Every day, we share a handful of insightful links on our Facebook page centered around the topics of behavioral & mental health, happiness, relationships, substance abuse, St. Johns County community resources and more.
Here’s a summary of all of the links and resources we shared over the past few weeks.
- Prince Harry Shuts Down Mental Health Stigma In Seconds – Prince Harry’s view on mental health is refreshingly spot-on.
- Meditation Plus Running as a Treatment for Depression – Meditating before running could change the brain in ways that are more beneficial for mental health than practicing either of those activities alone.
- Getting Emotions ‘Switched On’ After Decades Of Asperger’s – In his new book, John Elder Robinson discusses the innovative brain therapy that dramatically changed his life and mind.
- Scientists hope to unlock the secrets behind obsessive-compulsive disorder – It starts with obsessive thoughts, then escalates to compulsions. While a cure remains elusive, some doctors are dramatically improving their patients’ lives.
- Are neurological and psychiatric disorders different? – There have been recent calls to abandon the distinction between neurological and psychiatric disorders on philosophical and moral grounds.
- Psychiatric Advance Directives: A “Living Will” for Mental Health Treatment – It’s likely you’ve heard of a “living will,” a legal document that outlines one’s preferences for their medical treatment in the event of a serious or terminal illness …
- Obama turns attention to growing opioid abuse problem – The trajectory of opioid deaths in the United States is trending in the wrong direction and should be atop the federal government’s radar screen along with the threat of terrorism, responding to natural disasters and promoting a strong economy, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
- How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things – Recent research provides a whole new understanding of the brain’s amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.
- April is Alcohol Awareness Month – Did you know that alcohol is the most common substance linked to drugged driving?
- Mindfulness helps us discover more inner peace – Mindfulness helps us discover more inner peace, so we can appreciate life’s rich journey even when times are difficult.