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An exploration of psychological health and the obstacles to it.
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The pursuit of happiness

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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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Suicide awareness: ‘You’d have thought everything was going well, but it wasn’t’

Suicide awareness: ‘You’d have thought everything was going well, but it wasn’t’ | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
THE anger, sadness, disappointment and heartache that Damian Martin had bottled up for so long finally came to a head one night in early 2008 and he put his foot to the floor of his car, took off his seatbelt and closed his eyes.
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5 ways to listen better

 In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world...

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Does Keeping Busy Make Us Happy?

Does Keeping Busy Make Us Happy? | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
People dread being bored and will do almost anything to keep busy, but does keeping busy really make us happy?
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What Is Self-Efficacy?

What Is Self-Efficacy? | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
According to Albert Bandura, self-efficacy plays a critical role in how people think, feel, and behave. Learn more about what self-efficacy is and the role it plays.
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How football helped me to live with depression

How football helped me to live with depression | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
A lifetime following Spurs may not sound like a recipe for happiness. But John Crace never feels safer, calmer and so free of worries than when standing in the middle of a football crowd.
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The Truth About Suicide

The Truth About Suicide | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

4,000 people choose to kill themselves each year. That's one suicide every two hours. But we don't know enough about the root causes of suicide.

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Ten things not to say to a depressed person

Ten things not to say to a depressed person | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Depression is a very common illness.  The World Health Organization estimates that between 5 and 10% of us are, at any given time, suffering from depression which meets the clinical criteria

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The guys go through it too

The guys go through it too | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

"My counsellor helps me see things differently by exploring reasons why I behave or see the world a certain way. When I uncover these reasons, it can be instantaneously liberating," he said.

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Insurers must cover mental illness on par with physical, court rules

Insurers must cover mental illness on par with physical, court rules | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Healthcare insurers must provide benefits to those with mental illnesses equal to those for clients with physical afflictions, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a case that could lead to more extensive coverage for a wide array of disorders.
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Emotional Intelligence Decreases Workplace Stress

Emotional Intelligence Decreases Workplace Stress | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence is an attractive concept that people want to know and understand.
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Lack of housing stands in the way of treating the mentally ill

Lack of housing stands in the way of treating the mentally ill | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Housing is important for people with a mental health diagnosis, he said. "At least you have something stable, a stable environment".

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Prevalence of Mental Disorders Vary by Gender

Prevalence of Mental Disorders Vary by Gender | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Researchers discovered women are more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression, while men tend toward substance abuse or antisocial disorders.

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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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The Moral Side of Murder

If you had to choose between (1) killing one person to save the lives of five others and (2) doing nothing, even though you knew that five people would die right before your eyes if you did nothing—what would you do?

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Why Screening Teens for Mental Illness Is a Terrible Idea

Why Screening Teens for Mental Illness Is a Terrible Idea | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Many young people quietly struggle with depression and other disorders, which may provoke them to commit suicide, the third most common cause of death among teenagers.

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The British Homeopathic Association Undermine Public Confidence in Medicine

The British Homeopathic Association Undermine Public Confidence in Medicine | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

GP ... is recommending homeopathy for children who suck ice cubes, have long eye-lashes and wear odd socks.

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Happiness and wellbeing can have a direct impact on the bottom line

Happiness and wellbeing can have a direct impact on the bottom line | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Cary Cooper believes the penny has finally dropped for organisations...
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The impact that the recession is having on mental health

The impact that the recession is having on mental health | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
We are already living with the serious consequences that recession can have, particularly for people already close to the edge. There is an atmosphere of increased fear and a lack of certainty that triggers anxiety and depression.
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Ten supportive things I’m glad somebody said to me

Ten supportive things I’m glad somebody said to me | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

A follow-up to "Ten Things Not to Say to a Depressed Person"

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Prescribing Exercise to Treat Depression

Prescribing Exercise to Treat Depression | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it
In a study of people with serious depression that wasn't responding to an antidepressant, vigorous exercise was as effective as or more effective than adding a second medication for achieving remission.
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Heal thyself: Think positive

Heal thyself: Think positive | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Go on, try to convince yourself, because realism can be bad for your health

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Sexual satisfaction and quality of life

 

Sexual satisfaction and quality of life - Research with older women suggests they are correlated...

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Big White Wall - The support network for emotional health

Big White Wall - The support network for emotional health | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

An excellent mental health and wellbeing resource

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Saving lives, money

Saving lives, money | Mental Wellbeing | Scoop.it

She could continue a life of untreated mental illness and addiction and become homeless, or get she could get treatment.

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