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We Need to Talk About Mental Health and Travel
Taking some time out of your day to reflect on the good things you have in your life can be very beneficial to your mental health. Sometimes when we get caught in our downward spiral of negative thinking, we forget that there are a lot of great things to be thankful for. Jotting down 10 things, big or small, that you are grateful for each day can be a real help to get you out of that negative mindset that is so prevalent with anxiety and depression. This is not a cure, but it is a small and useful tool to help you manage your mental health on a daily basis.
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What was your “15 minutes of fame?” - Quora
Isabel Eckes, Mental health Advocate at MHASF
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3 days ago by gdw
Anorexia stems from body as well as mind – study - BBC News
The origins of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa are in both the mind and the body, according to an international study.

Anorexia is seen as a serious psychiatric disease.

But doctors at King's College London showed changes hardwired into some people's DNA altered the way they processed fats and sugars and may make it easier to starve their bodies.

The eating disorder charity Beat said the findings were groundbreaking.

The researchers looked at 16,992 people with anorexia and 55,525 people without the disease, from 17 countries.

All their DNA - the blueprint for the human body - was analysed to find mutations in genetic instructions that were more common in anorexia patients.

The study, published in Nature Genetics, found some mutations also presented in other psychiatric disorders such obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia.

But they also found mutations in the instructions that control the body's metabolism, particularly those involving blood sugar levels and body fat.

"There is something in those systems that has gone awry," Prof Janet Treasure, from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, told BBC News.

The researchers - at King's and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - say anorexia should now be considered a "metabo-psychiatric disorder" as it is a disease of mind and body.
anorexia  nervosa  eating  disorder  mental  health  genetics  bulimia  Psychiatry 
7 days ago by asterisk2a
UK housing crisis deepens as benefit claimants priced out by high rents | Society | The Guardian
LHA is relied upon by 1.2m households to rent private accommodation but it has been frozen since 2016 and will continue to be frozen until at least 2020 as part of welfare cuts.

Council bosses have said that with private rents continuing to rise, sharp falls in affordability over the last three years are causing homelessness and child neglect as families cut back on essentials including food to make up rent shortfalls.
LHA  welfare  state  poverty  tax  rent  Council  Austerity  DWP  segregation  Disabled  slum  trap  public  health  inequality  homelessness  homeless  social  housing  NHS  mental  prevention 
15 days ago by asterisk2a
When researchers listen to people who hear voices | Yale School of Medicine
The line between mental illness and genius has long been known to be razor-thin. Yale researchers stumbled upon evidence of this fragile boundary while researching auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia.
voices  illness  mental  hearing  hallucinations  schizophrenia 
18 days ago by xer0x
Police under huge strain and need radical reform, says watchdog | UK news | The Guardian
Chief inspector of constabulary says criminal justice system is ‘dysfunctional and defective’
[...] Winsor called for greater rehabilitation of prisoners because many jails “were full of people who were ill rather than bad”.
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19 days ago by asterisk2a

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