My Mental Health: Contributing to Community

My Mental Health: Contributing to Community

Contributing to community, for me, really means that we each have an opportunity to share the passions that we each have, our interests about student health or campus life, and being able to really create a positive environment around those we interact with. There are so many ways to get involved, and I think sometimes […]

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Mental Illness Is a Spiritual Experience

Mental Illness Is a Spiritual Experience

Mental Illness Is a Spiritual Experience Mental illness affects many people in the world, and each person has a unique set of symptoms. In traditional medical fields, it is thought to be strictly a chemical imbalance in the mind, with prescription medication thought to correct this. But while the brain naturally has a great deal […]

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‘Tomorrow needs you’: Starbucks partners comfort a grieving community

‘Tomorrow needs you’: Starbucks partners comfort a grieving community

(gentle music) – [Judy] Rancho Cucamonga feels like a small town. Often times you’ll run into people that you know walking by. – [Woman] It is one of those cities that is very focused on community. (water splashing) – [Man] Last year, the school year didn’t start the way that anybody had expected, and, in […]

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How to Build a Design Community in 20 steps – Cofounder of Dribbble, Dan Cederholm

How to Build a Design Community in 20 steps – Cofounder of Dribbble, Dan Cederholm

hello hello everybody I am Dan and it’s so awesome to be here I want to thank the awwwards team for inviting me and before we get started actually this is the whoa oh my god whose desktop was that that was awful I’m gonna pretend that was planned what’s kind of funny oh this […]

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BrightQuest’s Therapeutic Community Model

BrightQuest’s Therapeutic Community Model

BrightQuest is a therapeutic community treatment program, which means that the community itself, of peers who are enrolled in the program, are considered the agent of change. People come in and they join the community and they do treatment versus receive it. They are active participants in the entire therapeutic process; they are not recipients, […]

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How in Taiwan spirituality and modern life go together

How in Taiwan spirituality and modern life go together

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Look inside the free online course – Literature and Mental Health: Reading for Wellbeing (July 2016)

[MUSIC PLAYING] Reading was like a sort of a lifeline. Poetry almost taught me that it’s OK to express yourself. With one line, something extraordinary happens, and somehow you begin to shift the chemistry in your head. It gives you permission to be still and to be contemplative, which is something that we need but […]

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Schizophrenia from a Spiritual Perspective

Schizophrenia from a Spiritual Perspective

Schizophrenia from a Spiritual Perspective Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by paranoid thoughts, delusions, and hallucinations that make it difficult for the person to discern between what is real and what isn’t. While the causes are mostly unknown, some suggest it is related to genetics and environmental factors. For instance, people are more likely […]

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community | The Daily Show

If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community | The Daily Show

There are few groups who could stand to benefit from therapy more than black people. I mean, think about all the things black people have been through– slavery, segregation, winter, all equally traumatic experiences. But unfortunately, even as therapy has become more mainstream, the black community has had a tough time getting the help that […]

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Dissociative Identity Disorder from a Spiritual Perspective

Dissociative Identity Disorder from a Spiritual Perspective

Dissociative Identity Disorder from a Spiritual Perspective Dissociative identity disorder is a mental disorder characterized by the presence of two or more different personality states that control an individual’s behavior. It is often a result of trauma during childhood, such as chronic physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse. Alter personality states can be brought out via […]

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