Childhood sexual abuse can have a profound impact on men’s lives & relationships. However, men who have been sexually abused can live rich, full lives, develop healthy relationships & make positive contributions within our communities.
The Living Well app is designed to compliment, not replace, the work of a qualified health care professional. Living Well includes the following sections:
This section details information & actions to improve current health & well-being. Research tells us that having these building blocks in place enhances quality of life. Included are text & audio resources related to:
• Building connections
• Physical well-being
• Learning and thinking
• Living by your values
• 15 Mindfulness exercises
• 7 Relaxation exercises
The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) is used to measure current well-being.
To get a well-being score, read through the 14 questions & select the box that best describes your thoughts & feelings over the last 2 weeks. Upon completion, you will receive an assessment of your current well-being & steps you can take to enhance it. A chart plotting your results over time will help you track of your progress.
This section provides basic information about childhood sexual abuse, common impacts, difficulties & challenges that men who have been sexually abused in childhood or sexually assaulted as adults can face.
We have included discussions of different ways of coping, as well as questions & suggestions to help you think through & deal with difficulties.
This section offers suggestions to better manage common difficulties that can confront & overwhelm people exposed to abuse. Including:
• Difficult memories
• Avoiding triggers
• Feeling isolated/disconnected
• Sleeping difficulties
Once you have selected the difficulty, you are asked to rate your level of distress on a scale of 1-10. Depending on the rating & specific difficulty identified, the Living Well app provides relevant information & suggestions of action you can take to better manage the distress.
We can all benefit from putting aside time to breathe, to settle & physically calm ourselves. The Time2Breathe function is a valuable tool to use on a daily basis, not just when you are feeling stressed, anxious or agitated.
This function allows you to select the length of time & number of breaths per minute you want to practice the breathing exercise for. It offers visual & auditory cues to prompt your breath in & out. There are options to customise the prompts & schedule a daily appointment. A couple of minutes of breathing in time with the beats can help calm your body & mind.
Everyone benefits from being connected & accessing support at different times. The support section contains & provides access to:
• Support line telephone numbers
• Add numbers from your own contacts - valued friends, supporters, professionals
• Links to useful websites
• Pre-loaded music – ‘More than a drop’
• Add your own music that helps you to feel connected & lift your mood
• A collection of calming & inspiring images which you can add to
The community blog link offers further information, inspiration, encouragement & hope. It's a place to keep abreast with the latest initiatives & ideas. Here you can offer encouragement & hope to other men (anonymously if you wish), & post comments, quotes, stories, inspirational images & videos. It's designed to help make the Living Well App more dynamic - ever improving & evolving.
Keywords & Tags: Living Well, trauma, male survivor, sexual abuse, assault, PTSD, mindfulness, relaxation,Living Well .
Bestrijd uw depressieve klachten met Therappi Stemming.
20% van alle Nederlanders krijgt vroeg of laat te maken met depressieve klachten. Met Therappi Stemming kun u op uw eigen telefoon, iPad of iPod werken aan uw depressieve klachten – wanneer en waar het u uitkomt. U hoeft niet naar een GGZ-instelling, er is geen wachtlijst en u hoeft geen afspraken te plannen.
Depressieve gevoelens hangen samen met negatief denken en passief gedrag. Via Therappi Stemming leert u meer over depressieve klachten. U leert uw negatieve gedachten te herkennen en uit te dagen. U zet er reële gedachten voor in de plaats. Daardoor gaat u zich beter voelen en krijgt u weer zin om dingen te doen.
Met de Dagelijkse en Wekelijkse Stemmingsmeter houdt u bij hoe u zich voelt. U krijgt zo een goed beeld van hoe het met u gaat.
Tevens biedt de app u de mogelijkheid de resultaten van uw stemmingsmeter te delen met iemand uit uw omgeving. Het vragen en krijgen van steun werkt namelijk goed in de aanpak van depressieve klachten.
De app werkt volgens de principes van de cognitieve gedragstherapie: een bewezen effectieve aanpak bij depressies. Therappi Stemming is de eerste app van MoleMann Mental Health en wordt u gratis aangeboden.
Zie ook www.molemann.nl.
Therappi Stemming is geen vervanging voor psychologische of medische behandeling. Wanneer u denkt dat u depressief bent, adviseren we u professionele hulp in te schakelen.
The PTSD Coach Canada app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that can occur after trauma. Features include:
* Reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work
* Tools for screening and tracking your symptoms
* Convenient, easy-to-use tools to help you handle stress symptoms
* Direct links to support and help
* Always with you when you need it
Covering common mental health issues from anxiety, depression and panic to anger, domestic violence and sleeping problems. Our guides contain useful tips and hints as well as self-help techniques.
