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How to Combat Gym Anxiety

I used to hate the gym—not because of actual exercise per se, but purely because I was so self-conscious. I was obsessed with the idea that I’d be criticized for my shoddy squat form or brief five minutes on the treadmill—and then exiled from my gym forever, cast off onto the island of exercise pariahs. I hated it…Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Mental Health, Anxiety, Weightlifting, Lifehacks, Gym

Rigorous new scientific study: Link between kids screen time and their well-being is highly overstated

In a heavy-duty new scientific paper published this week, University of Oxford researchers argue that the association between adolescent well-being and digital technology use is tiny. Really tiny. From Scientific American: (The paper by experimental psychologist Andrew Przybylski and grad student Amy Orben) reveals the pitfalls of the statistical methods scientists have employed and offers a more rigorous alternative. And, importantly, it uses data on more than 350,000 adolescents to show per...
Tags: Psychology, Post, Kids, News, Children, Mental Health, University of Oxford, Screen Time, Odgers, Netta Weinstein, Andrew Przybylski, Przybylski, Amy Orben, Screen Cops

​Americans now more likely to die from opioids than car crashes

Each American has about a 1 in 7,569 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to a National Safety Council report. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle accident is 1 in 8,096.The death rate for opioids is now six times higher than it was in 1999, with about 130 Americans dying every day from the drugs.Narcan is a life-saving drug that can stop opioid overdoses in their tracks, however factors like stigma and cost are preventing this antidote from becoming more accessible. None F...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Policy, Mental Health, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Addiction, Associated Press, Npr, Council, Wood, Narcotics, Adams, Harvard Law School, Stephen Wood

Psychology’s five revelations for finding your true calling

Look. You can't plan out your life. What you have to do is first discover your passion – what you really care about.Barack ObamaIf, like many, you are searching for your calling in life – perhaps you are still unsure which profession aligns with what you most care about – here are five recent research findings worth taking into consideration. First, there's a difference between having a harmonious passion and an obsessive passion. If you can find a career path or occupational goal that fires yo...
Tags: Psychology, Career, New York, Happiness, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, Mind, Oprah Winfrey, Duckworth, University of South Florida, Felipe Calderon, Columbia Business School, Angela Duckworth, Barack ObamaIf

The Connection Between Autism and Mental Health

Hilary K. explains that autism is not a mental illness, but how autistic people are treated has a substantial impact on their mental health.
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Hilary K

It's time to redefine 'masculinity'

APA Guidelines for the Psychological Practice of Boys and Men represents the first time the association has published rules specifically for treating white, Western males. Though the guidelines are data-driven and therapeutically sound, a corner of the American Right (and some on the Left) has taken offense. Men still dominate statistics in a number of categories, including suicide rates, substance abuse, and violence. None Many men don't like their power being questioned, a difficult situation...
Tags: Psychology, Biology, Stanford, Mental Health, Innovation, Fear, Men, Catholic Church, Emotions, Derek, Ny Times, Don, APA, American Psychological Association, Michael Meade, Robert Bly

Review: Waiting for Elijah

There are some books you take a deep breath before opening, and Kate Wild’s Waiting for Elijah is one such book. That’s not because you don’t want to read it, but because you know it contains information that will upend your understanding of the complexity of life. Specifically: mental health and what we ask of … Continue reading Review: Waiting for Elijah The post Review: Waiting for Elijah appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Books, Mental Health, Non-fiction, Elijah, Book Reviews - Non-Fiction, Fiona Crawford, Investigative Reporting, Kate Wild

Mental well-being took center stage at CES 2019

This week, the Las Vegas Convention Center was packed with many of the year’s biggest new devices. But over the last several years, The Sands has become the place where the real magic happens. The segment of the show known as Eureka Park is where the startups and accelerators congregate, often times showing off products that are still years away. A quick walk around the floor (insofar as someone can walk quickly with that much humanity slowly shuffling through the halls) sheds a lot of light ...
Tags: Hardware, Sleep, Tech, Meditation, Mental Health, Fda, Las Vegas Convention Center, Eureka Park, CES 2019

