The hottest Mental health Substack posts right now

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The Honest Broker β€’ 44184 implied HN points β€’ 04 Mar 24
  1. Minimize reliance on scrolling and swiping interfaces to avoid falling into addictive traps engineered by tech companies.
  2. Rediscover real-world applications like learning skills and connecting with the community, which provide personal empowerment and genuine experiences.
  3. Immerse yourself in longer, immersive experiences like listening to music or engaging in rituals to break free from the shallow stimuli of modern technology.
Experimental History β€’ 21278 implied HN points β€’ 27 Feb 24
  1. People tend to stay at the same level of happiness over time, despite major events happening around them.
  2. Research shows that individuals adjust to both good and bad situations, aiming to maintain a balance in their emotions like a thermostat.
  3. The mind has control systems like a furnace and an air conditioner that help modulate mood levels to prevent extreme states of sadness or euphoria.
Astral Codex Ten β€’ 9979 implied HN points β€’ 15 Mar 24
  1. Therapy culture emphasizes finding your true self and making changes if needed.
  2. Alexithymia can apply to emotions and preferences, making some individuals disconnected from themselves.
  3. Therapy culture may help individuals access their preferences, but it can also lead to false beliefs about a 'truer self'.
Astral Codex Ten β€’ 13077 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. Schizophrenia is likely mostly genetic but may not be described as a genetic disease based on heritability estimates.
  2. Genes play a crucial role in schizophrenia, serving as a risk factor and potentially a cause for the condition.
  3. Despite the complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors, schizophrenia can be colloquially referred to as genetic due to the significant genetic contribution in its development.
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Freddie deBoer β€’ 5659 implied HN points β€’ 15 Mar 24
  1. The author started taking a medication called Rybelsus due to metabolic problems caused by long-term use of psychiatric medications and physical limitations.
  2. The author's struggles with weight management, loss of control due to inability to lift weights, and the significant cost of medication highlight the challenges they face in trying to maintain their health.
  3. Regular monitoring and support from professionals are essential for the author's well-being, despite concerns about societal judgment around medication use.
Weight and Healthcare β€’ 219 implied HN points β€’ 15 May 24
  1. Leslie Jordan Garcia is a body liberation coach with a background in community health and certifications in eating disorder recovery.
  2. She learned about weight neutral and body affirming care through personal experience transitioning to plus size and followed HAES principles.
  3. In her work, Leslie focuses on movement, pleasure, and embracing diverse identities, emphasizing that health is about more than just physical appearance.
Astral Codex Ten β€’ 8465 implied HN points β€’ 08 Feb 24
  1. Genes for severe conditions like schizophrenia are likely small in effect and numerous, not large and few.
  2. Evolution would have eliminated genes with large negative effects, leaving only genes with small effects.
  3. The presence of genes with very small effects may be due to various factors like insufficient time for removal or counterbalancing advantages.
The Intrinsic Perspective β€’ 6437 implied HN points β€’ 21 Feb 24
  1. Dancing is considered the number one treatment for depression.
  2. An over-intellectualized advice column is being hosted, encouraging engaging submissions on various topics.
  3. War spurs technological advancements in military weaponry, like the use of small drones in combat.
Granted β€’ 11240 implied HN points β€’ 07 Jan 24
  1. Mental Health and Well-Being: Discover how a little therapy can lead to lasting change and how to move from languishing to flourishing.
  2. Connection and Community: Learn about the power of being like-hearted without needing to be like-minded and practical steps for unity in a divided world.
  3. Leadership and Power: Explore resources on fixing organizational problems, finding purpose after major life transitions, and improving critical thinking for wiser decisions.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss β€’ 4609 implied HN points β€’ 27 Feb 24
  1. American kids are facing increasing mental health challenges despite being considered the most privileged generation, with a significant percentage considering suicide, indicating a worrisome trend.
  2. The focus on mental health by parents and schools may be inadvertently contributing to the rise in anxiety and depression among children, highlighting a possible correlation between therapy culture and the decline in youth mental well-being.
  3. The prevalence of 'bad therapy' practices, such as excessive emotional check-ins and emphasizing social-emotional learning over traditional academic subjects, is suggested to be exacerbating emotional distress in kids, showing a need for reevaluation of current approaches in schools.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss β€’ 6649 implied HN points β€’ 05 Feb 24
  1. Independent publications and individual testimonies have been instrumental in shedding light on the complexities of 'gender-affirming' care.
  2. The increase in lawsuits from young individuals highlights the significant consequences of life-altering treatments.
  3. Therapist Tamara Pietzke's experience reveals concerns about the current trend of 'affirmative care' for youth with gender dysphoria, urging a reevaluation of therapeutic approaches.
The Audacity. β€’ 5621 implied HN points β€’ 09 Feb 24
  1. Social media can often be a place where sincerity dies, with people sharing their struggles and miseries.
  2. There is pressure to always appear okay, even though many people are dealing with isolation and various problems.
  3. Despite progress in discussing mental health, there are still challenges like expensive therapy and inconsistent insurance coverage.
Changing The Channel β€’ 8730 implied HN points β€’ 04 Jan 24
  1. Taking time to rest and relax is essential for our well-being, even if it goes against the pervasive productivity culture.
  2. Rest should not be tied to productivity but should be seen as a natural cycle to be honored.
  3. During challenging times, like January, it's okay to embrace the idea of taking a break and not succumb to the pressure of always being productive.
Play Permissionless β€’ 139 implied HN points β€’ 14 May 24
  1. Internal barriers to courage often find support in the world around us, such as fear of damaging our ego or social status.
  2. Overcoming these barriers involves understanding and reframing the opinions of those who mock failure - their views may not align with our values or goals.
