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Monday, July 29, 2013

UK soldier and veteran suicides 'outstrip Afghan deaths'

Interesting, yet tragic article with an accompanying video:

From the article: More British soldiers and veterans took their own lives in 2012 than died fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan over the same period.

The Afghanistan death toll was 44, of whom 40 died in action. Some of the soldiers' families say the men did not get enough support.

The British government, unlike its American counterpart, does not record the suicide rate among ex-soldiers.

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Bystander Effect

From Wikipedia: The bystander effect is a phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer help to a victim. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders. In other words, the greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that any one of them will help.

Here's an interesting, yet scary example of an experiment where a child is being kidnapped.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Can we make ourselves happier?

Alright, I've been on an extended vacation, so I haven't kept up to date with mental health :>/ . Let's get things rolling again!

This is a neat article about happiness. Studies show that indeed we can make ourselves more happy, but happiness may not be where we are looking for it!