Where do children turn to for mental health advice?

Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield says children do not have the confidence to go to the doctor with mental health issues.

Oct 6

Categories: Child Development, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)

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Sen. Susan Collins pitches mental health bill in wake of Oregon ...

She says passing the Mental Health Reform Act would increase aid for families struggling to help a loved one who suffers from mental illness before he acts out with violence.

Oct 5

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic Violence

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The Future of Social Media Will Be Built With Positive Psychology

The next generation is craving ways to be a part positive change. Social media and technology are amplifiers helping them actually do it.

Oct 5

Categories: Positive Psychology

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Are violence and mental illness always related?

Dr. Freese says people with mental illness are 10 to 15 times more likely to be victim of violence than they are to perpetrate violence themselves.

Oct 5

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic Violence

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Can You Really Change Your Personality? Research Says “Yes”

Recent research found that people’s personality can change to a significant degree over time. And, that even small changes lead to greater personal wellbeing — greater than increases in money or career advancement.

Oct 3

Categories: Personality problems

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The Difference between Sadness and Depression

Confusion can lead us to neglect a serious psychological condition that requires treatment (depression) or on the other end of the spectrum, overreact to a normative emotional reaction (sadness).

Oct 3

Categories: Depression

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Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Negativity

While mindfulness has previously been found to reduced negative rumination, recent studies show that mindfulness meditation is also able to reduce cognitive emphasis on negativity.

Oct 2

Categories: Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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The Use of Apps for Mental Health Has Outpaced the Scientific Evidence

Although mental health apps increase access to health support, their use should be supplemental, rather than a primary therapeutic avenue.

Oct 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The Mixed Blessing of Workplace Friendships

According to a recent New York Times article by psychological scientist Adam Grant, “We may be underestimating the impact of workplace friendships on our happiness — and our effectiveness.”

Oct 2

Categories: Friendships, Workplace Issues

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Understanding And Overcoming Loneliness

Many lonely people wish they had social plans or a bigger network of friends to call upon. But sometimes, even when they do, they avoid contact. And this can lead to a downward spiral of more loneliness.

Oct 1

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation

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ADHD not just a childhood condition

Once seen as a disorder affecting mainly children and young adults, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is increasingly understood to last throughout one’s lifetime.

Oct 1

Categories: Adult ADHD

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3 Steps for Tolerating the Pain of Painful Emotions

People “who accept pain in life move through it faster rather than [individuals who] resist [it],” Cash said. Again, “Not dealing with it and avoiding painful feelings guarantees they will circle back.”

Oct 1

Categories: Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation, Pain management

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Is online therapy for depression beneficial?

MoodGYM was controversial when it first came out. “People did feel threatened,” said Christensen. “They said it’s unethical, harmful – you’re doing damage and you don’t know it. Or you’re stopping people from getting the real help ...

Sep 28

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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Why Depression Needs a New Definition

Many psychiatrists believe that a new approach to diagnosing and treating depression—linking individual symptoms to their underlying mechanisms—is needed for research to move forward.

Sep 28

Categories: Depression

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The Biggest Threat to a Marriage

In order to keep the peace, many spouses try to ignore their upset feelings about their partner’s behavior. Doing this will lead to a building up of resentment and creation of emotional distance.

Sep 28

Categories: Couple Counseling, Ending a relationship issues, Marital Counseling, ...

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