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September 10, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can Trauma Be Reversed?

September 10, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to Dr. James S. Gordon, it can. Dr. Gordon believes trauma touches us all at some point in our lives and that his evidence-based program outlined in his new book, The Transformation, can reverse the psychological and biological damage caused by trauma. "The research we’ve done shows that this program is remarkably effective in relieving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder," Dr. Gordon told us. [More]

June 21, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Art Therapy: Does It Work?

June 21, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Clinical research has identified strengths and weaknesses in treating mental illness with medication. A focus on art therapy and programs such as ‘Arts on Prescription’ are developing a growing recognition of potential benefits for mental health. And 'Arts for the Blues – A New Creative Psychological Therapy for Depression', recently shared results from a pilot study, reporting positive results of art therapy. Based on this research, I invited experts to provide insight into how art therapy benefits people struggling with mental health concerns. [More]

June 14, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Can We Address Mental Health Through Cartoons?

June 14, 2019 09:09 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Experts say cartoons, comics, graphic novels, and other images can be helpful for those struggling from mental health issues in addition to spreading awareness when done correctly. Those who have not experienced a mental health condition in themselves or families and who have not received training find mental health is a difficult concept to understand. [More]

May 31, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Hacking Mental Health: A Modern Approach

May 31, 2019 10:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Hackathons traditionally are short term projects with a group of people collaborative on software projects. HackMentalHealth has a different focus. Recently hosting the second annual 24-hour Bay Area mental health hackathon with over 500 attendees, their goal is to positively revolutionize mental health care alongside technology. [More]

May 14, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Monkey Chatter and You

May 14, 2019 13:15 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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What is monkey chatter? The term has emerged from the practice of Zen Buddhism. It refers to the silent monologue that passes, mostly negative, judgment on an individual’s every action, thought, and perceived misstep. It is so automatic that it is not unusual for individuals to be unaware of the misery being dredged up by unconscious thoughts and beliefs. [More]

May 14, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Shows How Virtual Reality Could Be Used In the Treatment Of Autism, ADHD, and Schizophrenia

May 14, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study from the University of Waterloo, published in Scientific Reports, aimed to examine the way we learn to perceive the passage of time. Is time perception rigidly fixed in the brain, or is it flexible and open to change? If the latter, how rapidly can our brain adapt to changes in timing statistics? [More]

April 19, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Pinterest as a Tool for Social Support

April 19, 2019 08:00 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A recent study found that one social media channel, Pinterest, an image sharing site, is a source of support for people living with chronic pain. Analyzed pins reflected supportive content, both informational and educational. Mental health and social media professionals were invited to comment on the potential positive impact of social media activity for this channel. [More]