PSYBlog: Understand Your Mind

This website is about scientific research into how the mind works. The studies have been published in reputable academic journals in many different areas of psychology.

This blog is written, designed and coded by Jeremy Dean who is currently a researcher at University College London, working towards a PhD, having previously completed an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology at the same institution. Before that he obtained a Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

Generally Thinking

The Psychology Study Guide:  An ebook I wrote for psychology students to help them get better grades and better understanding of the subject.

Rethink:  Kamila Wita has a blog on the site called Rethink, helping you look at mental health issues in a new way.

The Research Database:  A database pointing you to the research of the various sub-fields of psychology, to help you do psychology research.

Positive Psychology Digest:  Positive Psychology Digest is usually referred to as “The science of well-being and optimal functioning.” This category is a mixture of the theory and applications to come from fields that fit under this broad umbrella.

Facing Disability

Like many projects of this nature, FacingDisability.com was born out of personal experience.  In the summer of 1986, after diving into a swimming pool, Vicki Hill, sustained a neck injury resulting in quadriplegia.
During her rehabilitation, Vicki was fortunate to be able to participate in a peer- mentoring program.  The program introduced her to other people who had sustained injuries like hers a few years before.  They helped her learn how to think about her disability and live with her new body.
They offered a lot more than well-meaning help and advice.  They were the undeniably believable and unquestionably honest voices of experience.
And they were an enormous help.
But there was no peer-mentoring program to help her parents, family and friends to deal with the new life situations that they themselves were experiencing as a result of Vicki’s sudden disability. There is still virtually nothing today—no program focused on personally supporting the people around the injured person.
What’s more, even today, there are many people with new spinal cord injuries like Vicki’s who are not able to participate in peer-mentoring programs.

The lack of such programs is the reason behind FacingDisability.com.

Every Day Health

EverydayHealth.com is a leading provider of online health information. We’re here to help you manage your own and your family’s conditions and overall well-being through personalized advice, tools, and communities. We’re committed to bringing you the most credible and relevant health information available online, and to giving you the best possible user experience. Our information is easy to understand and incorporate into your life every day. There’s much to explore on EverydayHealth.com!

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PsychFutures

Since launching in September 2009, this community has rapidly grown to over 600 members from all over the world.

PsychFutures is an open network, albeit designed for individuals at various stages of their psychology career, from A-Level to degree-level to professionals. Primarily, we are about choosing your next step in psychology. For A-Level psychology students who are thinking about studying the subject at degree level, there’s advice on exam preparation and applying to university or college. For undergraduates thinking about post-degree options, our members provide peer-to-peer advice about postgrad psychology. For those looking beyond studying we have a section devoted to psychology careers.

As well as the aforementioned resources, members have access to our forum where they can: advertise books for sale; seek advice concerning their psychology research; recruit participants for their projects and debate on a range of psychology-related issues. In addition, members can contribute to our growing blog posts by publishing their own or by commenting on those already live.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

World Federation for Mental Health

World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is an international membership organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health. The Federation, through its members and contacts in more than 100 countries on six continents, has responded to international mental health crises through its role as the only worldwide grassroots advocacy and public education organization in the mental health field. Its organizational and individual membership includes mental health workers of all disciplines, consumers of mental health services, family members, and concerned citizens. The organization’s broad and diverse membership makes possible collaboration among governments and non-governmental organizations to advance the cause of mental health services, research, and policy advocacy worldwide.

The Refuge Media Project

The Refuge Media Project was created by filmmakers, health educators, and human rights activists concerned about this issue. We are producing a half-hour documentary on immigrant torture survivors in the United States, and on some of the individuals and organizations who are working to help survivors deal with their traumatic pasts, and with the sometimes traumatic experience of coming to America.