Landmark study finds causal link between nature walks and stress reduction

This report by Rich Haridy is published in New Atlas. It begins: “We all know a good, long walk in nature can be relaxing, but a landmark new study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development offers some…
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New study determines psychedelic mushroom microdoses can improve mood, mental health

As reported on the MedicalXpress website, research from the University of British Columbia is … “The latest study to examine how tiny amounts of psychedelics can impact mental health provides further evidence of the therapeutic potential of microdosing. Published in Scientific Reports this…
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Healing Depression without Medication: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Balancing Mind, Body, and Soul

This book has been written by psychiatrist Dr. Jodie Skillicorn . The publishers say: “An effective, evidence-based guide for preventing, treating, and overcoming depression–without drugs. Antidepressants–the first line in our standard of care for treating depression–may not be much more effective…
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Meditation training reduces long-term stress, hair analysis shows

“A new study finds that mental training reduces the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in hair. The amount of cortisol in hair provides information about how much a person is burdened by persistent stress.” This research report come from ScienceDaily….
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Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley: Cold Shower

Investigations continue into whether experiencing immersion in cold water has positive effects on wellbeing and mental health – and if it does have positive effects, how do these occur? See, for example, Can cold water swimming treat depression? This 15 minute BBC  podcast  features Dr. Michael Mosely….
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Losing Our Minds: What Mental Illness Really Is – and What It Isn’t

This book is from psychologist Lucy Foulkes. The publishers say: “Public awareness of mental illness has been transformed in recent years, but our understanding of what it actually is has yet to catch up. Too often, psychiatric disorders are confused with…
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Dr. Chris and Dr Xand Investigate … mental health.

In this 29 minute video report for the BBC: “Dr Chris and Dr Xand Van Tulleken investigate what mental health is and why things can sometimes go wrong. They’ll uncover the science behind some of the most common triggers for mental…
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The Truth About … Improving Your Mental Health

This 57 minute video from the BBC ranges across a variety of subjects, including heartbeat control, diet and the gut-to-brain vagal nerve connection, exercise, passive vs active engagement with social media, loneliness, social prescribing, insomnia and more. The programme producers say:…
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Hygge: The Danish Secrets of Happiness.: How to be Happy and Healthy in Your Daily Life

“Some of the simplest moments are the most precious. Stop chasing after material objects.” This book has been written by Maya Thoresen. The publishers say: “In Hygge:  The Danish Secrets of Happiness. How to be Happy and Healthy in Your Daily…
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Adolescent Mental Health: Neighborhood Stress and Emotional Distress

This article , written by Karen Snedker and Jerald Herting within an American context, has been published in Youth & Society. The abstract says: “The purpose of this article is to explore the role of neighborhood characteristics, specifically economic disadvantage/advantage, residential…
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