Want your kid to cut down screen-time? Put away your phone, study suggests

A recent study tracked the media habits of families with preschool-age children.The results found that the screen-time of mothers was positively associated with the screen-time of their children, and that offering screens as a reward for good behavior is also linked to increased screen-time among kids.It's important to study the effects of technology on preschool-age children because they're at a stage in development when it's especially easy to form habits and routines that carry on into adulth...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Parenting, Mental Health, Canada, Innovation, BMC Obesity, Paediatrics Child Health

The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now 

Let’s talk about how to take care of yourself. Not the “self-care” that companies use as an excuse to get you to buy their shit, but how to cover the basic needs of your body and mind. Read more...
Tags: Free, Mental Health, Exercise, Lifehacks, Self Care, Adulting

A Lifelong Biodome Experiment Could Reveal How the Immune System Shapes Personality

It’s the sort of realization that ought to make you existentially terrified: All of your thoughts and actions are influenced by countless interconnected factors, most of which you are never conscious of. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Brain, Immune System, Genetics, Dream Experiment

Take Better Care of Yourself By Making Small Changes

These days, being a musician usually means managing many aspects of our careers: performer, educator, composer, etc. Then, each one of those inherently comes with many different job descriptions: content creator, marketer, bookkeeper, project manager, writer/blogger, graphic designer, and administrative assistant! Many of us are doing all of those things ourselves, and it’s not easy. So it’s not surprising that it can feel hard to add healthy habits to our lives when not dropping one of the ball...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Stress, Rest, Analysis, Mental Health, Kristin Neff, Leo Babauta, Healthy Habits, Self-care, Burn Out, NewMusicBox, Dennis Tobenski, Megan Ihnen, Mara Glatzel, Angela Beeching

A Solo Exchange Diary Lesson - You Gotta Be a Bit Dependent to Be Independent

How many times have you heard this throughout your whole life? You can’t depend on anyone but yourself. While this is true, there are a few people in your life you have to trust. However, this gets... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Religion, Independence, Mental Health, Manga, Nagata Kabi, Interdependence, My Solo Exchange Diary

How To Advance As A Mental Health Counselor

If you want to have a long and successful career as a mental health counselor, then you need to devote yourself to a host of areas in a number of different ways. You need to ensure that your relationship with your clients is as comforting as it can be, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of the latest societal viewpoints on mental health, and you need to be able to protect yourself at all times from all that you see and hear. Being willing to embrace these three all-important dime...
Tags: Fashion, Mental Health, Health & Fitness, Counseling Services, Counselor, Counseling, Mental Fitness, Mental Wellness, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Mental Health Counseling

Having a second child worsens parents’ mental health: new research

Children are a wonderful gift, bringing joy, laughter, and love. But, then there are the toys, the sleepless nights, the constant barrage of “why?" questions and the plethora of sticky handprints.For many parents, the decision to have a second child is made with the expectation that two can't be more work than one. But our research on Australian parents shows this logic is flawed: second children increase time pressure and deteriorate parents' mental health. Our study used data from the Househol...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Australia, Happiness, Mental Health, Innovation, University Of Queensland, Labour Dynamics, Janeen Baxter, Leah Ruppanner, Sociology University of Melbourne, University of QueenslandThis

Study of lookalikes refutes popular personality theory

Scientists looked at pairs of people who looked like each other but were not twins.The results showed that genetics plays a stronger role in personality formation than how alike people were treated by others.Behaving similarly is a stronger social glue than physical resemblance. None People have many misconceptions and strange theories about twins and people who look alike. One great one courtesy of the Internet claimed that Nic Cage is actually a vampire on account of a Civil-War-era photo of a...
Tags: Psychology, Identity, Memory, Mental Health, Brain, Genetics, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Rosenberg, University of Connecticut, California State University Fullerton, Segal, University of Texas at Austin, Nic Cage, Nancy L Segal

