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'It's nothing like a broken leg': why I'm done with the mental health conversation

It’s never been easier to open up – but hashtag healthcare doesn’t help people like me<p>I am bleeding from the wrists in a toilet cubicle of the building I have therapy in, with my junior doctor psychiatrist peering over the top of the door, her lanyards clanking against the lock. Her shift finished …

Mental Health

A psychologist explains how to overcome social anxiety

Get out of your own head.<p>No one likes to be told to “be yourself,” but it’s actually good advice. If you’re someone who often avoids speaking in public or is generally terrified of socially awkward situations, it’s especially good advice.<p>Fifteen millionAmericans suffer from a diagnosable form of …

Depression

I'm a psychologist who studies suicide, and it's incredibly difficult to predict

Who is going to die by suicide? This terrible mystery of human behavior takes on particular poignance in the wake of suicides by high-profile and much-beloved celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. It is only natural that people want to know why such tragedies occur. Those closest to those …

Sean Anderson lost 300 pounds by shifting from a diet mentality to a recovery mentality

After losing weight and then gaining more than half of it back, Sean Anderson recognized that he was addicted to refined sugar and now treats it like a drug.<p><b>Name:</b> Sean Anderson<p><b>Age:</b> 46<p><b>Residence:</b> Ponca City, OK<p><b>Job:</b> Radio personality<p><b>Marital status:</b> Divorced, father of two adult daughters and …

Fitness

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

The Future of Therapy: Becoming Someone Else in VR

In a Barcelona lab, two researchers are using virtual simulations to build empathy and understanding, from body-swapping to sessions with Freud<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>I am standing …

Virtual Reality

The evolutionary paradox of homosexuality

Being gay no longer holds the stigma it once did, but in evolution, why does a non-reproductive trait persist?<p>In 1913 George Levick, an explorer, …

Scientists Have Found a Strong Link Between a Terrible Childhood And Being Intensely Creative

Beautiful things can emerge from dark places.<p>Performing artists who were exposed to abuse, neglect or a dysfunctional family as a child might …

This Is Your Path to the $1,000-Per-Hour Mindset

If you don't value your time, who will?<p>4 min read<p>If I asked you the question “How much for an hour of your time?” would you reflexively know the answer? If I were a betting man, I would lay odds that almost everyone reading this wouldn’t have a clue. And after putting some thought into it, most …

Boundaries Make Good Bodhisattvas

Of all the teachings given by the Buddha that I encountered, his teaching on <i>bodhicitta</i> had the greatest impact on me when I first heard it in my …

How to Discipline a 12-Year-Old

Raising a 12-year-old in today’s world is much different from just a decade ago. From smartphones and computer games to bullying and peer pressure, …

Parenting

In the worst human traumas, psychologists found the roots of happiness

All around us are reminders of how important happiness is in people’s lives: in TED talks, in the practice of meditation, in the annual World …

The Best Meditation Tips For People With Anxiety (From Someone With Anxiety)

<i>Sarah Wilson is a best-selling author, journalist, and entrepreneur who has spent years struggling with anxiety. In her new book,</i> First We Make the …

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

Researchers have isolated what may be the single most important trait that makes kids successful in school

Paul Hackett/Reuters<p><b>Researchers who've studied more than 6,000 kindergartners found that the kids rated by their parents as more curious and willing</b> …

Nature or nurture: unravelling the roots of childhood behaviour disorders

Humans have succeeded as a species in large part because of our ability to cooperate and coordinate with each other. These skills are driven by a range of “moral emotions” such as guilt and empathy, which help us to navigate the nuance of social interactions appropriately.<p>Those who lack moral …

Psychology

My Company Grew 800 Percent in a Year After I Made This Mindset Shift Grow

The surprising thing about being grateful for what you have is how much more you end up getting.<p>7 min read<p>When it comes to rapid growth, there are lots of strategies you can implement. But what if I told you that the strategy responsible for growing my business 800 percent in the last year was …

The surprising benefits of electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy helps patients with their symptoms in more than 80% of cases – but its stigma means it may not be helping the people it could.<p>Eighty years ago at the University of Rome La Sapienza, doctors sent 100 volts of electricity through the head of a 39-year-old man. A week …

Depression

As Verne Troyer dies aged 49, why we need to take male depression and suicide extremely seriously

opinion<p>Soaps editor<p><b>Please note: This article contains discussion of depression and suicide which some readers may find triggering and upsetting.</b><p>Like …

I built my net worth to over $500,000 in 4 years — here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

1/<p>1. Make a budget and track your spending<p>Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>Tracking your spending and creating a budget is a must. Most people don't know …

Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

If it’s left untreated, anxiety can lead to depression, early death and suicide, yet the medication that is prescribed to treat anxiety doesn’t often …

Scientific Research

When Does General Depression Become Clinical Depression?

<i>When does general depression become clinical depression? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jennifer Guttman, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, GuttmanPsychology.com, on Quora:</b><p>I treat many …

Depression

Science Shows That Kids Start Off as Natural Optimists

But trusting everyone comes with psychological pros and cons.<p>You might hesitate to make a character judgment about someone based on a first …

Psychology

How to Lose Your Best Employees

You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door.<p>She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her …

Employee Engagement

How to Be a Resilient Parent

Imagine two equally talented graduates at their first jobs. Within a year, downsizing gets them both laid off. One becomes caught up in thinking he’s …

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

Bob Harper's Favorite No-Equipment, Total-Body, Do-Anywhere Workout Moms Will Love

Proof you don't need fancy equipment or hours of free time to tackle an effective workout that will give you real results.<p>Walk into any full-size gym and there are more free weights and machines than most people know what to do with. There are kettlebells and resistance bands, battle ropes, and …

A Spiritual Guide Reveals The Best Way To Meditate If You're Ridiculously Stressed Out

You're sitting there trying to meditate, because you're feeling stressed out. Your eyes are closed, you're sitting in lotus position, and you're …

4 Steps To Take When Someone Is Spreading Negativity About You

Have you ever been in a situation where someone is spreading negativity about you in an effort to harm your reputation?<br>I have, and so has Jordan Harbinger, host of <i>The Jordan Harbinger Show</i>, a top-rated podcast with millions of downloads in its first weeks of launching. Prior to starting this show, …

Self-help

Maslow's Hierachy vs. 7 Chakras- Interestingly Similar!

MASLOW’S HIERARCHY VS. THE 7 CHAKRAS<p>I am a true believer in integrating Eastern and Western treatments/methods for optimal well-being. Which is why I …