Six favorite books of 2023 to help harness the stress response and boost resilience, curiosity and wonder

It’s hard to address impor­tant issues in our lives or in soci­ety if we are stressed, deplet­ed, and iso­lat­ed. Per­haps that’s why many of 2023’s favorite books offer approach­es for real self-care. They focus on how to man­age stress, find more hap­pi­ness in life, seek won­der and inspi­ra­tion, appre­ci­ate art, under­stand our per­son­al strengths, or…

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Ten days left to submit proposals to the Wellcome Trust for Workplace Mental Health 2021

Dear Col­leagues, Well­come are delight­ed to announce the launch of our Work­place Men­tal Health 2021 Request for Pro­pos­als. Busi­ness­es all over the world are increas­ing­ly think­ing about how they can most effec­tive­ly sup­port the men­tal health of their staff, even more so in light of the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic. How­ev­er, despite grow­ing inter­est and invest­ment in…

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On building better brains at any age, treating Depression vs. Dementia, emerging neurotechnologies, psychedelics, and more

Wel­come to a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing eleven new research find­ings and inno­v­a­tive resources for life­long cog­ni­tive and brain health. #1. Debate: Are depres­sion and demen­tia two sides of the same coin? And, if they are, how to best approach treat­ment? #2. Either way, the ear­li­er the bet­ter, but it’s nev­er too late: New…

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Teladoc Health, having acquired Livongo and myStrength, launches integrated mental health service for the workplace

Teladoc builds out men­tal health­care ser­vices with myS­trength Com­plete (Mobi­Health­News): Vir­tu­al care giant Teladoc is build­ing out its behav­ioral health ser­vices through its lat­est pro­gram, myS­trength Com­plete. The new offer­ing is designed to give users a sin­gle inte­grat­ed men­tal health­care expe­ri­ence. It com­bines the app-based mod­els of care from myS­trength with Teladoc’s on-demand ther­a­pists and…

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Comprehensive research review identifies most promising interventions to boost workplace mental health

Why an evi­­dence-dri­ven approach is the best way for busi­ness­es to sup­port work­place men­tal health (World Eco­nom­ic Forum): Men­tal health has nev­er been high­er on the agen­da for busi­ness­es. It is easy to see why, as even pri­or to COVID-19, anx­i­ety and depres­sion were esti­mat­ed to cost the glob­al econ­o­my over $1 tril­lion every year in…

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Three evidence-based ways to develop a resilient mind

___ Life throws chaos at us on a reg­u­lar basis—whether it’s our finances, our rela­tion­ships, or our health. In the work world, around 50 per­cent of peo­ple are burned out in indus­tries like health care, bank­ing, and non­prof­its, and employ­ers spend $300 bil­lion per year on work­­place-relat­ed stress. In response, we just keep on pushing…

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