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November 2, 2018

Inner Strength- Associated with Reduced Prevalence of Depression Among Older Women

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and it is a major contributor to the global burden of disease (World Health Organization, 2012). It is known that late-life depressions are common, underdiagnosed, and inadequately treated (Alexopoulos, 2005; Djernes, 2006; Petersson et al., 2014). Depression can worsen the outcomes of many other medical illnesses and can increase mortality (Alexopoulos, 2005)…

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October 15, 2018

Self-Esteem Building Strategies and Techniques

Most people feel bad about themselves from time to time. Feelings of low self-esteem may be triggered by being treated poorly by someone else recently or in the past, or by a person’s own judgments of him or herself. This is normal. However, low self-esteem is a constant companion for too many people, especially those…

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October 9, 2018

Relaxation Techniques for Mental Health

How much do we know about relaxation techniques? A substantial amount of research has been done on relaxation techniques. However, for many health conditions, the number or size of the studies has been small, and some studies have been of poor quality. What do we know about the effectiveness of relaxation techniques? Relaxation techniques may be helpful in…

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October 8, 2018

Social Networking Sites, Depression, and Anxiety

Elizabeth M Seabrook, BPsych (Hons),  Margaret L Kern, PhD, and Nikki S Rickard, PhD Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia Center for Positive Psychology, Melbourne School of Graduate Education, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Elizabeth M Seabrook, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University,…

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October 1, 2018

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Across the Lifespan

Preventing Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence is a Priority. IPV is a serious preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans and occurs across the lifespan.2-4 It can start as soon as people start dating or having intimate relationships, often in adolescence. IPV happens when individuals first begin dating, usually in their teen…

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September 30, 2018

Creativity and Mental Health

K. S. Pavitra, C. R. Chandrashekar, and Partha Choudhury Abstract Creativity and its link with mental health have always been much speculated about. However there have been a handful of methodologically sound studies to clearly establish the relationship between creativity and mental health. The objective of the study therefore was to examine the psychiatric morbidity stress profile, coping…

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September 29, 2018

How to Speak Your Partner’s Love Language

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman outlines five ways to express and experience love that Chapman refers to as “love languages” including: receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service (devotion), and physical touch. Examples are given from his counseling practice, as well as questions to help determine one’s own love languages. Chapman’s book claims that the list…

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September 28, 2018

Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference

  What are your thoughts about the following NIMH article on suicide prevention? “June 11, 2018 • Science Update The recent deaths of high-profile public figures and a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on rising suicide rates have brought the topic of suicide into everyday conversations. It’s important to know some facts and to know what…

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September 26, 2018

Grief and mourning gone awry: pathway and course of complicated grief

    Share your thoughts on the following NCBI article: “M. Katherine Shear, MD* Author information ► Copyright and License information ▼ Disclaimer Copyright : © 2012 LLS This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly…

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September 25, 2018

Therapy Reduces Risk in Suicidal Youth

                  Please let us know your thoughts on some of the most recent NIMH findings in the below article: “Preventing suicide has proven to be a difficult public health challenge. The suicide rate has climbed in recent years across age groups. In adolescents, suicide is the second…

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