Thursday, October 28

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UK Singer Songwriter TIM ARNOLD To Release “When Staying Alive’s The Latest Craze” on November 6th!
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UK Singer Songwriter TIM ARNOLD To Release “When Staying Alive’s The Latest Craze” on November 6th!

Following his collaboration with Iggy Pop and album retrospective at London’s Roundhouse in 2017, UK singer songwriter Tim Arnold returns with new album ‘When Staying Alive’s The Latest Craze’ on November 6th, 2020 on Bandcamp, streaming, CD and vinyl.  Pre-order link: https://bit.ly/39AGN16 Foreword by author JOHN HIGGS On 23 March 2020, the day the UK went into lockdown, Tim Arnold began work on what became WHEN STAYING ALIVE’S THE LATEST CRAZE. He had little choice but to do this because it making the record was how he processed things. “I had to just keep responding to what was happening, because it was always pretty intense,” he recalls. What is so extraordinary, given this context, is how universal the album is. Arnold faced his own unique personal situation and pulled out of i...
TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS Announces “Worth Living For” Campaign in Honor of World Suicide Prevention Day
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TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS Announces “Worth Living For” Campaign in Honor of World Suicide Prevention Day

The mental health non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms just announced its 9th annual campaign to honor World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10) and National Suicide Prevention Week (September 6-12).This year's campaign revolves around the statement: "Worth living for."   The campaign statement was inspired by words written and performed by artist Levi The Poet. When asked what the statement represents and what the organization hopes to achieve through the global campaign, Co-Executive Director Lindsay Kolsch shared:   "This year has been hard for so many people - disruption and disconnection, uncertainty and changes - have become a part of our everyday lives. We know that people need other people and that connection is important not to us just as humans, but to our mental health as well...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats) “Dozens of Unanswered Questions as a Teacher/Blogger”
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats) “Dozens of Unanswered Questions as a Teacher/Blogger”

I was looking for a fresh start this next school year.  Recently, I felt a much lighter load lifted off of me as I do what I always do, contact my dear friend who teaches in special education.  She said, "You know what, you can look at it two ways, you can either wallow in your self-pity or being the beacon of light that you are in this new role".  I decided after that text message that she sent me, "you know what, I'm going to shine like diamonds in the sky, and make the best of the situation".  Then, Covid-19 happened. This caused my anxiety to kick in.  First of all, I felt terribly for the seniors.  They were missing out on their little rites of passage.  Overspending for senior prom, dressing to the 9's to where the Royal Family of England would take notice, and having those lastin...
How to Sustain Your Health, Safety, and Security Through Quarantine
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How to Sustain Your Health, Safety, and Security Through Quarantine

After several months in quarantine, we started getting used to the new normal. We said goodbye to in-person events, spring break vacations, and school classes. Nonessential businesses shut their doors (some even reopened then reclosed). Even basic leisure activities are very limited in most states — and wow, do we miss going to shows! We’re slowly learning to navigate this lifestyle, but it doesn’t mean it’s gotten easier. Families are living and working alongside one another 24/7 — and, depending on your circumstances, this may continue for several more months, especially if you live in one of the designated “hot spots.”  Have you got cabin fever? Lost track of your days? Feeling depressed? If you’re struggling to get through the next week or even the next day, here are five tips to...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats)  “Using Holistic Treatments to Heal”
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats) “Using Holistic Treatments to Heal”

Using Creativity to Heal by Patrick Bailey   Writing songs and painting pictures are enjoyable ways to spend time. If we’re lucky enough, they can also be amazing ways to make a living.   Did you know that such artistic pursuits can also help heal us? For many who struggle with addiction and mental health issues, creativity, especially in the arts, is a great form of therapy and can be a pivotal tool for someone in recovery.   What is holistic treatment?   An increasing number of addiction rehab centers offer assistance known as holistic treatment. Instead of just treating people’s addictions, holistic drug rehabs treat a person’s mind and spirit as well as his or her body.   Instead of just treating the physical symptoms or the effects of addiction, holi...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats)  “Famous Paintings That Can Reveal Visual Disorders”
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats) “Famous Paintings That Can Reveal Visual Disorders”

In any era or age, you would find that visual art has always relied on the perspectives of its artists. This is applicable to abstract artwork for sure but even the representational art that translates an artist's perception of reality.    As we all know, artists literally transport a three-dimensional reality on a landscape that is plain and flat. So, whenever you are studying a painting, you are not actually seeing the reality but what the artist has made of it. It could be an amalgamation of the artist's memories, desires, notions, and expectations and in many cases; paintings also depict the neural processes and visual pathways.   More Complexities   Now that you know how complicated the making of any given painting could be, just imagine what happens w...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats) “Forest Bathing(Shinrin-Yoku) – Self-Care & Reconnecting with Nature by Megan Earp
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats) “Forest Bathing(Shinrin-Yoku) – Self-Care & Reconnecting with Nature by Megan Earp

Taking a walk in nature has many mental health benefits, many of which people do not even realize. Nature, or green space as it is often referred, offers an abundance of health benefits that will improve your quality of life. The idea of Shinrin-Yoku, or Forest Bathing, originated in Japan during the 1980s and it uses the practice of immersing oneself into nature by mindfully using all five senses. Several studies have backed this practice and prove that Forest Bathing has a positive effect on mental health. The purpose behind Forest Bathing is simple, if you simply take the time to walk into the woods and allow your mind to attune to nature and allow yourself to relax, then rejuvenation and restoration will be achieved. Forest Bathing provides free self-care In this day and age, self-car...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats) Mastering the Stories We Tell Ourselves by Megan Earp
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats) Mastering the Stories We Tell Ourselves by Megan Earp

In life, we tend to create stories about “who we are”. These “stories” are not necessarily true, but they are the ones we have constructed and sadly, come to believe. These stories and the effects they have are so important that there is now a new study in psychological research called “narrative psychology“. When mental health issues arise, it is because the stories we have created about ourselves are clashing with reality or it is because we have come to believe in these destructive stories, no matter how untrue they may be. It is hard to let go of these stories and sometimes they have become so ingrained in us that we have lost sight of the truth that is right in front of us – it’s just a fictional story. We humans have a tendency to resort to storytelling in order to cope with the ...
On the Borderline- Coping with the Extreme: Study on Borderline Personality Disorder by Megan Earp
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On the Borderline- Coping with the Extreme: Study on Borderline Personality Disorder by Megan Earp

Having a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) throws your daily routine into chaos. One minute you could be extremely happy, looking forward to the day, the next you are lying on your floor with tears streaming down your face because something inside told you that you were sad. These mood swings are one of the identifying factors of the illness, and even though there are roughly 4 million people (of that number, 75% are women) diagnosed with the illness in the United States, that number is still not accurate. Many people with BPD have not yet been diagnosed or they have been misdiagnosed. Borderline Personality Disorder is often misdiagnosed as Bipolar Disorder In one study, more than 40% of those with BPD had originally been misdiagnosed as having Bipolar Disorder. The reason for the mi...