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The Four Charts That Will Terrify You If You, Or Anyone You Love, Has A Mental Illness

Source: By Chitrapa at English Wikipedia For years doctors have complained about the serious underfunding of mental health services. The reason? Most people think it's because performing more surgeries and cutting waiting times in emergency departments wins elections, while making sure someone with schizophrenia is properly supported and medicated in the community doesn't. [...]

12 Tips to Help You Look after Your Mental Health This Christmas

pixlisting.com The Christmas period is marketed as a joyous, festive occasion and a time for celebration. Yet for many people, Christmas can also be one of the most chaotic, stressful and challenging times of the year, especially for their mental health. The stress of buying food and presents can heighten financial strain and [...]

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Barriers to Success

Mission Australia The focus of this year’s survey was to uncover what young people perceive to be the main barriers to success. The results revealed that academic ability, financial difficulty and a lack of job opportunities are believed to negatively affect a young person’s ability to achieve their goals in life. • Alcohol [...]

Self-proclaimed Experts More Vulnerable to the Illusion of Knowledge

shutterstock New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to allege knowledge of completely made-up information and false facts, a phenomenon known as "overclaiming." The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. "Our work [...]

How to Cope With The Energy Vampires in Your Life

In making the break from an energy vampire, you can sometimes miss their financial or strategic support in a business context, or the security and comfort in a personal one. But once you remove people who drain you physically, emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and/or financially, it can feel like a heavy weight has been removed from [...]

On the treadmill: young and long-term unemployed in Australia

Youth unemployment has been marching upward in Australia in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. The unemployment rate nationally among those aged 15 to 24 at March 2014 stands at 12.5 per cent – more than double the overall rate of unemployment. The experience of being young and unemployed is also changing. [...]

Study Says America’s Income Gap Widest Since Great Depression

Figures by an international group of university economists, and it hasn't been so wide since 1928. The incomes of the very wealthiest 1 percent of Americans increased by 31.4 percent from 2009 to 2012. By contrast, the bottom 99 percent saw their earnings in the same period go up by just 0.4 percent. In 2012, [...]

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks

The cognitive deficit of being preoccupied with money problems was equivalent to a loss of 13 IQ points, losing an entire night's sleep or being a chronic alcoholic, according to the study. The authors say this could explain why poorer people are more likely to make mistakes or bad decisions that exacerbate their financial difficulties. [...]