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HOW READING CHANGES YOUR BRAIN
Why Our Minds Spend 50% Of The Time Zoned Out Or Wandering
It's a Global Problem, and We Are Not Immune Canada
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION AND BELL LET'S TALK
BELL LET'S TALK DAY FOR CANADIANS
Bell Let’s Talk is a year round initiative focused on engaging Canadians to take action to create positive change in mental health.
People With Poor Memories Have One Major Advantage
This Childhood Pet Increases Risk of Serious Mental Illness
The Foods That May Lower Depression Symptoms
HABITS AND BEHAVIOR
HABITS HELP PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR
THE SECRET TO BETTER LEARNING
THE SECRET TO BETTER LEARNING
PETS AND CHILDREN
WHAT ARE THE FIVE SIGNS OF MENTAL ILLNESS?
*Long-lasting sadness or irritability. *Extremely high and low moods. *Excessive fear, worry, or anxiety. *Social withdrawal. *Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits.
What are the 4 types of mental illness?
anxiety disorders. personality disorders. psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) eating disorders.
CAMH(Canadian Mental Health Association)-Mental Health Week-May 2-8
Starting next week is Canadian mental health week which takes place for May 2 to May 8, 2022. Made the most of it. We will be posting information throughout the week.
Mental Health Week. May 2 to May 8, 2022
The Nuts That Make You 28% Happier
One handful of these nuts a day can help improve mood. Eating walnuts can improve mood by 28 percent, research finds. The conclusions come from the first study of its kind on walnuts.
Anxiety And Mental Health-Ask the psychologist: How die-hard fans can cope with intense emotions ove
Ask the psychologist: How die-hard fans can cope with intense emotions over the Super Bowl
Beating Valentine’s Day Depression
Valentine’s Day is simply just another day and nothing more.
How to Cope with Valentine’s Day Loneliness
Here are some tips about coping around and on Valentine’s Day
How the Super Bowl can boost your mental health
Mental health among football players and the Super Bowl
Super Bowl players have mental health issues just like us or do they?
Super Bowl Sunday and Your Mental Health
Everyone knows that the Super Bowl causes stress for many but what about those with mental health issues.
Bell let’s talk day
So did you try to get help last Tuesday January 26, 2022 and if so let us know! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is Bell let’s talk day.
Please click on the link to the website for more information about “Bel let’s talk”today.
Tomorrow January 26,2022 in Canada is Bell let’s talk day.
Add your voice to the conversation tomorrow to help create positive change and drive Bell’s donations to Canadian mental health initiatives to new heights.
Bell “Let’s Talk Day” is on January 26,2022 in Canada
This is an opportunity for Canadians to discuss their mental health issues.
Blue Monday is today which is described as the saddest day of the year
Today is Blue Monday but it is no more than just a day. Pretend it is the happiest day of the year. Focus on your breathing and that should help your state. Focused breathing is an amazing way to change your state within just a few minutes.
Good luck Canadian Parent with back to school tomorrow
Kids are heading back to school tomorrow in several provinces but in Ontario they have an added problem which is a huge snow storm covering Southern Ontario.
It’s now January 2, 2022. Just try very simple steps for your New Year’s resolution
New Year’s Depression: Yes, It’s Real. Here’s What You Can Do
How did you celebrate New Years?
Happy New Year
We wish you the best in the coming year
It is everywhere so unfortunately we should adapt.
What causes mental illness?
Genetics *Environment *Childhood trauma *Stressful events: like losing a loved one, or being in a car accident *Negative thoughts *Unhealthy habits: like not getting enough sleep, or not eating *Drugs and alcohol: Abusing drugs and alcohol can trigger a mental illness *Brain chemistry
The holidays and Covid and your mental health
Now the holidays are here and so is Omicron.
MAINTAINING MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON (AND A PANDEMIC)
The holidays are here and not only are you coping with your mental health issues but now there is Christmas and Covid. Here are some tips to survive the season.
Stress and Mental Health
Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping
Omicron, holidays a ‘perfect storm’ for stress and anxiety. Here’s how to cope
Coping with Covid, Christmas and Mental Health
20 Ways To Simplify Your Life
This week is mental health awareness week from October 3-October 9
STRESS IS CONTAGIOUS
5 Advantages Of Feeling Younger Than Your Age
Face Masks Make People Look More Attractive, Research Finds.
The study reveals the most attractive type of face mask.
The First Impression Men And Women Find Most Attractive
Women find swaggering or brooding men more attractive than happy guys, research finds.
The Social Behaviour Linked To Longer Life
Giving social support to others may be just as important to health as receiving it, a study concludes.
2 Key Mental Abilities That Improve With Age
Both functions are vital for the operation of memory, self-control, math, language and reading.
3 Childhood Signs Of Adult Anxiety Disorders
Almost half of females had an anxiety disorder along with just over a quarter of males.
THE COMMON DRINK LINKED TO A LOWER IQ
The drink is consumed by 86% of Americans and is popular around the world.
