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Mental Health and Suicide: Could it be Unrelated? — journey to hope and healing

Someone brought up a very interesting point here. Can someone commit suicide and not have depression, mental illnesses, not addiction related, or any of the other stereotypes involved with suicide? There have been so much suicide in the news recently. The CDC states that suicide is on the rise. Two well known celebrities, Kate Spade […] … Continue reading Mental Health and Suicide: Could it be Unrelated? — journey to hope and healing

…Does Grief Have A Deadline? — JOCELYN A DORGAN

My daughter phoned me the other night and, as usual, when I see her name on the caller ID, apprehension kicked me in the gut. It’s not that I don’t hear from her frequently, but an unscheduled call from my twenty-one-year-old living two hours away in New York City revs my mom-anxiety into overdrive instantly. […] … Continue reading …Does Grief Have A Deadline? — JOCELYN A DORGAN

Anxiety: Why It’s Different From Stress – Peg Rosen

There’s a math test tomorrow and 14-year-old Katherine should be studying. Instead she’s in bed. “I’m not taking the test! What happens if people see I can’t do it? What if I fail again?” she cries to her mom. Anxiety is a sense of fear and worry. And it’s easy to understand why Katherine and … Continue reading Anxiety: Why It’s Different From Stress – Peg Rosen

Living Empathy, Active Listening are Keys To Understanding Those Thinking of Suicide – Carolina Living

Suicide is a tough topic. It has been in the headlines recently with the passing of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. The topic has spurred much debate on mental health awareness and reform. I understand it is a sensitive issue and challenging for many to talk about. However, I am not one to shy away … Continue reading Living Empathy, Active Listening are Keys To Understanding Those Thinking of Suicide – Carolina Living

The Neuroscience of Depression in the Brain – Emma Allen

Depression is a multifaceted and insidious disorder, nearly as complex as the brain itself. As research continues to suggest, the onset of depression can be attributed to an interplay of the many elements that make us human—namely, our genetics, the structure and chemistry of our brains, and our lived experience. Second only, perhaps, to the … Continue reading The Neuroscience of Depression in the Brain – Emma Allen

No Scientific Evidence That Probiotics Improve Anxiety Symptoms In Humans, Finds Study – David DiSalvo

A new review and analysis of several studies has found that probiotics do not improve self-reported anxiety symptoms in humans, although there was evidence of minor improvements in rodents. The study reviewed 36 preclinical studies in total, 14 involving humans and 22 involving rats and mice. That’s a decent-sized sampling of the research covering a variety of probiotic … Continue reading No Scientific Evidence That Probiotics Improve Anxiety Symptoms In Humans, Finds Study – David DiSalvo

New Study Discovers Neurons That Rewrite Traumatic Memories – Andréa Morris

An estimated one-third of people will suffer from stress or fear-related disorders at some point in their lifetime. Certain traumatic memories can stick with us and wreak havoc, causing chronic anxiety, depression, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One of the most successful trauma treatments available is a behavioral therapy called "exposure therapy." A method … Continue reading New Study Discovers Neurons That Rewrite Traumatic Memories – Andréa Morris

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade And The Question Of Why – Henna Inam

The question “why?” has been reverberating through my head. This week, many of us experienced a stunned sadness. The suicides of two celebrities, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, left us wondering what happened. What did we miss? The Bourdain and Spade suicides have opened up new questions about my assumptions about dream careers. Bourdain and … Continue reading Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade And The Question Of Why – Henna Inam

How To Keep Writing When Life Throws You A Punch — EVELYN KRIEGER

How do you keep writing when life throws you a punch? via How To Keep Writing When Life Throws You A Punch — EVELYN KRIEGER

Psychology – How I Trained Myself to Worry Better – Haley Goldberg

We’re in a golden age of tracking: We track our steps, our sleep, our time on Facebook and other sites we deem “productivity killers” (looking at you, Instagram). But one thing we still don’t track or think about much: the amount of time we spend worrying. It makes sense—it’s not like a wrist tracker or Google Chrome … Continue reading Psychology – How I Trained Myself to Worry Better – Haley Goldberg

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