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Mental Wellbeing
An exploration of psychological health and the obstacles to it.
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Mental illness: the last taboo?

People with mental health problems are the last minority group against whom it’s socially acceptable to discriminate

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WHY THE WAY WE CRITICISE OTHERS SAYS NOTHING ABOUT THEM AND EVERYTHING ABOUT OURSELVES

WHY THE WAY WE CRITICISE OTHERS SAYS NOTHING ABOUT THEM AND EVERYTHING ABOUT OURSELVES | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Sigmund Freud believed that the way we criticise others says nothing about them but everything about ourselves.  In the media,  we frequently see celebrities hauled over the coals ...

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The work/life divide: time to think about getting it right

The work/life divide: time to think about getting it right | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

This morning was dedicated to that important marriage ritual: arguing with my wife....

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Hypnagogia: An Explanation of Strange Nighttime Visitations

It was late at night; I awoke and saw a shape at the end of my bed. As the shape floated closer I could see that it was an old ugly woman. I tried to move but I was paralyzed. She moved onto my chest, I could feel her weight on me and I could smell her breath. I tried to move and scream but I couldn’t. Suddenly, when I thought I could not take any more, she disappeared.
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How we hurt our children through Idealization.

How we hurt our children through Idealization. | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
In order for a young child to feel safe and secure in what can sometimes be a scary world, children apply a defense mechanism known as idealization
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What Employees Worldwide Have in Common

What Employees Worldwide Have in Common | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Globally, workplace conditions are strongly tied to personal wellbeing. That's a key finding from Gallup's recent study of employees in 116 countries. But does that finding hold up everywhere?
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Happiness is . . . the key ingredient for wellbeing

Happiness is . . . the key ingredient for wellbeing | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

IRISH PEOPLE are a happy lot and eight out of 10 adults report feeling happy all or most of the time, according to a recent report from the Central Statistics Office.

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Keep your friends close: BFF calms kids' stress

Keep your friends close: BFF calms kids' stress | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
A child's best friend can provide such a strong calming influence that there is actually a measurable effect on stress hormones during tense times, a new study shows.
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Happiness and Your Company - Harvard Business Review

Happiness and Your Company - Harvard Business Review | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
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Many reluctant to tell docs about depression

In a survey of more than 1,000 California adults, researchers found that 43 percent had at least some misgivings about telling their primary care doctor about any depression symptoms.
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The pain-anxiety-depression connection

The pain-anxiety-depression connection | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Everyone experiences pain at some point, but for those with depression or anxiety, pain can become particularly intense and hard to treat. People suffering from depression, for example, tend to experience more severe and long-lasting pain than other people.

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Gail Porter on being sectioned

Gail Porter on being sectioned | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Former TV Presenter Gail Porter told Radio 5 live about being sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
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5 Ways to Use Positive Psychology in Practice

5 Ways to Use Positive Psychology in Practice | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Working in the mental health field can be like trying to row up stream without a paddle. There are any number of problems, dysfunctions, and illness that consume peoples' lives.
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Sympathy for the psychiatrists?

...the notion that psychiatric drugs correct imbalanced brain chemistry is a myth

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The Daily Stigma

mock tabloid newspaper published as part of Mind's campaign to ensure people with mental health problems are treated fairly under the Coalition Government's welfare reforms.
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Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: A Neuroscience Reading

Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: A Neuroscience Reading | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Unpacking the lyrics of the iconic happiness anthem to find surprising science-tested insights on well-being. 

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Facing the Quarter-Life Crisis

Facing the Quarter-Life Crisis | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
So you turn 50 and panic sets in. Perhaps you feel that your career is at a standstill, or that you may want to enhance your physical appearance.
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Moving interview: Rugby hero Gerry talks about battle with depression

Moving interview: Rugby hero Gerry talks about battle with depression | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Over the last 10 years, the Labour councillor has suffered from bouts of depression, and stress - including a period four years ago when he could not leave his home, he felt so low.
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Happiness and Your Company

Happiness and Your Company | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more. (Wellbeing as a focus for corporate success - interesting!
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Child abuse climbed with recession: study

Child abuse climbed with recession: study | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
As the U.S. economy began to tank, the number of abused children landing in the hospital with severe brain injuries spiked, according to a study. (Child abuse climbed with recession: study (Yahoo!
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Napping: the expert's guide

Napping: the expert's guide | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

A short snooze will boost your mood and intelligence - but there's more to it than simply closing your eyes

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Mental health care in the 21st century

Mental health care in the 21st century | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Just 25 years ago, most people experiencing serious mental illness would have been treated in long-stay psychiatric institutions....

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Laughter 'may be best medicine'

Laughter 'may be best medicine' | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
People feel less pain after a good belly laugh, most likely because of the release of naturally-occuring endorphins, research suggests.
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Why are Britons so gloomy mid-life

Why are Britons so gloomy mid-life | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Are the British particularly prone to mid-life crises because of the pressure to succeed - or is it down to our unhealthy lifestyles? (What can help us Brits experience more wellbeing!
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The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

A thought-provoking article from 2007, written by Boris Johnson.  Hat-tip to Clio Bellenis for pointing it out to me...

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