“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.
This is ‘an unprecedented aviation mystery’ says Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the head of Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority ‘…As of this writing, this plane remains missing, even though the sea is relatively shallow in the area where the lane went missing. … Continue reading →
‘…success does not create happiness, instead, it is the other way around: happiness creates success. Success is an inner job.’ ‘A lot has been learned about the brain and behavior in the last three decades. At the same time, we’ve … 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 [...]
If you’re in London on Sunday 16th March, there’s an amazing stage show at King’s Place about psychosis called Parting. The performance has been created by talented twin sister composers Effy and Litha Efthymiou and, along with folks with first-person experience of psychosis, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with them during the development of the piec […]
Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Drug dependence has two faces — as a chronic disease and a temporary failure to cope. Interesting piece from Science News. Friend of Mind Hacks Christian Jarrett bids a fond farewell to the BPS Research Digest at 11 years at the helm. Matter has an excellent piece about rebel psychologist Roy Baumeister […]
Georgia Tech Professor Gil Weinberg has created a robotic drumming prosthesis that can be attached to amputees. It has motors that power two drumsticks. The first stick is controlled both physically by the musicians’ arms and electronically using electromyography (EMG) muscle sensors. The other stick “listens” to the music being played and improvises. “The s […]
NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer — a type of propellant — into the tanks of satellites in space today. NASA is also incorporating results from this test and the Robotic Refueling Mission on the International Space Station to prepare [...]
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. […]
Feeling good: impressive results in study which tested yoga against a 'metabolically matched' amount of walking.→ 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: Brain Ultrasound: How Sound Waves Can Boost Mood Short Yoga Session […]
"You are good enough!" Self-acceptance is a key happy habit, yet it's one people practise the least.→ 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 Easy Activities Science Has Proven Will Make You Happier Today Making Ha […]