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No One "Commits" Suicide - Gabe Howard

We like the work that Gabe is doing for those who are struggling.<p><b>From his website:</b><br>Before being diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders and being …

Why Facts Matter: Science Is Not an Opinion

In a recent tweet, Donald Trump threw out this witticism: "In New York, March was the coldest month in recorded history - we could use some GLOBAL WARMING!" The capital letters and exclamation point are his, so sure is he of his deep insight that he must shout it out to the world.<p><b>Opinion, Fact,</b> …

Portrait of a dyslexic artist, who transforms neurons into ‘butterflies’

Rebecca Kamen’s sculptures appear as delicate as the brain itself. Thin, green branches stretch from a colorful mass of vein-like filaments. The …

Sculpture

Mental health stigma: where's my cheesecake?

There's a one in eight chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in the average woman's lifetime. There's a one in 10 chance of developing depression. Yet we're far more likely to openly talk about one than the other. In a guest post, Tania Browne complains bitterly about her lack of …

Inspired Ink: 22 Depression Tattoos

Depression affects more than 300 million people across the globe — so why aren’t we talking about it? Many people get tattoos to help spread …

Darwin's Claim of Universals in Facial Expression Not Challenged

<i>Co-authored by Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley</i><p>Lisa Feldman Barrett's Feb. 28 <i>New York Times</i> op-ed seeks to undermine the science showing universality in the interpretation of facial expressions. In her eyes, recent evidence "challeng[es] the …

Psychology

Facial Expressions Aren't As Universal As Scientists Have Thought

A new study contradicts the common assumption that emotion-based facial expressions are recognized across cultures.<p>For nearly half a century, social scientists have operated under the assumption that all basic human emotions are universally recognizable. Countless cross-cultural experiments—not to …

Psychology

Doctors will place patients between life and death in suspended animation trials

For the first time ever, surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh could save patients by putting them between life and death. They're ready to test a technique that would place patients in a state of "suspended animation," giving surgeons enough time to operate on injuries that would …

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to …

Depression, anxiety: What worked for me

For more than a decade of my life, I struggled with debilitating anxiety, panic attacks and depression. And, like millions of people around the world, I longed to discover a magic pill to cure my ills and promise me nirvana.<p>But, despite taking many medications, ongoing psychotherapy, …

AFI, Thirty Seconds To Mars to tour with Linkin Park - News - Alternative Press

At a press conference in Los Angeles this morning, <b>Linkin Park</b>, <b>Thrity Seconds To Mars</b> and <b>AFI</b> all announced this summer’s Carnivores Tour, featuring …

Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

The world’s top graphic designers explore the ancient geometrical concept in poetry, food, sculpture, hairstyles and decorative art<p>Golden Meaning: graphic artists depict the golden ratio – in pictures<p>Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most …

Parkway Drive, Vanna, We The Kings, more announced for Warped Tour 2014 - News - Alternative Press

Four more bands have been announced for the 2014 <b>Vans Warped Tour</b>. <b>Parkway Drive</b>, <b>Vanna</b>, <b>TheCityShakeUp</b> and <b>We The Kings</b> were all announced on tonight’s …

Petting Away Depression

You've seen the TV commercials, the person in black and white and sad while they watch their friends and family in color happy as can be? Then the sad individual gets help, sees the world in color and has a dog run into frame to play with them, or they are suddenly on the couch petting their …

Confessing Depression

Sometimes life is hard. I think I'm luckier than most in this world, and yet I still struggle with my own demons. I suppose that's true of all of us, but not everyone faces the crushing weight of depression when things go wrong. I recently discovered that my dear friend is struggling to stay afloat …

Psychedelic patterns created from smoke by American psychologist Mark Scalco - Telegraph

7 Things You Shouldn't Say To Someone With Anxiety

If you’ve ever suffered from severe anxiety, you’re probably overly familiar with the control it can have over your life. And you’re not alone -- it affects approximately 40 million adult Americans per year.<p>Anxiety and panic disorders can cause ceaseless feelings of fear and uncertainty -- and with …

Ron Swanson's 7 Best Statements About Life

The year was 2009. While I was a late adopter, I soon became paralyzed with love for a show called <i>Parks & Recreation</i>, and eventually changed my …

Watch Little Kayden Feel Rain for the First Time

Rainy days have been few and far between this year in California, so it is no surprise that Kaden has never had the chance to feel the rain. Enjoy …

(1/2)He ordered for you, not because he didn't have enough money to pay for what you wanted but because he said he didn't have arms long…

Clothes always seemed to fit looser after an hour of “I love you but you know how people talk.” It seemed like the more you lost the less you loved your mirror but why do I need to love myself when he can love me? You told yourself this as he avoided the extra fat on your side. 1 size down.You fainted. You forgot to eat because you were thinking too much about his “I can almost tell my friends about you.” 2 sizes down 3 sizes down 4 sizes down when he told you, “baby, you just aren’t who I</i> …

The second time I…

The second time I overdosed,<br>my body couldn’t handle it,<br>and I threw it all up.<br>I texted my dad saying,<br>“I think I took a little too many pills”.<p>And every time I’ve overdosed,<br>I always downplay it.<br>I’ve always tried to act<br>like it wasn’t a big deal.<p>That having the urge to swallow a whole bottle of pills<br>was something daily that normal people do.<br>My dad hurried home and saw the empty bottle<br>and he shook me to make sure I was awake.<br>I kept mumbling “I threw it up.. I threw it up..”<br>while I was drifting off …

New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The national<p>Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreport that depression costs 200 million lost workdays each year …

The Brain

Scientists find new anxiety circuit in the brain - Futurity

Biologists have found a neural circuit that could offer more clues into how the brain processes anxiety.

Fighting Against the Stigma of Mental Illness

I have panic disorder. I manage chronic anxiety every single day. I had my first panic attack when I was 15 years old and (at the time) I had no idea what was going on. I thought I might be having a heart attack. It seemed like a physical problem at first. I had an uncontrollable racing heart …

Depression

Super Bowl Ads Go Healthy: Selling Yogurt With A Steamy Kiss

We're all accustomed to Super Bowl ads for chips and soda and beer.<p>But it's a new day. And, this year, we'll also get pitched on healthier fare.<p>For starters, there will be lots of yogurt ads — both Dannon and Chobani will make a play for game-time viewers. Pistachios will make their debut. And …

6 Things Not To Say To Someone With Depression

If you've ever known someone with depression or have battled it yourself, you're deeply aware of the accidental insensitivity that can often come with it. For those who may not understand the complexities, it's easy to say things that have the potential to do more harm than good.<p>While the U.S. has …

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My roommate just ordered “none pizza with left beef”<p>Dominos called him after placing the order online to make sure it was not a mistake. It is too early to be laughing this hard