Podcast: The Power of Storytelling – What Is ‘This Is My Brave?’

 Jennifer Marshall is a mom, executive director, storyteller, and a woman living with bipolar disorder. In 2011, she started chronicling her challenges of living with mental illness while raising two young children.  Her story was a powerful one and connected with people all over the country, many of whom wrote to her to say that they had been inspired after reading her blog.  Jennifer knew she was onto something, and that storytelling was a powerful tool for healing.  This was the beginning of ‘This Is My Brave’ – a nonprofit with the mission of bringing stories of mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and into the spotlight.  Listen now to learn how this powerful stage show has transformed the lives of people in cities across America.    SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW   Guest information for ‘This is My Brave’ Podcast Episode Jennifer Marshall is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of This Is My Brave, a mental health storytelling nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 2014, This Is My Brave has hosted 59 unique productions featuring more than 750 individuals telling their true stories of overcoming mental illness and addiction through creative expression. Jenn lives with type 1 bipolar disorder and suffered from a postpartum psychosis episode and an antenatal psychosis episode during the years she was having her children, now 8 and 10. Her award-winning blog – BipolarMomLife.co...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Relationships Self-Help The Psych Central Show Women's Issues Source Type: blogs

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CONCLUSIONS: Combining the network analysis approach with the mediation analyses provides for the first time a putative hybrid model, which reveals that all CM types converge towards ED symptoms through emotional abuse and that interoceptive awareness and ineffectiveness mediate these connections in people with ANR and BP symptoms, respectively. These findings may have possible implications for both research and treatment of EDs. PMID: 31437672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Psychiatry Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: "13 Reasons Why," a Netflix series, included a controversial depiction of suicide that has raised fears about possible contagion. Studies of youth suicide in the United States found an increase on the order of 10% following release of the show, ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is characterized by an increased vulnerability for internalizing psychopathologies such as depression and anxiety. A positive association between anxiety and depression has consistently been found in research. However, the specific ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Conclusions: The result of this study will help researchers to develop, plan and increase the qualitative and quantitative levels of their research on drowning. Similar to developed countries, developing research can help improve the culture and general education to prevent drowning in developing countries. 
Source: Journal of Injury and Violence Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
3rd year PT student here. Posting under a different alias since I do not want to use my pre-PT username. I'm not in the best place right now after just falling short of passing my first long-term clinical this past summer. I tried my best to appeal to the committee for my case for passing, but no avail. I feel really depressed that my graduation will be delayed by a whole year (granted everything goes right), and I'm just feeling my life has no purpose and life. I pushed aside my marathon... Failing A Clinical
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Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Lulu Chen, Jialong Zhang, Minmin Wang, Shuonan Pan, Chunxiao Mou, Zhenhai ChenAbstractSeneca Valley virus (SVV) has been identified as the causative agent of SVV-associated vesicular disease (SAVD). To investigate the pathogenicity of two newly isolated SVV strains (GD-S5/2018 and GD04/2017) in China, experimental infections of mice and pigs were performed. SVV GD-S5/2018 was lethal to mice infected by intramuscular, intraperitoneal, or oral routes, while SVV GD04/2017 was avirulent without causing any discernible clinical signs in mi...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionThe TELEREH-HF trial will provide novel data on the effects of telerhabilitation on hospitalization and mortality in HF patients, and on safety, qaulity of life, depression, anxiety and acceptance of and adherence to this intervention.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: The Lancet PsychiatryAuthor(s): Meng-Chuan Lai, Caroline Kassee, Richard Besney, Sarah Bonato, Laura Hull, William Mandy, Peter Szatmari, Stephanie H AmeisSummaryBackgroundCo-occurring mental health or psychiatric conditions are common in autism, impairing quality of life. Reported prevalences of co-occurring mental health or psychiatric conditions in people with autism range widely. Improved prevalence estimates and identification of moderators are needed to enhance recognition and care, and to guide future research.MethodsIn this systematic review and meta-analysis...
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: International Review of NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Li Zhang, Ti-Fei YuanAbstractExercise intervention has long been used as one adjunctive treatment for drug abuse. Both animal studies and human trials suggest that exercise training effectively prevents addiction formation, suppresses drug-seeking behaviors, and ceases addictions. Moreover, exercise improves both mental and cognitive deficits that commonly occur during drug withdrawal. Those observations are supported by neurobiological studies in which exercise training modulates several neural networks including the do...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
We present a series of four adult sickle-cell patients who developed PRES. The association of hypertension, renal failure, and immunosuppressants in sickle cell patients may play a role in the development of PRES in this patient population. It is unclear if SC patients have a higher frequency of PRES predisposing factors than the general population or if SC is an independent risk factor for PRES. Despite this limitation, the presence of acute neurological status changes in adult SC patients should trigger suspicion for PRES as management and outcome may be altered.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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