Each guide has an introductory video as well as a choice of male and female recorded audio versions available to stream. Guides can also be downloaded free of charge for offline reading and can even be printed directly from your iOS device.
• Displays any question, or series of questions, and prompts the user for written or dictated answers
• Saves responses so user can email them to therapist or researcher
• User can initiate prompting immediately, as they would with a coping card or worksheet
• Researchers and therapists can set prompting to occur at random time intervals, for truly random time sampling
• All prompts are 100% customizable, and can be presented singly or in sequential or random order
• Researcher or therapist can install a security password to prevent alteration by the user
• Capable of virtually any non-branching Ecological Momentary Assessment research
• Capable of recording any CBT Activity Schedule, Thought Record, or Worksheet in the real world
• Clean, no-nonsense user interface
MoodTools contains several different research-supported tools. They include:
Thought Diary - Improve your mood by analyzing your thoughts and identifying negative / distorted thinking patterns based on principles from Cognitive Therapy
Activity Tracker - Regain your motivation through this unique activity-tracking tool based on Behavioral Activation therapy
Safety Plan - Develop a suicide safety plan to keep you safe and utilize emergency resources during a suicidal crisis
Information - Read information, self-help guidelines, and find help with internet resources
Test - Take the PHQ-9 depression questionnaire and track your symptom severity over time
Video - Discover helpful YouTube videos that can improve your mood and behavior, from guided meditations to enlightening TED talks
MoodTools was designed in collaboration with multiple mental health professionals. MoodTools is free, contains no advertisements, and is a purely non-profit venture aimed to help people suffering from clinical depression. Thank you for supporting our efforts with your positive ratings and reviews. Please send any requests, questions, or feedback via email to email@example.com and we will be sure to respond to each one.
Disclaimer: This mental health application is not intended to be a replacement for treatment nor any sort of medical intervention. Treatment is, by far, the best way to overcome clinical depression or other mental illnesses. Therapy and antidepressants have been shown to effectively treat clinical depression and improve mental health for most people. This application will only aid you on your path to recovery from depression. In addition, if you are not in treatment, talk to your doctor or therapist or use the information portion of this app to find resources that can connect you to treatment.
While MoodTools is designed as a self-help mental health application to help people suffering from clinical depression, it can also assist people without mental illness or people suffering from other mental disorders / mental illnesses such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, dysthymia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, or schizophrenia,
• A sense of inadequacy and being unable to cope with the new baby.
• Feeling low and miserable for no apparent reason.
• Being hostile or indifferent to your husband or partner.
• Irritability with any other children in the family.
• Loss of interest in Sex.
• Having panic attacks.
This app can help you to avoid all of these. The program teaches you, through hypnotic sugges¬tions, how to become more relaxed and deal with all those anxious feelings. Remember you are not alone - many women experience exactly what you are currently feeling after the birth of a new baby. So use this self-help app to get back on an even keel emotionally and really enjoy motherhood.
Following careful analysis of the existing EMDR device solutions (both hardware and software), we believe that we have developed a solution that is both immediately accessible for clinical users *and* provides the necessary flexibility for in-session adjustment.
“EMDR for Clinicians” can be used with any set of headphones, or can be plugged into computer speakers. It features adjustable frequency tones, synthesized especially EMDR use, as well as an adjustable volume.
The application displays the duration of each reprocessing set, in seconds, for easier note-taking, and when stopped, the duration counter does not immediately return to zero, allowing the clinician to ergonomically make note of the duration of the reprocessing set.
Background on EMDR: EMDR is a model of psychotherapy that has been demonstrated in many studies to be highly effective at treating the symptoms of trauma and other psychological issues. EMDR uses a structured eight-phase psychotheraputic approach which addresses the past, present, and future aspects of dysfunctionally stored memory. During the processing phases of EMDR, the client attends to the disturbing memory in multiple brief sets of about 15–30 seconds, while simultaneously focusing on the dual attention stimulus. Following each set of such dual attention, the client is asked what associative information was elicited during the procedure.
Note: This application is for use only by clinicians who have received appropriate training in EMDR.
· “EMDR for Clinicians” can be used with any set of headphones, or can be plugged into computer speakers.
· Adjustable frequency tones designed for EMDR.
· Adjustable volume.
· Displays the duration of each reprocessing set, in seconds.
Instructions for use:
Please Note: this application is designed only for use by properly trained clinicians.
1. Purchase “EMDR for Clinicians” application from the Android marketplace.
2. Launch the “EMDR for Clinicians” application.
3. Plug your headphones (any kind) into the Android device. “EMDR for Clinicians” can also be used with computer speakers.
4. Set the bilateral tone speed by using the Speed Bar (“Slow/Fast”).
5. Set the bilateral tone volume by using the Volume Bar (“Quiet/Loud”).
6. Give the headphones to the person who will be receiving the bilateral audio stimulation.
7. Press the green Start/Stop button to start the bilateral sounds. The counter will display the duration of each reprocessing set, in seconds.
