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Raising Mental Health Awareness
Raising awareness for mental health issues in modern society.
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Sensitivity to Negative Events Heightened by Previous Traumatic Experiences

Sensitivity to Negative Events Heightened by Previous Traumatic Experiences | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Study offers new clues about how the brain processes near-death scares and other traumatic autobiographical memories.

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Why we need to be honest about OCD and teen mental health - The Guardian

Why we need to be honest about OCD and teen mental health - The Guardian | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Sometimes young people with mental health problems get better. Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they get better but then they get worse. Holly Bourne explores OCD and relapse in her new book Am I Normal Yet?

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The Trouble With "Shame On You! You Shouldn't Feel That!"

The Trouble With "Shame On You! You Shouldn't Feel That!" | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Shunning negative emotions makes it harder to manage them

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 27, 2015 8:56 PM

Interesting essay on the positive and negative aspects of the common emotions. - "Pride is exactly what we should feel to reinforce good decisions unless we’re actually making bad decisions, in which case pride makes us jerks."  -Lon

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Teen Killed Over Facebook Feud

Teen Killed Over Facebook Feud | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
After Tariq Akbar, 14, was shot and killed Friday following a social media dispute that spilled over offline, his mother spoke out urging parents to “keep an eye on your kids.”

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Tyler Jacobson's curator insight, July 7, 2015 9:56 AM

So, so sad! It's frightening the challenges our youth face today - challenges that we never had to deal with as kids.  

 

Here's something I helped put together for parents to help keep them aware of what's going on with their kids and social media/technology. Please share so we can help prevent issues like these if at all possible!

 

http://helpyourteennow.com/are-your-keeping-up-with-your-teen-mobile-technology/

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The 7 Ways of Thinking That Make Us More Anxious

The 7 Ways of Thinking That Make Us More Anxious | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
How to less anxious: Those of us who suffer from anxiety problems know it doesn’t always take very much to trigger our anxiety. We can go from zero to a hundred in nothing flat.

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Collateral damage: The mental health issues facing children of veterans

Collateral damage: The mental health issues facing children of veterans | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Families reunited after service members return home must contend with PTSD, depression and other after-shocks of going to war
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A new milestone in non-pharmaceutical treatments for depression | Nick Davis

A new milestone in non-pharmaceutical treatments for depression | Nick Davis | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Nick Davis: Last week’s announcement that a UK company won US approval for device-based treatment of depression is excellent news for taking academic findings into a clinical setting

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Women, Please Stop Shaming Men

Women, Please Stop Shaming Men | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Instead of badgering men for being shut down and unemotional, let’s have conversations with the boys and men in our lives to let them know our love and acceptance is not conditional upon their strength.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 7, 2015 3:37 PM

Young boys are feeling this need to "be strong" most of their lives.  The author makes the point that a significant reason boys and men feel this need that tends to become obsessive is the expectations of  girls and women.  -Lon

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81 Awesome Mental Health Resources When You Can’t Afford a Therapist

81 Awesome Mental Health Resources When You Can’t Afford a Therapist | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Keep this list of mental health resources handy whenever you need some backup.
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Mental Illness and Identity: Would I Shed My Bipolar Disorder Skin?

Mental Illness and Identity: Would I Shed My Bipolar Disorder Skin? | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Lately I have been asking myself: What would I do if I could shed myself of my bipolar disorder? Is it part of the core of my identity, even if it is controlled by medication, or is it something to be cured, tolerated and maybe even shunned?




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Marin parents of mentally ill children grapple with chronic pain and grief

Marin parents of mentally ill children grapple with chronic pain and grief | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Kentfield resident Caroline Kreitzberg loves all five of her children, but there has always been a special place in her heart for her son, William.“He, of all my kids, was my golden boy. The kid had so much going for him,” Kreitzb
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Store Clerk Who Abuses Homeless Man Outside Of His Shop Later Learns The Heartbreaking Truth

Store Clerk Who Abuses Homeless Man Outside Of His Shop Later Learns The Heartbreaking Truth | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Have you noticed that Thailand makes the most tear-jerking commercials out there? They just have an ability to reach for your heart in a way that other ads just can’t seem to duplicate. In this video, a store owner notices a homeless man sleeping outside of his shop every morning when he arrives. Instead of […]
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 15, 2015 12:27 AM

When you think your opinion is the whole truth, you should watch this.  -Lon

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Memory Lapse or Dementia? 5 Clues to Help Tell the Difference

Memory Lapse or Dementia? 5 Clues to Help Tell the Difference | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
An occasional memory slip is normal, but how can you tell if it may be something more serious?
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When Parenting Gets Tough - Mindful

When Parenting Gets Tough - Mindful | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
That mean voice in your head that never stops its yammering can make parenting harder than need be.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 28, 2015 6:22 PM

Yes, parenting is tough, and I speak from raising four of them.  But perhaps much of the pain and suffering the author speaks of is a raising a bar of expectations on what the parents can do (both in society's expectations and the parent's expectations. -Lon

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Tylenol Blunts Positive Emotions Too

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Acetominophen affects emotional intensity.

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Childhood hallucinations are surprisingly common – but why?

Childhood hallucinations are surprisingly common – but why? | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Many children hear voices or have visions. Usually there is no cause for concern...

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Overeating and Weight Issues with Bipolar Disorder

Overeating and Weight Issues with Bipolar Disorder | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
“My name is Gabe Howard and I have bipolar disorder.” I start many a speech that way because it gives the audience an idea of who I am, and why I am qualified to give a speech on the subject.

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Rebecca Burge Cooper's curator insight, June 4, 2015 12:25 PM
Great article about using food for emotional reasons.
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Video game link to psychiatric disorders suggested by study

Video game link to psychiatric disorders suggested by study | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Benefits, such as improved attention and perception, could come at a price, according to research
People who regularly play action video games could be at increased risk of developing neurological and psychiatric disorders, a study suggests.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 21, 2015 4:42 PM

And the debate rages on whether video games are good or bad.  Myself, I think they are both right. :)  -Lon

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Calling the Cops on the Mentally Ill Can Escalate Difficult Situations

Calling the Cops on the Mentally Ill Can Escalate Difficult Situations | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
A caregiver explains how dialing 911 can put both police officers and developmentally disabled people in a needlessly dangerous position.
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How Mindfulness Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care

How Mindfulness Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
More than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and 1 in 13 people around the world have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Overall, the World Health Organization estimates that ro

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 9, 2015 11:39 PM

Mindfulness might be a fad, but it ties into meditation practices that have been used for self-improvement for thousands of years.  If the practitioners stay true to the basic principles, the optimism in this article are justified indeed. -Lon

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What Everyone Needs To Know About Anxiety - Huffington Post

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Think you can spot someone with anxiety in a crowd?

The disorder, which touches 18 percent of American adults, is one of the most common mental health issues in the world. It can affect your teache...

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 6, 2015 9:58 AM

There has been a significant increase in residential adolescent programs devoted to treating anxiety disorders. -Lon

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Clinically Depressed Teen With OCD Kills Self After Mother Turns Off PlayStation - The Inquisitr

Clinically Depressed Teen With OCD Kills Self After Mother Turns Off PlayStation - The Inquisitr | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
Paul Bickle, 18, had OCD and suffered from clinical depression. He got into a disagreement about his PlayStation with his mother, Donna Brown, that escalated

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The Fatal Epidemic Of Animal Care Workers That No One Is Talking About

The Fatal Epidemic Of Animal Care Workers That No One Is Talking About | Raising Mental Health Awareness | Scoop.it
These are the humans who speak for those who can't speak for themselves.
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