“Everyone is touched by psychiatric conditions, either themselves or a loved one. Our goal is to share cutting edge information from experts along with personal experiences from people who live with psychiatric conditions. Recently, national legislation was passed to bring about parity or equality of mental health benefits — now more than ever it is important to reduce stigma and encourage people who have a psychiatric condition not to suffer in silence but to seek help. I want people to know that with help, there is hope.”
HEALTHY MINDS is a 13 part series that aims to remove the stigma that can prevent patients and their families from seeking help for mental disorders.
This blog is a showcase of writing from the internet, work that is written by different authors, that relates to topics surrounding the mind and personal perception of reality. It features various articles and information that focus on areas of the mind such as personal awareness, new discoveries in science and technology, information on topics relating to personal perception of the world around us.
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Stacey T. Pollock is a writer who enjoys delving deep into the mind for answers to life and experiences.
The Conjunction Fallacy ‘Linda is thirty-one years old, single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in antinuclear demonstrations. ‘Now, which alternative … Continue reading →
Why the American Family-Court System is Broken The Fourth Most Common Cause of Bankruptcy in the US ‘In this ReasonTV interview, filmmaker Joe Sorge, director of the new documentary, ‘Divorce Corp,’ argues that because the legal code to get a … Continue reading →
Make no mistake. Flu season isn’t over. I was in my doc’s office the other day for something routine, and he’s still pushing the H1N1 vaccine. I don’t know why the other patients were in the waiting room, but I do know a few of them were sniffling and sneezing. There was a video on the TV about the importance of hand washing during flu season, to prevent the […]
Brent Staples is an editorial writer for the New York Times and a University of Chicago-trained psychologist. He is also African-American, and back in the 70s, when he was doing his graduate studies, he discovered that he could threaten white people simply by walking down the streets of his Hyde Park neighborhood. When white couples saw him coming, especiall […]
My all-time favorite description of what time is comes not from a scientist but from a writer of pulp science fiction, the late Ray Cumming. In 1922, he observed that time is “what keeps everything from happening at once.” This is more than a not-half-way-bad way of describing time. It’s such a doggone-good way that even [...]
I took a look the past couple of days to see if I could find any evidence of a breakthrough in the area of breakthrough thinking, and I didn’t find one. This isn’t to say that there aren’t some interesting things going on. For example, the guys and gals at Idea Champions are still touting the benefits [...]
My time in the BPS Research Digest hotseat continues. Today’s post is about a lovely study by Stuart Ritchie and colleagues which uses a unique dataset to look at the effect of alcohol on cognitive function across the lifespan. Here’s the intro: The cognitive cost or benefit of booze depends on your genes, suggests a new study which uses a unique longitudina […]
This week I will be blogging over at the BPS Research Digest. The Digest was written for over ten years by psychology-writer extraordinaire Christian Jarrett, and I’m one of a series of guest editors during the transition period to a new permanent editor. My first piece is now up, and here is the opening: Lady Luck is fickle, but many of us believe we can re […]
Harvard neuroscientists have made a discovery about myelin that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head. Myelin, the electrical insulating material in the body long known to be essential for the fast transmission of impulses along the axons of nerve cells, is not as ubiquitous as thought, according to new work led by Professor [...]
Scientists at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) have developed a new optical microscopy technique to unravel the role of “oxidative stress” in healthy as well as injured nervous systems. The work is reported in the latest issue of Nature Medicine. Reactive oxygen species are important intracellular […]
Recently, I recalled practising meditation so I became good at it. What do I mean by good? Well, I wanted to meditate easily, enjoyably, with minimum distraction, being relaxed and still. Oh yeah, I wanted to be less stressed with less anxiety too. That's a lot of wants isn't it? I managed it with a simple practise that I built upon after spending […]
Like millions of other people upon this planet, I enjoy watching videos online. I felt it was time for an audio visual treat. I've watched some excellent instructional videos recently and I've embedded three of them here. I think you'll like what they show you. The topics are in the broad areas of Relaxation and Well Being. They cover themes o […]
Day 5 Today I am cheating. I’m handing over to Nicholas Cooper, the Curate at St.Mildred’s, Tenterden, soon to be Priest-in-Charge at St. Peter and St. Paul, Saltwood near Hythe. Over to you Nicholas. The work has been rewarding. For most of us carpentry has been entirely new experience, for others it brings back memories […]
Fellowship My previous blogs have harped on about the Tenterden team and the North-East team. Considering the incredible friendship that is developing between us all I feel it is time to introduce the North-East team and from then on we shall all be considered as one team. We have Stephen Squires Callum Squires Adam Squires […]
Some time ago I heard an interview with a writer, Kennedy Douglas. He said that “People who say that they have balance in their lives are either liars or they don’t know what they say”. It kept me thinking about what he said. It is true that sometimes when you read or hear people reassuring […]
“Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future” said Edwin H. Friedman and I totally agree with the statement. It is not the whole truth about leadership though. Wonderful vision is not enough to make people follow it. […]
New technique holds promise for those experiencing disturbing emotional flashbacks.→ Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles: Possibility of Selectively Erasing Unwanted Memories Reconstructing the Past: How Recalling Memories Alters […]
Take control, fight little hassles, get fair pay, receive feedback and more...→ Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles: 10 Psychological Keys to Job Satisfaction 4 Life-Savouring Strategies: Which Ones Work Best? People Are Happier […]