8. Press the red Start/Stop button to stop the bilateral sounds. The counter will continue to display the duration of the last reprocessing set until a new set is started.
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We are delighted to invite you to the International Forum on Mood and Anxiety Disorders (IFMAD) clinical update meeting to be held from 10 to 12 December 2014 in Vienna.
IFMAD has developed the reputation over many years of being the most interactive, stimulating and productive educational meeting in its field in Europe. It is accredited for continuing medical education. In a friendly atmosphere difficult clinical challenges are dissected, discussed and reformulated with high ranking experts to achieve the best evidence based path to treatment in depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. This year we have, as you requested, increased the number of expert clinical interactive sessions. To avoid bias our educational programme is completely independent of pharmaceutical support.
This year’s topics include advances and updates in the treatment of depression, treatment resistant depression, OCD and anxiety disorders, treatment resistant GAD, borderline disorder, bipolar disorder, bipolar depression, psychotic depression and the possible link of resistant depression to bipolarity. Topics for interactive clinical sessions, which all delegates are expected to attend, include managing non-response in depression, anxiety with comorbidity, treating bipolar mixed states, managing suicidal risk, managing schizoaffective disorder, and discussions on the best treatment of depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
We hope you will join us again in December 2014 to share your knowledge with your colleagues in a friendly learning environment!
It focusses on your well-being and shows you the relationship between the life you are living and the well-being you experience in your everyday life.
The mood tracker is an easy and manageable tool for all who want well-being to be the guiding element for your choices in your everyday life.
Are you in the middle of a life crisis?
Whether you are suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, lack of libido, conflicts in a relationship or something else - the cause can be a lack of awareness of resource balance in your life.
Just as the red figures on the bank account show overconsumption, the risk of a crisis in life is increased if you have a continuous overconsumption of your personal resources on your inner account.
How Are You? can help you to focus on your resouce balance. It makes you stop and consider the situation so that you will get an overview of your well-being or lack thereof.
The app is very simple to use.
The most important thing is to 'turn your head off' – avoid too much analysis and reflection – and just feel and record how you are feeling at the given moment.
How Are You? displays your well-being graphically and provides an overview of changes and trends over time, but the app's true strength lies in the fact that the level of well-being recorded is compared with information from your smartphone calendar.
A visual representation of recorded well-being compared with the day's activities gives you an optimal overview of what, who and how much you want in your life in order to experience continual well-being.
How Are You? Can be used by you personally and will give you an increased overview and insight into your own life, but you can successfully use the app parallel to therapies or in cooperation with a therapist.
The method behind How Are You? is developed in cooperation with Lene Bammeskov Cand.Psych.Aut.
How Are You?
This application (“Application”) helps people track their general well-being. The information provided in the Application is for general information and registration only. It is not intended as medical healthcare counselling or to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment for any individual problem. It is also not intended as a substitute for professional advice and services from a qualified healthcare provider. Always seek the advice and counsel of a qualified healthcare provider regarding your individual medical condition and needs.
The Application provided by the company How Are You ApS (“How Are You?”) is provided as is, without warranty of any kind. How Are You? expressly disclaims any warranty regarding the Application including any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or for failure of performance. How Are You? does not warrant that the Application will be free from defects or errors. You agree that the download and use of the Application is at your own risk and responsibility. How Are You? is not responsible for any damage or losses whatsoever resulting from your download or use of, or your reliance upon the Application. By downloading the Application you expressly agree to hold How Are You? without liability for any loss, harm, injury, or damage whatsoever resulting from or arising out of your use of the Application.
***Screening test with graph to monitor severity of depressed mood
***Articles about clinical depression and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
***50 suggestions from CBT with a tracking feature to help focus positively and motivate
***Depression Assistance Audio to help understand clinical depression
***Cognitive Thought Diary to learn to challenge stressful thinking and provide positive feedback
***Emotion Training Audio to learn to access calming moods or emotions
***Relaxation Audios to learn deep relaxation
***Password protection available
***Customization of graphics
NOTE: All audios can be downloaded from ExcelAtLife.com
The natural management of depression involves understanding depression and the factors that contribute to the symptoms. Learning to manage stress in your life and engage in self-care behaviors can improve your symptoms and your mood.
This app contains a depression severity test, audios, articles, a cognitive diary, and a motivational points system that help you learn how to do this.
Reason for permissions:
1) READ PHONE STATE AND IDENTITY--necessary when listening to audios to pause playback when phone call is received (Excel At Life never accesses identity)
2) MODIFY DELETE SD CARD CONTENTS--necessary to allow saving data to SD card
3) FULL INTERNET ACCESS AND VIEW NETWORK STATE--necessary to determine if internet access is available when linking to articles and audios
Managing prescriptions is hard work. We’ll make sure you always have an up to date list of your or your loved one’s medications, and that you’re staying on top of instructions given to you after diagnosis, treatment or discharge.
