Stephen Thergesen

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Scientists Say They've Identified The Physical Source of Depression in The Brain

Depression isn't just 'all in your head'.<p>The region of the brain that serves as the physical source of feelings of depression has been identified, …

Why Are We Still Making A Mockery Of Mental Illness?

With the emergence of fall comes the promise of Halloween and all things pumpkin spice, festive, and spooky. It's no surprise that the people behind the scenes of Knott's Berry Farm carefully curated a new attraction to cater to this season; an attraction to entertain a crowd of consumers who enjoy …

Mental Health, Free Will, and Your Microbiome

“We are legion, each and every one of us. Always a ‘we’ and never a ‘me.’”<p><i>“I have observed many tiny animals with great admiration,”</i> Galileo marveled as he peered through his microscope — a tool that, like the telescope, he didn’t invent himself but he used with in such a visionary way as to render …

Microbiology

Bad Advice People Have Given Me For My Depression

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that at least 15.7 million American adults experienced at least one major depressive …

Evangelical Christianity

Synchronized waves of calcium in the brain can reduce depressive symptoms

Neuroscience

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. …

Critical Thinking

A Global Approach to Teaching Phrasal Verbs

Teachers and learners tend to perceive Phrasal Verbs as difficult to learn, particularly as they seem to have so many alternative meanings, yet they …

Language

What lessons should we learn from fairytales?

As Google celebrates Charles Perrault today, fairytales still have a lot to teach us. But be careful what you choose to learn – particularly when it comes to children’s stories<p>If you love fairytales you should thank French author Charles Perrault who was born 388 years ago today, on 12 January …

One in four people have been diagnosed with a mental illness

One in four adults has been diagnosed with a mental illness – but a <i>fifth</i> of people still think "one of the main causes of mental illness is a lack of …

Who was Charles Perrault? Why the fairy tales you know may not be as they seem

French author Charles Perrault was born 388 years ago on January 12, and has become immortalised as the father of the fairy tale as we know it<p>Charles Perrault, author of Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella was born 388 years ago, and has been commemorated with a Google …

Literature

Exciting New Breakthrough in Mental Health

Melissa was a 45-year-old research nurse in Africa with a long history of major depression. When her depression worsened, she went for treatment and …

Depression

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Duchess of Cambridge tops ‘health heroes’ list for mental health campaigning

ES News Email<p>The Duchess of Cambridge has topped a list of “health heroes” for her championing of children’s mental health.<p>Kate was praised for …

5 Ways To Support Someone With An Eating Disorder (And 5 Things NEVER To Do)

Watching someone you love self-destruct is a heartbreaking experience. When someone we care about has an eating disorder — whether it's anorexia, …

Mental Health

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

Schools are not training us to tackle mental health problems, teachers say

Only a third of teachers say that they have been appropriately trained by their school to deal with pupils' mental health problems, according to …

Robert Spitzer dies aged 83: US psychiatrist pushed to remove homosexuality as mental disorder

Dr Robert Spitzer, hailed as the "most influential psychiatrist" has died of heart problems in Seattle on Friday 25 December, said his wife. Spitzer …

LGBTQ

​2015 the year of... a mental health crisis

From funding cuts to the rise in male suicide we examine the year in mental health<p>In actual terms it's been one of the worst years for Mental Health on record. As huge funding cuts were made to public health services in the UK, no other area came under so much strain. December alone saw fierce …

Mental Health

Nigerian Short Film Oya: Rise of the Orisas Stars Female Superhero Based in West African Folklore

<i>Oya: Rise of the Orisas</i> is a short film from Nigerian writer and director Nosa Igbinedion that’s already gotten tons of fan support online. Probably …

West Africa
Books

Are Dragons Real? Facts About Dragons

Dragons are among the most popular and enduring of the world's mythological creatures. Dragon tales are known in many cultures, from the Americas to …

Strange Christmas tales and traditions from Europe

This #MythicalMondays post was written in collaboration with Laura from Fast Cover.<p>The holidays are right around the corner, with Christmas songs …

Decorations

The Folklore of the Orkney Islands

"The first law of story-telling - every man is bound to leave a story better than he found it."<p>Orkney's folklore is a tangled web of interconnecting …

Scotland

The People-Eating Yule Cat is the Best Icelandic Christmas Nightmare - The monstrous feline from Icelandic folklore takes fashion policing to a whole new level.

<b>In America, the holiday season</b> is the time for kissing under the mistletoe, eggnogging yourself silly, and baking bribes for the big guy so he will …

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10 Strange And Mystical Cats People Believed In

What is it about cats that make them so mysterious? The Egyptians worshiped them, the Europeans feared them, and the Japanese worried that they might …

List-Worthy

Top 10 Hilariously Creepy Creatures From Japanese Folklore

<b>Japanese folklore seems to be a class apart from the rest of the world.</b><p>As it comes to supernatural beings that are bizarrely specific or simply …

The Magic of Winter Solstice

Today, Wednesday 21 at 10:44 am GMT–5:44 am EST~~we experience the exact moment of the winter solstice, the first day of winter. This makes for the …

Spirituality

The story of The Nutcracker – in pictures

From the folk tales of ETA Hoffman and Alexandre Dumas to Tchaikovsky’s ballet and beyond, translater Sarah Ardizzone traces the evolution of one of our best-loved Christmas stories

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Photography

Things you shouldn't say to someone with mental health struggles during the holidays

It’s that time of year again: the holidays. Depending on your state of mind, this can be the best time of the year, or one of the worst. During the …