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I was told the 12 steps would cure my addiction. Why did I end up feeling more broken?

In this quasi-religious programme, ‘working the steps’ is the remedy for any problem, but for me the cracks soon started to showEight of us sat together in a circle in a wooden shed, an outbuilding at a large country house, somewhere in the south of England. The door was ajar, and spring light flooded the room. “Can anyone name any treatment methods for addiction, other than the 12 steps?” asked a counsellor.“Cognitive behavioural therapy?” offered a patient. Continue reading...
Tags: Psychology, Health, England, Drugs, Alcohol, Religion, Life and style, Society, World news, Mental Health, Christianity, Alcoholism, Methamphetamine (crystal meth

Abuse, intimidation, death threats: the vicious backlash facing former vegans

Going vegan has never been more popular – but some people who try it and then decide to reintroduce animal products face shocking treatmentIn 2015, Freya Robinson decided to go vegan. For more than a year, the 28-year-old from East Sussex did not consume a single animal product. Then, in 2016, on a family holiday in Bulgaria, she passed a steak restaurant and something inside her switched. “I walked in and ordered the biggest steak I could have and completely inhaled it,” she says. After finishi...
Tags: Health, Animals, Environment, Life and style, Communities, Society, World news, Mental Health, Ethical and green living, Animal Welfare, Bulgaria, Veganism, Diets and dieting, Robinson, East Sussex, Freya Robinson

Oxford High earned national media attention for its mental health program a few years before it became the scene of a mass shooting

People visit a makeshift memorial outside of Oxford High School on December 01, 2021 in Oxford, Michigan.Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Oxford High School was once celebrated for a mental health program for students. The program allowed students to share struggles over a loudspeaker and thank those who helped them. Today the school grieves the loss of four students after a mass shooting. Four years before an Oxford High School student was charged in a mass shooting, the Michigan school was...
Tags: Politics, News, Shooting, School Shooting, Trends, Policy, Mental Health, Netflix, Michigan, Gun Violence, Detroit Free Press, ABC CBS NBC, Oxford Michigan, Oxford High School, Crumbley, Nicole Gaudiano

Do the holidays have to be happy? The short answer: No

For the past few years, we've been told to look on the bright side. Especially as real estate agents, positivity often comes with the job. But can too much positivity turn toxic?
Tags: Opinion, Service, Mental Health, Depression, Positivity, Radio, Agent, Columns, Positive, Brokerage, Select, Pandemic, Teresa Boardman, COVID-19

Proximity to green space may help with PMS, study finds

Research adds to growing evidence of the health benefits associated with natural environmentsLiving near green space could reduce the physical and psychological symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), researchers have found.A first-of-its-kind study of more than 1,000 women aged 18 to 49 living in cities in Norway and Sweden found that women who across their lifetime live in neighbourhoods with more green space are less likely to experience PMS symptoms than those living in less green neighbour...
Tags: Health, Sweden, Environment, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Wildlife, Health & wellbeing, Norway, Menstruation

We’re all so exhausted we need another word to describe quite how exhausted we feel | Brigid Delaney

Like everyone else after 20 months of virus vigilance, I’m only now stopping to take a breathHey, how are you?You’re tired? How tired? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Sleep, Australia news, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, Brigid Delaney, Coronavirus

The Geek in Review Ep. 139 – Haley Moss on How Embracing Neurodiversity in the Legal Profession Makes Us All Better

While neurodiversity might be an unfamiliar word for many, its meaning is simple. We all have different brains. For the legal field, there is value in this, as we need to be able to look at problems in different ways and find new approaches to solving those problems. Haley Moss is an author, attorney, and advocate for neurodiversity, and is neurodivergent herself. Haley has autism, which she sees as both a disability and makes her different. But it also makes her interesting, and while she doesn...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, US, Diversity, Ses, Mental Health, Ada, Judy, Brene Brown, Greg, Hayley, Haley, IEP, Greg Lambert, OCI

