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Vermont Conversation: Food, love and mental illness

Vermont Conversation: Food, love and mental illness

Erika Nichols-Frazer, left, and her new book "Feed Me." Images courtesy of Erika Nichols-Frazer The Vermont Conversation with David Goodman is a VTDigger podcast that features in-depth interviews on local and national issues with politicians, activists, artists, changemakers and citizens who are making a difference. Listen below, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google ...

Mental Illness and Physical Disease |

Mental Illness and Physical Disease |

We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. But how interconnected are the two? In this podcast, the connection between this topic and our two guests is clear. For Dr Rona Strawbridge, an MQ researcher, her studies of diabetes, obesity and heart disease led to an ...

Smart advice for coping with chronic illness

Smart advice for coping with chronic illness

Comment on this storyCommentYou are reading our weekly Well+Being newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Thursday.One of the biggest challenges of living with chronic illness can be the lack of support and understanding from others.Symptoms of chronic illness, including extreme fatigue, brain fog and ...

Trauma, childhood and mental illness

Trauma, childhood and mental illness

  CONTENT WARNING: this episode of Open Mind includes stories about trauma and suicide. Listener discretion is advised. Some say life throws challenges for which you are ready. If this is the case, Flo Sharman was born ready. Flo’s journey began with life-saving surgery aged just 4 months, after which ...

How Chronic Illness Shapes Body Image and Identity

How Chronic Illness Shapes Body Image and Identity

We often talk about chronic illness in the adult and senior populations. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 40 percent of school-aged children in the U.S. suffer from chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, and other physical and learning problems.1 Early in life, we develop a ...

Inflammation and cognition in severe mental illness: patterns of covariation and subgroups

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