WA Indigenous communities reeling after suicides of two girls within a day

Girl, 12, dies in Pilbara mining town of Port Hedland and girl, 14, dies in East Kimberley community of WarmunTwo communities in Western Australia are reeling after the suicides of two Indigenous girls who died within a day of each other.A 12-year-old Aboriginal girl took her life in the Pilbara mining town of Port Hedland on Sunday, and a 14-year-old Aboriginal girl from the remote community of Warmun in the East Kimberley took her own life on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Children, Australia news, Mental Health, Indigenous Australians, Western Australia, Kimberley, Pilbara, Port Hedland, Warmun

Deleting People Off of Social Media Made Me a Happier Person, and I'm Not Sorry About It

It started with an Instagram of a blogger. She wasn't doing anything particularly irritating or awful, but I just felt unhappy when I looked at the photo. I couldn't even tell you what exactly the picture was or what the caption said, but I just remember the feeling that came over me: annoyance, unhappiness, and discontent. It happened again just a few weeks later with a photo of a girl from college that I remember as not being very nice. I decided then and there that I'd had enough. "I don't...
Tags: Wellness, Instagram, Religion, Social Media, Smartphones, Mental Health, Personal Essay

Float that Boat!

B'SD (Whoops, I'd meant to post this earlier on Monday) A friend and I were chatting the other day and she spoke of feeling frustrated at not having achieved a goal. I asked "What went wrong?" and she replied with a description of how she'd overestimated how much strength, insight, and patience she had to handle a specific task. Sound familiar? We've all  been through this. We spoke of the goal she had in mind, and I joked "That boat won't float if you use the wrong materials. Bui...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Mental Health, Diabetes, Emotional Health, New Year's Resolutions, New Year Resolutions, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Yad Ezra V Shulamit

Freud versus Jung: a bitter feud over the meaning of sex

On 27 February 1907, at Berggasse 19 in Vienna, Sigmund Freud fell in love. The object of his affection was Carl Gustav Jung: 19 years younger than Freud, the young psychiatrist was already the clinical director of the prestigious Burghölzli Hospital and a professor at the University of Zurich. Jung had gained international recognition for his invention of the word-association test, and his practice was renowned for its gentle incisiveness. But when Jung read Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, US, Mental Health, Brain, Vienna, Munich, United States, Judaism, Innovation, Consciousness, Mind, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Psychoanalysis, Clark University

Best Friend Suddenly Hates Me

My best friend and I are extremely close. I have OCD, an eating disorder, depression and anxiety. She has depression and anxiety. About two weeks ago she suddenly stopped talking to me. I apologized profusely for whatever I had done. She then said I hadn’t done anything wrong but that she didn’t like my personality and that I made her uncomfortable. This obviously hurt me and I asked what she was talking about. She proceeded to insult me and has not talked to me since. Every time I try to talk t...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Teenagers, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Friendships, OCD, Adolescence

The imaginary line between “spiritual emergence” and “psychosis”

That's right the line between psychosis and spiritual emergence does not exist. There is no line, there is only spectrum of manifestation and none of it is better or worse. It simply is what is arising in that individual at the moment they are met and unfortunately diagnosed.  It can change any time too. These mental/spiritual states are not stagnant and often times they're even responses to the ineptness of the so-called professional experts we find ourselves with. ...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Infertility, Spiritual Emergency, Spiritual Emergence

How Being a Workaholic Can Ruin Your Startup

By Morgen Henderson There are many challenges to launching a startup business . That’s why it takes a huge investment in time. But devoting too much time to your business can actually cause it to fail. To run a successful startup, you need to be productive, creative and physically healthy. Being a workaholic disrupts these entrepreneurial qualities, putting you and your company at risk. Working too much, especially in the beginning stages of a new business, can create stress and tension between...
Tags: Business, Startup, Mental Health, Dominican Republic, Right Now, West Jordan Utah, GaudiLab Shutterstock, Morgen Henderson, Physical Health Stress, mo_hendi Startup

