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More than 200 suicides recorded at mental health units over seven years

Care Quality Commission figures show overall number falling but more women have begun taking their own lives than men<p>More than 200 patients killed themselves in mental health units over seven years, new figures have revealed, prompting concern about the safety and quality of care.<p>Data collected by …

Mental Health

How fiber and gut bacteria reverse stress damage

In the stressful world we inhabit, many of us are keen to protect our bodies from the harmful effects that stress can produce. A new study hints that …

Medical Research

Meditation Affects Brain Networks Differently in Long Term Meditators and Novices

Researchers discover differences in the brain's emotional networks between those who do not meditate, novice meditators and those who have practiced …

Mindfulness

This Act of Self-Care Is an Antidepressant That Also Makes the World Better

It’s no big secret that things are… pretty bad right now. Our political landscape is chaotic and many communities are experiencing increased peril under the Trump administration. So it’s good timing that today is International Self-Care Day, giving us all a chance to think about how to take good …

Happiness

The Portable Therapist for Your Teen

Teens can be notoriously monosyllabic in response to questions at dinner like: “How was your day? How are you doing?” and as they are developmentally …

Mental Health

How to Decide Whether to Stay on Antidepressants During Your Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it’s likely that your first priority is to figure out everything it takes to keep your baby healthy. …

Pregnancy

The damaging way we talk about celebrities and mental health

Celebrities with mental illnesses are not “curiosities to be observed and studied.”<p><i>The recent hospitalization of actress and singer</i> <i>Demi Lovato</i> <i>after an apparent drug overdose raises some of the same issues of how the public scrutinized celebrities with mental illnesses.</i><p>A Twitter user known as …

Mental Health

Texting can be positive and powerful, according to scientists

Texting gets a bad rap. It’s blamed for everything from fostering social isolation to increasing teens’ risk of ADHD to driving down adolescent …

Text Messaging

Is your emotional baggage holding you back?

We all carry around an invisible mental weight — here’s how to lighten the load.<p>A few weeks before I got married, I sat next to my then fiancé and four other couples in a pre-marital workshop talking about conflict styles and our love languages (hello, helping me with the dishes).<p>When discussing …

Mental Health

I tried ketamine to treat my depression. Within a day, I felt relief.

How the veterinary anesthetic and recreational drug saved me from suicidal thoughts.<p>I am going to die in this dentist’s chair.<p>My eyes are closed, but I can still see skulls outlined with white against a black background. I have an epiphany: God is death. I’m in the midst of a real-life version of …

Depression

The Most Effective Leaders 'Show Up' With These 4 Things Every Day

Every leader or aspiring leader wants to be an effective leader. They want to know what they have to do or who they have to be to lead with impact and influence in order to have the voice and provide the value they envision. Many of my coaching clients want a 60-day plan that’ll somehow get them to …

Leadership

YouTuber’s Burnout Highlights the Worst Parts of the Attention Economy

It's create or be forgotten.<p>For many children and young adults, becoming a successful creator on YouTube or a top streamer on Twitch is a dream come …

The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically

Grief is both real and measurable. Scientists now know that the death or your father or mother will forever alter your brain chemistry and may also …

Psychology

Please Wait

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

How to Identify Your Mental Health Triggers

Many people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) struggle to identify triggers that exacerbate their symptoms. Sometimes people with BPD feel …

Looking To Heal Your Gut & Avoid Inflammation? Avoid These 11 Foods

<i>Dr. Steven Gundry made waves in 2017 when he released</i> The Plant Paradox<i>, a book that made the assertion that some of the health world’s favorite</i> …

How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …

The Secret Reason Why Sex Is So Crucial in Relationships

We associate good relationships with sexuality, assuming quite naturally that happy couples seemingly have sex more often than their miserable …

Psychology

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Writing Habit (That Sticks Like Superglue)

You <i>know</i> you need to write often to have a successful writing career.<p>You <i>want</i> to build a writing habit so you can unleash the ideas, words, and stories …

Neuroscientists Figured Out What Unconsciousness Looks Like in the Brain

Just because it's unconscious doesn't mean it's not on.<p>The human brain is the only reason our species has survived on this planet for so long, but …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Depression as a Social Disease

What causes depression and anxiety? I have been a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst for almost 40 years and have seen hundreds of patients …

Depression

14 Things Not to Say to Your Partner

What you say to your partner can soften or harden hearts, even make or break your relationship. Here are some of the most destructive things you can …

Certain smiles aren't all they're cracked up to be: 'Dominance' smiles, which signal disapproval, have an adverse effect on the human body's central stress response system, researchers find

'Dominance' smiles, which signal disapproval, have an adverse effect on the human body's central stress response system, researchers find<p>Researchers …

Why we're psychologically hardwired to blame the victim

We want the world to be fair: the good will be rewarded, the evil punished. As a result, we blame the victims of misfortune<p><i>Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is our column about class. Read all articles here</i><p>“Why I stayed” is the title of the blog entry.<p>In it, Jennifer Willoughby, the ex-wife …

Is the British establishment finally finished?

Aeron Davis has spent 20 years researching Britain’s elite, interviewing more than 350 leaders in business and politics. His conclusion? Their failings are not only damaging society, but undermining the foundations of the establishment itself<p>In his 2014 book The Establishment, Owen Jones explained …

George Osborne