People ‘microdosing’ on psychedelics to improve wellbeing during pandemic

Addiction expert says findings of survey suggest small doses of drugs being taken to treat health issuesThe pandemic has seen a shift towards recreational drug users taking tiny doses of psychedelics, such as LSD and magic mushrooms, to improve their wellbeing and mental health, a leading addiction expert has said.People were microdosing to self-medicate rather than following the trend, popularised in Silicon Valley, of consuming small amounts of psychedelics to enhance creativity, Prof Adam Win...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Health policy, Silicon Valley, Global Drug Survey, Adam Winstock

COVID-19 and mental health: where do we go from here? [podcast]

The effects of COVID-19 reach far beyond mortality, triggering widespread economic and sociopolitical consequences. It is unsurprising to learn, after everything that has transpired in the past two years, that COVID-19 has also had a detrimental effect on our mental health. Recent studies in the US and UK have shown a huge increase in the number of adults who have experienced symptoms of an anxiety or depressive disorder over pre-pandemic figures.On today’s episode, we spoke with Professor Seama...
Tags: Books, UK, Featured, US, Mental Health, Depression, Ptsd, Public Health, Anxiety, Journals, Multimedia, Editor's Picks, Oxford University Press, Markowitz, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience

Guaranteed Rate Raises More than $5 Million to Support Mental Health

Guaranteed Rate has announced it raised more than $5 million in just five days to make a direct impact on mental health in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Project Healthy Minds and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). “One in 5 Americans experience mental health challenges, making it a huge issue we wanted to address through our partnership with these three great organizations—not only to raise awareness, but more importantly to have a direct impact on people struggli...
Tags: Real Estate, News, America, Mental Health, Radio, National, Ufc, Mortgage, Lending, Financing, Latest News, Industry News, Real Estate News, Guaranteed Rate, Victor Ciardelli, Support Mental Health

‘I’m happy to lose £10m by quitting Facebook,’ says Lush boss

Losing 10m followers on sites such as Instagram is a price worth paying for co-founder of ethical beauty empireQuitting social media is hard to do, even when it doesn’t cost you anything. So when Lush’s chief executive, Mark Constantine, shut its thousands of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok accounts on Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, he knew dropping off millions of customers’ screens would damage his business.Its Facebook and Instagram accounts alone had 10.6 million foll...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Fashion, Technology, Makeup, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Environment, Social Media, Life and style, Society, UK News, Snapchat, Mental Health

Are you a psychopath for not liking fairy bread? The Guardian’s only furry agony aunt is back | First Dog on the Moon

Civilisation is in a death spiral but you can’t get the lid off the goddamn jar of salsa!Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Animals, Mental Health

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, as lawmakers seek answers on child safety

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, on child safety, the NYT reports. His scheduled appearance comes after a backlash over internal research leaked by the Facebook whistleblower. The research found that Instagram made body image issues worse for one in three teen girls. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to appear before Congress for the first time, to answer questions about child safety on ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Children, Congress, Trends, Mental Health, New York Times, The Times, Meta, Times, Richard Blumenthal, Adam, Blumenthal, Tech Insider

11 Tips to Support Someone Struggling with Mental Health

Listen without judgement and offer support while looking after yourself.
Tags: Mental Health

Inside Spring Health's burnout culture

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm healthcare editor Leah Rosenbaum, and today in healthcare news:Workers at Spring Health say the founder contributed to a culture of panic and burnout;These are the 5 most common side-effects from the COVID-19 booster shots;A judge found that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart fueled the opioid epidemic. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @leah_rosenbaum. Let's get to it...First, ...
Tags: Cdc, US, NFL, Newsletter, Trends, Walmart, Walgreens, Mental Health, Washington Dc, Yale, Healthcare, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Cvs, Digital Health, Safeway

A UK bank is the latest company to adopt a 4-day work week, reducing weekly work requirements to 34 hours without cutting pay

Atom Bank is the latest among several firms that have piloted four-day work weeks before.Luis Alvarez/Getty Images The UK's Atom Bank has adopted a four-day work week for its 430 employees, it announced Tuesday. It's reducing weekly hour requirements from 37.5 hours to 34, and the extra day off is voluntary. While other firms have done such trials in regional offices or departments, Atom's move is across the board. A British bank has moved to a four-day work week for all of its 43...
Tags: UK, News, Trends, Work Life Balance, Spain, Cnn, Mental Health, Iceland, Atom, Atom Bank, Fintech, Mullen, The Financial Times, Mark Mullen, Luis Alvarez Getty, Unilever New Zealand

