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We Increase Understanding - The Blurt Foundation

Sign Up<p>for freebies and kindness<p>At Blurt, we understand depression, because we’ve lived it too.<p>Depression is a common condition, yet it is …

Why Every University Should Have a 'ThinkMental' Society

Let's get rid of mental health stigma together!<p>November 08, 2017<p>As the new semester is now well underway, the Freshers' fair was an inevitable part …

How to help a friend who’s withdrawing from social contact

<b>Those of us who live with mental illness have our red flags – signs that we’re finding things difficult.</b><p>For many of us, one such sign is withdrawing …

One in four desperate children who call Childline can't get through

Childline helps thousands of children every year – but one in four kids who call the helpline are unable to get through due to growing demand.<p>For …

Cinema As Tool To Create Awareness Around Mental Health Issues

On the second day of the 21st WFMH World Congress there were interesting conversations and deliberations on cinema and mental health; and the proper …

Social Anxiety May Be Associated with High IQ and Empathetic Ability

Over the last few years, studies have been published against the notion of spirituality and the people who practice it.<p>Various studies have also …

These Are the Most Inspirational Videos Ever Made

These 13 videos will motivate and inspire you to succeed no matter where you are in your journey.<p>Last week, I posted the most motivational books ever written. Today, I'm posting videos that will inspire and motivate you each time you watch them. Enjoy!<p>1. <i>Dream</i><p>In order to achieve great things, you …

Motivation

Why you should define your fears instead of your goals

The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take …

The "Secret Cause" of Your Shyness or Social Anxiety

<b>Have you ever wondered if people are born shy?</b><p>Or if it's a developed personality trait?<p>The truth is:<br>IT'S NEITHER<p>What do I mean by this?<p>In this post …

Shyness and Social Anxiety Are Not a Choice

You see a <b>poisonous snake</b> coming toward you. It has a deadly look in its eyes. <b>What do you feel?</b><p><b>You feel fear.</b> Intense, shaking fear that rattles …

What is Social Anxiety?

by Thomas A. Richards, Ph.D. Google+<p>Psychologist/Director, Social Anxiety Institute<p><b>Social anxiety</b> is the fear of interaction with other people that …

Social anxiety

This article is about the emotion. For the disorder, see Social anxiety disorder.<p><b>Social anxiety</b> can be defined as nervousness in social …

How to Bring Severe Social Anxiety Under Control

Social anxiety is an extreme and irrational fear of being judged by people in a social setting. Sometimes this fear is so extreme that it can disrupt …

'Anxiety: The Magazine' addresses mental health with humor

Finally, a new place (i.e. not your brain) to access all your deeply held anxieties.<p>Behold, <i>Anxiety: The Magazine</i>. This imagined publication covers …

Scientists Say You Should Quit Working Out Solo and Try Group Exercise

Solo workouts aren't as good at reducing stress.<p>It may be time to invest in some spandex and buy that class pass. According to a study released …

Mental Health

Men Now Consider Mental Health More Important Than Physical Health

'We can all help each other.'<p>Men are three times more likely to die from suicide than women in UK, but a new report suggests education on suicide …

Scientists Still Can't Decide Whether Fear Is Real

Fear may really just be in your head.<p>How do you know when you’re afraid? Perhaps it’s when your heart races or your palms sweat. Or maybe it’s being …

Psychology

We need to rethink how we classify mental illness

Psychiatric diagnosis must serve an ethical purpose: relieving certain forms of suffering and disease. Science alone can’t do that<p>How do we decide what emotions, thoughts and behaviours are normal, abnormal or pathological?<p>This is essentially what a select group of psychiatrists decide each time …

Mental Health

There's new evidence of how our DNA shapes depression and other disorders like it

When you fall and break a bone, an X-ray shows the crack. There's no equivalent diagnostic for disorders of the brain — a shortfall that's made it difficult for millions of people with conditions ranging from anxiety to obsessive-compulsive disorder to get treatment.<p>A spate of new research may …

Genetics

Men With Depression Need Better Mental Health Solutions

A new study offers insight into treating depression in males more effectively.<p>Unstructured talk therapy is inadequate to fully address depression in …

University of Sydney

Farewell my lonely: Science reveals how faith can help meet social needs

<i>“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” –Psalm 25:16.</i><p>The generation of migrants who left Romania when it was under communist rule faced suspicion from two sides.<p>Distrust from the native population in the land they settled in, and the fears of other migrants that they may …

Psychology

Mental Health Stigma Is A Silent Killer And Its Effect Is Catastrophic

We've probably all heard the statistic that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health issues in their lifetime and while this is indeed a …

Mental Health

What Happens in the Brain When We Feel Fear

Fear may be as old as life on Earth. It is a fundamental, deeply wired reaction, evolved over the history of biology, to protect organisms against …

The Brain

Startup Spotlight: Mental Health, AR Tech Support and Eyeglasses for Kids

If you’ve ever been tech support for your parents then you’ll understand the frustration of trying to explain directions over video chat when you …

Mental Health

Mental Illness Is a Global Crisis

In the United States, our prisons remain our largest mental-health system. Rates of anxiety, depression, and other social ills continue to rise …

'Depression lost me my job': How mental health costs up to 300,000 jobs a year

<b>Hayley Smith says her manager encouraged her to apply for other jobs when she told her she had depression.</b><p>The news about her illness spread across the office. "It was horrible - I felt really exposed," she says. After a few anxious, unhappy months, she left.<p>Hayley is one of up to 300,000 people …

Mental Health

I Have Chronic Depression. It's Safer For Me To Freelance Than To Rely On Employers' Understanding

Full time employment just wasn't an option for me. Even with a strong work ethic and graduating with a First-Class BA (hons) degree, I knew it would …

Mental Health

Having a mental illness doesn’t mean you can’t work – I’m proof

Government research has confirmed that mental health costs the nation £99bn. It doesn’t make financial sense for employers to discriminate<p>It’s official. The government-commissioned Thriving at Work report has found that many of us are not, in fact, thriving at work. About 300,000 of us with …

Mental Health

How to Buy Happiness? Don't Spend It on Stuff

<b>Michael Norton:</b> My colleague Liz Dunn at University of British Columbia and I have been studying the relationship with between money and happiness. …

Happiness

I may need mental health medication forever – and that’s OK

opinion<p><b>Every four weeks, like clockwork, I file a repeat prescription request for five separate medications.</b><p>I take four tablets every morning, two …