Always have a medication list with you.
Quickly create a detailed medications list, which is securely backed up and accessible from any mobile device or browser at the clinic, in an emergency, or any other time you need it.
Reminders help you stay on schedule.
Schedule when you, or a family member, is supposed to take each dose and we’ll send reminders to you, your family, or anyone you choose that it’s time to take medicines. Don’t forget to schedule reminders for refilling prescriptions!
Organize important info in one place.
We’ll also help organize the mountain of personal information you’re challenged to manage in healthcare situations — from reaction journals and care calendars to medical contacts and insurance information.
• Medication Management: Keep a single list of medications, dosages, refill information, and prescribing docs in your pocket.
• Contacts: Organize important contacts — doctors, pharmacies, insurance, family, and helpers.
• Sharing: Safely share access with others in case of an emergency, or to coordinate care.
• Journal: Keep a journal to record observations and share updates.
• Calendar: Keep track of appointments and refill dates.
• To-Dos: Organize and assign tasks to others. If you need help, we’ll find volunteers from within your family for you.
• Photos: Securely upload and store photos from your phone.
• Notes: Jot down everything you’d otherwise squirrel away in a desk drawer.
Your info is private and secure. We promise.
Your data is protected using the same techniques as your bank, and security firms routinely audit our systems to ensure everything is safe.
The info you store at CareZone is also available via web browsers at CareZone.com, and via other mobile devices.
Journal of Mood Disorders (JMOOD) is a publication of Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology Mood Disorders Section. It has been published as a peer reviewed, quarterly, open-access, scientific journal on mood disorders since 2011. JMOOD includes articles about bipolar, unipolar and anxiety disorders addressing subjects such as psychopharmacology, biological psychiatry, behavioral science and adolescent psychiatry that are relevant to experimental, basic and clinical medical science.
The journal is using online manuscript submission, review and tracking systems.
For support and further information on the journal, visit http://jmood.org
PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse are all types of operational stress injuries (OSI). Canadian veterans and RCMP need to know that OSI Clinics across Canada specialize in treating these conditions that come from combat, grief, high stress situations or operational fatigue. We are here to help you and your family.
Recognizing that you need help, and getting the help you need, takes real courage.
Check out the details to start feeling better soon.
An operational stress injury (OSI) is any persistent psychological difficulty resulting from operational duties performed during military or RCMP service. It includes a range of health problems such as anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, substance use and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as other conditions that may be less severe, but still interfere with daily functioning.
Many experiences can cause operational stress. Although active combat is certainly one of them, there are many other events that are part of the risk of serving in the military or RCMP that can cause such injuries. Taking part in search-and-rescue operations, being involved in a training accident, handling injured bodies, witnessing civilian atrocities or being involved in civilian disaster aid can all cause moderate to severe stress reactions. When these experiences interfere with a person's life, the result is an operational stress injury.
An OSI can affect others in the person's life, leading to marital and family problems. OSIs can also produce physical symptoms such as stomach upset, headaches, and sleep problems, and they can make chronic pain problems worse.
Canada has a network of specialized clinics designed to successfully treat operational stress injuries of veterans and RCMP. The clinics are committed to four key areas - assessment, treatment, networking and research in its efforts to understand and successfully treat clients and their families who have operational stress injuries.
Each clinic has a dedicated professional team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses, and other specialized clinicians. They use their knowledge of the military and police cultures to develop personalized treatment plans in collaboration with each client. The spouse and close family members can also be involved in the treatment process.
Through this specialized treatment, clients address difficulties, develop treatment objectives, find resources, and improve their quality of life. While continuing to live in their community, clients attend periodic appointments at the OSI clinic except for the residential and inpatient stabilization treatment programs.
In addition to clinical assessment, clients are offered a variety of treatment options including individual therapies, group sessions, psycho-education sessions and access to other resources. Clients may be referred to an addiction treatment centre for specialized counselling services if alcohol dependency, substance abuse, or gambling difficulties require more intensive treatment.
Clients must be referred to one of the OSI Clinics by Veteran Affairs Canada, Canadian Forces or RCMP.
Regular and Reserve Members of Canadian Forces: Speak with your Medical Officer or Social Worker on the Base to discuss your concern.
Current members of the RCMP: Speak with your Health Services Officer or RCMP Psychologist.
Retired Canadian Forces or retired RCMP: Speak with Veterans Affairs Canada National Client Contact Centre at: English: 1-866-522-2122 French: 1-866-522-2022
To talk to a Peer Support Coordinator, call the Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) Program at 1-800-883-6094