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Mental health support: a text, email or phone call can mean so much | Time To Change

Mental health support: a text, email or phone call can mean so much | Time To Change | Health | Scoop.it
A lot of people think that supporting someone who has a mental illness means listening to their problems/issues and needing to give advice. (#MentalHealth: A simple text, email or phone call can mean so much.
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Yes there is a role for texting - as long as it is balanced with the face to face interaction. A message out of the blue asking how you are is worth a huge amount but then so is a smile #MentalHealth

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Use of complementary medicine is greater in middle age - Telemanagement

Use of complementary medicine is greater in middle age - Telemanagement | Health | Scoop.it
Use of complementary medicine is greater in middle age
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You might expect that older adults are the most likely to turn to complementary medicine, because their health tends to be poorer.
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If only children were given complementary medicine their experience of growing older would be radically different. I was lucky enough to have parents who realised the value of complementary medicine - thanks!

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Mental health benefits of good grandparent-grandchild relationships

Mental health benefits of good grandparent-grandchild relationships | Health | Scoop.it
Grandparents and older grandchildren who have good relationships with each other are less likely to suffer from depression, a long-term survey study of US families.
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Yet more proof, as if we need it, that families are important as well as 'face to face' relationships ... as opposed to staring at iphones all day!

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Wearing naturally dyed clothes may boost mental health - Jagran Post

Wearing naturally dyed clothes may boost mental health - Jagran Post | Health | Scoop.it
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Wearing naturally dyed clothes may boost mental health
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Wearing naturally dyed clothes may boost mental health.
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It is as important to watch what we put on our skin as it is to monitor what we put in our bodies.

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