Positive Stories


Positive Stories Boost Morale

We know you feel it, and see it in your patients: constant exposure to bad news negatively affects mental health. That’s in part because negative news increases cortisol, and prolonged exposure to cortisol isn’t healthy.

But a recent experiment at MIT Sloan demonstrates that positive stories boost morale. And that’s good news. We hope these lift your spirits.


Johns Hopkins is offering FREE classes for Psychological First Aid

As the world becomes more and more attentive to the importance of mental health, researchers are offering up an invaluable resource on how to give “psychological first aid” to a distressed person—and it is available for free…Learn more.


Meat prices on the rise, meat substitutes getting cheaper

With meat prices on the rise, a plant-based protein purveyor is making a play for consumers’ pocketbooks. Beyond Meat next week plans to launch a value pack of its plant-based burger patties for sale in retailers’ frozen food sections…Learn more.

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Honeybee population bounces back after brutal previous winter

Scientists believe this environmental indicator is the bee’s knees. After an alarming 2018-19 winter in which there were a record 37.7% fewer honeybees than the previous year, the species rebounded strongly this previous winter…Learn more.


The artists inspiring people to wear face masks in Gaza

In Gaza, three young artists are decorating face masks to encourage more people to wear them in the fight against COVID-19. They’ve risen to the challenge and they hope that other artists will follow in their footsteps….Learn more.