Mental Health Loses Funding As Government Continues Shutdown

In the months leading up to World Mental Health Day, DC has been shaken by a series of violent events that ended with innocent lives lost and our country’s mental health services called into question. During this same time period, Washington, DC ...

Oct 17

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Kissing helps us find the right partner – and keep them

What’s in a kiss? A study by Oxford University researchers suggests kissing helps us size up potential partners and, once in a relationship, may be a way of getting a partner to stick around. ‘Kissing in human sexual relationships is incredibly ...

Oct 17

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Internet may help prevent mental illness

Health promotion agency VicHealth has published new research showing that people over 65 derive key health benefits from the internet, with activities like social networking playing an important role in staving off depression and reducing ...

Oct 17

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"Chimpanzees of a feather sit together": Friendships are based on ...

Like humans, many animals have close and stable friendships. However, until now, it has been unclear what makes particular individuals bond. Cognitive Biologists of the University of Vienna, Austria, and the University of Zurich, Switzerland, ...

Oct 12

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10 percent Malaysians projected to have mental illness by 2020

KOTA BARU: About 10 per cent of Malaysia's population is projected to experience mental illness by 2020. Deputy director-general of Health (Public Health), Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the increase in the number of people aged 50 years and ...

Oct 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The Most Depressed States In The US

Mental health organisations across the world are raising awareness on Thursday, Oct. 10, for World Mental Health Day. Below is a map of depression in the United States from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, based on a 2006 survey. One ...

Oct 11

Categories: Depression

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World lights up purple for Mental Health Day

From Niagara Falls and CN tower in Toronto to stadiums and city halls from Winnipeg to Langford, the world pledged to glow purple Thursday for Mental Health Day. Oct. 10 also marked the first anniversary of Amanda Todd’s death, a Port Coquitlam ...

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A slow, loving, 'affective' touch may be key to a healthy sense of ...

A loving touch, characterized by a slow caress or stroke - often an instinctive gesture from a mother to a child or between partners in romantic relationships – may increase the brain's ability to construct a sense of body ownership and, in turn, ...

Oct 11

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Childhood behaviour problems can predict mental health disorders

Childhood behaviour problems are a robust predictor of future physical and mental health problems, according to a preeminent Australian psychologist. University of New South Wales Professor of Psychology, and director of the university’s Child ...

Oct 11

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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World Mental Health Day 2013

Every year on 10th of October, The World Health Organization joins in celebrating the World Mental Health Day. The day is celebrated at the initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health and WHO supports this initiative through raising ...

Oct 11

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Empathy helps children to understand sarcasm

Sheldon in the Big Bang Theory has trouble knowing when Leonard or his other friends directed a sarcastic remark at him. New research shows that perhaps it's his lack of empathy for others that is causing that. According to a new study in the ...

Oct 10

Categories: Empathy

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6 Truths About Depression and How to Overcome It

October is National Depression Screening Month. One in 10 Americans struggles with depression. A common misconception about depression is that it is something people can just "snap out of." Unfortunately, for those people who experience major ...

Oct 10

Categories: Depression

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Weighed down by guilt: Research shows it's more than a metaphor

Lots of people say they do. They're "carrying guilt" or "weighed down by guilt." Are these just expressions, or is there something more to these metaphors? Princeton researcher Martin Day and Ramona Bobocel, an associate professor of psychology at ...

Oct 9

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Five ways money can buy you happiness

You have probably heard and maybe even embrace the idea that money can’t buy happiness. I’ve said so myself numerous times. But behavioral scientists and researchers Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton argue this is not exactly true. Money, if ...

Oct 9

Categories: Happiness

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'Cyberchondria' -- Anxiety from Online Searches About Health

Turning to the Internet to find out what ails you is common, but for folks who have trouble handling uncertainty, "cyberchondria" - the online counterpart to hypochondria - worsens as they seek answers, according to a Baylor University ...

Oct 9

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