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Mental Wellbeing
An exploration of psychological health and the obstacles to it.
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Confidential Helpline - The Professional Cricketers' Association

Confidential Helpline - The Professional Cricketers' Association | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

In a week in which yet another professional sportsman has taken his own life, it's good to see the PCA reaching out to their members.  When the going gets tough, ask for help!

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Are you worried about someone's mental health?

Are you worried about someone's mental health? | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Some tips and pointers for family/friends/work colleagues who are worried aout someone's mental health

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Rappers in anti-suicide campaign

Rappers in anti-suicide campaign | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
A campaign featuring members of the UK urban music scene reaches out to young men from London considering suicide.
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Crises must only occur in office hours

In the latest post in our series on crisis care, Zoe asks why her local services are limited to office hours when a crisis can happen at any time.
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Philosophy of Mind: An Overview

Philosophy of Mind: An Overview | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Questions such as the relationship between mind and brain, the nature of consciousness, and how we perceive the world, have come to be seen as crucial in understanding the world. 

 

Hat-tip to @yannleroux for the link

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Doctors should 'not sign off ill'

Doctors should 'not sign off ill' | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Given the scandalous treatment of people with mental health problems by the current government-appointed "Independent assessment service" this can only be a dreadful idea

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The Politics of Well-Being

The Politics of Well-Being | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Is psychiatry approaching a 'tipping point'?
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Harnessing the power of laughter to improve mental health

Harnessing the power of laughter to improve mental health | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

“How often do you hear ‘funny’ and ‘schizophrenia’ in the same sentence?”

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Autism's early child

Autism's early child | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Michael Edge was one of the first children to be diagnosed as autistic, at a time when few in Britain had heard of the disorder. His mother was told to lock him away in an institution.
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MPs forced to hide mental health problems

The latest news from the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.
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Emotional Intelligence: Not As Important As They Say

Emotional Intelligence: Not As Important As They Say | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

"Have you heard? They say that your EQ counts more than IQ for success. In fact, they say, EQ accounts for 80% of success...... This and other myths about emotional intelligence constantly float around the blogosphere and get spouted by management consultants."

 

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What eight years of writing the Bad Science column have taught me

What eight years of writing the Bad Science column have taught me | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Ben Goldacre: Pulling bad science apart is the best teaching gimmick I know for explaining how good science works...
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Cybersex May Cause Depression!

Cybersex May Cause Depression! | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
PEOPLE who seek out cybersex have “alarmingly high” rates of depression, anxiety and stress and typically devote hours a day to the covert activity, a study shows.
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Silent Suffering – Nondisclosure of Depression Symptoms

Silent Suffering – Nondisclosure of Depression Symptoms | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The lifetime prevalence of a major depressive disorder in the United States is nearly 20%. Unfortunately, many cases of depression are undiagnosed owing to nondisclosure of depression symptoms by patients.
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New push to recognise ‘pathological internet misuse’ as a mental health disorder

New push to recognise ‘pathological internet misuse’ as a mental health disorder | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Distressed families are flooding psychiatrists with pleas for help for children hooked on the internet.




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The Body Image Inquiry - Give Your Evidence

The Body Image Inquiry - Give Your Evidence | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
“Body dissatisfaction in the UK has never been higher, particularly among young people. The pressure to conform to the impossible stereotypes we are bombarded with in advertising, magazines and on the catwalk is overwhelming and damaging - one in four of us are depressed about our bodies
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Heartbreaking: 10-year-old Jasmine McClain Hangs Herself Over Bullying

Heartbreaking: 10-year-old Jasmine McClain Hangs Herself Over Bullying | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

"While many see bullying as an adolescent rite of passage, for those who suffer through it, it's almost unbearable."  - Let's make it clear - bullying is never a rite of passage.  It is a cruel, murderous activity and needs to be stopped at every opportunity.  And it's not only children who die.  Grown adults commit suicide because of workplace bullying.  It's no rite of passage. 

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Can Changing the Way You Think Eliminate Your Depression?

New research from the University of Exeter in Great Britain on a process they call Concreteness Training suggests that targeting your thinking style can bring about significant long-term reduction in symptoms of depression.
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What We Don't Know About Suicide

What We Don't Know About Suicide | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of four co-founders of the social networking site Diaspora, died over the weekend- suicide was the likely cause of death. He was 22.

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It's a guy thing,

It's a guy thing, | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Eating disorders are often thought of as problems for women and girls, but men and boys are also susceptible
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What darkness does to our health

What darkness does to our health | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Do you feel lacking in energy and motivation as the days shorten and winter arrives? It's not surprising that darker days alter our mood and our sleep patters.
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The medical model of mental illness: we’re not convinced

The medical model of mental illness: we’re not convinced | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

A great systematic review has been published in this month’s British Journal of Psychiatry. It has the slightly less than tabloid-friendly title Biogenetic Explanations and Public Acceptance of Mental Illness: Systematic Review of Population Studies, but behind the dense title is a really useful and important piece of work.

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Myths about our minds

Myths about our minds | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Debunking some of the common myths about how our brains work...
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After shocking incidents, Chinese struggle to instill kindness

After shocking incidents, Chinese struggle to instill kindness | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
How do you turn Bad Samaritans good?...
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Noted Dutch Psychologist, Stapel, Accused of Research Fraud

Noted Dutch Psychologist, Stapel, Accused of Research Fraud | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
A Dutch scholar was found to have falsified findings in dozens of papers, in a field that critics say is vulnerable to such abuses.
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