I thought we were a kaum that believed and practised the spirit of 'chardi kala' (rising energy, perhaps mystically referring to the rise of coiled kundalini energy along the spine as it usually happens with advanced spiritual stages)
We saw the worst of days under the mughals and the british...
Attacker of elderly Sikh sent to mental hospital
Washington: A US court has ordered that a homeless man, legally incompetent to stand trial for attacking an elderly Sikh man earlier this...
Kathleen Taylor, Neuroscientist, Says Religious Fundamentalism Could Be Treated As A Mental Illness
The Huffington Post | By Meredith Bennett-Smith
Posted: 05/31/2013 12:21...
What is mental illness? Where is the bright line drawn?
Submitted by Charlton Stanley, guest blogger
What is mental illness? It’s a hot topic in the news recently, because of proposed gun control legislation. I saw a photo yesterday of people holding...
Sat Nam _/|\_
I was watching Dr. Oz interview Joel Osteen Monday afternoon. Joel Osteen, a celebrity minister, surprised me when he said he isn't sure if people are hearing "evil forces" when they hallucinate voices.
As someone who struggles with mental illness, I was shocked that anyone...
I found out about some Turkish doctors who are using music to cure mental illness.
The info at Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/ocean-of-remembrance-sufi-improvisations-and-zhikrs-mw0000074026
Here's a video of one of the songs:
'I believe there is a spirituality in every body', says a Granthi from
the stage of Gurduara Sahib Seven Kings, London.But the mental health
services of most western nations do not agree.The spiritual needs of
people experiencing mental health problems can often be...
In this Horn of Africa nation that has been mired in anarchy and war for two decades, nearly all families have been touched by tragedy. The World Health Organization estimates that one in three Somalis have suffered from some kind of mental illness, a rate that is among the highest in the world...
Scientists find evidence for 'chronesthesia,' or mental time travel
December 22nd, 2010 in Medicine & Health / Neuroscience
Researchers have found evidence for “chronesthesia,” which is the brain’s ability to be aware of the past and future, and to mentally travel in subjective time...
The Americanization of Mental Illness - NYTimes.com
The Americanization of Mental Illness
By ETHAN WATTERS
Published: January 8, 2010
This unnerving possibility springs from recent research by a loose group of anthropologists and cross-cultural psychiatrists. Swimming...
Vitamin D, found in fish and produced by sun exposure, can help stave off the mental decline that can affect people in old age, a study has suggested.
UK and US researchers looked at 2,000 people aged 65 and over.
They found that compared to those with the highest vitamin D levels, those...
Came across this article which is a good read. It refers to some of the topics in discussion recently too.
By sevatothemax Team
The Mental Stages Pertaining to the Contemplation of Naam - Part 1 of 2
Dear Sangat Jee,
The sevadaars in the...
Attaining Inner Peace and Mental Mastery
By Remez Sasson
Do you desire to attain inner peace and mental mastery?
What would you prefer, inner peace and mental mastery, or a mind filled with rushing, restless and uncontrolled thoughts?
Who is the master and who is the servant, you or...
Reuters - We hear plenty about the
dangers of high cholesterol levels, but low levels apparently
confer their own risks. Naturally low cholesterol levels are
associated with poorer performance on a variety of cognitive
measures, according to a new study...
I read this somewhere. I think its worth a debate.
I, a Psychologist, work in the mental health field and often with migrant Sikhs who are suffering from much distress and harmful behaviours. In this distress I often hear and notice a spiritual disconnection and try and help in some way...