Mental Health

Plants can improve your work life
January 2, 2020
A study out of the University of Hyogo in Awaji, Japan, details the stress-reducing benefits to office workers that even a small plant situated within easy viewing can impart.
Masahiro Toyoda, Yuko Yokota, Marni Barnes, and Midori Kaneko explored the practical use of indoor plants to ...
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Could MDMA help treat mental health conditions?
December 30, 2019
Ecstasy — or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) — is a recreational drug that is illegal in the United States. However, some researchers believe that it could aid in mental health therapy. A new study in mice puts this idea to the test....
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How to stay healthy on Christmas Day
December 25, 2019
It's Christmas Day, and you want to enjoy yourself — that's only natural. In this feature, we provide some quick tips that will allow you to have the fun you are hoping for without affecting your health too significantly....
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What to know about eco-anxiety
December 19, 2019

Eco-anxiety refers to a fear of environmental damage or ecological disaster. This sense of anxiety is largely based on the current and predicted future state of the environment and human-induced climate change.
According to a , almost 70% of peo...
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CBT for social anxiety may have a protective effect on cells
December 19, 2019
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for patients with social anxiety not only helps to reduce anxiety levels but also seems to protect against accelerated cellular ageing, a study involving researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in the journal reports.
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What is verbal abuse?
December 18, 2019

Verbal abuse occurs when someone repeatedly uses negative or demeaning words to gain or maintain power and control over someone else.
Verbal abuse in itself may not involve physical contact, but it can still cause emotional or psychological harm...
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What is the best diet for mental health?
December 17, 2019

Researchers have increasingly been studying the effects of diet and nutrition on mental health.
Many of them have noticed that people who follow a standard Western diet, which includes highly processed foods and added sugars, have higher risks o...
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Diabetes and anxiety: What is the link?
December 16, 2019

Many people with diabetes also experience anxiety, and they may wonder whether there is a link between the two conditions.
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Mental health services a concern in rural Nebraska schools
December 8, 2019

December 9, 2019

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The president of Nebraska's public-school teachers' union says she's hearing concerns from rural schools about a lack of mental health services and state equalization ...
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The impact of mental health training in the workplace
November 11, 2019
A new study has found that managers with access to mental health training in their workplaces have an improved understanding of mental health overall and that they actively work to help prevent mental health issues in the people they manage....
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