Screen time not intrinsically bad for children, say doctors

Device use may not be issue if parents supervise other areas of children’s lives, study claimsSpending time looking at screens is not intrinsically bad for children’s health, say the UK’s leading children’s doctors, who are advising parents to focus on ensuring their children get enough sleep, exercise and family interaction rather than clamping down on phones and laptops.The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has produced the first guidance for parents on how long children should spe...
Tags: Health, UK, Children, Obesity, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Depression in girls linked to higher use of social media

Research suggests link between social media use and depressive symptoms was stronger for girls compared with boysGirls’ much-higher rate of depression than boys is closely linked to the greater time they spend on social media, and online bullying and poor sleep are the main culprits for their low mood, new research reveals.As many as three-quarters of 14-year-old girls who suffer from depression also have low self-esteem, are unhappy with how they look and sleep for seven hours or less each nigh...
Tags: Health, Media, Children, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media

A tale about the inside: violent human rights violations from a typical stay in an American psych ward

Editor’s note (Monica Cassani):  oddly enough, I too had a brief stay in Ridgeview 15 years ago in which much the same abuse played out. I also entered voluntarily and 5 hours later I asked to leave and they wouldn’t let me go at which point it became a forced incarceration, just like it did for Chris. […]
Tags: Health, Mental, Mental Health, Infertility, Chris, Ridgeview, Monica Cassani, Psychiatric Abuse

Morning Docket: 12.31.18

* Michael Cohen: The Movie? Cooley Law's most infamous graduate could soon be on the big screen, because Trump's former lawyer/fixer and soon-to-be federal inmate was seen meeting “Pulp Fiction” and “Inglourious Basterds” producer Lawrence Bender. [Page Six] * Judge Reed O’Connor has stayed his ill-conceived ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional since many people have already purchased their health insurance plans. Gee thanks, Your Honor. How considerate! [National Law Journal...
Tags: Money, Supreme Court, Law, Mental Health, Affordable Care Act, Associated Press, Kevin Spacey, Women's Issues, Constitutional Law, Health & Wellness, Trump, John Roberts, Michael Cohen, Roberts, Mueller, Baltimore Maryland

Investors and entrepreneurs need to address the mental health crisis in startups

Jake Chapman Contributor Share on Twitter Jake Chapman is a managing partner at Alpha Bridge Partners. More posts by this contributor Driving the new American century Specialization, Polymaths And The Pareto Principle In A Convergence Economy Colin Kroll, was the co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, both consumer sensations that brought joy to millions; Anthony Bourdain, had been a chef, journali...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Column, Business, Entrepreneurship, Robin Williams, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Mental Health, Innovation, Vine, Private Equity, CRM, Startup Company, Founders

Cannabis strength doubles across Europe in 11 years

A study tracking increased potency of both herbal and resin types of the drug points to greater dangers for usersCannabis potency has doubled across Europe in the past decade, according to the first study to track changes in the drug across the continent.The study, published on Sunday in the journal Addiction and conducted by researchers from the University of Bath and King’s College London, finds that both cannabis resin and herbal cannabis have increased in strength and price with potentially ...
Tags: Europe, Drugs, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Cannabis, University of Bath and King 's College London

Intellectual activity and dementia: It's more of a help than a cure.

A remarkable seven-decade cognition studied 498 people from Scotland. People who test well as children retain that ranking through life. Study finds remaining engaged has no effect on the trajectory of dementia's "cognitive burden." All of them were born in Scotland in 1936. And according to the Scottish Council for Research in Education archives, all of them took the same intelligence test on June 4, 1947 when they were 11 or 12, depending on where their birthdays fell on the calendar. (The t...
Tags: Health, Scotland, Aging, Memory, Mental Health, Brain, Innovation, Bmj, British Medical Journal, University of Aberdeen, Alzheimer’s, Cognitive Science, Scottish Council for Research in Education