Jab over Java: A New Way of Looking at Building Mental Health

Presenting a new way of understanding and building mental strength. Presentation by Freedom in Thought What is Mental Health? Overview The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines and categorizes mental health as follows (MentalHealth.gov, 05.08.2020, public domain): Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and[…]

Jab over Java: Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

Taking a look at the science of the good life. Presentation by Dr. Robert WaldingerClinical Professor of PsychiatryLee Kum Sheung Center for Health and HappinessT.H. Chan School of Public HealthHarvard Medical School What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but,[…]

Common Ground: People and Religion in Times of Crisis

Traumatic events can make people question assumptions about their lives, including their spiritual beliefs. By Rev. Dr. Danielle Tumminio HansenAssistant Professor of Pastoral Theology & Director of Field EducationSeminary of the Southwest Introduction Organized religion has been on the decline for decades in the United States. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers found that online searches for[…]

Medieval Mental Illness and Care: The Case of Emma de Beston in 1383

Cases of people classified as mentally ill reveal medieval attitudes to mental illness, disability, and incapacity at a communal level. Introduction What happened in the medieval period when people became mentally ill? Modern advances in diagnosis and treatment, and a monolithic view of pre-modern culture, might entrench opinions that former attitudes to people undergoing the[…]

5 Common Mental Health Myths That Need to Be Busted

Modern society has progressed in myriad ways. Smart homes, connected cars, VR gaming, digital money – this is just a glimpse of the numerous technological advancements that have resulted in the fast-paced development of our society. Today, it’s possible to accomplish nearly everything from the comfort of your home. But there’s one crucial aspect of[…]

6 Video Games That Can Boost Your Kid’s Mental Health In 2021

Parenting is such a journey for most people. Every parent has a responsibility to ensure their children are healthy both physically and mentally. Well, when it comes to ensuring your kids grow up mentally healthy, a lot of options come in line. You can put your kids on a healthy diet, enroll them in better[…]

4 Games That Require Supreme Mental Alertness

Studies show that board games and even video games are good for your brain health.  When people play games, it promotes the growth of new neurons in your brain. The new brain cells enhance your mental skills, including your attention span, memory, and coordination.  Want to really challenge your body and mind? These games require the[…]