‘Opportunities missed’ to help special forces soldier who killed himself

Coroner says those around Alexander Tostevin should have realised his treatment plan was not workingOpportunities to reassess the risks a special forces soldier who took his own life posed to himself were missed, a coroner has reported.Coroner Brendan Allan said Cpl Alexander Tostevin was not neglected by his superiors or military mental health staff. The 28-year-old special forces soldier was found dead in his property in March 2018 after he killed himself. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Military, Charities, Voluntary sector, Coroner, Cpl Alexander Tostevin, Alexander Tostevin, Brendan Allan

I got help for postnatal depression that saved me. Most women in India do not | Priyali Sur

With up to one in five new mothers suffering depression or psychosis, experts say the need for help is ‘overwhelming’ IndiaA month after giving birth, Divya tried to suffocate her new daughter with a pillow. “There were moments when I loved my baby; at other times I would try and suffocate her to death,” says the 26-year-old from the southern Indian state of Kerala.She sought help from women’s organisations and the women’s police station, staffed by female officers, in her town. But Divya was to...
Tags: Health, India, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, South and Central Asia, Global development, Postnatal depression, Kerala, Global Health, Divya, Women's rights and gender equality

Brooke Shields on child stardom, sexualisation and nailing comedy: ‘It’s not in my nature to be a victim’

From Hollywood movies to naked photoshoots, the actor spent much of her youth in projects that now look more than a little creepy. She talks about her alcoholic mother, her new romcom and the happiness she has found in her 50sHow, I wonder, is Brooke Shields so sorted? She has survived a childhood with an alcoholic mother, some disturbing early films, a nation’s creepy obsession with her, a divorce and severe postnatal depression. She even came through the 90s’ overplucked-eyebrow trend unharmed...
Tags: Health, New York, Hollywood, Film, Scotland, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Netflix, Brooke Shields, Culture, Postnatal depression, Sophie, Shields, Sophie Brown

I quit my job without giving notice. Here's why you shouldn't feel obligated to stay if a job is hurting your mental health.

Make sure you have "the stomach to handle the rollercoaster of emotions," before quitting your job, writes Rahkim Sabree.Rahkim Sabree Rahkim Sabree is an entrepreneur, financial educator, and former banking program manager. In May of this year, Sabree quit his job effective immediately and posted on Twitter about his decision. Sabree says he doesn't regret quitting without notice, and says it was necessary for his mental health. See more stories on Insider's business page. At 21 year...
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The race to ace: how mass tutoring risks children’s mental health and entrenching inequality

Post-lockdown parental anxieties have led some to predict a boom in private tutoring, but experts say that risks stressing kids and widening the gap between rich and poorGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingSydney-based mother of two Fiona* was stressed about the effects of lockdown on her 10-year-old son’s learning. “When the lockdown happened everything went haywire,” she says, and they could barely cope with schoolwork. So she and her husband decided to “take a [financial] hit...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Mental Health, Australian education, Fiona

People said I was weak, lazy and fussy. I’m not – but I am autistic

The late diagnosis of Melanie Sykes and Christine McGuinness came as no surprise to those who, like Sara Gibbs, have trodden the same pathThe news of Melanie Sykes and Christine McGuinness’s late autism diagnoses may have come as a surprise to many. After all, they are glamorous career women. They look nothing like the stereotype of autism we as a culture are used to. I, however, was not shocked, knowing only too well that you can’t tell anything about someone’s private reality from their public...
Tags: Health, Television, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Autism, Culture, Melanie Sykes, Christine McGuinness, Sara Gibbs

Abducted Afghan psychiatrist found dead weeks after disappearance

Family say the body of Dr Nader Alemi, who was taken by armed men in September, showed signs of tortureOne of Afghanistan’s most prominent psychiatrists, who was abducted by armed men in September, has been found dead, his family has confirmed. Dr Nader Alemi’s daughter, Manizheh Abreen, said that her father had been tortured before he died. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Mental Health, Afghanistan, Psychiatry, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Doctors, Global development, Nader Alemi, Manizheh Abreen

