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Breaking the cycle of racism

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by Nancy Vogl

Recently, I made an unlikely friend in Traverse City: Rod Nyland, former employee of Hampel’s Guns.For anyone who knows me, and the message I’m dedicated to sharing, Rod is just about the last person in this town I might be friendly with. Rod is credited with hanging the American flag inverted in front of Hampel’s the day after Barack Obama was elected, and for making a
racial slur against our next president.I can’t remember how old I was when I instinctively knew it was wrong to ...

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Powerful, thought provoking article that reinforces the importance of looking deeper for understanding and the healing of forgiveness.

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Powerful, thought provoking article that reinforces the importance of looking deeper for understanding and the healing of forgiveness.

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Personality Disorder is a topic that is taboo in many families and relationships. Taking it out of the closet.
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You Are Not a Failure

You Are Not a Failure | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it

How to stop beating yourself up. Do you feel like you fail every day? As hard as you work, do you seem to get nowhere? Is it common for almost everything to go wrong? You may be fighting to keep your head above water, but all you hear is criticism from others. Can you relate to this? If so, you are in a danger zone. Read on for some powerful insights.

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Can You Make a Sociopath—Either Through Brain Injury or Other Types of Trauma?

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Can You Make a Sociopath—Either Through Brain Injury or Other Types of Trauma?
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Study Finds 1 in 5 Americans Lives With a Mental Illness

Study Finds 1 in 5 Americans Lives With a Mental Illness | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
A lot of people think of mental illness as the disheveled homeless man, or the person walking down the street talk to themselves, but it’s not. It’s your friend, it’s your neighbor, it’s the person down the street,” said Dr. Peter Delany, director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality.
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Why? We need to start asking why. Then, we need to find a solution, not a band-aid, but a solution. 

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29 Clever Organization Hacks For Elementary School Teachers

29 Clever Organization Hacks For Elementary School Teachers | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Combat the chaos of the classroom with these inspiring organization tips.
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Fabulous !!29 Clever Organization Hacks For Elementary School Teachers! These ideas are inexpensive and incredibly practical. I love them!
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EPBOT: A Is For Agoraphobia

EPBOT: A Is For Agoraphobia | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
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Do you deal with chronic anxiety? This blog may help you - you are not alone. 

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Sanjay Gupta: Targeting Depression Deep Inside the Brain - Major Depression Center - Everyday Health

Sanjay Gupta: Targeting Depression Deep Inside the Brain - Major Depression Center - Everyday Health | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Dr. Sanjay Gupta sits down with brain researcher Dr. Helen Mayberg who says she has found the
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A fascinating and hopeful article and video. If you or someone you know suffers  from depression, this article is a must read. 

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Invincible - Children of Domestic Violence

Invincible - Children of Domestic Violence | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it

Children of Domestic Violence founder, Brian F. Martin, states, "By rejecting the lies that he believed throughout his life, he set himself on a course to reach his full potential." 

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Choosing to "reject the lies" is huge in itself. The person(s) in the family who choose to reject the lies and find another path must be ready for the possibility of being ostracized and further victimized from that same family by those incapable or unready to 'reject the lies". So the children of domestic violence are impacted on so many levels their entire lives.  

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Third Wave of CBT - Past, Present or Future?

Third Wave of CBT - Past, Present or Future? | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Maltese Psychiatrist Dr Beppe Micallef Trigona blogging about the Third Wave of CBT therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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A look at the emergence of the third wave of cognitive behavioural therapies and their future relevance to psychotherapy

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All kinds of minds

All kinds of minds | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
These powerful stories shatter preconceived notions about mental illness, and pose the provocative question: What can the world learn from different kinds of minds?
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Students missing out on education because of mental illness

Students missing out on education because of mental illness | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
While many children and young people are heading back to school, college or university for the new term, figures released today[i] (Monday 1 September) show that, three quarters of young people (77%) (RT @TimetoChange: For one in ten young people,...
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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it

"A practical and engaging guide to smart studying tips.  In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong” and “rooted more in superstition than in science." 

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This is an incredibly important work for all learners of all ages. 

