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A Check-Up From the Neck Up (and Book Giveaway Announcement)

A Check-Up From the Neck Up (and Book Giveaway Announcement) | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
This is the last installment of my Tour of Fives, celebrating the release of the 5th book in my mystery series. I felt I should bring things back home with my Five Top Tips for Maintaining Mental H...
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» Top 10 Mental Health Apps - World of Psychology

» Top 10 Mental Health Apps - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The most useful mental health apps for anxiety, depression, bipolar, and PTSD. Features apps for relaxation, sleep, coping, breathing, mood tracking, and more.
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Taking a break is secret to success

Taking a break is secret to success | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Taking a break is secret to success. Sydney scientists have found learning improves when students take a rest from continuous study or training.

 

''It seems intuitive that every minute of study should make you better, but, actually, if you do too much it might backfire and you end up wasting time,'' said the study's lead researcher, Joel Pearson.

 


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» Keep the TV or Computer on At Night? You’re at Greater Risk for Depression - Psych Central News

» Keep the TV or Computer on At Night? You’re at Greater Risk for Depression - Psych Central News | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
If hamsters are anything like their human counterparts, keeping your TV or computer on at night while you sleep in the same room could not only disrupt your...
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Tratak Meditation | Heal Now and Forever

Tratak Meditation | Heal Now and Forever | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Tratak is an ancient meditation that can help you decrease stress, anxiety, anger, and frustration. It brings clarity of mind, stopping random, hurtful thought processes.

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Do You Mind Your Mind? | Heal Now and Forever

Do You Mind Your Mind? | Heal Now and Forever | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

As a social worker, I have always been greatly concerned how the context of our lives affect our spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies. Over the years I have become increasingly aware of the inner context that plays off our life contexts (how we make meaning of what happens to us) and how very much more important that is.

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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: A-Z: Don't Forget About Anosognosia

OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: A-Z: Don't Forget About Anosognosia | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

The brain also updates us on our general health and mental condition. Every night, when we sleep, it "reboots," and we wake up in the morning, conscious that we are XX many years old, that we have a cold or a backache, and that we are happy or heartbroken.

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Brené Brown: Listening to shame | Video on TED.com

Brené Brown: Listening to shame | Video on TED.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
TED Talks Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on.
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Freedom From…Freedom To

Freedom From…Freedom To | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
There are two kinds of freedom. Freedom from (negative freedom) and freedom to (positive freedom).
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Remembered Wellness - The Placebo Effect tested

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Remembered Wellness - The Placebo Effect tested...

 

As explained by Ronda Bresnick Hauss in a recent article in the Hill Rag, advanced technology such as PET scans and MRIs allow researchers to examine the brain. While using the mind to heal the body was often discredited or disregarded in the past, these new approaches indicate that the placebo effect does cause actual changes in brain chemistry which in turn leads to changes in the body.

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» 7 Ways to Let Go - World of Psychology

» 7 Ways to Let Go - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Buddhism asserts that attachment is the primary source of suffering. So then detachment or “non-attachment” would be our ticket out of that pain.
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Hypnosis Fact And Fiction: Real Hypnosis In Self-help, Medicine And Mental Health - - Mental Health Tips

There are many misconceptions of what hypnosis is. Most of these misconceptions are perpetuated by the popular media. The truth is, hypnosis has been used throughout history and continues to be used today, both legitimately and fraudulently. I decided to write this article to clarify just what hypnosis is exactly and what it is not for inquiring minds and to help those that could truly benefit from the true, legitimate practice of hypnosis.

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Tiny Wisdom: What We Choose to See

Tiny Wisdom: What We Choose to See | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Henry David Thoreau

 

Yesterday while driving home from the dentist, I listened to this CD my boyfriend made with theme songs from various movies.