Young people more optimistic about the world than older generations – Unicef

Despite mental health and climate concerns, youth believe they can improve the world, survey for World Children’s Day findsYoung people are often seen as having a bleak worldview, plugged uncritically into social media and anxious about the climate crisis, among other pressing issues.But a global study commissioned by the UN’s children’s agency, Unicef, appears to turn that received wisdom on its head. It paints a picture of children believing that the world is improving with each generation, ev...
Tags: Health, Media, Activism, Children, Environment, Social Media, Society, World news, Mental Health, Digital Media, Globalisation, Global development, Un, Young People, Inequality, Unicef

Public opinion has soured on Biden's health and mental fitness, according to new polling

President Joe Biden.John Tully/Getty Images Public opinion has swung away from President Biden on perceptions of his fitness for office. A Politico/Morning Consult poll found 50% of Americans disagree that Biden is "in good health." Compared to the same question a year ago, there has been a 29 percentage point shift against Biden. Days ahead of his 79th birthday, President Joe Biden faces a substantially different landscape on voter perceptions of his fitness for office compared to one year a...
Tags: Politics, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Mental Health, Ronald Reagan, Ageing, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Polling, Trump, Celinda Lake, ABC News Washington Post

‘People should be helped, not punished’: could Pakistan’s suicide law be about to change?

Criminalisation means survivors are vulnerable to blackmail to avoid imprisonment and stigma, but there is hope the colonial-era legislation could soon be repealedIt was when the police knocked on Aatifa Farooqui’s* door and threatened to send her to prison that she first realised suicide was illegal in Pakistan.Farooqui’s father pleaded with the officers to be lenient, explaining that his daughter was just 19 and had made a mistake, but quickly realised the police had other motives for dropping...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Mental Health, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Global development, Farooqui, Aatifa Farooqui

Morning Docket: 11.17.21

* The CRT Parents™ don't want their kids taught suicide prevention and mental health in school now. Think Alabama is gonna follow suit? [NBC News] * Mayor gets charged with 50 counts of distributing revenge porn on Reddit. Let it be known that sharing isn't always caring. [ ] * Environmental groups are doing a better job of recruiting folks of color. Let's see how well they do with retention. [Bloomberg Law] * You've been arguing for what feels like ages —  finally, time for your closing argu...
Tags: Law, Nbc News, Alabama, Mental Health, Reddit, Revenge Porn, ABA Journal, Ghislaine Maxwell, CRT, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law

We are seeking nominations for the most influential women in the psychedelics space. Here's how to apply.

Psilocybin mushroomsAnitram/Shutterstock Business Insider is putting together its inaugural list of the most influential women in psychedelics. The psychedelics space is booming and many of the leaders at the forefront are women. By December 15, submit your nominations through this form. We're seeking nominations for Insider's inaugural list of the most influential women in psychedelics, and we want to hear from you. If you know someone who should be considered, please submit your su...
Tags: Trends, Mental Health, Healthcare, Nominations, Mdma, Psychedelics, Psilocybin, Yeji Jesse Lee

Simone Biles to Realtors: ‘You’re more than your work’

At NAR's annual conference, the four-time Olympic gold medalist said, "It's OK to not be OK."
Tags: Mental Health, Radio, Olympics, Simone Biles, NAR, National Association of Realtors, MLS & Associations, Realtors Conference & Expo, Margo Wheeler-willis

Rising humidity could be linked to increase in suicides, report finds

Increasingly intense and frequent spells of humidity linked to global heating may exacerbate mental health conditions, with women and young people worst affectedMore frequent spells of intense humidity caused by the climate crisis are more likely than heatwaves to be linked to increased rates of suicide, according to new research.The study found that women and young people were particularly affected by levels of humidity, the intensity and frequency of which are increasing because of global heat...
Tags: Health, Environment, Women, Society, World news, Mental Health, Global development, Young People, Suicide rates, Climate Crisis