HOW TO USE DISTRACTIONS TO SPOT A LIAR
IT IS TOUGH TO SPOT A LIAR!
HOW TO EXPERIENCE MORE MEANING IN LIFE
THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE FOR AN UPSETTING EXPERIENCE
WHAT NAMBIAN NOMADS CAN TEACH US ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS
RELATIONSHIPS NATIVE STYLE?
THE SECRET TO BETTER LEARNING
Memory Boosted a Staggering 50% By These Activities From Childhood
50 percent boost in working memory from these activities from childhood. Climbing a tree can improve working memory by 50 percent, a study finds. The same is true of other dynamic activities like balancing on a beam, carrying awkward weights and navigating around obstacles. Dr Tracy Alloway, one of the study’s authors, said: “Improving working memory can have a beneficial effect on so many areas in our life, and it’s exciting to see that proprioceptive activities can enhance it in such a short period of time.” Proprioception is the brain’s awareness of the body’s position in space. It allows us to know where our body is without looking. The research compared activities like the tree climbing with two control groups: One group were given a lecture to see if new information would also spark increases in working memory. A second group did yoga which, while beneficial in many ways, is static compared to climbing a tree. However, neither group saw the dramatic benefits to working memory that resulted from climbing trees. The researchers think that activities like climbing trees are effective because memory is forced to work harder. As the terrain and environment change while climbing a tree, the brain has to continually update its model of the world. Yoga, meanwhile, probably does not involve enough changes to the environment and terrain to boost memory. Dr Ross Alloway, the study’s first author, said: “This research suggests that by doing activities that make us think, we can exercise our brains as well as our bodies. This research has wide-ranging implications for everyone from kids to adults. By taking a break to do activities that are unpredictable and require us to consciously adapt our movements, we can boost our working memory to perform better in the classroom and the boardroom.”
Video games have an unexpected link with IQ
Video Games Have An Unexpected Link With IQ (M) How different types of screen time affect IQ. Children who spend more time playing video games have a higher IQ than average, a study finds. In comparison, watching TV or using social media had no association — either positive or negative — with intelligence. This suggests that screen time overall has relatively little impact on intelligence and video games could possibly enhance it.
5 top tips on how to talk to your employer about ADHD and get the right support
MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL MEDIA
The Social Media Break That Reduces Depression And Anxiety (M) Not only did those giving up social media feel better, they also freed up around 9 hours a week for other activities. Taking a social media break for just one week improves symptoms of anxiety and depression, research finds. People who gave up scrolling through TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram also found their overall well-being improved.
WHAT ARE MENTAL HEALTH COLOURS
Green is the color used for awareness in mental health. It is a symbol for mental illnesses, bipolar disorder and depression. Green symbolizes the continual awareness of mental health in order to help fight the stigma that is often associated it.
WHY IS MAY MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans' lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Mental health is essential for a person's overall health.
IT IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH IN THE USA FROM MAY 1,2022 TO MAY 31,2022
What is the theme for Mental Health Month? It's important to understand “we are all in this together” which is the theme of this campaign. “One of the most devastating impacts COVID has had is on our collective mental health, and we continue on the difficult path of breaking down the stigma of asking for help.18 hours ago
This Facial Expression Makes You Look Younger (M)
Smiling is associated with positive values, but does it make you look younger?
3 Most Common Mental Health Disorders in America
Kids’ mental health is getting worse. But that predated the pandemic.
Kids mental health is getting worse!
ADHD Linked to hoarding behaviour
One in five people with ADHD
Neurotic People Have This Surprising Mental Advantage
Neurotic People Have This Surprising Mental Advantage (M) Over-thinking and worriers enjoy this unexpected psychological advantage. High levels of creativity may go hand-in-hand with neuroticism, a study finds. It’s because the area of the brain which is linked to creativity also has the tendency to over-think things and worry.
Top Cheating Professions
Cheating is more common as people reach milestone birthdays, such as 29, 39 and 49, a recent study also revealed. Here is the full list of nine professions from the survey conducted for an infidelity dating website: Financial (Bankers, brokers, analysts, etc.) Aviation (Pilots, flight attendants, flight pursers, etc.) Healthcare (Doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, etc.) Business (CEOs, managers, secretaries, etc.) Sports (Athletes, instructors, representatives, etc.) Arts (Musicians, models, actors, photographers, etc.) Nightlife Industry (DJs, dancers, waiters, etc.) Communication (Journalists, public relations, communicators, etc.) Legal (Lawyers, secretaries, prosecutors, judges, etc.)
Depression and anxiety spiked in pregnant women during COVID-19 pandemic, research shows
Mental Health Awareness Month
n 2021, Mental Health Week was all about understanding our emotions. So, for seven days in May, we named, expressed and dealt with our emotions—even the uncomfortable ones, like fear and sadness. Because, 14 months into the pandemic, we were feeling some heavy feelings. And because heavy feelings lighten when you put them into words. This year, Mental Health Week is all about the importance of empathy.
