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What Doctors Are Getting All Wrong

With the increase in attention to perinatal depression and anxiety disorders, more and more healthcare providers are becoming aware of the high …

Mental Health

Brain waves may be spread by weak electrical field

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University may have found a new way information is communicated throughout the brain.<p>Their discovery could lead …

Neuroscience

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.<p>Meditation has helped me to form all …

Meditation

Gliniewicz suicide a 'complication' for helping cops with mental illness

Some mental health advocates say they worry the high-profile suicide of a Fox Lake police officer last year could make it tougher to find support for legislation aimed at helping public safety personnel and their survivors.<p>"It's added a whole new complication to any kind of future legislation …

Corruption

Father calls for review of mental health system after daughter's death

Inquest rules that failings at NHS trust allowed Abbi McAllister to abscond and then fall from multistorey car park<p>The father of a student who killed herself has called for a review of the mental health system after an inquest found a series of failings led to his daughter’s death.<p>Abbi McAllister, …

Mental Health

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 …

Mental Health

Why keep mental disability a secret? Mallick | Toronto Star

In fact, professors may make bad guesses about what ails a student — humans are like that — and that doesn’t help build an intellectual …

The Dangers of Being Labeled 'Moody'

All throughout my childhood, I was labeled as the "moody" child. My parents, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins... they all labeled me. I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't a calm child or adolescent. I always felt as though my moods were out of control, and I was simply riding a rollercoaster of …

Mental Health

Emotion dysregulation in borderline personality disorder: A problem of too much drive and too little control?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a diagnostic label applied to people who have problems regulating emotional mood swings. This emotional …

Artist uses mini figures to highlight big social issues on a small scale

The world's most pressing problems may not have small solutions, but one artist is using miniature means to take a look at some of the biggest social …

Media Industry

23 stunning pieces of Severus Snape fan art in honor of Alan Rickman

<i>Harry Potter</i> fans have come out in full force pay tribute to Alan Rickman, who played Severus Snape in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's …

The Truths Of Depression Explained In Comics

20 habits to get mentally stronger

Getting mentally stronger doesn't have to be a complicated progress. Here are 20 easy tips you can do daily to improve your mental strength.

When a Loved One Attempts Suicide

About two years ago, I came face to face with the suicide attempt of my best friend, Bella. Distraught, she had called to tell me she loved me and …

Mental Health

A Successful Working Mother Battles Bi-Polar Disorder

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?<p>This is a weekly series about successful women who participate in the workforce in a range of ways building their careers while mothering. …

Mental Health

14 people share the things that helped them deal with depression

Depression isn’t something that can be instantly cured. There’s no one magic pill that will resolve things forever. One therapy session won’t …

Psychologists examine what children's style of humor reveals about their mental health

The style of humor children use is closely related to their psychosocial adjustment, according to a study published in <i>Personality and Individual</i> …

People Who Experience Rage Attacks Have Smaller 'Emotional Brains'

<b>Neuroimaging studies suggest that frontolimbic regions of the brain, structures that regulate emotions, play an important role in the biology of</b> …

Neurology

These Eye-Opening Photos Show What It's Really Like To Have OCD

Think all people with mental illness are dysfunctional, unproductive members of society? Think again.<p>After his own experience with obsessive compulsive disorder, photographer Dan Fenstermacher set out to show the world the problem with inaccurate perceptions of mental illness. The result is an …

Mental Health

The Secret To Being Happy And Loving Your Job

<i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Having a meaningful job does not guarantee happiness.<p>The truth is often the other way around. It is our happiness that gives work its sense of …

Happiness

When You're Feeling Down, Remember These 15 Tips for Peace and Happiness

<i>By Laura Caseley, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>Are you feeling down, or stressed out from life in general? Are you just feeling like everything is kind of <i>blah</i>?<p>Maybe you're even beating yourself up about it. After all, your life is probably pretty good, so what do you have to feel bad about?<p>Whoa there. …

Happiness

The Crushing Depression of Morbid Obesity

People who are morbidly obese are four to six times more likely to be depressed than people of average size.<p>If you've ever seen the MTV show <i>Catfish,</i> you know the idea is to reveal all the ways people are duped online. Past episodes have exposed women posing as men, fraudsters claiming to be …

Mental Health

12 Tweets That Prove No One Should Be Ashamed Of Mental Illness

Every day, people with mental illness face judgment because of their condition.<p>Given that one in four people will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime, this is unacceptable. Thankfully, a critical mass of Twitter users are here to transform those negative …

Mental Health

4 Truly Enlightening Ideas From Self-Help Books

Self-improvement

What Life Would Be Like If I Loved Myself the Way I Loved You

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Erin Pierce.</i><p>I should have loved myself with the love I gave to you. I should have told myself the encouraging things I told you when you were most vulnerable. I should have given myself the same chances that I gave to you.<p><i>And I didn't.</i><p>If there's one thing that I …

Positive Thinking

9 TED Talks to Kickstart Your Creativity | Inc.com

Innovation is a key to success in business. More than that, to innovate is to break the bonds of who you've always been and to open a door to real change. Every step you take can be toward reinvention, whether of how design a product, run a business process, or address important aspects of your …

Creativity

4 Jokes About Mental Illness You Need to Stop Making

Person 1: <i>Someone forgot their meds this morning! Lol!</i><p>Person 2: <i>Someone else forgot that someone listening takes meds and thinks this joke is offensive! Lol!</i><p>Don't get me wrong, I think humor is incredibly therapeutic. Even during my darkest times I was cracking jokes. A good, authentic laugh during a …

How to Feel Happy When Everything in Life Sucks

<i>The following post was originally featured on Fit Bottomed Girls and written by Alison, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>"Happiness is an inside job."<p>Some days I can't help but wonder if Mr. Ward got it wrong when he wrote this quote. I mean, it doesn't often feel like happiness is something …