Marsha Nneka

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Perceptions of Stigma in Military Veterans — Head Space and Timing

The impact of stigma against seeking help for mental health concerns is significant in the veteran population. Other than the barriers that exist …

3 Tips For Finding Your Ideal Workflow

When most of us think of flow at work, we may think of charts, project plans and deadlines. But there is another kind of work flow that is incredibly important, especially for entrepreneurs.<p>Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi popularized the concept of “flow” in the early 1990’s. …

Self-improvement

The Headstrong Project: Free Mental Health Counseling for Veterans — Head Space and Timing

In order to ensure that the Head Space and Timing community is providing the most support possible to veterans, their families, and those who support …

ACRONYM

There are some movies that are helpful when trying to explain combat and the impact of experiencing combat to those who haven’t been there. I’m not …

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

One of the Most Important Questions about Veteran Mental Health is Who’s Paying the Bill? — Head Space and Timing

There are several challenges regarding veteran mental health, and the combination of them can often make the task of accessing mental health services …

Beyond The Uniform Podcast — Head Space and Timing

I’m a firm believer that a veteran has both the ability and the responsibility to make a difference in the world after their military service ends, …

What is a Mindfist, and Why Letting It Go is the Key to Reducing Stress — Head Space and Timing

How long do you think you can clench your fist? Ball your fist up, squeeze as hard as you can. How long do you think it is possible to hold that much …

The GWOT, My Father And Me

I sat cross-legged on the cold cement of the garage floor. Steel tools were in front of me, laying benignly, and scattered about. I had no idea what …

OAF Nation

Headspace and Timing

Summary: It’s impossible to talk about Veteran Mental Health without addressing the elephant in the room: veteran suicide. The crisis surrounding …

Four Myths and Misconceptions about Veteran Mental Health — Head Space and Timing

If you are not a veteran, you may have some thoughts about what PTSD is and how it may impact veterans. If you’re a coworker or employer of a …

Where Were You This Time Last Year? And Beyond? — Head Space and Timing

Where were you this time last year? Mentally, relationally, professionally? Our newsfeed is full of reflection, of remembrance and recollection. But …

FX's X-Men series Legion will examine mutants and mental illness

FX just gave fans their first extended look at its upcoming <i>X-Men</i> series <i>Legion</i> on Sunday at New York Comic Con, and it already promises to be one of the more fascinating shows due to come out in 2017. After con-goers watched the first half hour of the pilot, the show's cast and crew came onstage to …

Comics

As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain

Five states are voting this fall on whether marijuana should be legal, like alcohol, for recreational use. That has sparked questions about what we know — and don't know — about marijuana's effect on the brain.<p>Research is scarce. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies marijuana as a Schedule I …

Cannabis
Abu Dhabi

New implantable device may help doctors fight opioid addiction in U.S.

In the ongoing fight against opioid addiction, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a novel new drug that takes the form of an …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The anxiety survival guide: How to conquer your worries

What makes you anxious? Ask and you’ll get a million different answers (believe me, I did). They ranged from feeling overloaded or constantly on-call to health worries, tax bills or even just answering the phone.<p>Ask how anxiety feels and the answers may range from ‘sick and jittery’ to ‘having a …

Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos for the second time

With the same limitations as last year's breakthrough work<p>Scientists in China have reported genetically modifying human embryos in what is only the second published experiment of its kind. Last year, a different team of Chinese researchers edited human embryos in an attempt to remove genes …

Genetics

Metabolic syndrome tied to cognitive impairment risk

In a group of cognitively normal adults age 55 and older in Singapore, those with certain cardiovascular risk factors were more likely than others to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia over a six year period.<p>The risk factors - known collectively as the metabolic syndrome - include large …

Diabetes
Multiple Sclerosis

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Mild Cognitive Impairment

March 14, 2016<p>This article originally appeared here.<p>Share this content:<p>Researchers have found an increased association between metabolic syndrome and …

A Cambridge professor on how to stop being so easily manipulated by misleading statistics

“There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Few people know the struggle of correcting such lies better than David Spiegelhalter. Since 2007, he has been the Winton professor for the public understanding of risk (though he prefers “statistics” to “risk”) at the University of …

University of Cambridge

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 …

Mental Health

This Is the Best Way to Handle Your Anger

If you're mad as hell and not doing much about it, you're not alone. But stifling your anger (as so many of us do) only makes you more stressed. …

Anger Management