On the Carpet:

Mental Health Links

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To help me share more and make it easier for you to follow it all without drowning in updates, I three Link Banks. Each of these three permanent WordPress Pages has a theme. This page offers Mental Health article links from the present day backwards. The other two pages list Nursing and Art/Fun links.

I will regularly post with the links added that day to all three banks. so you can check them all out easily in one place without needing to wade through lots of individual posts.

I hope you find this format more user-friendly! I greatly appreciate any feedback on this idea, as I intend to tailor it over time, based on reader reactions.

If you have any links you’d like to have added, I heartily encourage you to offer them! I’ll happily list all links that seem a good fit, and credit you unless you tell me otherwise. Use me to advertise and publicize: I’d be pleased and flattered to help you out.

THE LINKS!!!

Monday, 7/27/15: From: Welcome to the NEW AND IMPROVED Big Red Links #24 : More Fun!:

Feeling Depressed? Your Smartphone Detects It.

Anti-Stress Coloring Book Offers Fun Creative Therapy for Adults 

 Inside “The Stanford Prison Experiment”: Six days In a Fake Prison And How They Changed the World

Beyond Survivor – The Wounded Warrior Blog: Humor As Weapon, Shield and Psychological Salve

We Are Wired to Be Kind: How Evolution Gave Us Empathy, Compassion & Gratitude Open Culture

Saturday, 7/18/15: From The Big Red Carpet #23 Saturday 7/18/15: 

What [hypo] mania really feels like | Minimally Crazy

How Your Feet Help You Sleep

Boys more likely to have antipsychotics prescribed, regardless of age.

Appreciated – The greatest feeling there is, the greatest motivation too.

How Do You Explain Your Mental Illness?

When You Hide Your Deepest Secret

Mindfulness and meditation: My story and how YOU can get started!

Sunday, 7/12/15:

What It’s Like to Be Profoundly Face-Blind — Science of Us.– Imagine totally lacking any ability to visually recognize faces. Any!

Case Study: A service user living with a long term condition (specifically schizophrenia)

Trying to be productive with depression | The realities of mental health

STIGMA – And Mental Illness | living in stigma

suicide ain’t painless | blahpolar diaries

Saturday, 7/11/15:

I wish out society was as open to people with mental illness as they are with aliens. | hazels mania.

I’m Different, But in A Good Way | Through a Bipolar Lens

More Things I Wish People Knew About Bipolar Disorder | bpnurse

How to breathe (in a square) | Minimally Crazy

Bipolar Problems | Out of Sight

Friday, 7/10/15:

This Group Depression Treatment is as Effective as Individual Therapy

Panic Attacks: Study Reveals The Best Type of Treatment

Hold on Tonight | Poetry of an eccentric sheep

Bipolar Aches & Pains | Brighton Bipolar

A video dedicated to the mentally ill

Thursday, 7/9/15:

The Body and Mind Connection: The Latest Evidence

Mental health in pregnancy matters

Science proves what you suspected: hiking’s good for your mental health 

Why We Can’t Let Bias Kill: Reflections PRN – We need to get more comfortable raising the topic of opiate abuse. Prescribed Narcan and other interventions often make the difference between life and death, and thousands are dying. Bonus: what prescribed opiate led to the most ER visits in the last decade? The answer might surprise you.

Semicolon Project tattoo trend spreads to raise mental health awareness

How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health, And What You Can Do About It

Wednesday, 7/8/15:

A day in the life of a Mind Infoline adviser – This charity provides support and advice about mental health and related topics, by phone and email.

Branstad open to closing two remaining mental hospitals – Having already closed two of Iowa’s four psychiatric hospitals, Governor Branstad shows interest in closing the rest as well.

Children’s mental health must be cared for. Or the consequences will be dire

What Does a Play Specialist Do? – Yet another reason for adults to envy children.

What Does Depression Feel Like?

Unhappy at work? Turn it around with these simple steps

This Man Has Dedicated His Life To Patrolling Japan’s Lonely Cliffs and Preventing Suicides

Comedian Ruby Wax addresses Chester conference promoting better mental health and wellbeing, addressing her own experiences with depression

Tuesday, 7/7/15:

Finding a Reason to Live When You Have a Mental Illness

Texas hopes to attract more mental health care workers

Psychiatric Hospitalization – Advice for family members: what to do when a loved one gets admitted to hospital.

