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PASSINGS: Lee Thompson Young

PASSINGS: Lee Thompson Young | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

"Lee Thompson Young in a scene from the TNT series "Rizzoli & Isles." Los Angeles police say his death is being investigated as a suicide"

 

Another article: 'A friend said a report linking Young's depression to his religion was "a gross mischaracterization."

 

'A better explanation, the friend said, is that Young was drawn to religion because he yearned for enlightenment and may have been "too sensitive" for this world.'


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/lee-thompson-young-leave-suicide-note-source-article-1.1431739

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See many posts related to creative people on my site Depression and Creativity http://depressionandcreativity.org/

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Post on my Highly Sensitive site: Winona Ryder: “Maybe I’m too sensitive for this world.”  http://highlysensitive.org/13/winona-ryder-maybe-im-too-sensitive-for-this-world/

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How to Reduce Anxiety - The Panic Away Program | Anxiety Relief

How to Reduce Anxiety - The Panic Away Program | Anxiety Relief | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
Your brain is the control center and that is where the change needs to happen to reduce anxiety.
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Kristen Stewart and shyness and sensitivity | TalentDevelop

Kristen Stewart and shyness and sensitivity | TalentDevelop | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

Kristen Stewart directed a short film titled “Come Swim” that was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.

She has described the film in an interview as being about “aggrandized pain” and comments:

“You don’t realize when you’re trudging through that water, you feel so alone. We’ve all been there. But when you’re in it, you feel like you can’t participate in life.”

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Fergie on choosing music over Harvard and her drug use | TalentDevelop

Fergie on choosing music over Harvard and her drug use | TalentDevelop | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
Many talented and creative people use and abuse drugs, substances and activities – often as self-medication. Sometimes we risk addiction.
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The Monkey Mind Disruption – Part 2

The Monkey Mind Disruption – Part 2 | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
Part of the value of our teeming brains as creative people is generating many associations and ideas. But we can also generate anxious thoughts all too easily.
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Emotional Health - The Global Stress Summit | Anxiety Relief

Emotional Health - The Global Stress Summit | Anxiety Relief | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

"We’re exhausted and overwhelmed — but you can learn to understand and control it." - 

The Global Stress Summit is online and FREE from April 24 - May 1, 2017.

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Emotional Health Resources | TalentDevelop

Emotional Health Resources | TalentDevelop | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

Emotional Health Resources: Programs, books, articles to help improve your emotional balance and enhance your creative life.

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Suicide and Giftedness | High Ability

Suicide and Giftedness | High Ability | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
Are high ability people more vulnerable to suicide? What are the impacts of high sensitivity, existential dread, pressure to achieve etc?
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Artists and Meditation

Artists and Meditation | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

"No matter what, the first moments of my day are dedicated to breath, meditation, and silence." Musician Bibi McGill goes on to explain why self-care and meditation are important to her:

“I am an artist and I am creative; I am a Scorpio, so I definitely have a tendency to be very emotional and all over the place..."

 

In their book on creativity research, Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire make a number of references to meditation and creativity.

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Dealing With Anxiety - Actors and Performers | Anxiety Relief

Dealing With Anxiety - Actors and Performers | Anxiety Relief | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
Gigi Hadid has been part of a Victoria’s Secret runway show, won Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, and acted in several projects including the Taylor Swift: Bad Blood video.

But a Glamour magazine article notes that her confidence can be eroded by anxiety
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Dealing with stress – especially when you’re highly sensitive

Dealing with stress – especially when you’re highly sensitive | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

What are holiday seasons like for you? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Here are some ideas to take care of your health and emotional balance, especially if you're highly sensitive.

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Can We Benefit From Sadness?

Can We Benefit From Sadness? | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
As musician Alanis Morissette points out, “We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value as happiness,

 

Karla McLaren is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and educator who teaches about the value of embracing our emotions and developing emotional health.

 

She has commented, “In my work with emotions, I focus on the intelligence, gifts, and skills that every emotion brings to you."

