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A Check-Up From the Neck Up (and Book Giveaway Announcement)

A Check-Up From the Neck Up (and Book Giveaway Announcement) | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
This is the last installment of my Tour of Fives, celebrating the release of the 5th book in my mystery series. I felt I should bring things back home with my Five Top Tips for Maintaining Mental H...
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Risk of depression influenced by quality of relationships, U-M research says | UofMHealth.org

Risk of depression influenced by quality of relationships, U-M research says | UofMHealth.org | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
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Bad marriages = double the risk of depression compared to good marriages over a ten year period, and significantly worse than being single.

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Ways to Self-Soothe During an Emotional Crisis

Ways to Self-Soothe During an Emotional Crisis | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Sometimes an emotional crisis can't be avoided. When an emotional crisis happens, it is important to know how to calm down. There are many ways to self-soothe,
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» Top 10 Mental Health Apps - World of Psychology

» Top 10 Mental Health Apps - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The most useful mental health apps for anxiety, depression, bipolar, and PTSD. Features apps for relaxation, sleep, coping, breathing, mood tracking, and more.
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Early relationships, not brainpower, key to adult happiness

Early relationships, not brainpower, key to adult happiness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

32-Year Longitudinal Study finds: Social connection is a more important route to adult well-being than academic ability.

 

Social connectedness in childhood is defined by the parent and teacher ratings of the child being liked, not being alone, and the child's level of confidence. Social connectedness in adolescence is demonstrated by social attachments (parents, peers, school, confidant) and participation in youth groups and sporting clubs.

 

The researchers found, on the one hand, a strong pathway from child and adolescent social connectedness to adult well-being. This illustrates the enduring significance of positive social relationships over the lifespan to adulthood. On the other hand, the pathway from early language development, through adolescent academic achievement, to adult well-being was weak, which is in line with existing research showing a lack of association between socioeconomic prosperity and happiness.


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Borderline Personality Disorder and the "I Let It Happen" Myth | More Than Borderline

Borderline Personality Disorder and the "I Let It Happen" Myth | More Than Borderline | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
It's a myth as old as trauma--I let it happen.

 

During a traumatic event, we have one of three reactions: fight, flight, or freeze. Fighting back can often leave us injured worse than if we had cooperated. Flight can feel like cowardice, and can backfire if we’re not fast enough. Freezing, the least understood of the reactions, especially contributes to the “I let it happen” myth.

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Phone Apps for Better Mental Health | Psychology Today

Phone Apps for Better Mental Health | Psychology Today | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
It’s not just about photos and instant Tweeting anymore. By Goal Auzeen Saedi...
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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.
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the worst advice. EVER. 

the worst advice. EVER.  | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
"You can rest when you're done."

 

This is the single worst piece of advice that I've ever received. I'm not even sure where or when I heard it or if it's the result of marinating in the "Get 'er done!" culture that we live in today.

 

Either way, I'm pretty sure "resting when we're done" is lethal.

 

Why? Because we are NEVER done. There is always more to do, write, edit, cook, clean, organize, pick-up, change, investigate, explore, plan, fix, start . . .

 

How do you "rest when it's done" when it's never done?

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Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness | Video on TED.com

Today, thanks to better early detection, there are 63% fewer deaths from heart disease than there were just a few decades ago.
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» Mental Health Checkups as Important as Annual Physicals - Psych Central News

» Mental Health Checkups as Important as Annual Physicals  - Psych Central News | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
It is common practice for an adult to visit their physician every few years to get a physical. The visit is often a preventive or maintenance encounter
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Taking a break is secret to success

Taking a break is secret to success | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Taking a break is secret to success. Sydney scientists have found learning improves when students take a rest from continuous study or training.

 

''It seems intuitive that every minute of study should make you better, but, actually, if you do too much it might backfire and you end up wasting time,'' said the study's lead researcher, Joel Pearson.

 


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Talking to Yourself: Not So Crazy After All

Talking to Yourself: Not So Crazy After All | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
How and when you "self-talk" can increase your concentration and improve performance...

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Healing with Humor: 5 Reasons Laughter is the Best Medicine

Healing with Humor:  5 Reasons Laughter is the Best Medicine | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

When I feel down and out, I turn to humor to help me through. It lifts my spirits, clears away the clouds and helps me feels refreshed and energized. It is better than a good night sleep!

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Recover Your Joy: The Ocean Refuses No River

Recover Your Joy: The Ocean Refuses No River | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

I listened to Mirabai Ceiba for the first time this morning singing their beautiful song of life, The Ocean. The opening line of the song really resonated -- The ocean refuses no river.

 

I thought about life and my sometimes refusal, or resistance, to accept all that life offers. I thought about my desire to carve my path, regardless of life's terrain. To determine my course, regardless of life's flow, sometimes paddling upstream, sometimes drifting aimlessly in back eddies, steering along tributaries that take me further away from the ocean of life waiting to accept me, exactly the way I am.

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Isn’t Forgiveness Condoning Something Horrible? | Heal Now and Forever

Isn’t Forgiveness Condoning Something Horrible? | Heal Now and Forever | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Carrie Fisher

 

Forgiveness is not condoning, not even a little bit. Rather than being OK with what happened to you, forgiveness is choosing to be OK despite what happened to you. It is taking your life back from the trauma and tribulations of your past....

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