Time to Talk– End the Discrimination

A group in the UK has decided to break the barrier that is keeping Mental Health a shameful secret . It is Time to Talk! Their website contains a multitude of conversation starters and information regarding Mental Illness in mainstream consciousness.This website is lighthearted and also contains the video below:

Check out their Twitter feed to see what conversations surround the Time to Talk. Also check out #BeFrank to see who is being open about Mental Illness.

BBC: Dementia and Exercise


How exercise is helping people living with dementia

By Dominic Hughes Health correspondent, BBC News

13 April 2011 Last updated at 05:09 ET
Exercise – gentle walking, a moderate gym session or even dancing and a sing-song – can help people cope with the devastating impact of dementia, researchers believe.

Quite why, the scientists do not yet fully understand.
But unravelling the mysteries of dementia is the key to finding more effective treatments for a condition becoming increasingly common as the population ages.
And while drugs can slow its advance, there are concerns about the over prescription of anti-psychotics for dementia patients.
At the Redholme care home in Liverpool, it is Wednesday morning and the first gym session of the day is about to begin.

For more, please go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12920308

L.A. TIMES: Pain Process is Similar for Emotional and Physical Stress

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times

April 4, 2011

Across cultures and language divides, people talk about the sting of social rejection as if it were a physical pain. We feel “burned” by a partner’s infidelity, “wounded” by a friend’s harsh words, “crushed” when a loved one fails us, “heartache” when spurned by a lover.

There’s a reason for that linguistic conflation, says a growing community of pain researchers: In our brains too, physical and social pain share much the same neural circuitry. In many ways, in fact, your brain may scarcely make a distinction between a verbal and physical insult.

So the well-worn parental reassurance that “sticks and stones will break your bones, but names will never hurt you” is false, these scientists say. And they have the pictures to prove it.

Read More: http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-mood-pain-20110404,0,6296917.story