  3. Many fears lose their power when we make them specific, evaluate them objectively, and question the worst-case scenarios, revealing that the risks are often not as severe as perceived.
Sasha's 'Newsletter' β€’ 2451 implied HN points β€’ 14 Mar 24
  1. Happiness is not a fixed state; significant increases in happiness are achievable through various factors like medication, career growth, physical activities, and personal growth.
  2. Factors contributing to increased happiness include therapy, meditation, improved social connections, financial stability, and positive life changes.
  3. Belief in static happiness levels may limit people from realizing their potential for significant happiness increases, preventing them from actively working towards a happier life.
The Forgotten Side of Medicine β€’ 4992 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. Being able to identify key signals and patterns in a vast amount of data is a vital skill in the modern age.
  2. As humans, our subconscious filters what information is valuable for our conscious mind to notice.
  3. Expanding awareness to perceive a large amount of information without withdrawing can help navigate the overwhelming sea of data.
Changing The Channel β€’ 6039 implied HN points β€’ 17 Jan 24
  1. Resistance is an invisible force that aims to prevent us from pursuing our deepest desires and goals.
  2. Procrastination is a common manifestation of Resistance and serves as an easy way to rationalize avoiding our work.
  3. Critics and naysayers, including those close to us, may stem from their own fears and insecurities, projecting them onto our creative endeavors.
Richard Hanania's Newsletter β€’ 4242 implied HN points β€’ 05 Feb 24
  1. Asperger's symptoms can manifest in various ways, impacting social interactions, communication, and behavior.
  2. Those with Aspie traits may have a passion for specific topics in life and exhibit emotional distance from others.
  3. Individuals on the autism spectrum can leverage their unique perspectives and interests to turn weaknesses into strengths, leading to success in different areas.
Are You Okay? β€’ 2496 implied HN points β€’ 04 Mar 24
  1. Taylor Swift's impact is not just about her music or fame, but her ability to connect with people on a deep emotional level, reminding them of their humanity.
  2. Facing and exploring past emotions and experiences, even those from teenage years, can be crucial for personal growth and well-being.
  3. Practicing self-compassion, accepting imperfections, and seeking help are essential steps towards a healthier and more authentic life.
Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT) β€’ 3832 implied HN points β€’ 09 Feb 24
  1. The importance of finding hope and strength in situations of enduring challenges, such as coping with a cancer diagnosis or supporting a child through difficult times.
  2. The ongoing journey of healing involves balancing the knowledge gained from experiences with actively working towards personal healing and self-care.
  3. The significance of continuing to support others going through similar challenges while also focusing on one's own well-being by engaging in activities that bring comfort and peace.
Are You Okay? β€’ 1737 implied HN points β€’ 18 Mar 24
  1. Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall health, affecting our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as our physical health. It is not just about happiness but about acknowledging and working on our fears, moods, habits, and relationships.
  2. Being aware of our mental health, accepting the things we cannot change, and taking action over the things we can control are important steps in managing mental health.
  3. Addressing mental health issues is a nuanced process that may involve a combination of medication, therapy, lifestyle changes, and self-discovery. It requires a holistic approach considering bio-psycho-social elements.
Are You Okay? β€’ 3095 implied HN points β€’ 19 Feb 24
  1. Self-compassion is a crucial element for overall health, often more important than medication for certain symptoms.
  2. Non-pharmacologic interventions are commonly prescribed alongside medications to address complex health problems like weight gain, insomnia, and chronic pain.
  3. Self-compassion, forgiveness, and love for oneself can be the most effective remedies for inner struggles and health issues, often more powerful than medication.
Changing The Channel β€’ 8192 implied HN points β€’ 06 Dec 23
  1. Living in chronic stress from survival mode can lead to chronic illnesses and impact life expectancy
  2. Moving abroad is not just for the rich; many Americans are seeking a better quality of life due to the high cost of living and lack of a social safety net in the United States
  3. Chronic stress is normalized in America and can contribute to chronic illnesses, making it essential to address the root causes of stress in society
Common Sense with Bari Weiss β€’ 3162 implied HN points β€’ 15 Feb 24
  1. Several therapists have spoken out in fear that medical treatment of minors with gender dysphoria may be harming youths.
  2. Speakers like Tamara and Jamie, despite facing challenges, continue to advocate for the importance of speaking out regarding concerns about youth gender medicine.
  3. Supportive coalitions like The LGBT Courage Coalition and advice from whistleblowers are available for those considering speaking out on topics like pediatric gender medicine.
COVID Intel - by Dr.William Makis β€’ 4854 implied HN points β€’ 18 Jan 24
  1. Dr. William Makis MD is rallying Alberta healthcare workers to take action against corruption within healthcare institutions.
  2. Specifically calling out Alberta Health Services, Colleges of Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses, and Pharmacists.
  3. Dr. Makis MD has a history of battling corruption within Alberta's healthcare system.
The View from Rural Missouri by Jess Piper β€’ 2567 implied HN points β€’ 21 Feb 24
  1. Sometimes taking a break from activism to engage in a calming activity like gardening can help rejuvenate and refocus your mind.
  2. Engaging in gardening or similar activities can be a form of work that brings peace and joy, without the stress of politics or activism.
  3. Finding moments of beauty and relief in nature through gardening can provide a sense of sustenance and rejuvenation amidst the challenges of activism.
Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT) β€’ 3282 implied HN points β€’ 05 Feb 24
  1. Working with young people going through gender transition can be challenging due to their strong beliefs and reactions.
  2. Therapists also need to navigate the emotions and expectations of parents who seek help for their children's gender dysphoria.
  3. Clinicians working with transgender youth face unique pressures in a professional and political climate that may not always support their ethical principles.