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This Is What Your Cell Phone Addiction Looks Like to Your Family

Just Picture It The Center for Psychological Research, Shenyang, in China recently released a new ad campaign through advertising company Ogilvy & Mather China that makes a bold, symbolic statement about an uprising issue: cell phone addiction. The ads do a great job of raising awareness about cell phone addiction in an incredibly impactful way. That could…

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Project Semicolon

Project Semicolon Starts Conversation About Mental Health, Suicide in Hopes of Lowering Rates

Using Symbolism to Combat Mental Health Issues Because a semi-colon only represents a pause in a sentence, not the end, it has become symbolic for many people who have suffered from the effects of mental illness. Ten years after her father committed suicide, Amy Bleuei began the mental health awareness program, Project Semicolon in 2013, using…

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Should You Be Talking About Mental Illness At Work?

To Tell or Not To Tell Your Boss About Your Mental Illness: That is the Question Comedian and author Ruby Wax recently told the UK based Times that the answer is no. No, you should not be talking about your mental illness at work, she says. The Guardian reports Wax told the Times “When people say,…

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Unhealthy Teens

Unhealthy Teens May Face Education, Employment Hardship

According to a study release June 22, teenagers who face mental health problems could grow up to be adults who struggle in the work place. While the study does not make any definitive conclusions about the connection, it does prove that there is a relationship between certain health factors and overall educational and, therefore, occupational, outcomes…

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Christina Topacio

Christina Topacio’s Response to Body Shaming Texts is the Best Thing Ever

When marketing director and fashion blogger Christina Topacio received texts from a person she never met before telling her she needs to lose weight, she did the best thing ever. The texter told the Topacio that “…its nothing that you don’t already know. And I’m positive you’ve already thought about it. And I’m only telling…

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June is National Safety Month!

Tips for Observing and Raising Awareness about National Safety Month In a country where injuries are the leading cause of death for those ages 1-44, it’s important for all of us to take some time to get back down to the basics (and not so basics) of safety. From everything like places to trip and fall,…

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Kids Say the Darnedest Things & They’re Right: Your Brain is Like a Jar of Glitter

Six Lessons Kindergarteners Have to Teach About Emotional Intelligence In an adorably intelligent video produced by Wavecrest Films, several kindergartens display a true understanding of their own emotions, and if we’re smart, we’ll listen to what they have to say. Published on UpWorthy, the video features kids that have “benefitted from social and emotional learning…

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What a tree can teach us about our self

It’s commonly known that most of us strive to be “normal” in life, whether we admit it or not. This desire to be considered developmentally the same as others is especially common in children, but even many adults desperately want to fit in so they can feel accepted. The problem with wanting to be considered…

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