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Can Men Suffer From Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum Depression is a type of depression that is experienced by new moms. It can last months, and even years! Can fathers experience this too? Laci discusses why young men might want to wait to have children.

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How does postpartum depression affect infants?…
“Pregnancy’s fluctuating hormone levels are responsible for skin discoloration, strange food cravings, drooling, and bloated feet.”


How Trauma is Passed Down Through Sperm

As time goes on, more and more research is being done on the effects of your sperm on your children. Join Tara as she discusses a recent study that found mental illness caused by traumatic events can be passed down to your children and grandchildren through sperm!


I find that scary! 

When Are People More Likely To Attempt Suicide?


Millions of Americans suffer from depression, and some choose to end their lives. When are people more likely to commit suicide, and what can we do to prevent it? Tara discusses some disturbing trends in the United States, as well as how you can seek help if you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Time to talk – a parent’s perspective on children’s mental illness

On December 14, 2012, the day Adam Lanza killed his mother, then walked into a school in Newtown, Connecticut and shot 20 first graders and 6 brave educators, I shared my struggles as a parent of a child with mental illness on my anonymous blog, the Anarchist Soccer Mom. The post went viral, and it caused quite a bit of controversy. In that post, I wrote, “It’s time to talk about mental illness.” Why? One in five children has a serious and debilitating mental disorder. More than 4600 children and young people die each year from completing suicide. And yet across America, parents are struggling to find solutions for their hurting children. Too often, the only solution is jail: between 50 and 75 percent of children in juvenile detention have mental illness, often untreated, at a tremendous cost to taxpayers and society. Parents feel isolated, alone, and afraid. Pervasive stigma prevents us from even talking about our needs. One mother told me, “I know this sounds terrible, but I wish my daughter had cancer instead of a mental disorder. At least then I could talk about it.”
It’s time to talk.

Self-Hatred & How To Deal with it! Mental Health Help with Kat


I receive a lot of questions about self-hatred, self-loathing & self-disgust. I feel that a lot of mental health issues that we deal with are rooted in this. What do we do to end the cycle of self-hatred, negative coping behavior, and more self-hatred? In this video we discuss two simple techniques I like to use to get us started towards a better future. Know that we can get better 🙂 and as always please share what works for you in the comment section.

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I like Kati Monrton’s videos, she really has great tips!

Understanding mental illness through empathic storytelling

Jake Morgan and Neal Walia are seeking to show the power of shared experience and how it can bring light to the emotions and thoughts we might never express.

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Both pre-med juniors at the University of Oklahoma, Jake and Neal see the inherent value of empathy not only in the occupation of a physician but also in our everyday interactions. Jake is a microbiology and Italian double major who dedicates his time to teaching his peers organic chemistry and the Italian language. When he’s not living and breathing peer education, he loves to “couchsurf” around Europe while honing his Italian. Jake plans to teach medical students in the future as a physician with the hope of communicating the significance of empathy in patient-physician interactions. Neal is studying psychology and hopes to utilize the principles in this field to connect with his future patients. A health fanatic, Neal is constantly active whether its break dancing or running around with Siberian husky, Boomer.

Walking my black dog: Aadi Ganesan


Aadi Ganesan talks about Walking My Black Dog: Dealing with Depression

In Australia, suicide is the leading cause of death for young people. Two years ago, Aadi’s life completely changed when her sixteen-year-old best friend committed suicide.

Aadi is currently finishing an Advertising degree at UTS and casually volunteers in an advertising capacity for the Wilderness Society and the Cancer Council. She was finalist in the 2012 International Advertising Association’s Big Idea competition. In her nine months of exogenous depression, she discovered the perceptions of mental illness firsthand and the challenges of forming a network of support. Society still shies away from suicide at the perceived risk of normalising it but Aadi hopes steps will be taken to understand it in order to prevent it.


I think a lot of us can relate with her story….

How to Save a Life: Eric Windeler


Eric Windeler is the Founder and Lead Volunteer of The Jack Project, a leading mental health organization in Canada which advocates for better mental health resources and support for young people. He talks about the tragedy of losing his son, Jack, to suicide and how we can learn from his story about the challenges that teens face as they transition into adulthood. He presents lessons about how others can identify and help the people around them who may be suffering from a mental illness.


This talk is exactly the message I wanted to share today… when we feel good, we tend to forget about the others that are suffering and I’m sorry about that. Please share this video, mental health awareness is crucial. WE REALLY NEED TO START TREATING MENTAL ILLNESSES AS REAL DISEASES!!!!! 


Surviving Survivorship: Mary Lou Galantino


Mary Lou Galantino brings together her experiences with cancer, her husband’s journey with cancer, and her clinical practice and research in integrative oncology, to explore the nature of illness on the mind and body as one faces the ambiguity of the unknown. She answers the question: How is it possible to find resilience in the face of adversity and healing?

Dr. Galantino has published extensively in the areas of wellness coaching, yoga and mind-body therapies through her appointments as Professor of Physical Therapy at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Research Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a certified wellness coach and yoga instructor and has a Women’s Health Practice at PT Plus Christiana Healthcare System. Her recent medical mission trip to Haiti will inspire this talk under the theme of nature vs nurture. The intention is to recognize inner resources and witness oneself in the world to cultivate meaning and vitality in life circumstances.

The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin


Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women’s health and wellness community Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling. This epiphany launched her on a journey of discovery that led her to become a leader in the field of mind/body medicine, which she blogs about at and is writing about in her third book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013).

She teaches both patients and health care professionals how to make the body ripe for miracles by healing the mind and being healthy in all aspects of life, not just by promoting healthy behaviors like good nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep, but by encouraging health and authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances, and living environment. She is leading a revolution to feminize how health care is received and delivered by encouraging collaboration, fostering self-healing, reconnecting health care and spirituality, empowering patients to tap into the mind’s power to heal the body, and encouraging women not to settle for being merely well, but to strive for living vital, joyful, authentic lives full of “mojo.”

When not spreading the word, she chills out, paints, does yoga, and hikes in Marin County, CA with her husband and daughter.