Mental Health

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What Myers Briggs Does (and Doesn't) Say About Your Personality

Myers Briggs is fun but is it scientific?

 | Phil Pruitt and Chance Seales

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Our Internal Clocks Are At Odds With Daylight Saving Time

Our bodies are very used to day-night cycles, but Daylight Saving Time can disrupt when they think the day starts and ends.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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'Boys Will Be Boys' — The Harm Of Justifying Assault With Stereotypes

The ideals of masculinity and manhood can affect how people regard the issue of sexual assault.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Going Black-And-White On Your Phone Might Not Be A Bad Idea

Some researchers believe one of the most basic and prominent parts of our phones is also what makes them so distracting.

 | Chance Seales

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Suicide Rate Among Younger Veterans Has Increased, VA Data Shows

​Younger veterans were the only age group whose suicide rate increased from 2015 to 2016, according to the VA.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

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Lawsuit Alleges Facebook Failed To Protect Employees From Trauma

A ​former employee says Facebook content moderators are "bombarded daily with thousands" of graphic videos and images.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

Iraqi children file up the stairs of a slide on a new playground July 2, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq.

'The Day Ahead' Talks Gender And Children

An in-depth look by Newsy's morning show at what for some families is an incredibly complicated topic.

 | Ashley Holt and Cody LaGrow and Scripps News Staff

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An Internal Emotion, Shame Has Consequences For Our External World

How we deal with embarrassment, guilt and shame is a strong indicator of who we are.

 | Phil Pruitt and Chance Seales

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Roxana: Trauma In The System

About 48,000 youth are detained in the U.S. juvenile justice system. Most of them have experienced trauma. This is their story.

 | Bella Graves

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Thai Soccer Team Will Likely Need To Recover From Darkness, Isolation

Being stuck in a cave can lead psychological issues and even physical problems, like the disruption of the body's circadian rhythm.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Antidepressants Definitely Work. Long-Term Effects Are Less Definite.

We know antidepressants are effective. But what about the effect of taking them for decades?

 | Phil Pruitt and Chance Seales

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Youth Suicide Is On The Rise. Here's How One Organization Is Helping

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10- to 19-year-olds. We talked to experts about why rates are rising and what can be done to help.

 | Cat Sandoval

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What WHO's Gaming Addiction Diagnosis Means For The US

WHO's move to classify excessive video gaming as an addiction may not mean much to patients in the U.S.

 | Lindsey Theis

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Video Game Loot Boxes Hook Players The Same Way Gambling Does

Loot boxes meet the same "psychological criteria" that gambling does, and they're only getting more popular.

 | Evan Thomas

A sign for an emergency phone is seen on the span of the Golden Gate Bridge October 10, 2008 in San Francisco, California.

American Suicide Rates Keep Climbing — Silence Only Makes It Worse

While suicide rates decrease in the rest of the developed world, the U.S. faces a growing problem. And it doesn't help if no one talks about it.

 | Chance Seales

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The Famous Marshmallow Test May Not Predict Success Like We Thought

Testing whether kids chose one treat now or two treats later has been linked to how well those kids do in life. But it could be more complicated.

 | Steven Sparkman

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Young Americans Are Always Connected — And Desperately Lonely

That feeling of loneliness doesn't necessarily go away when others are around.

 | Phil Pruitt and Chance Seales

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How The Laurel-Yanny Clip — Like 'The Dress' — Tricks Our Brains

Like "the dress" in 2015, the new Laurel-Yanny clip is just ambiguous enough for our brains to interpret it differently.

 | Steven Sparkman

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More Than 3 Million Kids Take Meds For ADHD. Here's How They Work

The drugs usually work by boosting levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain.

 | Phil Pruitt and Chance Seales

Woman holds 'Me Too' sign.

#MeToo Monologues: How Theater Empowers Survivors Of Trauma

University of Missouri theater students organized a "Me Too Monologues" event for survivors of sexual abuse, misconduct and harassment.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Some Businesses Use Brain Wave Detectors To Monitor Employees

When businesses can't get automated robots, some opt for technology that can tell them how their employees feel at any given moment at work.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Someone Dies By Suicide Every 12 Minutes, And US Rates Are Rising

If you or someone you know feels helpless, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

 | Phil Pruitt and Chance Seales

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The Emerging World Of Tech That Helps Treat Autism

From facilitating social connections to communication skills, social media and tech's perceived weaknesses can be a strength for people with autism.

 | Devan Kaney

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'Social Camouflage' Might Lead To Underdiagnosing Autism In Women

Rates of autism diagnoses in the U.S. have increased steadily over the past 20 years, with one exception: women.

 | Devan Kaney

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Dopamine Is The Addictive Little Secret Of Social Media

It's all in our head.

 | Phil Pruitt and Chance Seales

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Do People Change? A Look At Whether Personality Is Fixed Or Fixable

We can essentially be boiled down to five personality traits.

 | Chance Seales

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Skip The Self-help — Research Says Your Personality Is Mostly Genetic

Maybe we're born with it.

 | Phil Pruitt and Chance Seales

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Many Say '13 Reasons Why' Is Dangerous; Netflix Wants To Change That

Netflix recently announced the series' second season would feature pre-episode warnings and more resources for viewers.

 | Casey Mendoza

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The Mental Health Toll Of Being Undocumented

DACA recipient Egle Malinauskaite hopes to break down stigmas associated with being undocumented and having mental illness by being open about both.

 | Ben Schamisso

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Think You're Smart? See What The Experts Say

There isn't one definition of what makes someone intelligent. In fact, it's pretty fluid.

 | Chance Seales