Attention Spans in the Age of Technology

by See Original Link • September 28, 2017

It seems like kids today are not as good at concentration as we might remember being at their age. If your child seems to be having trouble focusing or finishing simple tasks without getting distracted, you may be wondering if it’s because of a mental health condition, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s natural to… Read More »


You’ll Be Happier If You Let Yourself Feel Bad

by See Original Link • September 26, 2017

There’s a moment in Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray when the title character declares war on his feelings: “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions,” Dorian says. “I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” Basil Hallward, the artist who had painted Dorian’s portrait, becomes fearful of… Read More »


How Invalidating My Bipolar Disorder Invalidates Me

by See Original Link • September 22, 2017

It has been almost two years since I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD and generalized panic disorder. I can be pretty open about mental health and my diagnosis. However, I almost never share the more extreme parts of my illness, or I hide it completely due to the stigmas attached to it.… Read More »


Less Sunlight Means More Blues For Some

by See Original Link • September 15, 2017

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that recurs regularly at certain times of the year, usually beginning in late fall or winter and lasting into spring. While the reported incidence of SAD in the general population is four to 10 percent, some studies suggest that up to 20 percent of people in… Read More »


How Do We Get The Men Into Mental Health?

by See Original Link • September 12, 2017

Note: This blog is presented as a cross-collaboration between NAMI and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, whose mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. It originally appeared on the AFSP Lifesavers Blog. Dude. Dudes. It’s time for some real talk. Let’s get real here and look at the numbers. According to… Read More »


The Importance Of Maintaining Mental Health In College

by See Original Link • September 5, 2017

Did you know that colleges and universities are more aware of college students’ mental health needs now than ever before? Thanks to current research findings, they are doing a much better job understanding the link between mental health and academic success. The American College Health Association informs colleges (and all of us) that mental health needs… Read More »


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