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Elizabeth Gilbert on Fear and Expressing Our Creative Ideas

Elizabeth Gilbert on Fear and Expressing Our Creative Ideas | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Gilbert says we do need fear, in order to protect us from actual dangers. "But you do not need your fear in the realm of creative expression."
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Working with depression

Working with depression | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

Christina Ricci fought anorexia and depression in her younger years, and says she overcame her problems with the help of a psychiatrist.

 

“These are things you can’t always deal with alone, so I went to therapy,” she said.

“Sometimes people need to seek professional help. Along the way I discovered that you can choose to be happy.”

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Kelly Brogan on Our Creative Force for Transformation

Kelly Brogan on Our Creative Force for Transformation | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
Creative expression can transform our painful reactions to situations, providing a renewed identity and a way to give voice to difficult feelings.
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Creative Expression and Healing | TalentDevelop

Creative Expression and Healing | TalentDevelop | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

Creative expression can transform our painful reactions to traumatic or difficult experiences, providing a way to give voice to painful feelings.

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Creativity for Negative Feelings

Creativity for Negative Feelings | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
How can creative expression help us deal with anxiety, depression and other difficult or disrupting emotions?
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Emotional Health Program for Creative, Gifted, Highly Sensitive People | High Ability

Emotional Health Program for Creative, Gifted, Highly Sensitive People | High Ability | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
The Social-Emotional ACES Home Video Program is designed to help creative, intense, sensitive people be skilled experts in the Social-Emotional arena.
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Relieve Stress and Anxiety When You're Highly Sensitive

Relieve Stress and Anxiety When You're Highly Sensitive | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

As highly sensitive people, we may experience many positive aspects of the trait, but we can also be more reactive and vulnerable to stress and anxiety... that can impact our lives and creative expression.

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Creative People Living with Mental Health Issues - Amanda Seyfried | The Creative Mind

Creative People Living with Mental Health Issues - Amanda Seyfried | The Creative Mind | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

Mental health issues affect almost I in 5 people each year. Being a creative person can increase our vulnerability to emotional challenges like anxiety.

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How To Deal With Overwhelm | Highly Sensitive and Creative

How To Deal With Overwhelm | Highly Sensitive and Creative | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
Anyone can feel overwhelmed from too many demands and challenges, but creative and highly sensitive people may be especially vulnerable.
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ProVanax mood-enhancing supplement | Anxiety Relief

ProVanax mood-enhancing supplement | Anxiety Relief | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

Judith Orloff, M.D. is a psychiatrist, UCLA professor, and leads workshops on intuition, energy, and medicine.

In her book Emotional Freedom, she writes: "For mild to moderate depression, I often suggest 5-HTP, a natural precursor to serotonin...Another treatment is St. John's wort..."

Follow link to page about ProVanax, which contains both.

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Hugh Jackman on emotional health - YouTube

Hugh Jackman on participating in an Unleash the Power Within event by Tony Robbins. http://thecreativemind.net/TonyRobbins

Jackman comments:
"My parents split up when I was young, and I think for many years I carried a doubt about whether there was some kind of wound or damage that would frame my entire life and all the decisions I make."

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Emotional Health in Movies

Emotional Health in Movies | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

Movies like Silver Linings Playbook have engaging stories and acting, and bring out issues of mental health, such as labeling ourselves and others.

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Meditation Technology for Emotional Health and Creativity

Meditation Technology for Emotional Health and Creativity | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it
Meditation technology and devices complement traditional meditation techniques for increased emotional health and stress relief.
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Andrew Solomon on depression and hope | Depression and Creativity

Andrew Solomon on depression and hope | Depression and Creativity | Mental Health & Creativity | Scoop.it

Andrew Solomon is a novelist, journalist and historian. At 31 he descended into a major depression. He was helped by family support and therapy. He writes:

 

“These experiences of darkness make the light more beautiful, that the pain of being acutely depressed allows you to experience an unbelievable happiness in every day when you aren’t depressed and a sense that each of those days is a gift. So that’s the real message of hope, is that you can get better.”

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