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Having Both Depression And Type 2 Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk

Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe Published: April 15, 2015 12:14pm ET on LiveScience. Adults who have either depression or type 2 diabetes may have an ...

Would You Rather Be Right or Be Real? Letting Go of Our Obsession With Rightness

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Refrain from feeding your mind's case for your rightness and others' wrongness; turn away from the thoughts that habitually defend and explain your version of truth. Instead of diving into your mind's narrative and returning to engage in your defense, use your awareness as an invitation to inquire into your experience.

Can Sleep Problems in Teens Predict Substance Abuse?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleep problems can set teens up for increased risk of substance use and abuse and the dangerous behaviors associated with alcohol and drugs. Poor and insufficient sleep also makes teens more likely to experience other health problems.

A Little Unwell

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 04.16.2015 | College
Stephen Gray Wallace

An era of senseless tragedies has begrudgingly brought to the fore issues of mental health and the fragility that often lies beneath the surface of sometimes highly functioning, seemingly "normal" people.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

An Open Letter to 'Cool' Parents

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

If you act like a friend or a cool parent, then you are essentially giving up your role as an authority figure. This is not a good role to part with. Teens not only need authority figures in their lives, but they thrive when they have parents who set limits, boundaries and structure.

In the Meantime, Find What Brings You Joy

Z Zoccolante | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Childhood can be terrible, my friend stated. It's important to remind people that it will get better. Between bites of breakfast, the discussion circl...

Why Shedding Weight Is So Important To My Mental Health

Mike Bushman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

Physically and mentally, I was slipping. A downward spiral began whirling. For 35 years, since the depths of my depression as a teenager, I've known that I can't afford to let that spiral continue. It takes me to a bad place. I also know what I need to do to heal myself. I've done it before.

What Happens When Your Midlife Crisis and Menopause Collide

Julie Dargan | Posted 04.12.2015 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Most of us will meet a transition of some sort in life, and usually it occurs when we least expect it. Next time when you come across your "mini crises" take a step back and break it down.

Do You Feel Lonely?

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

We are all born with and driven by a need for connection with others --a need to be loved and to belong, to be part of something or someone outside of ourselves. Loneliness is the feeling that we get as a result of being without the companionship of others.

I Have a Mental Illness, and I am More Than the Same Single Story

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

The problem with the same story about those suffering from mental illnesses is that it keeps us shrouded in secrecy and shame.

Christians Suck at Grieving

Zach Hunter | Posted 04.09.2015 | Religion
Zach Hunter

Christians. There are some things we're good at. These things are ideas that most Christians agree on, at least in theory, and get right at least some of the time. For example, caring about those in need, working hard, and treating others as you want to be treated.

Make Meditation a Habit to Improve Your Life

Richard Taite | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Honestly, a 30-minute meditation session felt like some sort of torture for someone with a mind like mine. However, it was only a very short time before I started being able to sit longer and being more comfortable when I did.

Is It Right To Blame Depression For The Crash Of Germanwings Flight 9525?

David Feldman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Feldman

Countless media outlets have speculated strongly that mental illness -- particularly depression -- may have been the cause of the Germanwings tragedy. Here's why this troubling: It highlights the media's -- and by extension our society's -- tendency to view mental health difficulties as permanent.

Choosing Sadness: The Irony of Depression

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.08.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

My depressed friend wanted relief from his misery, sometimes desperately. He struggled, yet ironically, he often acted in ways that maintained -- rather than alleviated -- his misery. Apparently he's not alone in this sad choice.

Why Did Dr. Fredric Brandt Die?

Janet Carlson | Posted 04.07.2015 | Media
Janet Carlson

I can't help thinking of the clash between notions of tolerance in our society, for which we so often pat ourselves on the back, and our compulsive fascination and heartless criticism of "misfits", aka the bravely idiosyncratic and original.

Finding Actual Tranquility In Virtual Reality

The Boston Globe | Michael Andor Brodeur | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

After decades of technological and economic barriers, the long-touted promise of virtual reality finally appears to be attaining some real world viabi...

Spring Clean Your Money House

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

As part of the spring cleaning of your money house, let your mantra be, "I'm going to stop making everybody else rich, and start living a rich and sustainable life here and now!" Below are 10 ways to put more dough in your wallet.

The Freedom and Pathology of Risky Sex

Matthew Terrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I see the need for raw sex as a manifestation of the self-hatred many gay men have. We are emotionally stunted as men and stigmatized as homos, and it is hard to love ourselves; so instead we do things that harm ourselves.

How to Turn Your Struggle Into Your Gift

Erin DiAngelis | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin DiAngelis

I now know that we all have the capacity to turn our shadows and struggles into our greatest light. In fact, I believe that's what we're meant to do. It's my hope that we can ALL turn our struggles into our gift back to the world, because if each of us did that.

A Tragic Reversal: An Iconic Image Tarnished

Helen Davey | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

On Tuesday morning of March 24, a Germanwings flight crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 souls on board. Within minutes, the news rapidly ci...

The Germanwings Tragedy, Depression and Stigma

Mary Giliberti | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

In the case of Flight 9252's co-pilot, the fact is that we don't know his full history yet. We may never know every relevant fact. His precise history of depression, whatever it may have been, may ultimately be seen as unimportant compared to other issues in his life.

The Next Economic Recession Will Take On...

John A. Tures | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business
John A. Tures

Using data on economic recessions, I take a look at how long growth periods have been after recessions, and to see when the latest economic boom will likely come to an end. You're probably thinking "Economic boom? When did that take place?"

4 Questions to Change Your Life: An Interview With Byron Katie, Creator of 'The Work'

Omega Institute | Posted 04.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Omega Institute

A powerful practice of self-inquiry created by Byron Katie, The Work consists of four questions that can help you examine and dissolve the stress asso...

Can Hope Be Taught? New Curriculum Aims to Prevent Youth Suicide

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

With the rise of bullying over the past several years, young people are having to grow up in an increasingly difficult world -- one full of discouragement and pain.