of anxiety rise by 42 per cent in five years, NHS figures show

Soaring numbers of children are being admitted to hospital suffering from anxiety, official figures show.<p>NHS data shows the number of young patients being treated on hospital wards has risen by 42 per cent in just one year, with thousands of pre-teen children receiving such a diagnosis.<p>Experts said …

3 videos that describe what it's like to have anxiety and depression when our own words don't suffice

Having anxiety is tough. For everyone, it is a slightly different beast, but many of the core aspects are the same. One of the most frustrating parts …

We need to talk to kids about suicide without glamorizing it. Here’s how.

By Madeleine Deliee<p>I was 13 years old when “Dead Poets Society” came out; my friends and I spent copious amounts of time analyzing it. Yes, I adored Robert Sean Leonard, but it was his character’s suicide, because he felt misunderstood by his father and hemmed in by an already-scripted future, that …

How to Be Happier in 2017: 9 Science-Backed Habits That Will Leverage the Power of Positive Psychology

A step-by-step guide to becoming a happier, more positive, and other-centered person in the new year.<p>What are your resolutions for 2017? Lose weight? Finally start that business you've been talking about? Travel more, or finally get organized?<p>How about resolving simply to be happier?<p>Meet Mike …

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