“5 Ways To Show Your Kids The Importance Of Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) 5 Little Ways To Show Your Kids The Importance Of Mental Health

When children scrape their knees, they know it’s an injury that needs to be treated. But when they suffer from something mentally, they might not know it’s just as important to have their minds cared for too. Maintaining good mental health should be considered a lesson not only for adults but for children as well.

2) Learn from me: speak out, seek help, get treatment

Almost exactly 30 years before, as an intern in the central Queensland city of Rockhampton, I had tried to kill myself. Three decades later, I am now President of a specialist college, but I had kept the entire episode to myself and tried to forget it. I am deeply ashamed of not learning from my own experience and using it to help others.

I hope it isn’t too late.

3) More students seek mental health support, the analysis shows

The number of students seeking mental health support while studying at university has increased by more than 50% in five years, the analysis suggests.

4) Are We “Hardwired” for Hatred?

“Even after the Pittsburgh shootings, our ability to empathize suggests otherwise,” writes Ronald W. Pies, MD, in a commentary regarding the nature and origin of hatred.

5) Depression: The Strongest Predictor of Impairment of Work, Social Life, and Family Life

Investigators examined the association between specific disability domains and depression, anxiety, and somatization in primary care patients.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for more articles!

Best Regards,


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