Mellissa Youngkrantz

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Banksy is back with artwork that expertly skewers how institutions treat street art

Banksy's artworks are a perfect commentary not only on the socio-political situation — Brexit or the refugee crisis, for example — but also on the …

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett superfans, prepare to be unbelievably excited

Neil Gaiman has given us many good screen adaptations of his books. <i>Stardust</i>, <i>Coraline</i> and <i>American Gods</i> are all the progeny of his frankly obscenely …

Build your utility belt of coding skills without going back to school

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Eat Your Way to Health and Happiness

Pump up your mood, energy, and brainpower too with these scientifically proven superfoods

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Following a Single Event

Following is an example of how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after a single traumatic incident.<p>Tony had a somewhat stable …

Building a Routine When You Have Bipolar Disorder

Having a routine helps people with bipolar disorder maintain stability.<p>“Unexpected stressors can lead to episodes for me so the better I can plan …

Top 5 Irritating Stigmas About Living With a Mental Illness

You know it and I know it: living with a mental illness and being open about it can have dire consequences. And, frankly, it pisses me off. Let’s …

11 Ways to Emotionally Thrive

<b>Life can feel like an emotional roller coaster if we let it, but remembering that we have more control over our inner landscape than we realize-helps smooth out the ride.</b><p>Most of us are experiencing major life change and lightening speed personal growth on a regular basis. We can no longer hide from …

Happiness

Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder

6 Ways to Overcome Social Anxiety

“For some people social anxiety is pretty pervasive,” said Justin Weeks, Ph.D, an assistant professor of psychology and director of the Center for …

Complicated Grief: How It's Different

<i>Losing someone close to us is as painful as it gets. But if the sharp pain fails to lift, it might be what’s called “complicated grief.” Modern Loss</i> …

Brené Brown: The Safe Way To Share Your Shame Story

<i>Finally! A guide to surviving. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, author of</i> Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, <i>shows us how to find a way free from the destructive voices in our heads.</i><p><i>By Brené Brown</i><p>You're in it. That warm wash of "not good …

The Condition Many Recovering Addicts And Alcoholics Don't Know About

<i>By Jeanene Swanson</i><p>No one said recovery would be easy. And for the majority of addicts and alcoholics, detox is just the beginning.<p>While addiction specialists may know about post-acute withdrawal syndrome (protracted withdrawal syndrome), or PAWS, many addicts and much of the public do not. …

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 …

Levels of depression and anxiety are higher in people with severe rheumatoid arthritis

5 Secrets To Behavior Change

<i>By Art Markman, Ph.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>At some point in your life, you have probably made a New Year's resolution. Maybe it was this year, and you set a goal to live your life differently in some way, big or small. You might already have abandoned your plans. Perhaps you have given up making …

Pilled Out: Quitting Medication for Bipolar Disorder - Medication Noncompliance - Bipolar Disorder

<i>When it comes to medication for bipolar disorder, there are many reasons why people quit taking their bipolar medications.</i><p>I got a letter from a drug …

Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder

Recently on our Facebook Page, Vicky posted the following:<p>I was diagnosed bipolar II at the age of 20 but because bipolar type II is so similar to …

Be Your Own Best Friend: The Cure For Loneliness

Loneliness is dangerous — but it’s not the act of being alone itself that causes loneliness. Sure, being alone is the root of the issue; however, it …

Getting to Know Your 5 Essential Brain Chemicals

2 of 6<p>Glutamate & GABA<p>Glutamate and GABA can be thought of as mainstay neurotransmitters. They slog away in high concentrations within the brain …

5 Ways to Maintain Boundaries with Difficult People

Maintaining healthy boundaries with difficult people can be, well, difficult.<p>That’s because they don’t want you to have boundaries in the first …

An Experiment in Gratitude | The Science of Happiness

The Best Foods To Ease Anxiety

Anxiety disorders typically require medication or psychotherapy or both -- but that doesn't mean lifestyle changes are totally out of the question. A balanced diet and a regular exercise routine might not be cures, but they can help improve overall mood and wellbeing.<p>Similarly to the way certain …

Can Reading A Good Book Cure Your Depression?

Currently, nearly one out of every 10 Americans aged 12 and older takes an antidepressant — and for women in their forties and fifties, that number …

Diagnosing Mental Illness in Ancient Greece and Rome

Gods-given hallucinations and suppressing anger for the greater good: How what's considered "abnormal" has changed.<p>We can put a man on the moon a rover on Mars but we’re still figuring out our own brains. Mental illness is stigmatized, potentially overdiagnosed, and often misunderstood. Scientists …

Why I Keep My Bipolar Disorder Secret at Work

“I mentioned the ADHD part of my diagnosis to a colleague, and her response was ‘Whatever, you just love taking Adderall.’”<p>Last winter, I was declined by five health insurance companies. I am 26, do my preventative screenings like clockwork, and have no physical health problems. As my boss told me …

Substance Abuse And Mental Disorders Often Go Hand-In-Hand. What's The Status Of Good Treatment?

<i>By Jeanene Swanson</i><p>Statistics don’t lie: co-occurring mental disorders and addiction - also called dual diagnosis - go hand in hand. In fact, according to several long-standing epidemiological studies, 50% of general psychiatric patients also have a substance use disorder. That's a harrowing 8.9 …

There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia

I’ve seen PhD students with depression, sleep issues, eating disorders, and thoughts of suicide. Mental health in academia is an issue that needs to be addressed<p>• Why mental illness is on the rise in academia<p>It is all too common to see PhD students work themselves to the point of physical and …

GAPS Diet: Can Mental Illness Be Cured By Eating Differently?

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, once said, “All disease begins in the gut,” and many contemporary doctors believe he would certainly …