Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #MentalHealth

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1/x "Bevor du neue Wege betrittst und dich auf unbekanntes Terrain begibst, sei dir deiner eigenen Stärken bewusst, denn du kannst nie sicher sein, welche Hindernisse und Widersacher in deinem eigenen Inneren lauern." - Joran Skald Image
2/x Diese Interpretation betont die Bedeutung der Selbstreflexion und des Selbstbewusstseins, bevor man sich auf neue Herausforderungen einlässt. Es erinnert uns daran, dass wir uns selbst gut kennenlernen und unsere eigenen Schwächen und Stärken verstehen sollten.
3/x Nur wenn wir uns unserer inneren Widersacher bewusst sind, können wir ihnen begegnen und sie überwinden. Die Botschaft ist, dass die größten Hindernisse oft in uns selbst liegen und dass es wichtig ist, diese zu erkennen und zu meistern, um unseren eigenen Weg zu beschreiten.
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Want to know why the moral panic around #videogames still persists 50 years since their popularization?

Because of articles like this. A thread.…
This week a new article came out discussing a "new resource for #videogames and #mentalhealth started by a concerned parent.

While I am all for parental advocacy and education, this is more of the same moral panic, witch hunt we've grown accustomed with video games.
The opening line: 8% of kids and adolescents that are younger than 18 are addicted to playing video games.

Wonder why there is no source to this claim? Because there literally is no scientific evidence to support this. Image
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Overjustification Effect: The phenomenon where the introduction of external rewards or incentives for an intrinsically motivated behavior leads to a decrease in intrinsic motivation. Image
🍄 Undermining Intrinsic Motivation: External rewards can undermine the inherent enjoyment and personal satisfaction derived from an activity, reducing the individual's motivation to engage in it.
🍄 Shift in Focus: The introduction of extrinsic rewards shifts the person's focus from the intrinsic value of the activity to the desire for the external reward, diminishing their intrinsic motivation.
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Is it trauma informed care or retraumatising care? ✍️🏽
#psychology #mentalhealth #nhs #dclinpsy #socialjustice Image
Despite multiple trainings and workshops encouraging trauma informed care, many of our systems and actions do quite the opposite.
Bouncing servive users around services, telling them they are not 'appropriate' for a treatment, excluding those with a personality disorder diagnosis or 'flagging' them on the system as 'high risk' and therefore to avoid.
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#HPD 🧵🧵🧵
Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD) is characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking and emotional expression. Image
🍄 Individuals with HPD often have an intense desire to be the center of attention and are skilled at drawing attention to themselves through dramatic and flamboyant behaviors.
🍄 They may exhibit exaggerated emotions and have a tendency to be theatrical, appearing more emotional than the situation warrants.
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Capitalism is making sure you aren't struggling too much with your mental health so you can keep working in the same conditions that are causing you to struggle with your mental health.
This #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth the @Surgeon_General and I would love to know: since we refuse to support Medicare for All, who do you turn to when you’re struggling with your #MentalHealth—and does that person accept insurance or only patients who can pay cash?
As the @Surgeon_General's friend's friend reminded him, it’s OK to not be OK, so long as you can go to work and keep your healthcare benefits.
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The Mental Health Research for Innovation Centre ( is taking a novel NHS-embedded and civic action-focused approach to improving #mentalhealth outcomes for all, as part of the UK Mental Health Mission via @NIHRresearch @Mersey_Care @LivUni @LpoolCityRegion
Responding to the rising burden, inequalities and complexity of mental health conditions, @LivUni and @Mersey_Care formed a Connected Mental Health mission in 2021 and helped form the UK Mental Health Mission. We couple research with service innovation:…
MRIC.UK CIX (Combined Intelligence for Translational Health Research) is a trusted data/analytic environment for training/testing AIs and generating insights promptly with/for service users @grazulis Jim Hughes @CivicDataCoop @holmusk @MicrosoftUK @FinanaMarta
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#Anxiety disorder is a condition characterized by excessive worry, fear, and unease. People with anxiety disorder often experience intense and persistent feelings of tension, nervousness, and restlessness. Image
🌳 Common symptoms include rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, sweating, trembling, and difficulty concentrating.
➡️ Strategies to overcome anxiety

🍄 Identify triggers: Pay attention to situations, thoughts, or events that tend to trigger your anxiety. Knowing your triggers can help you prepare and develop strategies to cope with them effectively.
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The #WHA76 approved a landmark resolution aimed at improving the health of indigenous peoples.

