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Mental Wellness

Resources to Recover Aids the Human Capacity to Survive Mental Illness

Katherine Du | Posted 11.29.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Jay Boll, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Resources to Recover (RtoR). Credit: Katherine Du Resources to Recover (RtoR), a gateway website eq...

4 Techniques for Dealing With Panic Attacks

Richelle DeVoe | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Richelle DeVoe

The techniques below are not easy. They are not a passive way of overcoming panic like "just breathe." These steps require work. But it's work that will pay off. (At least it did for me.)

10 Ways To Show Love To Someone With Depression

Kelley Baker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelley Baker

Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.

5 Reasons to Procrastinate Now

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

We unjustly malign procrastinators. Isn't it better to say, "I am going to wait until I can give 100 percent to this task," rather than being shamed because the laundry pile has moved across the room of its own accord?

Working Well: Leading a Mentally Healthy Business

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact

On October 29, 2015, at the New York Stock Exchange, National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) and Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) co-hosted the first-ever CEO Summit on Mental Health in the Workplace.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Constantly Anxious

Dr Perpetua Neo | Posted 10.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Perpetua Neo

One of my favorite things about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is shining a torch into our mind -- our thoughts, assumptions and beliefs. Here are seven questions that I often use with my clients, that can help you learn more about your anxiety and bring you greater peace.

How I Made My Gut-Wrenching Decision to Reveal My Mental Illness

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.14.2015 | Education
Gleb Tsipursky

I'm at the top of my game, orchestrating a flowing and rich class discussion. Suddenly, I feel a wave of weakness spreading from my head into my chest and thighs. I tell the students to keep talking, while I find a seat. They are looking at me confused. I try to revive the discussion, but I'm even struggling to speak myself.

5 Steps to Engineer Your Stressless Mind

Lara Zahabi-Bekdash, MD, PhD | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Zahabi-Bekdash, MD, PhD

Mental stress is powerful and sneaky. Remember that diamond is just charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well, and accept that there are things you simply can't control or change.

An Open Letter To My Friends and Family: I Am Surviving

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

I want to tell you what it feels like to wake up in a bubble. To wake up and look around to find the world is far away and your pillow is not real, or not as real as it was when you went to sleep. When you thought to yourself, "Great day. No blips on the radar. Everything's alright."

2015 Could be the Year for Mental Health Reform

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

In 1963, Congress passed President Kennedy's Community Mental Health Act, and a few years later, Medicare and Medicaid designated funding for the community services mentioned in the bill. Now, nearly 50 years later, lawmakers in both houses are considering bipartisan bills that would reform mental health care in America.

Let's Talk Recovery... Mental Health Disorders and Addiction

M/R Johnson | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
M/R Johnson

I'm an addict -- wrong, right or indifferent, I will always be an addict. Yet what makes me understand my addiction more is that I suffer with a men...

Stop Should-ing on Yourself: 3 Tips to Peaceful Productivity

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

I learned the hard way that I gave away my power when I looked for success through greater and greater achievement.

Sticks and Stones May Break My bones, But Stigmas Will Forever Wound Me

Matthew Holland | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Matthew Holland

When someone suffers from mental illness, they face another challenge: The stereotypes and prejudice that result from misconceptions about mental illness.

Thoughts and Emotions

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Maybe if we start early enough we can better control our emotions through observing our thoughts: We can manage our anger, avoid succumbing to our fear, handle our sadness and find peace and serenity in our day-to-day joys of life.

Transforming Education With Your Help - How You Can #givemindfulness

Sunny Wight | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Sunny Wight

It's no secret that the misuse of drugs, alcohol and sex is prevalent in the lives of teenagers. And addiction doesn't only come in these traditional forms anymore; don't we all have a child glued to some kind of screen?

4 Reasons Rumi Is The Inspiration For Today's Love Songs

Shahram Shiva | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Shahram Shiva

In the early days when I had just started translating and interpreting the works of the iconic the 13th Century Persian poet and philosopher Rumi, I became aware of what I thought then were strange similarities between Rumi lyrics and the American blues.

15 Simple Ways to Live a Happy Life

Tom Casano | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

A big house or a new car won't actually make you happier; it's the simple joys in life that bring true happiness. Read on to learn 15 simple ways that you can start living a happier life today.

Soul Evolution Principal: The Four Stages

Shahram Shiva | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Change, expansion and evolution is the reality of the physical universe. Our own planet has undergone near five billion years of evolution. However,...

10 Ways To Stay Mentally Healthy And Happy In Your 50s

High50 | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty

We all know about looking after our physical health by eating well, being active and getting enough exercise. But when it comes to mental health we're less likely to think about the positive choices we can make when we're healthy in order to stay healthy. Yet mental wellbeing is just as important

Ego Is Good

Shahram Shiva | Posted 07.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

There are a few common ways to control large groups of people, they include nationalism, promise of economic prosperity, spirituality and religion...

Are We All One?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Are we really all one, as we are being reminded seemingly on daily basis? The short answer is yes and no. Yes, because if we were to look at oursel...

The Extended Release 'Drug' -- Why Therapy Works

Liv Raimonde | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

Many people in the world who struggle from mental illness struggle alone in silence. People hesitate to seek help because they fear it will label them...

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Wellness

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

It was only then, weight lost, handstand mastered, appreciative every morning I stepped onto my yoga mat, that I started to think about what wellness truly meant. Wellness is the hard-earned reward of tidying up attitudes and behaviors that ultimately deliver happiness. Here are six ways to tidy up your approach to wellness, too.

Yes, You Can Take It With You: Debunking Old Beliefs

Shahram Shiva | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

"You can't take it with you," "money is evil" and other such phrases, I believe, were invented by the ruling elite many centuries ago to create a se...

How to Manifest Your Vision

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

The great visionary Charles Chaplin in his 1952 movie Limelight talks about the law of desire and tapping into the universal energy. He says, "Life ...