Teachers, you’re no use to anyone if you break yourself. Here are the five friends everyone needs in a time of mental health crisis, writes the former government mental health tsar and mental health campaigner.
Mental health is a large part of the our individual lives and, as such, plays an important role in our existence and the ways in which we interact. In a modern society in which global and economic upheaval often pushes people and systems to the edge, psychology plays an important role in rationalizing the complicated human condition.
The trivialization of mental illness, especially among college students, undermines the struggles of other students that have serious mental health problems.
Mental illness, looks like unmade beds, unwashed hair, personal hygiene that somehow gets lost in time… The energy and the will to have a shower, to brush your teeth, to eat something, has long but faded to the back of your thoughts. Read more…
I stopped talking in the 80s, and my selective mutism marked me out as a strange, silent kid. But one teacher helped me begin to find my voice.
Fear of confronting the tensions and conflicts brought on by existential concerns–the “big questions” of life–is linked with poorer mental health, including higher levels of depression, anxiety and difficulty regulating emotions.
When it comes to self-advocacy, we talk a good game. We tell patients to ask questions, to seek clarification when they don’t understand the answers, and to make sure their values and goals are part of the discussion.
The secrets within the hospital walls bonding us together are the same web, that when one of us succumbs to the beast of depression, is torn apart forever.
Humans are hardwired to interact with others, especially during times of stress. On the other hand, when we go through a trying ordeal alone, a lack of emotional support and comradeship can increase our anxiety and hinder our ability to cope.
The Central Paradox of Love: Esther Perel on Reconciling the Closeness Needed for Intimacy with the Psychological Distance That Fuels Desire
“Love rests on two pillars: surrender and autonomy. Our need for togetherness exists alongside our need for separateness. One does not exist without the other.”
Reading what other people are feeling is an important skill that helps us navigate conflicts, deepen relationships, and negotiate effectively. So what’s the best way to approach this?
Persuasive technologies, designed to change people’s attitudes and behaviours, are being deployed in every corner of society. Their practitioners are not so much software engineers as they are social engineers.
Our drinking and drugging have impacted every aspect of our life. Many of us drank up jobs, our families, friends and royally screwed up our self-esteem. Now that we’re in recovery, how do we work on the self-esteem part of sobriety?
These two jokes represent disparagement humor – any attempt to amuse through the denigration of a social group or its representatives. You know it as sexist or racist jokes – basically anything that makes a punchline out of a marginalized group.