Your words may predict your future mental health…

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Can the way you speak and write today predict your future mental state, even the onset of psychosis? In this fascinating talk, neuroscientist Mariano Sigman reflects on ancient Greece and the origins of introspection to investigate how our words hint at our inner lives and details a word-mapping algorithm that could predict the development of schizophrenia. “We may be seeing …

What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder—sometimes shortened to GAD—is a condition characterised by excessive, persistent, and unreasonable amounts of anxiety and worry regarding everyday things. If you feel you relate to this video, there is help. If you’re experiencing debilitating anxiety and want to talk to someone, there are people who will listen to you.

A tale of mental illness, from the inside…

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“Is it okay if I totally trash your office?” It’s a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn’t a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and …

What causes insomnia?

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What keeps you up at night? Pondering deep questions? Excitement about a big trip? Stress about unfinished work? What if the very thing keeping you awake was stress about losing sleep? This seemingly unsolvable loop is at the heart of insomnia, the world’s most common sleep disorder. So what is insomnia? And is there any way to break the cycle? …

Toward a new understanding of mental illness…

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Today, thanks to better early detection, there are 63% fewer deaths from heart disease than there were just a few decades ago. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, wonders could we do the same for depression and schizophrenia? The first step in this new avenue of research, he says, is a crucial reframing – for us …

Dealing with anxiety & mental health during a pandemic…

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Coronavirus can stir up all sorts of feelings, like fear, anxiety, or stress. A little stress can be helpful; it can be the motivator that keeps us self-isolating or washing our hands. But constant or high levels of stress can negatively affect our mental and physical health. Taking care of the mind is always important but doing so in the …

People Say Why Kindness Matters…

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A short video from the Mental Health Foundation with people sharing their thoughts on why kindness is important to them and the positive impact it has on other people as well as themselves.

Kindness…

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Here’s a short video from the Mental Health Foundation promoting this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week with kindness as the central theme. It’s well documented that being kind to others has a positive effect on our own wellbeing. What will be your act of kindness this week? https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=Qcyc68d6OAk&feature=emb_logo

What is Bipolar disorder?

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We wanted to share this short video from TEDEd on Bipolar disorder. For additional resources and more information visit Bipolar UK at https://www.bipolaruk.org/