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Emotional and Mental Health



If identity describes the answer to the question “Who am I?,” then emotional and mental health can be summed up as the answer to the question “How am I?” Our thoughts and feelings have an incredibly strong impact on our overall well-being, and gaining a sturdy vocabulary for talking about them is essential for taking ownership of our health. Mental health is affected by conscious behavior choices (such as intentional thought patterns) and the biology of our brain’s neurological structure, and emotional health is affected by our ability to identify and accept all of our feelings—even the ones that don’t feel so good—in a productive manner.

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Depression, the Secret We Share | Andrew Solomon

“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression.

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DBT For Dummies

Keep calm, be skillful and take control! Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is one of the most popular and most effective treatments for mental health conditions that result from out of control emotions.

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Preventing Parent Burnout

Meeting the emotional challenges of caring for children with mental health issues. Parenting is hard work, and parenting a child with mental health issues is exponentially harder.

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FindCenterMental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’

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Alain de Botton on Emotional Education

Emotional Education is at the core of what we need to lead a fulfilled life - and is what The School of Life teaches online and in physical branches around the world. In this film, founder of The School, Alain de Botton discusses what emotional education is - and why we so badly need it.

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Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain

Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big gray blob between your ears.

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By Now, Burnout Is a Given

The pandemic has stripped our emotional reserves even further, laying bare our unique physical, social, and emotional vulnerabilities.

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FindCenterAvoidance will make you feel less vulnerable in the short run, but it will never make you less afraid.

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How Mindfulness Changes the Emotional Life of Our Brains | Richard J. Davidson | TEDxSanFrancisco

“Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life’s slings and arrows and others more resilient?” In this eye-opening talk, Richard Davidson discusses how mindfulness can improve well-being and outlines strategies to boost four components of a healthy mind: awareness, connection,...

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The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms.

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