Indigenous peoples, representing diverse groups and communities, tend to have considerably lower life expectancy than non-indigenous populations.

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The delegates at #WHA76 agreed to a resolution regarding accelerating action on global drowning prevention.

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Member States at #WHA76 welcomed the resolution addressing environmental determinants, including sound management of chemicals and waste.

The efforts can help prevent up to one-fifth of all suicide-related deaths from highly hazardous pesticides.

🔗Read more:…… A man is pouring a transpar...
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#MentalHealthAwareness 🧵🧵🧵
#Depression is a mental health condition that can make a person feel sad, empty, or hopeless for an extended period of time. It affects emotions, thoughts, and overall well-being. Image
🍄 Some common symptoms of depression include low mood, loss of interest in activities, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
➡️ Strategies to overcome depression

🍄 Seek professional help: Consult with a mental health professional, such as a therapist or psychiatrist, who can provide guidance and tailored treatment options.
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Sometimes in our services the 'entry requirements' or 'refferal criteria' can be quite rigid and exclusionary.
#nhs #mentalhealth #psychology Image
We know from research that a lot of mental health issues are complex with multiple layers of different difficulties, from trauma to eating disorders to substance misuse.
There are some services that exclude people who have a substance misuse problem, a forensic history, a personality disorder diagnosis, unstable housing situation, physical health issues and so on, as they deem it too 'complex to treat' or in need of other specialist input.
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Have you ever wondered about the connection between your digestive system and your mental well-being? Today, on the occasion of #WorldDigestiveHealthDay
let's dive into the fascinating correlation between these two important aspects of our health. #DigestiveSystem #MentalHealth Image
Our digestive system, often referred to as our "second brain," plays a crucial role in our overall well-being. It not only breaks down food but also houses trillions of bacteria that form our gut microbiome & have a profound impact on our physical and mental health. #GutHealth
The gut-brain axis is a bidirectional communication system between the gut & the brain. When our digestive system is compromised, signals are sent to the brain, triggering emotional and psychological responses that can manifest as anxiety, depression, or mood swings.
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#Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder characterized by a range of symptoms, including hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking and speech, diminished emotional expression, and social withdrawal. Image
🧵 The onset of schizophrenia typically occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood, although it can affect individuals at any age.
🧵 Genetic factors play a significant role in the development of schizophrenia, with a higher risk observed in individuals who have close relatives with the disorder.
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#Frustration is the feeling of being upset or disappointed when things don't go as expected or desired, but it's important to find ways to manage it and keep moving forward. Image
❓How to overcome frustration❓

🍄 Practice deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation to release tension and calm your mind.
🍄 Engage in regular physical exercise to reduce stress and boost endorphin levels, which can improve your mood.
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📢 The Coronavirus pandemic has brought concerns for families and children. Increased face time and lack of space are major challenges. 😣 #FamilyLife #COVID19
💡 Families face disruptions in daily routines and worry about the safety of distant members. Single-parent families and those with special needs face additional hardships. 😔 #PandemicStruggles #FamilyChallenges
🌍 Amid the pandemic, the earth is healing, but families need to focus on physical and mental health. Eat well, exercise, and build deeper bonds with others. 🌿 #HealingEarth #Wellbeing
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1⃣/9⃣ #COVID19 lockdowns disrupted normal life, including access to healthcare. We conducted 3⃣studies📰 on chiropractic #patients in Spain 🇪🇸 who were isolated & couldn't receive their usual care 👩‍⚕️.

🌟Here's what we found…👇👀 Image
2⃣/9⃣ We gathered observational cross-sectional data from 648 #patients across Spain 🇪🇸 during the strictest phase of the #COVID19 lockdown (April 2020).

🔴Participants were experiencing acute or chronic #pain at the time of the survey.… @SciReports👇
3⃣/9⃣ 🦠 #COVID19 wasn't just a #PhysicalHealth crisis. Influenced by multiple factors, including #anxiety & pandemic-related outcomes, pain worsened ⬆️ during lockdown 😰💭

🔴Time to consider the #biopsychosocial implications of the #pandemic & lockdowns!
#MentalHealth👇 Image
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I am sympathetic to #medical professionals as well as to #MentalHealth providers, however, IF you have uttered ☝🏼 of following statements or engaged in ☝🏼 of following behaviors you may want to reassess your #profession:

- ‘I am sorry you are to complex, complicated, we 1
can’t help you’
-‘You don’t want help bc you did not do x, y, or z’
-If you are unable to truly #Listen
-If you are unwilling to continually assess if you are negatively impacting situation
-If you use manipulation
-If you feel person & or family should not have #voice in 2
planning - it should be central.
-If you are unable to discuss difficult topics/concern w person & or family.
-If you make assumptions
-If you are unwilling to collaborate with others that support/provide care to person/family
-If you say ☝🏼 thing to person & or family & 3
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@DrTedros "As you know, just under three weeks ago I declared an end to #COVID19 as a public health emergency of international concern.