Could playing computer games reduce unwanted memories in PTSD? – Researchers look to interfere with memory consolidation, and thus reduce problems with unwanted intrusive memories.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Addressing Global Stigmatization of Mental Health, Time for a New Face for MentalHealth. | Adedayo Fashanu.

Sunday, 7/5/15:

Trust Issues: Coping With Anxiety & Treatment

Chronic depression shrinks brain’s memories and emotions

Dear Stranger | Mind, the mental health charity – help for mental health problems

The Power of Therapy as Told in Stories | World of Psychology

Kids With ADHD Getting Wrong Drugs, Study Finds

Friday, 7/3/15:

A psychiatrist is burnt out and depressed. Here’s what she did about it

Truehope Threatens to Sue Mental Health Writer Natasha Tracy

CEOs pledge to reduce mental health stigma in workplace

A psychiatrist is burnt out and depressed. Here’s what she did about it

Thursday, 7/2/15:

The Amazing Story Of What Happened When One Tiny Country Decriminalized ALL Drugs

How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know

How To Make Persuasive Eye Contact

How Does Hormone Imbalance During Menopause Affect Mental Health?

Justice system and mental health issues

Soulseeds » Blog Archive » I Don’t Care

Wednesday, 7/1/15:

Cognitive behavioral therapy alters Tourette syndrome brains – Research showing the neurologic impact of experience fascinates me.

What Your Brain Does When You Can’t Stay Awake – They study what actually happens under the hood (Ok, in your brain) when you nod off briefly, then catch yourself & wake back up.

New Research Finds Link Between Suicide and Inflammation

New UCLA study may lead to more precise treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood? – These gut flora seem to have far more power and influence than we’d imagined!

Mental Health in Middle Age | A Journey with You

Tuesday, 6/30/15:

How to Have Fun as a Nurse!

Tested: Whether Extreme Music Causes Anger or Calms You Down

Revealed: The Type of Music That Makes You Feel Most Powerful

‘I Don’t Believe in God, but I Believe in Lithium’

Neurofeedback: 6 Fascinating Effects of Watching and Shaping Your Own Brainwaves

On the Ward- Abuse in the Mental Health System | schizoaffected3.

10 Most Brilliant Social Psychology Experiments

Monday, 6/29/15:

A Common Vitamin Deficiency Linked to Depression in Women

Autistic Boy Gains Ability to Speak After Just 2 Days of Cannabis Oil Treatment

Synchronised Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Effective for Major Depressive Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder Linked to Serotonin System Overactivity

From Mania to Memoir: One Man’s Journey

LGBTQ: Find Support: NAMI

Sunday, 6/28/15:

Mental Illness- It’s Your Fault: Bipolar Burble Blog

How You Lie Depends On Where You’re From | Atlas Obscura.

Editorial: Treating Mental Health Patients Cheaper, Better Than Incarcerating Them | Times Record.

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. — Medium.

Coping and Posttraumatic Stress in Family Decision Makers.

Saturday, 6/27/15:

News Form New Zealand: Get Your Giggle On

Challenges face mental health laws – keyetv.com Austin

Lawyers for Illinois Inmates Want to Expand Mental Health Lawsuit

Good Early Results Seen From Yuma Court’s Mental Health Program

Survey on Emotional Distress and Mental Health Diagnoses (Also posted yesterday)

On the Ward- Abuse in the Mental Health System | schizoaffected3.   This piece tells the chilling story of the author’s experience with inpatient psychiatric care. As a field with low budgets and potential abuse of power, we need to weed out such examples as soon as possible. Open disclosure can only help.

Friday, 6/26/15: From Survey on Emotional Distress and Mental Health Diagnoses:

8 Reasons Why People Don’t Get Mental Health Treatment

Survey on emotional distress and mental health diagnoses

Friday, 6/26/15: (For commentary see The Big Red Links #4)

Photos: New coloring books for adults are good for your health 

NYTimes: Do You Google Your Shrink?

PTSD Common Among Cancer Survivors

Why the U.S. Mental Health Care System Needs More Places for People to Just Chill Out – Mic

Thursday, 6/25/15: 

Psychosurgeons Use Lasers to Burn Away Mental Illness | WIRED.

Thursday, 6/25/15:

Photographer Dad Makes His Son With Down Syndrome Fly In Adorable Photo Series | Bored Panda.

