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Mental health issues including mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder); schizophrenia; suicide; societal attitudes and stigma.
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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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Excellent TedTalk. Let's not call it "mental disorder". Let's call it "brain disorder", says Thomas Insel. Food for thought!

 

I personally think we should drop the word "mental" in "mental illness." It would go a long way to reducing the stigma. 

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Strange but true - bipolar has advantages

Strange but true - bipolar has advantages | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
Smells are smellier. Colours are brighter. Hearing is sharper. And, if you're lucky, your golf game will go through the roof. Welcome to the strange, suprasensory world of bipolar II, where mental illness is a portal into a heightened realm.
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First time I've ever heard of this. Interesting!

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The bridge between suicide and life

The bridge between suicide and life | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.
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Worthwhile video. He listened and saved lives.

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Pastors and Mental Health

Pastors and Mental Health | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
The issue of mental health and Christians is finally getting some attention. Among the Christians who have challenges, many pastors struggle with depression. We hear too frequently about a pastor c...
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New evidence that chronic stress predisposes brain to mental illness

New evidence that chronic stress predisposes brain to mental illness | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
Biologist Daniela Kaufer and her colleagues have shown that chronic stress makes stem cells in the brain produce more myelin-producing cells and fewer neurons, possibly affecting connections between cells as well as memory and learning. This could explain why stress leads to mental illness later in life.
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7 TED Talks about Mental Health That Will Change Your Perspective ...

7 TED Talks about Mental Health That Will Change Your Perspective ... | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
With the field of psychology growing each day, TED talks about mental health are becoming popular. I’ve been studying psychology for years so it’s a no-brainer why I love these talks. But I strongly believe that awareness is the way to change. TED talks about mental health are promoting the importance of being aware, changing
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Awareness is the way to change

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You Probably Don't Have Bipolar Disorder (Or One Of These 7 Other Conditions)

You Probably Don't Have Bipolar Disorder (Or One Of These 7 Other Conditions) | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
Severe depression, extreme irritability, over-exuberance: possible symptoms of bipolar disorder. Dying your hair and then missing the old color?
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One in five U.S. children may have mental disorder

One in five U.S. children may have mental disorder | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
One in five children under the age of 17 in the U.S. has a mental health disorder, according to newly compiled numbers by the Center for Disease Control. It's the government's first comprehensive look at the problem in children.
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Why more Americans are dying of suicide

Why more Americans are dying of suicide | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
Robert Gebbia says it is alarming that more middle-aged Americans are taking their own life.
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More Americans die of suicide than from accidents. More baby boomers are taking their own lives. What do we hear about in the news every day - suicide or car accidents? 

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13 Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: Are You Bipolar?

13 Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: Are You Bipolar? | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
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"Are You Bipolar?"  Isn't everybody to some degree? We all have ups and downs, some more extreme than others, often depending on life circumstances. Are we making more of this disorder than we should?

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TEDxWaterloo - Alicia Raimundo - Mental Health Superhero

Alicia Raimundo has been a mental health advocate since she was 13, after she experienced serious bouts of suicidal ideation as the result of her depression ...
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23-year-old words of wisdom on mental health

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Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside | Video on TED.com

"Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present.
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This video is worth watching if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. This woman, Elyn Saks, has a fascinating story to tell of her journey!

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All kinds of minds

All kinds of minds | Mental Health and Mental Illness | 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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Patty Duke opens up about personal struggles with bipolar disorder | Northland's NewsCenter: News, Weather, Sports | NBC, CBS, MyNetworkTV, and The CW for Duluth MN / Superior WI | Local News

Patty Duke opens up about personal struggles with bipolar disorder | Northland's NewsCenter: News, Weather, Sports | NBC, CBS, MyNetworkTV, and The CW for Duluth MN / Superior WI | Local News | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Academy award winning actress Patty Duke has dealt with her fair share of mental illness and on Thursday she shared her story with the Northland.
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Patty Duke's bipolar disorder - her acting career was a stepping stone to being a spokesperson for those with mental illness.

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Speaking of Suicide | A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, mental health professionals, suicide survivors, and the merely curious

Some good resources here to help those who are struggling.

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Bipolar Disorder in Children - Hindawi Publishing Corporation

For example, the World Health Organization United States/United Kingdom study of manic depression and schizophrenia [23] showed that these two English-speaking countries made vastly different diagnoses for the same constellation of ...
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Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Suffer From Mental Illness Each Year

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Suffer From Mental Illness Each Year | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
New Jersey had the lowest rates of overall and severe mental illness, while Utah had the highest
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Bipolar Disorder, Coping with Bipolar and Manic Depression

Bipolar Disorder, Coping with Bipolar and Manic Depression | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) symptoms, resources, and treatment from Psych Central.
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NIMH · Bipolar Disorder

NIMH · Bipolar Disorder | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
A detailed booklet that describes bipolar disorder symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.
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Very comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder

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Brain science advancements shed light on treatment interventions | Edge Coaching

Brain science advancements shed light on treatment interventions | Edge Coaching | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
Exciting insights from new science reveal how our brains work.

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By the book

By the book | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
A BOOK with the title “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition” does not sound destined to be a bestseller, particularly at $199 a...
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When I read this article, I came to the conclusion that, according the DSM-5, all of us are mentally ill. Yes? No?

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Why I Am Against Remission For Depression and Bipolar ...

Why I Am Against Remission For Depression and Bipolar ... | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
Dr Ghaemi is the Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and is familiar with my work; he quoted some of it in his recent book, "A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and ....
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Very provocative article on bipolar disorder and depression. Definitely, a different angle.

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TEDxTerryTalks - Laura Bain - Living with Bipolar Type II

Laura Bain speaks about living with Bipolar Type II Disorder, the trials and tribulations, but also how it informs her vibrant character and wonderful sense ...
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» Four Facts about Mental Illness that you Never Hear in the Mainstream - NLP Discoveries

» Four Facts about Mental Illness that you Never Hear in the Mainstream - NLP Discoveries | Mental Health and Mental Illness | Scoop.it
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