It was a moment of relief and reflection.

It’s encouraging to see life return to normal – to be able to hug a friend, to travel freely, and to meet…… Image
@DrTedros "But at the same time, many of us continue to carry grief in our hearts – grief over those we have lost, grief at the terrible toll the pandemic has taken on families, communities, societies and economies, and grief that it didn’t need to be this way"-@DrTedros #WHA76
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🚨 Stop giving smartphones to your kids! 🚨

A friend shared Sapien Labs' report that highlights a deeply concerning correlation between early access to smartphones (& tablets) to young children and the increased likelihood of suffering from mental disorders as adults. (1/5) Image
The numbers are truly shocking:

(a) ~60-70% of women who were exposed to smartphones before the age of 10 experience mental health issues as adults

(b) ~45-50% of men who got exposed to smartphones before the age of 10 also face similar challenges later in life. (2/5)
I urge parents to resist the temptation of handing over a phone to kids always - while crying, or eating food etc.

Instead, encourage real-world interactions, outdoor activities & hobbies.

As parents, we have a responsibility to protect our children's mental health. (3/5)
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#BarnumEffect 🧵🧵🧵
The Barnum effect refers to the tendency for individuals to accept vague or general statements as accurate descriptions of themselves. Image
🔮 It is named after P.T. Barnum, a showman known for making generalized statements that people believed were highly specific to them.
🔮 The Barnum effect is commonly observed in personality assessments, horoscopes, and fortune-telling scenarios.
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Are you concerned or simply wondering about the impact of the internet on mental health? Check out the latest version of “Lost in the Net? Broadband Internet and Youth Mental Health” joint with @DonatiDante @RDurante_2020 and Dijana Zejcirovic #mentalhealth #econtwitter 1/n Image
We present new evidence based on Italian administrative data on the universe of mental disorders diagnosed by hospital doctors between 2001-2013 to patients below 40 years of age, which we combine with granular info on access to broadband internet at the municipality level. 2/n Image
Our identification strategy exploits differences in the proximity of municipalities to the pre-existing voice telecommunication infrastructure, which was previously irrelevant but became salient after the advent of the internet (Campante, Durante & Sobbrio, 2018) 3/n
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Many click-friendly posts for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, saying 'seek help', 'open up' etc.

Well, here's something to be 'aware' of

Recent research by @Rethink_ suggests 3 in 5 people with mental health problems don't seek help... due to stigma…

@Rethink_ It's a drum I've banged often, but it's still pertinent

Mental health 'awareness' is an important first step, but it's not an end point. And for too many, being aware of/acknowledging mental health issues is taken to mean the problem's dealt with…

@Rethink_ But this is wrong, in so many ways

Being part of an online community where everyone is open and honest about their #MentalHealth is great. Often essential. But that doesn't mean everyone enjoys a similar situation. Indeed, the majority seemingly don't.

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#Plutomania 🧵🧵🧵
Plutomania refers to an excessive fascination or obsession with wealth and material possessions. Image
💰 It is derived from the term "plutocracy," which signifies a society governed by the wealthy.
💰 Plutomania involves a strong desire for money, luxury goods, and financial success.
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1/8 🧠#TraumaAwareness🧠: #Trauma impacts us in complex, multifaceted ways. Advancements in neuroscience tell us it's not just an emotional experience, but a deeply physiological one. Let's talk about why we need to acknowledge this, even within religious contexts. #evangelicals
2/8 Understanding #trauma means understanding the brain. Neuroplasticity shows our experiences, including trauma, literally reshape our brains. It's not 'all in your head,' it's 'also in your brain.' This isn't a matter of faith or opinion, it's established science. #evangelicals
3/8 Dismissing the physiological reality of #trauma undermines the survivor's experience. It can lead to victim blaming, encouraging sufferers to 'pray it away', 'have more faith', 'self control'. This not only fails to address the problem but can compound the pain. #evangelicals
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