Why To Exercise Today: To Promote Cognitive Health (It’s Official) | CommonHealth.

Treating Sleep Apnea May Ward Off Memory Decline 

Using Shakespeare to Treat Mental Illness

Wesnesday, 6/24/15:

No Longer Wanting to Die : A DBT success story.

The Last Day of Her Life : A woman with Alzheimer’s Disease decides when to die.

MassMen: Massachusetts Mental Health Resources for Men: This website offers anonymous screening tools, and contact information for support groups and emergency and other resources, tailored by zip code.

Tuesday 6/23/15:

11 low-cost ways to combat stress | Society Professionals | The Guardian

Cyberbullying on Social Media Linked to Teen Depression

Calls for men to speak out about mental health | Granada – ITV News

VA report says yoga can help veterans with disorders | Nurse.com News

Beer vs. Coffee For Creativity: Beer Gives You The Space To Create An Idea, While Coffee Helps You Follow Through

New Injectable Device May Revolutionize Parkinson’s Disease Treatment: A Brief History Of Brain Probing

Constantly Sitting Down, Being Sedentary Could Worsen Anxiety And Mental Health

Mental Health Court Found Effective

Moodgym and E-coach Offer Free Online Mental Health Support

United Healthcare Community Plan Awards $600,000 for Mental Health Housing

Mental health and wounded warrior caregivers

Killing the Disabled

Parent’s Suicide Attempt Makes Child’s Much More Likely: Study.

Brains of Teens With Bipolar Disorder Develop Differently: Study.

You Are Not Your Diagnosis

Study addresses need for behavioral health patient care in the ED 

The Surprising Mental Benefit To Glancing At a Grassy Rooftop for 40 Seconds – PsyBlog.

@SoSadToday Reveals Herself – And Her Existential Beach Read | Rolling Stone.

How Sending the Mentally Ill to Jail Is a Cost to Us All | TakePart.

37 Secrets Only Successful People Know | Inc.com.

Meditation is an Effective Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Pain – PsyBlog.

I Don’t Look Schizophrenic | Psychology Today.

American Nurses Association urges Congress to prevent nurse injuries | The American Nurse

Individuality May Be a Genetic Trait, Study Suggests | Quanta Magazine

Nine New Dementia Studies You Should Know – PsyBlog

As We Age, Keys to Remembering Where the Keys Are 

Monday 6/22/15:

‘Infinitely Polar Bear’: A Bipolar & Biracial Love Story, Starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana

8 Reasons Why People Don’t Get Mental Health Treatment 

Sunday 6/21/15: 

Your Brain Actually Doesn’t Suck At Passwords | Motherboard

Friday, 6/19/15: 

New Friendship Study Has Great Message for Social Anxiety Sufferers – PsyBlog

Stellate Ganglion Block a Potential Lifesaver in Severe PTSD

Thursday, 6/18/15:

A Strange Depression Symptom That Most People Don’t Know – PsyBlog

5 Classic Signs of Depression Most People Don’t Recognise – PsyBlog

Wednesday, 6/17/15:

The Archangels- Podcast 188

Monday, 6/15/15:

8 Things to Know About the Recently Introduced Mental Health Care Bill

Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

Saturday, 6/13/15: 

Demi Lovato Gets Vocal About Mental Illness

Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health Campaign.

A Letter of Regret From Your Anxious and Depressed Friend 

The State Mental Health “Diagnose & Dash”

Thursday, 6/11/15:

Pets and Your Mental Health | Bipolar Laid Bare

Suicidal thoughts should not be a secret. — Medium

Saturday, 6/6/15:

Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System | Neuroscience News.

Why It’s Hard To Remember Colors | Neuroscience News

Friday, 6/5/15: From Suicide is Painless? Nonsense:

M*A*S*H. TV Theme Song (first 51 sec)  

Suicide is Painless

Wednesday, 6/3/15:

Nurses: Get Rid of Unwanted Thoughts Easier

Tuesday, 6/2/15: From Are the Kids Alright? Young People and Mental Health:

Are the Kids Alright? Young People and Mental Health

6/1/15, Monday: From Sunlight: Does Arizona Use Mental Health Providers to Abuse Nurses? :

Much other evidence suggests that Arizona nursing and other regulatory boards are remarkably corrupt and unaccountable.

5/31/15, Sunday:

Mental illness awareness month 

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