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An exploration of psychological health and the obstacles to it.
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Domestic abuse victims are urged to break silence

Domestic abuse victims are urged to break silence | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
VICTIMS of domestic abuse are urged not to suffer in silence this Christmas amid predictions incidents could soar.
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Crisis of confidence - mortality and homelessness revisited

This week, Crisis - a UK charity that supports homeless people - released figures about mortality and homelessness; there was wide media coverage.  Except that the data was misrepresented. 

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Twitter Posts Reflect Shifts in Happiness

Twitter Posts Reflect Shifts in Happiness | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The emotional value of words posted in messages on Twitter reveals how our level of happiness rises and falls. It seems January, the first days of the week and late at night are not happy times.
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The new flashmob – breastfeeding mothers come out into the open

The new flashmob – breastfeeding mothers come out into the open | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Claire Jones-Hughes: After being harassed for feeding my daughter in public in Brighton, I have decided it is time to make a stand...
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Dealing with a mental illness is like having a monster in your brain

Dealing with a mental illness is like having a monster in your brain | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
There are many good reasons to visit each and every one of Marisol’s sites to simply experience the magic of what she refers to as ‘outsider art...
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I’ve just stopped a guy from jumping off Cheadle Bridge onto the M60 Motorway

I've been working all day at St Cuthberts' High School in Rochdale.

I finished early and began the treacherous windswept journey home via the M60.  It was horrible.  The cold wind was blowing ...
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The Secret Footballer: players with depression do get help

The Secret Footballer: players with depression do get help | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The Secret Footballer: Football is not turning a blind eye to players with mental health problems...
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Emotional intelligence can help take stress out of business

Emotional intelligence can help take stress out of business | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

While coping with the stress of running a business in difficult times, companies may not consider emotional intelligence important...

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Therapy phoneline reduces stigma

Therapy phoneline reduces stigma | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

The bizarre thing about this story is that it is presented as a wonderful new idea.  For decades enlightened employers have offered exactly this service through Employee Assistance Programmes.  He has had 2000 calls since 2008? My company takes 32,000 each year, 24 hours a day, every day offering immediate access to help and support.  

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Americans' 'ideal weight' shifts upward

Americans' 'ideal weight' shifts upward | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

The way we feel about ourselves and the way we look are two inextricably bound elements, each contributing to the other.  Interesting study, though, showing how our perceptions can be so distorted.  It seems body dysmorphia is more widespread than we imagined (no pun intended)

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Am I Really Free?

Am I Really Free? | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

When are mentally ill patients really free to make decisions about their treatment?

(HT to @WGDraws for the link)

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How light affects your health

How light affects your health | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The lights in your home and at the office can make a difference to the way you feel and can even affect your health.
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Working Moms are Healthier and Happier than Stay-At-Home Moms

Working Moms are Healthier and Happier than Stay-At-Home Moms | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Working mothers are healthier and happier than mothers who stay at home during their children’s infancy and pre-school years, according to a new study.
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Coping with mental illness at Christmas - Wales News

Coping with mental illness at Christmas - Wales News | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
CHRISTMAS should be a time of joy, rest and socialising but for mental health service users the festive season, if not planned properly, can become a time of anxiety and isolation.
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Sophia Williams's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:44 PM

Feeling low this christmas time? This may be of use to you...

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Empathy and Pro-Social Behavior in Rats

When I was a behavioural psychologist, many of my peers would have argued that there is no such thing as altruism.  This groundbreaking study - reported in Science - finds rats rescuing other rats and also sharing food.  This invites us to rethink what we believe about motivation and reward..

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Facebook Teams With National Suicide Prevention Lifeline To Keep Users Safe

Facebook Teams With National Suicide Prevention Lifeline To Keep Users Safe | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Facebook is making it easier for people who express suicidal thoughts on the social networking site to get help.

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A Primer for Classical Homeopathy

A Primer for Classical Homeopathy | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Just in case anyone sees this and believes it has some credibility - let's be clear.  Psychotherapy and Homeopathy have nothing in common, nothing at all.  To start an article on homeopathy with "As a psychotherapist.." is simply an indication of ignorance.

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Stress, depression double heart attack risk

Stress, depression double heart attack risk | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Those who suffer from depression or stress are twice as likely to have a heart attack than those with an even outlook.

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Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® is the first-ever daily assessment of U.S. residents' health and well-being. By interviewing at least 1,000 U.S. adults every day, the Well-Being Index provides real-time measurement and insights needed to improve health, increase productivity, and lower healthcare costs
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If suicide is the answer, what is the question?

If suicide is the answer, what is the question? | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Although suicide is no longer a crime – if you attempted it in England and Wales before 1961 you could end up in prison – it remains a puzzle utterly disturbing to those left behind.
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Can we take happy Britons at face value?

Can we take happy Britons at face value? | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

The 1930s brought poverty but also better health – partly because inequality declined.

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