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Mental Health - Global

The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about mental health issues.

Members

Dr Ojia Adamolekun Kathy Gilbeaux mdmcdonald samanthadas

Email address for group

mental-health-global@m.resiliencesystem.org

The 'Anticipatory Anxiety' of Waiting for Disaster

The Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the world's highest active volcanoes in Ecuador (Guillermo Granja / Reuters)

IMAGE: The Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the world's highest active volcanoes in Ecuador (Guillermo Granja / Reuters)

theatlantic.com - March 16th 2017 - Melody Schreiber

In April 2015, a volcano in Ecuador awoke from its restless slumber. The mountain shook with hundreds of earthquakes, and a thin tendril of steam escaped from Cotopaxi’s core. Each day, locals could see smoke and ash spiraling above the peak as seismic activity ramped up.

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A mysterious mental health disorder is afflicting Bhutanese refugees in America

Tek Mishra.

Image: Tek Mishra.

fusion.net - June 16th 2016 - Casey Tolan

When Tek Mishra visits the homes of the community’s older Bhutanese refugees, he gets a firsthand look at mental health issues usually hidden behind closed doors.

Sometimes it’s pain that runs through their body like a current. Or they’re paralyzed with fear of a new culture they don’t understand.

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Psychological Resilience: State of Knowledge and Future Research Agendas

                               

odi.org - by Rebecca Graber, Florence Pichon, Elizabeth Carabine - October 2015

This report investigates new insights in contemporary psychological resilience research. 

The paper draws on peer reviewed studies and articles examining how psychological resilience is built through protective mechanisms, evolves as a dynamic psychosocial process, and can be facilitated through positive adaptation. 

It aims to summarise the extent of the evidence, framed around the following questions:

CLICK HERE - Psychological Resilience: State of Knowledge and Future Research Agendas

 

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The Chains of Mental Illness in West Africa

submitted by George Hurlburt

         

Yaovi Gaffa, 20, chained in a room at a prayer camp near Lomé, Togo, in April. Chaining is a last resort for families in West Africa where psychiatry is virtually unknown. Credit Joao Silva/The New York Times

nytimes.com - by Benedict Carey - October 11, 2015

KPOVÉ, Togo — The church grounds here sprawled through a strange, dreamlike forest. More than 150 men and women were chained by the ankle to a tree or concrete block, a short walk from the central place of worship. Most were experiencing the fearsome delusions of schizophrenia.

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Nepal Earthquakes: Survivors Face Years of Anxiety, Depression

nbcnews.com - by F. Brinley Bruton - May 14, 2015

Countless Nepalis face long battles with anxiety and depression after the country's devastating recurring earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks, aid workers and mental health professionals warned.

Delilah Borja, Save the Children's country director in Nepal, said the organization was "extremely concerned about the emotional well-being" of kids who were caught up in the two major quakes.

"The second quake in particular has created a new level of terrifying uncertainty as those affected must now ask themselves if another deadly earthquake is coming," she said in a statement released on Wednesday.

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Even Climate Change Experts and Activists are in Denial About Climate Change

      

Fires burn in the Amazon basin in Brazil. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

washingtonpost.com - by Aanka Batta and Steffen Böhm - December 4, 2014

Another month, another important U.N. climate change conference. The latest is in Lima, the capital of Peru. Thousands of experts from the world of politics, business, academia and civil society – and Leonardo DiCaprio – have flown around the world to urge us all to curb our carbon emissions.

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Video - Humor - Weathergirl Goes Rogue

submitted by Florence Gibert

This weather report would be hilarious if it was not frightening.  Arctic ice cover just reached its lowest point in recorded history. Pippa goes off script and drops some science.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TmfcJP_0eMc

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