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5 More Great Mental Health links AND a Bonus! That’s How i Ride… ;) Big Red Links #31

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1. Stigma is a huge problem in mental health: it may well contribute more suffering than the actual illnesses. Among mental health treaters, sadly, stigma runs rampant. It may even be worse among treaters than among the general public. Consider this piece: Mental health diagnosis can hamper treatment, research finds. Diagnosis offers bias and assumptions that cause harm. I generally counsel patients against respect for diagnosis, as out understanding of the brain remains so primitive. I counsel a focus on symptoms, problems, and solutions. Diagnoses serve insurance companies and researchers, not patients. Not yet:

2. Game Developers Try To Validate Mental Health Benefits:

3. Modern nuclear disasters: biggest risk is mental, not physical illness:

4. Gazing at Fish Tank May Improve Health, Well-Being:

5. Amy Thetford of Sammiches and Psych Meds offers 27 Surgeries, 27 Lessons in Positive Thinking: What Life Taught Me On My Way To Healing | Sammiches and Psych Meds:

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About Big Red Carpet Nurse (1750 Articles)
Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

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