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Don't Scoff But,

What if the neuroscience of kindness

is the real key to better mental health?

FIND OUT HOW

It's time for all of us to radically change the way we think and talk about mental health, and especially in schools, the workplace, and local communities

Kids And Teens

We think we’ve figured out the best way to get kids and teens to embrace mental health – forever. Could we be right?

V IS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Neuroscientists have identified more than two dozen ways we can improve our mental health, and they can all be found in volunteering

STRATEGIC KINDNESS

Strategic kindness could be the best thing ever for employee and teen mental health. This is big and this is how.

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”

****ING STRESS!

WHAT A CYBERSECURITY EXPERT CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT TAMING TOXIC STRESS

His award-winning cybersecurity career was taken down by fifty years of untreated mental illnesses that resulted in 30 years of chronic stress. And yet it took just five minutes to figure out how to tame that stress.

Our new 8-part video series shares what he learned and how it worked for him.

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COULD VOLUNTEERING BE THE ANSWER FOR EVERYONE'S MENTAL HEALTH?

If you look at the dozens of things that neuroscientists tell us are great for mental health and happiness – from meaning and purpose, to kindness and gratitude, to cooperation and perspective, the way to trigger them all could simply be volunteering.

And it could make the world a better place too. Help the world. Change your mind. Change the world. It could be that simple

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****ing Stress! Tough Lessons from a Cybersecurity Expert

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a better way to talk to teens about mental health?

I think most of us agree that talking about mental health to kids and teens, it’s not just important, it’s essential, and it’s unavoidable. And it has to be more than talk. But it’s not easy, and especially because most teens, like most adults, aren’t comfortable talking about this topic. There might be a better way, a way that teens might connect with, and that could change the way they talk, think, and act when it comes to mental health. Check out “Just 6 Minutes.”

LEARN ABOUT THE POWER OF MINDFULNESS

A free course from Rice University

Half a century of research and more than 4,000 scientific studies support the incredible power of mindfulness in healing mind and body. Now you can learn the basics with this free course from Rice University and Coursera.

TEACH YOURSELF TO BE HAPPY

A free course from Yale

The Science of Wellbeing is the most popular class in the history of Yale, and has been used by millions of people around the world. A powerful journey into how the brain views and manages happiness. Offered free by Coursera.

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Mental Health In The Cybersecurity Workforce

I spent a very enjoyable hour chatting with Paul Asadoorian and his crew at Security Weekly about the chronic levels of mental illness and stress in the cybersecurity community, and what he can do about it. Check it out. 

What's In A Name?

“Growing up with and around mental illness, I was always told that the one thing you should never say to someone struggling with mental illness is to get a grip. It’s hurtful and insulting, and even dangerous, because it suggests that they somehow have some control over what they’re struggling with.

But as I started to finally focus on my own mental health, I realized that there are so many things that we can and must do to get a grip on our mental and brain health.”

Neal O’Farrell, founder of Get A Grip!