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» Mental Health Checkups as Important as Annual Physicals - Psych Central News

» Mental Health Checkups as Important as Annual Physicals  - Psych Central News | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
It is common practice for an adult to visit their physician every few years to get a physical. The visit is often a preventive or maintenance encounter
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Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two.
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NAMI Blog: The Colorado Tragedy: Mental Health System Concerns

NAMI Blog: The Colorado Tragedy: Mental Health System Concerns | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

This week, the Washington Post revealed that in years past his mother sought counseling for him—because of his social isolation. Court filings then revealed he was seeing a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado prior to the July 20 attack.

 

Public discussion initially focused on the wide availability of guns in our society. It has now shifted to the question of whether or not the mental health care system failed leading up to the tragedy. It is an issue addressed eloquently in USA Today by Pete Earley in a guest column, “Massacres No Excuse to Stigmatize the Mentally Ill.”

 

There are many causes of violence in society. As reported by the U.S. Surgeon General “the overall contribution of mental disorders to the total level of violence in society is exceptionally small.”

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Glenn Close: Let's End The Stigma Around Mental Illness Now

Glenn Close: Let's End The Stigma Around Mental Illness Now | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
When we ask people in the United States, "Do you know somebody or have you yourself had a mental health problem?" about 50 percent of Americans say they do. That turns out to be a very potent factor in decreasing prejudice and discrimination.

 

At the same time, about 50 percent of Americans express some kind of rejection of people with mental illness. They may not want them in their neighborhood; they may not want [children affected by mental illnesses] in their child's classroom. They don't want them to marry into their family, and they don't want to work closely on the job with them -- even though they are probably working closely on the job with someone with mental illness who is afraid to disclose because of the stigma attached.

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Phone Apps for Better Mental Health | Psychology Today

Phone Apps for Better Mental Health | Psychology Today | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
It’s not just about photos and instant Tweeting anymore. By Goal Auzeen Saedi...
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Mental health system shortcomings 'can't change if we don't talk about them ... - DesMoinesRegister.com

Mental health system shortcomings 'can't change if we don't talk about them ... - DesMoinesRegister.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Mental health system shortcomings 'can't change if we don't talk about them ...DesMoinesRegister.comMental Health: The life of Kyle Straka: Kyle Straka's mother Karla takes us through the twists and turns of her son Kyle's life as he battles with...
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Tiny Wisdom: Choose to Enjoy Your Choices | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

Tiny Wisdom: Choose to Enjoy Your Choices | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Nothing is more worthy of our time than the joy right in front of us. That is where we have the opportunity to fully experience life. Not where someone else is, not where we suspect we should be, but right where we are.
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xoJane - How to Tell If Your Shrink Sucks (And Then Fire Them)

xoJane - How to Tell If Your Shrink Sucks (And Then Fire Them) | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I’ve had just about as many psychologists, shrinks and guidance counselors as I have had sexual partners … and all I’ll say to that is: I’ve had more than four and less than 70. And some of them have sucked.
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Your Brain on Sleep

Your Brain on Sleep | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
There's still a great deal of information about the effects of sleep on the brain that we don't yet understand, so any research that sheds light on this subject is exciting and potentially important.
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Perfectionism? : Energy of Mind Therapy

“Perfectionism is not about doing one’s best, or about pursuing excellence…it is the emotional conviction that by being perfect, one can finally be acceptable as a person.” ~ Dr. Tom Greenspon

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Anger Management | AskTheInternetTherapist.com

Anger Management | AskTheInternetTherapist.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Anger is a natural part of the human condition and a tricky emotion. People who manage anger well have a healthy or normal relationship with their anger.
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Steve Jobs’s Perfectionism and Apple’s Success

Steve Jobs’s Perfectionism and Apple’s Success | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

As seemingly everyone on the planet knows, Steve Jobs’s defining quality was perfectionism. The development of the Macintosh, for instance, took more than three years, because of Jobs’s obsession with detail. He nixed the idea of an internal fan, because he thought it was noisy and clumsy. And he wanted his engineers to redesign the Mac’s motherboard, just because it looked inelegant.

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