Canadians' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
Anxiety, depression, loneliness at highest levels among Canadians since early pandemic: survey
Mental health issues at its highest level since the start of Covid in Canada
50 Books To Read Before You Die
How the Pandemic Is Changing Mental Health
COVID has jostled people’s emotional equilibrium. Therapy apps, telehealth, lay counselors and psilocybin are poised to change the foundations of caregiving
The Sign Of A Happy Long-Term Relationship
The positive pattern was seen whether or not couples were satisfied with their relationship. Humour and acceptance replace bickering in happy long-term relationships, research finds. While heated disagreements can plague the early years of marriage, these often turn to tenderness with age.
The Fruit Juice That Lowers Blood Pressure
Drinking this uncommon juice can lower blood pressure. The lingonberry is a tiny red berry similar to a cranberry, but powerful enough to improve blood vessel function, new research finds. Drinking lingonberry juice in the long-term will lower blood pressure by widening the blood vessels and relaxing the smooth muscle cells within the arteries.
The Devastating Ways Depression and Anxiety Impact the Body
Mind and body form a two-way street.
Adolescent Mental Health? There’s a ‘Vaccine’ for That
School-based interventions that help students regulate their emotions in healthy ways have proved effective at preventing pandemic-related issues
Think leisure is a waste? That may not bode well for your mental health
Feeling like leisure is wasteful and unproductive may lead to less happiness and higher levels of stress and depression, new research suggests
Mental health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, Regional Director & Dr Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, Director of Country Health Policies and Systems at WHO/Europe, lift the lid on mental health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
Sometimes Mindlessness Is Better Than Mindfulness
In some situations, don’t pay so much attention
Depression is not a one-size-fits-all condition – we need a more nuanced approach to mental health
Feelings of sadness are ubiquitous but the concept of depression is ill-defined – and the risk is medication being inappropriately prescribed
Apple Is Working on iPhone Features to Help Detect Depression, Cognitive Decline
Company is working with UCLA, Biogen to see if sensitive data like facial expressions, typing metrics could signal mental-health concerns
Companies who pay scant attention to workers' psychological health leave employees at higher risk of
A stressful workplace can take its toll on our mental health, and new evidence backs up this belief. A year-long population study reveals that toxic workplaces can increase full-time workers' risk of depression threefold.
How To Stop Obsessing Over A Dark Secret
THE FOODS THAT MAY LOWER DEPRESSION
THERE ARE CERTAIN FOODS SCIENCE HAS FOUND THAT MAY LOWER DEPRESSION
How To Stop Being Sad At Christmas
If it's seasonal or Christmas sadness, these tips might help. 1.Remember you're not alone. ... 2.Allow yourself space to feel sad. ... 3.Keep your expectations in check. ... 4.Simplify everything! ... 5.Give purpose to your holidays. ... 6.Find your own family. ... 7.Ask for help.
Mental health and Christmas-Part Two
Why do people struggle during Christmas? Things going on the outside world, and society's expectations, can make Christmas harder to cope with. This may include: Pressure to enjoy yourself and look happy. Media, adverts and representations of Christmas being upsetting and hard to avoid, and feeling different to your experience of Christmas.
Mental health and Christmas -Part One
According to the American Psychological Association, 38% of people surveyed said their stress increased during the holiday season, which can lead to physical illness, depression, anxiety, and substance misuse. The reasons given: lack of time, financial pressure, gift-giving, and family gatherings.
Allowing The Mind To Wander Is More Pleasant Than We Predict
Most people dislike spending time alone thinking and predict it will be unpleasant.
The positive effects fiction has on the mind
How fiction effects the mind
17 Jobs With The Highest Depression Rates
There are four things about a job that are likely to make it a depressing one.
How Parents Turn Their Children Into Problematic Perfectionists
Perfectionism is a problematic personality trait that is on the rise.
HOW TO DEAL WITH FAILURE
HOW TO DEAL WITH FAILURE
Fear of failure impedes your willingness to take intelligent risks, preventing forward progress and undermining your self-worth. Recall a time you talk yourself out of promising opportunity or sabotage your own efforts to succeed.
Body of Work
A healthy body image starts in the mind, not in the mirror. Today, aim for appreciation, shifting the focus from the way your body looks to how it functions. List five ways it supports you every day.
Describe yourself when you feel happy!
Describe yourself when you feel happy how do you look and carry yourself?
Accessing happy memories from the past can help you offset negative thoughts. Think of one you wouldn’t mind reliving, and provide details. What were you doing? Who are you with?
Hear your fear but do not disappear
Say yes to stress!
Is one life enough?
Work for a cause not for applause
Shoot for the sky and fly!
The best medicine
Even in the most trying of times, laughter helps to defuse stress increase energy and short circuit negative thoughts. Recall the last time you had a good laugh. Where were you? Who are you with?
Whether you wake up feeling hopeful or filled with dread about what’s ahead carving out quiet time in the a.m. can start the day off on a positive note. What thoughts and emotions came up?
Rays of Sunshine