Despite Attacks on Mental Fitness, Most Americans Say Biden Is More Mentally Capable Than Trump

Americans saying Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is mentally fit and capable of leading the country outnumber those saying President Donald Trump is, judging by a new poll, despite the Republican president’s continued attacks on Biden’s mental fitness.

In the poll, conducted by Morning Consult, 54 percent of Americans said that Biden is capable of leading the country, while 52 percent said he is mentally fit.

In comparison, 43 percent said that Trump is capable of leading the country and 49 percent said he is mentally fit.

The Morning Consult poll surveyed 1,991 registered voters from September 25 to September 27 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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The findings come amid Trump’s continued attacks on Biden’s mental fitness ahead of the first presidential debate on Tuesday night and the November election.

In July, Trump’s campaign released a series of

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Survey: Americans are Concerned About Their Physical Fitness and Mental Health

Survey: Americans are Concerned About Their Physical Fitness and Mental Health – Yet Resolved to Take Charge of Their Self-Care

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The COVID-19 pandemic has Americans concerned about their physical and mental well-being. A new survey* reveals a majority of Americans are exercising less, with nearly half gaining weight and neglecting healthy eating as they deal with feelings of isolation and perceived barriers to maintaining their health and fitness. Yet, a majority are resolving to emerge stronger, with nearly nine in 10 Americans hoping to improve at least one aspect of their self-care. Global sports nutrition leader, OPTIMUM NUTRITION (“ON”), commissioned the survey and is aiming to help people be

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Early care leads to better mental health for trans youths, study finds

Transgender children who receive gender-affirming medical care earlier in their lives are less likely to experience mental health issues like depression and anxiety, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.

“The study highlights that timely access to gender-affirming medical care is really important for youth with gender dysphoria,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Julia C. Sorbara, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Gender dysphoria involves a conflict between an individual’s sex assigned at birth and their gender identity.

The study found that transgender youths who sought that type of care — which, for minors, most commonly includes puberty blockers, hormones or both — at a later age and further into puberty were more distressed and more likely to suffer from mental health issues.

“A major part of puberty is developing physical changes, and for youth with gender dysphoria, they begin to

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First debate is Biden’s chance to cancel Trump’s attacks on his mental fitness. Or fall prey.

For months, President Donald Trump has taken shot after shot after shot at Joe Biden over his mental fitness. On Tuesday, that line of attack will be put on trial at the first presidential debate, giving Biden his best opportunity yet to, as he has said, “compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”

While Biden has suffered from some verbal slip-ups along the campaign trail as well as a slate of primary debates that were somewhat of a mixed-bag for the nominee, what political observers described as the “low expectations” being set by Trump should play to the former vice president’s advantage in Cleveland.

“The ironic thing about the constant hyperbolic attacks by the president and his campaign on the former vice president’s mental health or physical health is they’ve created a situation where if he doesn’t pee himself — like Bradley Cooper

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Mental health warning for business leaders amid stricter measures

Only, 44% of UK board executives said they feel optimistic about the recovery of the economy. Photo: Getty
Only, 44% of UK board executives said they feel optimistic about the recovery of the economy. Photo: Getty

Experts have warned that stricter coronavirus restrictions could spur a second wave of poor mental health among UK business leaders, after a rise in coronavirus cases forced the UK government to reintroduce tighter measures across the country.

During the pandemic, more than three quarters, or 78% of bosses reported they had experienced poor mental health. 32% delayed seeking help and 31% admitted they struggle with talking about it.

According to Bupa’s Global’s Executive Wellbeing Index, pressures on business, worries about the economy, and reduced personal freedom exacerbated the mental health of UK execs, with 40% saying that reduced personal freedom is a big factor.

Limited personal freedom due to the restrictions has lead to high rates of fatigue — 33% in UK, 21% in US, 19% in France — as well as

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As US hits 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, experts warn of growing mental health crisis

As the United States crosses the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19-related deaths, experts are warning about a less visible but worrisome outbreak happening simultaneously: increasingly poor mental health.

More than half of U.S. adults — about 53% — reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the pandemic, according to a nationwide poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

That number is a significant increase from the 32% who reported being similarly affected in March, showing that as the pandemic continues into its seventh month and the death rate continues to climb, so, too, does the toll on people’s mental health.

“Keep in mind that in the U.S., we’ve been kind of in a mental health decline for some years now,” Dr. Rheeda Walker, a professor of psychology at University of Houston and the author of “The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health,” told

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AURA Fitness Tracker Sale | Mental Floss

If you’re looking for deals on items like Keurigs, BISSELL vacuums, and essential oil diffusers, it’s usually pretty slim pickings until the holiday sales roll around. Thankfully, Amazon is starting these deals a little earlier with their Big Fall Sale, where customers can get up to 20 percent off everything from home decor to WFH essentials and kitchen gadgets. Now you won’t have to wait until Black Friday for the deal you need. Make sure to see all the deals that the sale has to offer here and check out our favorites below.


– BISSELL Lightweight Upright Vacuum Cleaner $170 (save $60)

– Dash Deluxe Air Fryer $80 (save $20)

– Dash Rapid 6-Egg Cooker $17 (save $3)

– Keurig K-Café Single Coffee Maker $169 (save $30)

– COMFEE Toaster Oven $29 (save $9)

– AmazonBasics 1500W Oscillating Ceramic Heater $31 (save $4)

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– HP Neverstop

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3 Mental Health Benefits That Come With Learning Self Defense

Learning self defense is not just about the physical benefits that you can get. Yes, there are some great physical things that will change within your body, but you should focus on more than just that. In fact, there are several mental health benefits that will come with learning martial arts, self defense, and fighting in any capacity. If you have never thought about this, perhaps the following will guide you to understanding the importance of learning the steps necessary to defend yourself, and others.

The Confidence Boost

Regardless of which martial art you want to learn, regardless of the classes that you take, you will gain confidence. People that know how to defend themselves don’t walk around scared. They know that if something comes at them, they can calmly disarm, and avoid being beaten. Now, that doesn’t mean that self defense is going to protect you from bullets in … Read More

The Mental Health of Families That Have a Child With a Disability: 10 Things That Make a Difference

There is a lot of information and activities designed to increase awareness and understanding of mental health issues and to reduce the stigma that often goes along with it.

What about the mental health of families that have a child with a disability?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships.” (Canadian Mental Health Association)

While most parents will say that their child has brought tremendous joy to their lives, it is no secret that the responsibility of having a child with a disability … Read More

The Clearest Sign of Mental Health

Am I mentally ill, could be the question? Every healthy person learns to ask such a question, as is the paradox that is health and ill-health.

Now, let’s be crystal clear about what this paradox is about. Let me use myself as an example. The times I have been most unhealthy mentally, emotionally, spiritually, I have lacked something very important – something critical for health. I lacked the capacity to see that I wasn’t healthy, and perhaps others knew it. I’m sure they did. I may have suspected something was wrong, but I would not at that time be able to pinpoint it. Eventually I might, and when I did, I would be on the cusp of recovery.

What is the clearest sign of mental health?


It’s like being in mental health inpatient facility. The main indicator psychiatrists are looking for. Can the person perceive reality? Are they delusional? … Read More