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War, Intelligence Collectors, and Inevitable Mortality
Imagine it s your job today to collect information or intelligence in a village that s often the source of mortar attacks on your camp, and where one of your buddies was just killed by an improvised explosive device IED . In other words, your job is to go into a dangerous place and talk with people who may want to kill you. Your job constantly reminds you of your own mortality. Yep, the thought of this job makes me a little anxious, even though I m sitting ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 28
Currency Innovation: Bitcoin
A few years before the Great Recession, I was an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank. I provided some limited advice on how to stimulate growth through innovation . It was too little, too late. Many financial experts far more capable than myself tried to help prevent the imminent collapse. But the politicians were sure they knew more about our economic system than the experts. Hindsight proves they knew very little and it was the everyday American who suff ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 28
Shedding consistent pounds each week linked to long-term weight loss
When it comes to losing weight, it s not necessarily slow, but steady, that wins the race, according to new research from Drexel University. In a study of 183 participants, those whose weights fluctuated the most during the first few weeks of a behavioral weight loss program ultimately had poorer weight loss outcomes one and two years later, compared to the men and women who lost a consistent number of pounds each week. The results were published today in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 28
Pride In Mental Health: An Interview With LGBT Activists, Cole Ledford And Dio...
I had the privilege of speaking with experts, activists, and advocates about the various mental health needs we have in the LGBTQ communities, at an event hosted by Crisis Text Line . We all agreed that a supportive and continuous, therapeutic relationship is key, for everyone really. But for those of us who face constant discrimination it can be a matter of life and death. The trouble is that psychotherapy is stigmatized not enough clinicians are competen ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Aug 25
From Charleena Lyles To Sophia King, Black Women Are Uniquely Endangered By Po...
The day before Juneteenth, a holiday on which blacks celebrate their freedom, the killing of Charleena Lyles by two Seattle police officers, reminded us that we are not as free as we think. Lyles called the police to her home, where she resided with her children. Suffering from mental health issues, the 30-year-old black mother was armed with two knives. Officers killed her in front of her children. It is time for police to learn to respect the lives of bl ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
When Robin Williams Comforted Me In The Airport After My Husband's Suicide
Written by Kate Lyon Osher Robin Williams On Monday, August 11, 2014, I was sitting with my kids outside playing. They were in a wagon singing So Long, Farewell and pretending they were sailing to Ireland to pick up trash on their next expedition. A text from a dear friend came in. And then another and then a news alert. And it was absolutely heartbreaking and unbelievable news. Robin Williams was dead . Before the sideline commentary starts about this bei ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
'Full House' Star Andrea Barber's Take On Depression Is Flawless
Andrea Barber is channelling her character Kimmy Gibbler s honest, unfiltered attitude in a new essay on mental health and we are totally here for it. The Full House and Fuller House star wrote about living with depression and anxiety Wednesday for InStyle. In the candid post, she explains just how having a mental health condition changes a person s everyday reality and how she manages the symptoms. I know how depression affects one s life and the lives of ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
Restoring A Sense Of Decency To Our Destructive Politics
The last few weeks of news have included President Trump s verbal attack on the hosts of Morning Joe and his literal, although fake, attack on a figure representing CNN. This follows recent controversies over entertainment figures joking about assassination and displaying a decapitated head meant to resemble the president. While mockery and ridicule have long been a part of our politics, they have come to dominate what passes for political discourse today. ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
11 Times Black Celebs Opened Up About Dealing With Mental Health Issues
There s an unfortunate stigma around mental illness, which results in a culture of silence around the subject. In the black community, that culture of silence is twofold, thanks to narratives and stereotypes that place black men and women in boxes of strength and invulnerability that leave little room for reaching out. Luckily, in recent years, more and more black people, including those in the public eye, have opened up about dealing with and overcoming t ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
What Happens To People In Relationships With Narcissists
By Lenora Thompson Bizarre. Immature. Spoiled. And that smirk that says, Oh c mon. It wasn t that bad. Your [wife, husband, father, mother, grandparent, sibling] meant well. Their cruelty was an isolated incident. A blip on the screen. Perhaps they had gas. Maybe they were having a bad day or were mad about something at the office. Have you no empathy for them You should ve forgiven them, not gone No Contact As a survivor of narcissistic abuse, you ve hear ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
Dissociative fugue: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Dissociative fugue is what mysteries are made of. Seemingly out of nowhere or sometimes after a trauma, a person forgets who they are, where they have come from, and other facts about their identity.
Medical News Today - Thu. Aug 24
Do Parents Give Their Children "the Gift of Life"?
It s hard to think about creating a whole new life, so we help ourselves to metaphors. For example, we say that creating a child is giving him or her the gift of life. It s a charming and poetic phrase, but is the metaphor apt Is creating a child like giving a gift to someone It s important to think about it, because whether you do or you don t think about procreation in these terms makes a difference. One difference it would make if you did think procreat ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 24
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