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July 13, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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Does Going To Jail Affect The Wellbeing Of Family Members?

July 13, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in JAMA looked at exposure to family member incarceration and adult wellbeing in the United States. “Our study investigated how the incarceration of a family member is associated with wellbeing and life expectancy,” study author Dr. Ram Sundaresh told us. “We suspected that having a family member incarcerated would be associated with lower wellbeing and life expectancy.” [More]

November 24, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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How Social Media Is Used Determines Impact On Wellbeing

November 24, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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When it comes to overall wellbeing, how a person uses social media could have a significant impact. In a study from The University of British Columbia, Derrick Wirtz, an associate professor of teaching in psychology examined the use of three popular social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to see how the use of the platforms impacted the overall wellbeing of a person. [More]

September 6, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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New Zealand has a $1 Billion Well-Being Budget: Why not the US?

September 6, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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New Zealand has a $1 billion well-being budget with five priorities for the happiness of its citizens (mental health, family violence, clean energy, digital innovation, and supporting indigenous people). Supporters of the budget feel happiness is a better metric for wellbeing than economic measures. Critics feel it’s a marketing campaign that minimizes the importance of GDP and the government’s role is to focus on economics metrics rather than individual happiness. [More]

July 9, 2015
by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.

What is health and well-being?

July 9, 2015 18:31 by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

Paid your dues in therapy, but still not sure if your ‘issues’ are getting any better? Sometimes we get so focused on what is going wrong, we don’t know what feeling better looks like. In this video, learn about the neural mechanisms that underscore wellbeing and the universal marker for health: integration. [More]

December 24, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Tips for Dealing with Worry

December 24, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Worry is something that plagues all of us, especially during this time of year. Are we going to have enough food for everyone at our family dinner? Will everyone get the presents that they want? Will we be able to get through this holiday without the family member(s) that we have lost? What will we do in order to be able to get through this season? There are so many thoughts that plague us, and it can be really hard to figure out whether or not we can come with some of the more difficult feelings that we are dealing with on a regular basis. [More]

November 27, 2014
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

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New Research: Fearful About Ebola? Strengthen Your Immune System

November 27, 2014 10:55 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd  [About the Author]

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New research published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases (Almendrala, 2014) studied reasons why children survive ebola more often than adults. One conclusion was that children have stronger immune responses to the disease than do adults. The levels of a protein called RANTE, which is a molecule that helps cells in the immune system communicate with each other, were higher in children than in adults. This protein also assists T-cells, the ‘killers’ of invading bacteria and viruses in our bodies. A possible reason for the higher levels of RANTE in children has to do with better health and a stronger immune system. This includes lower stress levels overall. [More]