What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta So I had this very interesting experience five years ago. You know, me and my husband, we were out grocery shopping, as we do every other day, but this time, we found this fancy, you know, I’m talking fair-trade, I’m talking organic, I’m talking Kenyan, single-origin coffee that we splurged and got. And that…

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Why the human brain loves opioids

For centuries, societies have coveted opioids for the euphoria and the pain relief they provide. In the 1800s, when chemists extracted morphine from opium poppies, it became the go-to treatment for the American Civil War. After morphine caused widespread addiction, drug companies invented what they thought was a “non-addictive” substitute: a cough syrup called heroin. That turned out poorly for…

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Fiona’s story about Mental Health First Aid

Working as a lawyer can be really stressful there’s a lot of responsibility and very limited control. Working in family law can be particularly stressful you’re dealing with clients that might be going through one of the worst situations in their life and they may be experiencing mental health issues themselves. The stress sometimes as a professional can cause you…

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Early Intervention for Psychosis: Building a Mental Health Community | Rachel Waford | TEDxDecatur

Translator: Daniel Enger Reviewer: Tanya Cushman So as psychologists and counselors, we spend quite a lot of time and energy trying to create spaces that are open and accepting and safe. Now, that doesn’t keep people from feeling really apprehensive to visit our spaces to share examples of challenge and distress. This is especially true for individuals experiencing psychotic illnesses…

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Blue Promise: Understanding the Mental Health Care Crisis in Texas

MUSIC DAN: Do you know someone struggling with their mental health? Chances are that person is also having a hard time managing their overall health. The impact of mental illness is broad, but can Texas meet the increasing need for mental health professionals? Find out in this episode of Blue Promise. MUSIC DAN: Thanks for tuning in to Blue Promise.…

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Identifying students’ mental health issues using social media mining

Recent studies show that mental health disorders affect about one in four Canadian youth. Also, mental health services for youth are the poorest among age groups. I’m Mohammed Parsa and my research focuses on identifying mental health problems Canadian students are facing, by using social media. Reddit is one of the most popular social media platforms among students. For this…

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The Edgar Cayce Approach to Depression

Depression — a very common problem, and … here are some of the symptoms. I won’t read them off for you but just look through those and you can kind of identify with some of those. You probably felt depressed at some point or other. Very common. I mean life can be depressing — sometimes that’s an appropriate response to…

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How playing sports benefits your body … and your brain – Leah Lagos and Jaspal Ricky Singh

The victory of the underdog over the favored team. The last minute penalty shot that wins the tournament. The high-energy training montages. Many people love to glorify victory on the playing field, cheer for favorite teams, and play sports. But here’s a question: Should we be so obsessed with sports? Is playing sports actually as good for us as we…

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How To Trick Your Brain Into Falling Asleep | Jim Donovan | TEDxYoungstown

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs It’s October 2010. I’m freaking out. Sirens are blaring above me. I’m laying on a stretcher in the back of an ambulance. My doctor just told me I’m having a heart attack. I’m trembling, my arms are tingling, and this pain in my chest is crushing me from the inside. Tracey and the kids…

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