Mental Health

Why do so many middle-aged men take their own life?

It has been a tragic few days for music fans. On Thursday, the lead singer of nu-metal band Linkin Park Chester Bennington was found dead at the age …

Suicide

TLC Star Reminds Us Dads Can Have Postpartum Depression Too

After discussing his struggle on his show, the star responded to a tweet<p>Anyone with six kids would be forgiven for being a little stressed. But Adam …

Lifestyle

This app tells you when you’re depressed. Who else does it tell?

San Francisco - A Facebook message pops up on my phone screen. “What’s going on in your world?”<p>It’s from a robot named Woebot, the brainchild of …

Business (South Africa)

Shock findings thrust mental health into soccer spotlight

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The issue of mental health in soccer was thrown back into the spotlight this week as figures released in Norway showed that four in 10 of the nation's elite soccer players have suffered from anxiety and depression.<p>NISO, the representative organisation for Norway's professional …

FIFA

Are micronutrients the answer to NZ's mental health crisis?

Caroline was always someone who ran on nervous energy. But when a man began stalking her last year, harassing her for 10 months, the lawyer and …

New Zealand News

First responders living with PTSD say money and awareness is helping

Veteran says advocacy is 'night and day' compared to 15 years ago<p>Some first responders living with post traumatic stress disorder say more money and …

Mental Disorders

Jubilee Park to 'make a real difference' in southern Dallas with new mental health services

Ben Leal, CEO of Jubilee Park and Community Center, remembers when the center's neighborhood near Fair Park was known as "the military zone."<p>Back …

Texas

Former EastEnders star Danny-Boy Hatchard reveals disappointment at being 'brushed off' show

His EastEnders character is not dead and buried, but actor Danny-Boy Hatchard reveals he still wasn’t happy with his exit.<p>He was one of seven stars …

TV

Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander says he is 'horrified' at damage Piers Morgan has on LGBTQ people

Olly Alexander says people such as Piers Morgan do not realise the effect they are having when they speak disparagingly about the LGBTQ community.<p>The …

LGBTQ

At home, at the football, and online: please, Stay Kind

It's a simple message, but in a complicated world, the simple messages might be the more important.

Depression

New research shows that almost everybody will develop at least one mental disorder

Most of us know at least one person who has struggled with a bout of debilitating mental illness.<p>Despite their familiarity, however, these kinds of episodes are typically considered unusual, and even shameful.<p>New research, from our lab and from others around the world, however, suggests mental …

Mental Disorders

The first thing you do when you're anxious actually makes you feel worse

What is the number one way humans behave when they are anxious?<p>The answer is simple: <b>We avoid what is making us anxious.</b><p>Unfortunately, this natural instinct could make us feel worse. Avoidance can work in certain situations. For example, when your "spidey senses" tell you to avoid a dark street, or …

Anxiety

Why do people hide ANXIETY and hide away with it?

Similar to depression, anxiety is also another most common mental disorder with this certain taboo surrounding it. And again, replicating …

Anxiety

Here's How Helping Your Brain Can Actually Help Your Gut

Do you get a lot of stomach upsets?<p>It's widely recognised that emotions can directly affect stomach function. As early as 1915, influential …

Depression

Depression, Stigma, and our Toxic Culture

“A black cloud of grief came shrouding over Achilles. <br>Both hands clawing the ground for soot and filth, <br>he poured it over his head, fouled his …

Depression

When should you take a mental health sick day?

When you’re feeling awful physically, it’s hard enough to justify taking a day off to the voice inside your head.<p>‘You’re just being lazy,’ it tells …

Mental Disorders

Chester Bennington - You're My Hero. For Singing About The Battles We Share When Society Was Content With Silence

June 2007 in a field in Donnington a very depressed 17-year-old version of myself stood on the third row of a packed audience of thousands and sang back the lyrics to the revered band Linkin Park, fronted by Chester Bennington. In those moments of euphoria it felt like being able to give thanks to …

Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington has seen me through my worst times – I'm sorry we couldn’t see him through his

I was on the tube when I saw the news last night that Chester Bennington had died. When I learned it was suicide that had claimed his life, there was …

Chester Bennington

Behind The Happy Faces, We’re All Battling Something It’s Time We Addressed It

Chester Bennington's death came as a big shock for everyone across the world.<p>For us desi kids, Linkin Park was one of the first bands that introduced …

Linkin Park

The psychology behind likes on social media: are they causing mental health issues?

<i>Have you ever wondered what social media is doing to your brain? Or why a 'like' is just so addictive? Cosmopolitan.co.uk's Catriona Harvey-Jenner</i> …

Psychology

Chester Bennington And Chris Cornell Aren't Just Celebrities, These Are Men You Know

"<p>I've noticed there's a natural temptation, when a celebrity dies, to move quickly onto their impact and accomplishments especially if it's a suicide.<p>A suicide is a hard death to look at but we need to - right now - look beyond the obituaries and examine what happened with these men, and why they …

Chester Bennington

Psychology Around the Net: July 22, 2017 | World of Psychology

Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers!<p>Confession time: I’ve been struggling a lot lately with work-life balance. Hasn’t everyone at some point? …

Work-life Balance

30 things people don't realize you're doing because of your depression.

Learning to help those who hoard — without shame or judgment

Awoman was shocked to learn she’d accumulated over 3,000 tank tops.<p>A man filled his house with nearly 15,000 books. To him, they’d become tangible …

Care failings contributed to death of woman in prison, inquest finds

Concerns raised about suicide monitoring and mental health at inquest into death of Sarah Reed who took her life in Holloway<p>A jury at the inquest of Sarah Reed, a mentally ill prisoner at HMP Holloway who took her life at the jail last year, has identified serious shortcomings in her care.<p>Reed was …

Prison

'Push on chef': kitchens a melting pot of mental and emotional risk factors

"You don't stop for anything. You just keep cooking. Showing any sign of vulnerability of weakness is not encouraged."

Brisbane

Behind The Controversial Storyline In “To The Bone” About Art And Eating Disorders

“The art has a right to exist,” Marti Noxon, writer and director of <i>To the Bone</i>, told BuzzFeed News about the backlash to her controversial Netflix film.<p>Posted on July 21, 2017, 21:02 GMT<p>Gilles Mingasson / Via Netflix<p>Ellen (Lily Collins) drawing at an inpatient eating disorder recovery program run …

Sundance

Official statement on passing of Michael Stone released

Michael Stone in 2015.<p>Via the Facebook page of Buddhist teacher Michael Stone, which has become an active place for updates and comments since his …

Bipolar Disorder

Netflix Show Sparks Debate Over Anorexia

Can filmmakers portray eating disorders in a way that raises awareness without contributing to the problem?<p>A new film from Netflix, “To the Bone,”has …

Health

Few student-athletes with mental illness seek help

<i>Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on college athletes struggling with mental health issues. Part one is here. Our earlier two-part series on the mental health crisis on U.S. college campuses is here.</i><p>As a high school student in Rhode Island, Katie Morin swam the 500- and …

Mental Disorders