Yearly Archives: 2016


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What would be your gut reaction if you were to learn that on average a human has 3 bacterial cells for each human cell? That’s a 3:1 ratio of bacteria to human. This is called the human microbiome; it is our own personal ecosystem – and for a long time […]

Second Brain


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Mental health has seen some exciting developments in neuroscience, and for many it provides a framework for dealing with stress, anxiety, depression – or even just optimizing their mental health posture. Dr. Jocelyn Sze in her post, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is for Hackers (http://cbtsanfrancisco.com/cbt-is-for-hackers/) describes CBT in a manner accessible […]

Hacking Mental Health


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As the gaming community grows globally – in terms of the number of players and developers – it continues to display its growth in terms of a community of people who share and care about each other. A significant example is the concern over helping raise awareness of mental health […]

Gaming and Mental Health



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Oakland was Inside Out on October 11th, 2016 – raising awareness for mental health by wearing an item of clothing inside out. And it was a great day for Oakland with kids having fun wearing something inside out; teachers and principals looking silly wearing something inside out; DPW and borough […]

Inside Out Day


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On October 11th Oakland is going Inside Out! The schools are joining in, Oakland Rec is joining in, Borough Hall is Joining in, Businesses are joining in. Why don’t you join it too? Wear your shirt inside out to promote awareness, rid the stigma and take a stand! Oakland Let’s […]

Oakland is Going Inside Out


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Going back to school can be a difficult time for students, especially when it comes to mental health. It’s fundamental to talk about mental health, and especially around this time of the year. Mental Health America created a “Back To School 2016 Outreach Tool Kit” that gives tons of information […]

Back to School Kit



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Mike Tyson and Tiger Woods The Mental Health of Oakland Can Learn A Lot By Mike Guadagnino III Everyone is born with an innate ability to achieve and reach a level of personal, professional and spiritual success. We all have even a greater capacity to exceed those levels and become […]

Mike Tyson and Tiger Woods



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The Link Between Drug Addiction and Mental Illness Addiction is common in people with mental health problems. Alcohol or drugs are often used to self-medicate the symptoms of depression or anxiety. Unfortunately, substance abuse causes side effects and in the long run worsens the very symptoms they initially numbed or […]

The Link Between Drug Addiction and Mental Illness



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In 2015, Oakland took the first step toward becoming a Stigma Free Town by passing the Stigma- Free Campaign Resolution proposed by former town council member Pat Pignatelli. Stigma-Free Zones aim to inspire public interest and open dialogues about stigma, raise awareness of the disease of mental illness and create […]

Oakland is Stigma Free