Knowledge and education are key to building empathy and tolerance. Dr. Neel Burton

“Depression: the healthy suspicion that modern life has no meaning and that modern society is absurd and alienating.” Dr Neel Burton is a psychiatrist and philosopher who teaches in Oxford and is also a writer (“The Meaning of Madness”, “Heaven and Hell – the Psychology of Emotions”, “For better, for worse” – to mention a few), a blogger for Psychology Today, associate follow of the … Continue reading Knowledge and education are key to building empathy and tolerance. Dr. Neel Burton

Depression made it to the top. Dr Shekhar Saxena (WHO)

A 2012 report of the World heath organisation claimed that “unipolar depressive disorders, ranked as the third leading cause of the global burden of disease in 2004, will move into the first place by 2030”. As of 30 March 2017, 13 years earlier than predicted, depression is officially the leading cause of ill-health and disability worldwide. What are the reasons behind the epidemic boom of depression, why … Continue reading Depression made it to the top. Dr Shekhar Saxena (WHO)

You can adopt habits at any stage in life. Period.

…if you start adopting emotional hygiene, and you start to pay attention to emotional wounds, you’ll start to realise that you can thrive and get productive and be happy, and you can get much more out of life throughout all the years you live.   Dr Guy Winch, PhD, is the charming TED speaker, who reminded over 2.5 millions of viewers how important it is … Continue reading You can adopt habits at any stage in life. Period.

Всеки носи потенциала както да се саморазруши, така и да се самоактуализира

Марк Хеник е национален говорител на Канада за психично-здраве, член е на борда на директорите на канадската национална комисията по психология и психиатрия и директор на международната програма за подпомагане на хора с психични проблеми Works. Марк говори по въпроси, свързани с психичното здраве и суицидността в частност, за радио и телевизии, печатни и онлайн медии по целия свят, а TEDx лекцията му – Изборите, … Continue reading Всеки носи потенциала както да се саморазруши, така и да се самоактуализира

A Life or Death matter

  Mark knows life. Mark knows death. He’s contemplated both. Mark Henick has dedicated his life from an early age to opening minds and creating change, drawing from his personal experience with suicide and self-harm. His TEDx talk on suicide is amongst the top 50 most watched in the world. Mark is currently a member of the board of directors for the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and … Continue reading A Life or Death matter

Andrew Solomon: The experience of depression tends to be bad where people don’t feel that they are able to communicate with one another

  Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts; and an activist in LGBTI rights and mental health, as well as one of five parents to four kids. His book The Noonday Demon, 2000, won the 2001 National Book Award (US), was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize, and was included in The Times list of one hundred best books of the decade. His Far from … Continue reading Andrew Solomon: The experience of depression tends to be bad where people don’t feel that they are able to communicate with one another

Mental secrets

I’ve been dealing with panic/anxiety disorder and depression for about 10 years now. No, I am not depressed throughout the whole time, and I am most definitely not sweating my ass off over the everyday bullshit in my life. In fact, I live a perfectly satisfying, independent life in one of the most exciting cities in the world, I stand behind my professional and personal choices, enjoy … Continue reading Mental secrets