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WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?


A Snapshot of Mental Illness in America

“Mental illness to me is like being stuck in a cage of isolation, fear, and self-doubt. Only, the cage door appears open to everyone else.” Ley Grady , from The Mighty’s compilation of descriptions of what it feels like to live with a mental illness.

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  How To Be Supportive Of Your Partner With Mental Illness   Being in a relationship with someone you love can be beautiful. It can also be difficult, as you face the hurdles of everyday life. But if your partner struggles with mental illness, those issues can become much more intense for both of you. Understanding the needs of someone with mental illness is challenging. And you may not know how to support your partner living with mental illness while caring for your own needs, too. Here are a few ways you can achieve that balance.  Credit:  Pyschology Today   Curated by: STORY

How To Be Supportive Of Your Partner With Mental Illness

Being in a relationship with someone you love can be beautiful. It can also be difficult, as you face the hurdles of everyday life. But if your partner struggles with mental illness, those issues can become much more intense for both of you. Understanding the needs of someone with mental illness is challenging. And you may not know how to support your partner living with mental illness while caring for your own needs, too. Here are a few ways you can achieve that balance.

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  Realizing The Impact Of Mental Illness On My Family   This might sound contradictory, but I did not understand that depression is classified as a mental illness. I would never have described my mother, my daughter or myself as “living with mental illness.”  Credit:  Pyschology Today   Curated by: STORY

Realizing The Impact Of Mental Illness On My Family

This might sound contradictory, but I did not understand that depression is classified as a mental illness. I would never have described my mother, my daughter or myself as “living with mental illness.”

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YOUR BRAIN AND TRAUMA


  5 Surprising Ways That Stress Affects Your Brain   You have probably heard all about how bad stress is for your mind and body. It can lead to physical symptoms such as headaches and chest pain. It can produce mood problems such as anxiety or sadness. It can even lead to behavioral problems such as outbursts of anger or overeating.  What you might not know is that stress can also have a serious impact on your  brain .  Credit:  Very Well Mind   Curated by: STORY

5 Surprising Ways That Stress Affects Your Brain

You have probably heard all about how bad stress is for your mind and body. It can lead to physical symptoms such as headaches and chest pain. It can produce mood problems such as anxiety or sadness. It can even lead to behavioral problems such as outbursts of anger or overeating.

What you might not know is that stress can also have a serious impact on your brain.

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  PTSD: What is post-traumatic stress disorder and what are the symptoms?   Historically associated with war, after which soldiers have been known to suffer great mental health issues including depression and anxiety,  post-traumatic stress disorder  ( PTSD ) has been around for thousands of years.  Here are some facts to know.  Credit:  The Independent   Curated by: STORY

PTSD: What is post-traumatic stress disorder and what are the symptoms?

Historically associated with war, after which soldiers have been known to suffer great mental health issues including depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been around for thousands of years.

Here are some facts to know.

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  Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience   Hope after the hopeless of trauma. What can you do with human beings to create the opposite of learned helplessness in the face of trauma?  Credit:  Harvard Business Review   Curated by: STORY

Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience

Hope after the hopeless of trauma. What can you do with human beings to create the opposite of learned helplessness in the face of trauma?

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THE GOOD NEWS


  Post-Traumatic Stress’s Surprisingly Positive Flip Side   After trauma. “People reported positive change in five areas: they had a renewed appreciation for life; they found new possibilities for themselves; they felt more personal strength; their relationships improved; and they felt spiritually more satisfied. Tedeschi developed an inventory to track and measure the phenomenon.” Experiencing growth in the wake of trauma, Tedeschi asserts, is far more common than P.T.S.D. and can even coexist with it.  Credit:  New York Times   Curated by: STORY

Post-Traumatic Stress’s Surprisingly Positive Flip Side

After trauma. “People reported positive change in five areas: they had a renewed appreciation for life; they found new possibilities for themselves; they felt more personal strength; their relationships improved; and they felt spiritually more satisfied. Tedeschi developed an inventory to track and measure the phenomenon.” Experiencing growth in the wake of trauma, Tedeschi asserts, is far more common than P.T.S.D. and can even coexist with it.

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  Seven Ways To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence So You Can Develop Deeper Relationships   Emotional intelligence has become a hot topic in leadership groups, corporate trainings and human resources workshops—and with good reason. There is a lot of evidence that shows emotional intelligence can have a major impact on work performance. Employees with high emotional intelligence perform better, enjoy better relationships, experience better psychological well-being and are more likely to be physically healthy.  Credit:  Forbes   Curated by: STORY

Seven Ways To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence So You Can Develop Deeper Relationships

Emotional intelligence has become a hot topic in leadership groups, corporate trainings and human resources workshops—and with good reason. There is a lot of evidence that shows emotional intelligence can have a major impact on work performance. Employees with high emotional intelligence perform better, enjoy better relationships, experience better psychological well-being and are more likely to be physically healthy.

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  How to Uncover the Talents Only You Can Offer the World   Finding our purpose can often feel overwhelming. (Unless you’re one of those people who already has. In that case, we’re jealous.) But… it doesn’t have to be. Check out some quick tips on where to start.    Credit:  Oprah.com   Curated by: STORY

How to Uncover the Talents Only You Can Offer the World

Finding our purpose can often feel overwhelming. (Unless you’re one of those people who already has. In that case, we’re jealous.) But… it doesn’t have to be. Check out some quick tips on where to start.

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