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How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

Your Life is Shaped by Your Thoughts

<b>“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts</b><b>” (Proverbs 4:23 GNT).</b>God is far more interested in changing your mind than changing …

Meditation

This Is What High Functioning Anxiety Feels Like

High functioning anxiety is not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Rather, it's evolved as a catch-all term that refers to people who live with …

People with depression use language differently — here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this "language of depression" can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …

Depression

People With Depression & Anxiety Speak Differently, Research Shows, And Here's Why It Matters

Anyone who has lived with depression knows that the mental illness impacts every aspect of your life — appetite, relationships, energy levels, and …

Bipolar disorder | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Coping with the ups and downs of bipolar disorder isn’t easy. But if you or a family member or friend is struggling, there is help. NAMI and NAMI …

Bipolar disorder | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar …

What It’s Really Like To Date Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder

It’s complicated... but what relationship isn’t?<p>Imagine being stigmatized as crazy. Imagine your partner’s friends warning them to steer clear of you. On top of this, imagine experiencing exhausting mood swings and an unavoidable fear of being abandoned. Welcome to the world of Borderline …

What's The Link Between Creativity and Depression?

The relationship between depression and creativity is often romanticized as the key to creating good art. It’s been called the dark side of creativity, or the key to genius. There’s hundreds of think pieces online about how depression can supercharge your creative endeavors, but do those think …

Creativity

3 all-natural ways to dial-down your anxiety

Whether your anxiety spikes during particularly stressful moments (like that morning meeting with your boss that did <i>not</i> go as you’d hoped), or if …

Ellie Goulding

4 Signs That Your Anxiety Could be Masking Another Illness

You may have noticed a recent uptick of articles simultaneously discussing anxiety and depression. There’s physiological precedence for this: the …

This surprising sport could help combat anxiety and depression

When you think about rock climbing, chances are you picture harnesses, rock walls, and maybe even that Mount Everest documentary on Netflix—but not …

Mount Everest

Tiny blood vessel damage tied to depression among older adults | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Keeping tiny blood vessels healthy may be one way to ward off depression later in life, suggests a new analysis of existing research.<p>Damage to the microvascular system - often caused by high blood pressure or diabetes, and made worse by smoking - is tied to an increased risk of …

Mental Health

What It’s Really Like To Date Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder

It’s complicated... but what relationship isn’t?<p>Imagine being stigmatized as crazy. Imagine your partner’s friends warning them to steer clear of you. On top of this, imagine experiencing exhausting mood swings and an unavoidable fear of being abandoned. Welcome to the world of Borderline …

Mental Health

Is Anxiety Medication Safe for Teens?

All teens experience anxiety sometimes. Feeling nervous before a date, worrying about an exam, and experiencing increased anxiety before a big …

Psychiatry

The 'dogs from the cellar' is a perfect metaphor to explain how your childhood still influences your relationships today

Brach shares a bunch of simple but brilliant insights into the way we handle difficult emotions— and how we can handle them better.<p>But there's one sentence I've kept coming back to because it just makes so much sense:<p>"Because we are responding to an accumulation of past pain, our reactions are out …

Psychology

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Mindfulness

Depression and Psychosis

According to the World Health Organization, 300 million people worldwide suffer from a depressive disorder, such as Major Depressive Disorder, …

Psychedelics Show Promise in Treating Depression

Depression is challenging to manage, especially since many antidepressants can take weeks to work and simply fail for nearly one-third of sufferers. …

Psychedelia

Schools Are Struggling To Provide Mental Health Support For Children Due To Funding Cuts, Say MPs

Parents are concerned schools' pursuit of exam results is affecting children’s mental health.<p>Schools and colleges are struggling to provide adequate …

Tumblr Launches Mental Health Awareness Month Initiative

It's a whole month of helping.<p>Even though social media has been shown to hurt our mental health, it's also a place where many of us turn for a community to help. Being honest about our mental health online, seeing others who are having the same experience, and connecting with people who understand …

15 Tactics to Cope with Anxiety, Insomnia, or Depression

You’re always tired, but not sleepy. You find yourself breaking down for no apparent reason while getting ready in the morning. Simple tasks like …

How Poor Sleep Hinders Those With Anxiety & Depression

Sleep deficits can make focusing, finishing assignments, and coping with everyday stress seem daunting. To make matters worse, people with anxiety …

The Smartest Way to Combat Stress (From a TED Speaker and Neuroscientist) | Inc.com

Dr. Rebecca Brachman has dedicated her life to exploring the connection between mental illness and stress. As Brachman gears up to speak at the TED conference today, the TED Fellow shares the best way to combat your stress and finally puts to rest the idea that mental illness indicates genius.<p><b>Inc.:</b> …

Mental Health

You May Soon Be Able To Take A Drug To Prevent Depression

At TED, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman talked about pharmaceutical methods of preventing stress as a way to stop depression before it starts.<p>Right now, someone with depression has only two clinical options: antidepressants (that often don’t work particularly well) and therapy. But there soon may …

Antidepressants

The Darkness Of Depression Through Conceptual Photography

You live in a room full of darkness. The room inside your head. It’s lonely<p>The darkness wraps around you – you can’t wash it off with soap… You are …

Diagnosing Depression

Speaking to patients about depression is difficult because the word depression is used in different ways. One commonly speaks of being depressed when …

Depression

4 Conditions That Resemble Depression, But Aren't

<i>“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It is what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”</i><p>This quote, frequently misattributed to …

Mark Twain
Depression

Nerve cell miswiring linked to depression

Researchers have pinpointed a gene that keeps important brain cells in mice from crossing their wires, providing a possible link between brain wiring …

Neuroscience