11 Morning Rituals You Can Adopt To Become A Happier And More Successful Person

May 29, 2017

… comes to your goals. Put on some soothing music or a guided meditation tape each morning and try to turn off your mind or simply just lie in your bed for fiveor 10 minutes and try not to think aboutanything. 3. Drinking Coffee There is a whole host of positives that accompanydrinking coffee (in moderation), aside from the obvious boost youll get from the caffeine. According to studies, our brains crave coffee for a couple of beneficial reasons, such as its ability to alleviate depression, boost …

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Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

May 20, 2017

… feelings of anxiety worse. The report says one in six young people will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, with rates of anxiety and depression increasing by 70 percent over the past 25 years. The report notes that the visual nature of Instagram and Snapchat is the reason behind the ranking. “Its interesting to see Instagram and Snapchat ranking as the worst for mental health and wellbeing both platforms are very image-focused and it appears they may be driving …

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Facebook and The Trevor Project hope to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicides

May 18, 2017

… support groups along with the ability to report concerning posts related to self-injury or suicide directly to Facebook. Back in March the site was even testing a pattern recognition system that would use AI to identify posts that include certain keywords pertaining to suicidal thoughts. Studies have shown that excessive social media us could increase levels of depression, so the more resources the better. If you want to talk to someone or are experiencing suicidal thoughts, text the Crisis Text …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / whiteMocca The headlines are everywhere. Social media makes us narcissists. Screen time atrophies the brain. Work is inescapable. We sleep less, weigh more, and report higher levels of depression all thanks to the onslaught of tech. On the other hand, many of technologys benefits are undeniable: longer life spans, reduced poverty, and the democratization of both knowledge and opportunity. The question is: Can we bring humanity and tech into harmony? To find an answer, I …

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NBA alum’s podcast aims to give athletes a ‘rematch’ with what the media got wrong

May 14, 2017

… opened up about her long battle with depression. In another, former NBA star Kenny Anderson discussed the internal pain and suffering he was forced to bury as a teenage hoops prodigy. Then there’s former Detroit Pistons center Bill Laimbeer, characterized in the popular imagination as one of the biggest jerks to ever hit the court. “He was always the player everyone loved to hate,” Thomas says. “But then I met him a couple times at charity events and he was the nicest …

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School exam stress sparks rise in child counselling – BBC News

May 12, 2017

… counsellors exam stress was contributing to “depression, anxiety, panic attacks, excessive crying, low self-esteem, self-harming and suicidal thoughts”. Joanna Barrett, acting national head of NSPCC Scotland, said: “Every year we hear from thousands of children who are struggling to cope with the pressure to succeed in exams. “For some this can feel so insurmountable that it causes crippling anxiety and stress and in some cases contributes to mental health issues or even …

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Temporary tattoos remind you how important it is to care for yourself

May 9, 2017

Image: motivational tattoos A psychology graduate from London has created a series of self-care temporary Band-Aid tattoos to help people living with mental health issues. SEE ALSO: Teen turns leg into Van Gogh painting to cope with self-harm Francesca Timbers was inspired to create the products after dealing with depression and anxiety during her final year of university. Initially, she created the stickers and tattoos to help motivate herself throughout her day. When she posted photos on …

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How to protect yourself when live video shows a suicide

May 1, 2017

… could be overwhelming and deeply disturbing, particularly for people who are at risk for or already experience anxiety or depression, or are struggling with their own suicidal impulses. To ease that anguish, Schwartz recommends first walking away from its source. “If you were eating or drinking something that tasted [bad], you would stop,” he says. “This is the same thing we cant control what [we see] online, but you can spit it out.” Once you’ve got some distance, …

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‘My vision is like looking through a straw’ – BBC News

April 27, 2017

“The worst case scenario for any deaf person is to lose their sight. Usher syndrome is not a death sentence but it is incredibly challenging. Without awareness and appropriate support, it is easy to fall into depression and despair – I’ve been there.” The loss of Molly’s sight was rapid, and within two years of being diagnosed she was registered blind. “My parents knew about my Usher syndrome diagnosis on the day, however, I was unaware of the seriousness …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

… mental health. Kai then revealed that he has been living with depression for much of his adult life. “I was in love and I took that breakup really hard. I just didn’t think that I could cope. It was at that time that the tics started,” he said. 4. You’ll see that other people get stood up too The course of true love doesn’t always run smoothly. And sometimes people don’t show up to dates. First Dates has had its fair share of no-shows over the seasons. But, …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… in 2003. With her husband, Ash, she had been through many cycles of IVF which had not worked. They had tried one final time and Ms Gadhia had become pregnant, which had made her feel “thrilled”. But depression struck after the birth. “Ash had given up his job and we had only me earning, a new mouth to feed and I remember feeling completely out of control because what I wanted to achieve – that is, packing up work and staying with my child – was unachievable,” …

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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… people, said they had experienced housing problems within the last five years. Among this group the most common mental health problems were: stress – 64% anxiety – 60% sleep problems – 55% depression – 48% panic attacks – 30% About one in 20 had visited their GP because of their mental state and a worrying minority had contemplated suicide. Shelter says that if these figures were replicated across the whole of England’s population, one million people …

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Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… role models opening up about their mental health, including grime artist Stormzy. “The recent interview by Stormzy about his depression was incredibly powerful and will help young men feel that it’s a sign of strength to talk about and look after your mind as well as your body,” he said. ‘Close to breakdown’ He added that he and the Duchess of Cambridge wanted their children – George and Charlotte – to grow up able to talk about their emotions and …

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‘Game of Thrones’ actor Lena Headey opens up about anxiety on Twitter

April 15, 2017

… for sure. I am familiar with depression. I get HUGE anxiety (always fun ) Insecure, not really. https://t.co/5dwrO4ByYz lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) April 13, 2017 In the hours since, Headey has been tweeting about her own anxiety, and responding with messages of support to her fans. @IAMLenaHeadey Join the club. I tend to turn it around by the only known antidote, by judging myself favourably and compassionately. JEFF MAKOR (@MAKORMAN) April 13, 2017 Anxiety. depression. …

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Abortion pill online sales ‘increasing in Britain’ – BBC News

February 16, 2017

… 11 months old. I considered an abortion when he was conceived and had a terrible pregnancy and [I am] still suffering from post natal depression.” Another, a foreign student living in the UK, said she felt “desperate”. “I cannot afford this country’s prices of procedure, and the place in line for supported abortions is just too long and not guaranteed. “I feel absolutely horrible and desperate.” ‘Blood clots’ Clara Watson, education officer …

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