Happy Groundhog Day!
Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow or not? Can we expect six more weeks of winter or do we get an early spring?
I don’t know at the time of this writing (I hope an early spring!), but what I do know is that this week’s Psychology Around the Net has the latest on new studies regarding music and mental health, what being a night owl could do to your mental health and overall well-being, the discussion of mental illness in Netflix’s The Ted Bundy Tapes, and more!
Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness Through Music: The National Institutes of Health has partnered up with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to create Sound Health: Music and the Mind, which is designed to expand our knowledge of the links between music and mental health, especially how we can better harness the brain circuitry involved in listening to, creating, or performing music to improve our health and well-being.
10 Amazing Things That Happen When You Do Yoga Every Day: Yogi’s already know this, but for those of you who are skeptical about starting a yoga practice — or have fallen off the mat and need some help getting back on — yoga can help your mental health, boost your creativity, give you a more positive and peaceful outlook, and more.
Being a Night Owl Really Can Hurt Your Mental Health: A new study suggests early risers might experience better overall mental health and well-being than night owls; however, your tendency to go to sleep and wake up at a certain time is heavily dependent on your genes, so, if you’re a natural night owl…what can you do about it?
What Netflix’s ‘The Ted Bundy Tapes’ Gets Wrong (and Right) About Mental Illness: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILER ALERTS. Because of that, I’ll just say that this article addresses one of the biggest points of contention from the docuseries is the discussion of Ted Bundy’s mental illness.
5 Signs It’s Time to Take a Mental Health Break: You might think it’s pretty obvious when you need to take a mental health break, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes we find ourselves on auto-pilot, or so consumed with our external goings-on, or — on the flipside — so stressed we’re blocking everything out, including our thoughts and feelings, that we’re not aware of what’s actually going on in our brains and bodies. Check out these five signs that it’s time to stop, take a break, and collect yourself.
Mental Illness Is the Most Neglected Health Problem in the Developing World: When we think of helping underdeveloped countries, generally we think about helping with fundamental components of survival and society such as food, water, and medication. Often, we think about housing and schooling. However, we’re overlooking an equally necessary component: mental health.