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Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) About Happiness

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In group we talk about building a life worth living. Positive psychology is all about building lives worth living. That is why I'm so excited to write about this great new class. MOOCs are college courses that you can take either for a low cost, or for free. The MOOC I'm linking to is from Berkeley, and is all about positive psychology. I've already signed up. It starts in September. If you can devote a couple hours a week, you will be getting a lot of great research as to what ma...
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Brain Science and Research About Mental Illness

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Want to learn more about the brain? Sure, we all do. Our understanding of mental illness has come a long way, but there is so much more we need to know. To learn more about the brain in general, if you're a science-y type person, brainfacts.org is a neat site. There's lots of research about a variety of topics, as well as a section on mental illness.
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Learn More About Anxiety

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has many pages which provide basic, understandable information about various mental health issues. Last month I linked to their general site. Here is a link to their page on anxiety. According to NIMH, approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about 18.1 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have an anxiety disorder. That's a lot of people, so if you're reading this and you're dealing with anxiety...
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Just For Men--Mantherapy.org

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Men deal with depression. It's a fact. Men need support, just like women, but perhaps with a different approach. Enter mantherapy.org. This is a website sponsored by Colorado's Health and Welfare department, and it is "hosted" by Dr (NOT a real doctor) Rich Mahogany. On this site you can learn about depression and how to help men cope more effectively.
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Improve Sleep with CBT

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About 10% of the general population struggles with falling and/or staying asleep. When dealing with a mood disorder or anxiety, the numbers are even higher. Fortunately, there are medications to help with this problem. But, even with medication, people can struggle to get the sleep they want and need.
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Acacia Parks, PhD is a professor of psychology, and knows quite a bit about positive psychology. She has become interested in studying self-help approaches. Self-help is at its best when it takes the best that clinical research has to offer, and makes it available and practical and useable for the general public. Dr. Parks has a new study and is recruiting participants. Participants will be evaluating two online programs designed to increase happiness, and you will hopefully develop new strateg...
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