Archives for Coping with Challenges
In a large scale study, Spanish researchers from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute analyzed mental health surveys conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 28 countries to discover how prevalent mental conditions are in the world and what impact they have.
While the aftermath of a mass shooting has historically been a window of opportunity to garner support for policies to reduce gun violence – such as greater screening of those who wish to purchase guns – how the mass shooter is presented in the media also plays a major role in how we perceive him, especially when mental illness is involved.
If doing “bad” deeds leads to feelings of shame, it makes sense that doing “good” deeds would probably make us feel better about ourselves. The claim that ‘helping makes you happy’ has long populated many a self-help manual, while performing ‘random acts of kindness’ has been touted as a sure-fire way of boosting your mood. But the question for us, and a team of researchers led by Dr. Oliver Scott Curry, from the Institute of Cognitive...
There has been significant research around the importance of deep and meaningful relationships – particularly during times of crisis. People with supportive and rewarding relationships have been shown to consistently have better mental health, higher levels of subjective well-being and lower rates of morbidity and mortality.