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It’s not just college students. Higher education itself is experiencing a mental health crisis

Graduation: classically peppered by parties, gifts, and champagne toasts to the happy memories of university life.<p>Not all the seniors donning their caps and gowns during this year’s commencement season will be leaving behind four years of joy and wonder, however. Far from it. For tens of thousands, …

Mental Health

5 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

Most of us have goals, both big (go back to school and get a master's degree) and small (pare down that pile of junk mail). What keeps us from …

5 Things You Must Do If Your Partner Suffers From Depression

<b>No one teaches us how to navigate a relationship when mental illness enters the equation.</b><p>I recently read a Washington Post article by a woman whose …

4 Pretty DIYs from Ideas Magazine

We love South Africa's Idea Magazine and this month they have an adorable section on mending and also upgrading lampshades. From patching a quilt or …

Crafting

How To Make Good Habits Stick: 6 Secrets From Research

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don’t do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can …

7 Things That Will Keep You From Being Successful

“Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are.” — Jim Rohn<p>There’s no one secret to success, but it doesn’t happen by accident, either. …

How to Balance Ambition and Happiness: 5 Tips

Too much ambition makes life miserable, too little makes it meaningless. Here's how to strike a balance.<p>Many people believe that success will make them happy. But science shows that it's the other way around.<p>Being happy seems to increase your chances of success, while study after study indicates …

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Author Matthew Quick, whose latest novel “Every Exquisite Thing” was released on May 31. He is also the author of “Silver Linings Playbook.” …

Mental Health

The Media Is Perpetuating A Dangerous Myth About Mental Illness

We have to do better.<p>It isn't just your imagination: The news media disproportionately links mental illness and violent behavior, a new study found.<p>Researchers from Johns Hopkins University examined 400 random samples of news stories about mental illness over two decades. They found that more than …

Mental Health

Children And Young People With Mental Health Difficulties Wait 10 Years For Treatment

It casts 'a long shadow well into adult life'.<p>Children and young people with mental health difficulties have to wait on average 10 years between …

Mental health access lags despite wider insurance coverage

If you’re one of the nearly 44 million Americans estimated to have a mental health condition, the 2010 health law is supposed to help you get …