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My Life With Crazy: A Resource for Children of Borderline Mothers

My Life With Crazy: A Resource for Children of Borderline Mothers | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Check out http://mylifewithcrazy.com! Home Page
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9 Things NOT to Say to Someone with a Brain Injury

9 Things NOT to Say to Someone with a Brain Injury | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Brain injury is confusing to people who don't have one. Learn what to say and, more importantly, what NOT to say, to someone with a TBI.
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Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks
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The FEAR Factor

The FEAR Factor | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
As a life coach, I focus on the zillions of ways fear keeps people stuck. I am not talking about fear of the dark, fear of nuclear war or fear of falling. These are indeed a few of the life-preserving fears that we do well to heed. Here is another on...
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Do you know your fear factor? Does it stop you from reaching your dreams? Write a letter to...

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How to Make Money by Blogging on LinkedIn

How to Make Money by Blogging on LinkedIn | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
An entrepreneur reveals how he generated leads and revenue with his LinkedIn blog and show how you can do the same.
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There's some excellent tips in this article. 

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4 Tips to Teen Suicide Prevention

4 Tips to Teen Suicide Prevention | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
“I want to help you. I can help you.” I said. We talked for about two minutes when I asked her if she had a plan and if she wanted to die. Her response, “Yes!” I replied, “Do you have a plan as to what you would do and do you have any weapons or drugs in the house now?” Her reply, “Yes!” I stayed calm. I needed her to talk more. I needed to let her know I cared and that it is common to feel pain, but we could work through this and get her help. I asked her if she had a counselor that she sees and could call. I heard silence. “Hello?” I said . . .

I heard a gun shot! There was a silence like I’ve never heard before. It was real. Oh God!
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Powerful, Critically important, immediately helpful. Please read and watch. You may save a life one day. 

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Avoid Feeling Depressed While Living Alone

Avoid Feeling Depressed While Living Alone | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Adults who live alone have an 80% higher chance of having depression than those who live with other...
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In my experience, people living alone, especially after retirement must, if possible, stay active in social activities whether church, volunteering, or senior center activities. Yet, so many do just the opposite because of a variety of reasons - disability, lack of confidence in being a productive contributor to  volunteer opportunities, fear of rejection, etc. These are helpful tips to consider. 

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If you've ever lived alone, you will know the heartbreak of it.  Staying connected is really important for those that live alone.  The risk of depression is very high (about 80% higher than those who live with others).  So don't risk it, enjoy a rich social life and get into life.

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What If Everything We Know About Treating Depression Is Wrong?

What If Everything We Know About Treating Depression Is Wrong? | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Scientific studies indicate that current medications target the wrong parts of the brain.
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Every bit of research on depression and mental disorders brings us closer to meaningful solutions. 

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Anti "'Ds" may not be the be all and end all for depression sufferers.

 

In my practice,  I have found Anti "Ds" to be a useful adjunct when used in conjunction to treat people with long standing depression. Anti "Ds" assist in relieving the symptoms of depression,, but it's not the symptoms of depression that I treat.  Rather, it's the underlying cause that needs to be fixed.  The symptoms are no longer the problem once the core issue work is done.

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Just look at the searches authors could do to find writing by people living with mental illness!

Just look at the searches authors could do to find writing by people living with mental illness! | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Just look at the searches authors could do to find writing by people living with mental illness! pic.twitter.com/NQ7PPlwqpF
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What Neuroscience Has To Say About The 'Tortured Genius'

What Neuroscience Has To Say About The 'Tortured Genius' | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Every suicide leaves behind mourners grasping for answers, but when the person in question is a high-profile celebrity known to have struggled with mental health issues, it's tempting to fall back on the age-old trope of the "tortured genius...
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Young people may be losing the ability to read emotions in our digital world

Young people may be losing the ability to read emotions in our digital world | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.
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And I agree wholeheartedly with this researcher's conclusion: "You can't learn nonverbal emotional cues from a screen in the way you can learn it from face-to-face communication," said lead author Yalda Uhls, a senior researcher with the UCLA's Children's Digital Media Center, Los Angeles. "If you're not practicing face-to-face communication, you could be losing important social skills."

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The World of the Borderline Mother--And Her Children

The World of the Borderline Mother--And Her Children | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Therapist Christine Lawson posits four types of mothers based on fairy tales
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How Mothers "Spread" Borderline Personality Disorder to Children/ Show Me a Patient with BPD and I Will Show You a Patient Whose Mother Had BPD

How Mothers "Spread" Borderline Personality Disorder to Children/ Show Me a Patient with BPD and I Will Show You a Patient Whose Mother Had BPD | Understanding Mental Health | Scoop.it
Borderline Personality Disorder is a Serious Mental Disorder and It Is Spread From Mother to Child
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