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How to Stop the Runaway Train of Anxiety in 4 Steps

Anxiety can feel like a runaway train – and when it’s coming, we often tell ourselves a story; we over identify with what’s happening; and unfortunately, this only serves to intensify the speed of the train, rather than slow it down. There is so much research about how meditation helps

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Umpire Stops Woman From Committing Suicide Then Works in Stadium With View of Bridge

36-year-old John Tumpane has been been a baseball umpire for more than half of his life – but this week’s game in particular was one that he would never forget. Tumpane was walking back across the Roberto Clemente Bridge on the Allegheny River towards his hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was

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Texas Enshrines “Sandra Bland Act” as Law After Police Encounter

Texas lawmakers have just passed the “Sandra Bland Act”: a mental health bill that addresses issues involved with the death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland two years ago. The bill requires any Texan detainees with mental health or substance issues to immediately be given treatment. It also makes it easier for

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Watch Mom With Dementia React to Being Given Robotic Cat

This 81-year-old with dementia has been a lifelong cat lover – so when she was given this new robotic furry friend, she was delighted. Virginia Smith first moved into her current nursing home a few years ago when her dementia and mobility issues steadily worsened. Since the home didn’t allow pets,

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When Art Studio For Mentally Ill Loses Funding, Money Flows in From Strangers

This art studio has worked wonders on the health of those suffering from mental illness – so when they lost federal funding in 2015, things looked grim. Artbeat Studios is an art studio based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The founder himself, Nigel Bart, was first diagnosed with schizophrenia 12 years ago. As

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Previously-Suicidal Man Runs Marathon With Guy Who Talked Him Down From Bridge

Nine years ago, Jonny Benjamin was perched on the edge of a bridge ready to take his own life – and he is still alive today thanks to Neil Laybourn talking him down. Then as of yesterday, the two crossed the finish line of the London Marathon together. The duo

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Pokemon Go Players Are Happier and Friendlier, Study Says

This new study shows that Pokémon Go doesn’t just make players willing to go outside – it also makes them as peppy as a Pikachu. Media researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that people who play Pokémon Go are happier, friendlier, and more positive than those who don’t. Their research

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