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Am I depressed or just sad? How to know when to seek treatment
[Article & Video] Nicole Spector, NBC News. 1 in 5 Americans meet the criteria for depressive disorder, but many are undiagnosed. Mental health experts weigh in on how to know if and when you need treatment.
Guess What, Brain-Body Connection Is More Important Than We Think Simon Worrall, National Geographic
Alan Jasanoff, Ph.D., professor of biological engineering at MIT and author of The Biological Mind, explains how our brain, body, and environment all contribute to who we are and what we do.
Brain 101 National Geographic
[VIDEO] How your brain works and makes you function in your day-to-day life.
Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid Dr.Guy Winch, TEDxLinnaeusUniversity
[VIDEO] Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch, Ph.D. But we don’t have to. Winch makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
Are You Reading & Interpreting Emotions Correctly? Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett
[VIDEO] Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D. has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of physiology studies to understand what emotions really are. She shares the results of her exhaustive research -- and explains how we may have more control over our emotions than we think. Put emotional intelligence into action. Be the architect of your own experience.
How to Be Healthier, Happier, & More Productive: It's All About Your Timing Daniel H. Pink
When is the best time to exercise or do creative work? Research on the science of timing has answers
Ending Suicide Starts Now Dr. Alexis Moreno, Wit & Reason
Suicide is preventable and here is how we do it. Alexis Moreno, Psy.D., M.S., M.A. shares information about how suicide impacts us personally and what we each need to do to end it.
Mindful Movement to Ease into Sleep Cara Bradley, Mindful
A 3-minute bedtime practice that stretches and relaxes areas of your body that tighten up during the day, followed by a meditation to settle the mind.
Retraining the Biased Brain Bridget Murray Law, American Psychological Association
Prejudice researcher Patricia Devine, Ph.D., noted that 80 to 90% of white people hold implicit prejudices—immediate, unconscious biases against people of other races and ethnicities. Is it possible to break people of unconscious prejudice?
Becoming Wise NPR TED Radio Hour
[AUDIO] We usually get wiser with age, but that doesn't mean we have to grow up to wise up. Explore what it means to find wisdom at every stage of life.
Do You Have Stigma? Get Tested. The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents Cure Stigma.
[VIDEO & ONLINE QUIZ] Every year millions of people are exposed to a contagious toxic virus. Have you been infected by stigma? - Witty Campaign Right?! - Take a 3 question, multiple choice quiz to find out and get a free gift to help spread the cure.