What causes panic attacks, and how can you prevent them?
Countless poets and writers have tried to put words to the experience of a panic attack— a sensation so overwhelming, many people mistake it for a heart attack, stroke, or other life-threatening crisis. Studies suggest that almost a third of us will …
1st Anniversary Issue!
This is the 1st-anniversary issue of Semicolon, a compilation of the year that was. We explored several subjects in mental health together; virtual reality, canine therapy, self-compassion, criminal justice systems, and art therapy, to name a few. An…
TED | Sophie Andrews
The best way to help is often just to listen
A 24-hour helpline in the UK known as Samaritans helped Sophie Andrews become a survivor of abuse rather than a victim. Now she's paying the favor back as the founder of The Silver Line, a helpline that supports lonely and isolated older people. In a…
World Health Organization (WHO)
Preventing Suicide: A resource for filmmakers and others working on stage and screen
This resource booklet provides information for filmmakers and others involved in the creation, development and production of content for screen (e.g. films, series, television programmes) or stage (e.g. theatrical productions) to ensure that portrayi…
How Do Antidepressants Work?
In the 1950s, the discovery of two new drugs sparked what would become a multi-billion dollar market for antidepressants. Neither drug was intended to treat depression at all— many doctors and scientists believed psychotherapy was the only approach t…
IASC (Inter Agency Standing Committee)
My Hero Is You: How kids can fight COVID-19!
This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Mem…
Loneliness & Re-connection
Dr. Maria Loades, Dr. Ola Demk…
Dr. Maria Loades, Dr. Ola Demkowicz, Prof. Pamela Qualter & Prof. Roz Shafran
Loneliness & Re-connection
Loneliness & Re-connection is aimed at those who support young people, including parents/caregivers and teachers. It summarises the signs of loneliness, the impact of COVID-19 related lockdowns, and offers tools that can support individuals and famil…
Svastha, the Counselling Handbook by Anna Chandy aims to act as a support-guide for practicing counsellors, lay counsellors who plan to work towards building a healthy community, as well as for those planning on a career in counselling.
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