Janelle Lewis

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6 Psychology Books That Answer the Big Questions: Today in Critical Linking

<i>To understand how your mind works and how you can improve your decision-making, explore these six psychology and behavioral economics books, each one</i> …

The Science of Hunger: How to Control It and Fight Cravings

Whether you're trying to lose weight, maintain weight loss or just stay healthy, at some point, you're going to get hungry. But simply eating …

People Who Suffer From Depression Tell Us How It's Really Like

Unless you have suffered from depression, it is impossible to know what it’s really like. Even if you grew up with someone who suffered from it, you …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

I Am Strong...

<b>"I am strong, I am bold...</b><p>my own power, I can hold." -- Bent on Learning Student Mantra<p>In keeping with our series inspired by the Kennedy Forum's Mental Health State of the Union, this week we focus on prevention. Recently, we attended a gala to benefit Bent on Learning, a nonprofit that brings …

The Stigma of Being Black and Mentally Ill

How racism is preventing me from getting the help I need.<p>I'm a 29-year-old well educated African-American woman stuck in a depressive spiral. The challenges of paying for care–while anticipating racism and stigma– make finding someone to help me manage my mental health issues daunting at best, and …