Saturday, October 20, 2018

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Happiness is an illusion

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/motivate-me/69888772/Happiness-is-an-illusion-seek-contentment-instead Given the formidable obstacles to chasing after happiness or promoting its sustainability if we are lucky enough to come by it, what options do human beings have? I have not come across any meaningful approach to this question, even from the unswervingly confident proponents of the contemporary school of positive

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Excluding people because of mental distress can mean a much longer recovery time

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/69794236/mental-illness-discrimination-common-in-new-zealand The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) looks at New Zealanders' attitudes to a range of health topics, including mental illness. In 2014, it asked respondents about their attitudes to people experiencing mental illness, using the scenario of the opening of a community mental health centre in their neighbourhood.

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Misconceptions about Mental Health

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/06/20/8-misconceptions-about-mental-health-and-mental-illness/ Some of the so-called “mentally ill” are just making excuses for their weakness or failure. These people need to stop whining, get up off the couch and go find a job. Anyone who claims mental health conditions are the bogus rationalizations of the chronic underachiever is talking out of his

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Suicide toll reaches highest rate since records kept

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/69920289/suicide-toll-reaches-highest-rate-since-records-kept "It seems to have completely bucked the trend," says Stephen Bell of youth mental health service Youthline. Last year's figures had been the lowest number by two since the annual coronial figures were first produced for the 2007/2008 year. The figures provided a breakdown of suicides by region and month, with August

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PTSD raises risk of heart disease for women

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/post.traumatic.disorder.ptsd.raises.heart.disease.risk.for.women/57707.htm A new study suggests that post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) in women can increase their risk of incurring heart disease. The study came out in JAMA's Circulation and is based on the work of investigators from Columbia University, led by Jennifer Sumner. It found that women who have been through traumatic events or

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