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The Carter Center Mental Health Program Our Goal Under the leadership of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a long-standing champion for the rights of people with mental illnesses, the Carter Center's Mental Health Program works to promote awareness about mental health issues, inform public policy, achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care, and reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illnesses. How common are mental illnesses? Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States and around the world. Even the most serious mental health conditions can be treated, however, allowing people to better contribute to their families and communities. Our Strategy The Mental Health Program uses the Center's convening power to bring together health leaders and organizations to discuss important issues facing mental health care systems nationwide during the annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy and through our Primary Care Initiative. Mrs.

Gretchen Rubin - My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits Amygdala Human brain in the coronal orientation. Amygdalae are shown in dark red. Structure[edit] MRI coronal view of the left amygdala Anatomically, the amygdala[7] and more particularly, its central and medial nuclei,[8] have sometimes been classified as a part of the basal ganglia. Hemispheric specializations[edit] There are functional differences between the right and left amygdala. Sex differences[edit] The amygdala is one of the most well understood brain regions with regard to differences between the sexes. In addition to size, other differences between men and women exist with regards to the amygdala. The right amygdala is also linked with taking action as well as being linked to negative emotions,[15] which may help explain why males tend to respond to emotionally stressful stimuli physically. Function[edit] Connections[edit] The cortical nucleus is involved in the sense of smell and pheromone-processing. Emotional learning[edit] Memory modulation[edit] Sexual orientation[edit] Aggression[edit]

Online Mental Health Resources - Caltech Counseling Center Online Resources ULifeline In an effort to provide more resources to our students, the Caltech Counseling Center is pleased to be a member of the ULifeline network. Transition Year Students and parents who want more information about planning for mental healthcare needs before coming to college can visit Transition Year. Online Screening Tests These sites are not affiliated with Caltech or the Caltech counseling center, and online screenings are not a substitute for assessment by a qualified mental health professional. Specific Topics In addition, the Counseling Center has compiled the following list of links to websites that provide information on specific issues and topics. Counseling Center Articles

Welcome to ALDA! Am Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Disorders | Behavenet The Deaf Resource Library Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students With the pressures facing most people today, it is essential to take your mental health seriously. This is especially true for college students and young people, whose lack of experience in the real world could lead to major mental health issues resulting from stress, overwork, fatigue, or even the onset of a more serious mental illness. In fact, up to 75 percent of college students with possible mental health issues do not seek help for what ails them. While this resource is meant to provide college students and young people with quality information on maintaining good mental health and identifying mental health issues, it is not meant to take the place of professional advice from a qualified mental health specialist. Anyone who wishes to learn more keeping tabs on their mental health should consider taking this mental health assessment before diving into the resource. Most Common Mental Health Issues Facing College Students Links to Each State’s Social and Health Services Site

Understanding Stress: Symptoms, Signs, Causes, and Effects What is stress? The Body’s Stress Response When you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper. These physical changes increase your strength and stamina, speed your reaction time, and enhance your focus—preparing you to either fight or flee from the danger at hand. Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. The stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges. But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life. How do you respond to stress? Stress doesn’t always look stressful Causes of stress

National Alliance on Mental Illness | Family-to-Family What You Should Expect Meets for 12 session, 2.5 hours each, free of cost.Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of individuals living with mental illness.Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness.Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving.Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises. Designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA. A tribute video containing moving testimonials about the NAMI Family-to-Family program from family members and course instructors. To download this video please follow this link: Why You Should Attend A toolkit of information Up-to-date information about a range of mental illnesses, including co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders.Impact of mental illness on the brain.Current research on treatments including medication, side effects and evidence-based therapies. Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency

Perfectionism (psychology) - Wikipedia Personality trait Trimming grass to an exact length J. Stoeber and K. Otto suggested in a narrative review that perfectionism consists of two main dimensions: perfectionistic strivings and perfectionistic concerns. The Comprehensive Model of Perfectionism (CMPB) operationalizes perfectionism as a multilevel and multidimensional personality style that contains a trait level, a self-presentational level, and a cognitive level. Concern over making mistakesHigh personal standards (striving for excellence)The perception of high parental expectationsThe perception of high parental criticismThe doubting of the quality of one's actions, andA preference for order and organization. Self-oriented perfectionismOther-oriented perfectionism, andSocially prescribed perfectionism. 1. 2. 3. High StandardsOrder, andDiscrepancy Worry About Imperfection, andHope For Perfection.

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