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Results in; October 1st chosen as MD awareness date.
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Results in; October 1st chosen as MD awareness date.

The awareness poll results are in. This poll was shared across MD communities on a variety of platforms. Thank you to everyone who participated. October 1st is the date that was chosen. MDC members are currently working to meet requirements for awareness day registries. In the meantime though; we do not need the date to be registered to observe it. Please contact the MDC with awareness event or campaign ideas.
MaDDtober Kicks Off
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MaDDtober Kicks Off

A Maladaptive Daydreaming themed Inktober Inktober is a popular month long art challenge. Every year a list of prompts is posted and artists and armatures alike take up the challenge. The premise is simple; Make a art based on the prompt, post it to social media, hastag it, repeat the next day until the end of the month. Many niche interests and subcultures generate themed lists for their own communities, the Maladaptive Daydreaming community among them. It began in 2020 with the MD YouTuber MaDDArt and will, hopefully, continue for years to come. Anyone can participate! Try your hand at all the prompts, pick and choose your favorites, just remember the hashtag!#maddtober
Artist, Ashley Wright Brings Awareness to Mental Health and Maladaptive Daydreaming
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Artist, Ashley Wright Brings Awareness to Mental Health and Maladaptive Daydreaming

Art Association features Redlands native, U of R grad From the article: “My paintings are visually inspired by the natural landscapes of Southern California, 1980s and ’90s nostalgia, and sci-fi artwork,” she said. “I am surrounded by the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest, Joshua Tree National Park, Santa Rosa Wilderness and the Angeles National Forest. These natural landscapes have played a huge part in my life and continue to inspire my art.”She has a passion for raising awareness around mental health.“Each painting is a peek into how my mind perceives the world while struggling with dissociation, derealization, depersonalization and maladaptive daydreaming,” she said.https://www.redlandscommunitynews.com/news/art-association-features-redlands-native-u-of-r-grad/article_74f...
How to view The Daydreamers documentary
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How to view The Daydreamers documentary

'The Daydreamers' documentary has been selected for this year's 'Rhode Island International Film Festival'.Because of the pandemic, the festival is organizing online screenings, which gives everyone around the world an opportunity to access the film for free. 'The Daydreamers' is scheduled to go live from this Friday August 13th at 5:15pm EST. It will be available to watch for a full seven days following its launch, so the last day to watch it will be Friday August 20th. You'll be able to access the film using this link: https://prog.tsharp.xyz/en/riiff/39/film/6810/The-DaydreamersOnce the film goes live, you will see a viewing link appear as well as a ticket icon, which will direct you to 'The Daydreamers' screening block. To access the film, you will just need to click the "To V...
The Daydreamers Documentary; New Screenings
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The Daydreamers Documentary; New Screenings

The Daydreamers comes to America The Daydreamers film has been announced in four more upcoming film festivals: Rhode Island International Film Festival | 9 - 15 August 2021 Athens International Film & Video Festival | 15 - 24 October 2021 Brussels Independent Film Festival 2021 | tbc New Jersey Independent Film Festival 2021 | tbc Due to the ongoing pandemic some dates are to-be-determined. View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_MQ9yA142Q
May is mental health awareness month
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May is mental health awareness month

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common forms of mental health issues. On average, 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental health issue this year. You are not alone. To Support Your Mental Health Allow yourself to feel. “big girls don’t cry,” or “man up.” These outdated ideas are harmful, not helpful. Everyone has emotions – they are part of the human experience-and you have every right to feel them. Don’t ignore how you’re feeling. When we try to push feelings aside without addressing them, they build strength and make us more likely to “explode” at some point in the future. It may not always be appropriate to process your emotions at the very moment you are feeling them, but try to do so as soon as you can. Talk it out. Find someone you trust that you can talk t...
5 Most Upvoted Questions from Dr. Soffer-Dudek’s AMA
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5 Most Upvoted Questions from Dr. Soffer-Dudek’s AMA

Below are the most popular questions answered by a Maladaptive Daydreaming researcher. r/MaladaptiveDreaming’s annual AMA (ask me anything) was hosted by clinical psychologist Dr. Nirit Soffer Dudek, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, this year.  She’s a member of the ICMDR, a leading researcher on the topic of Maladaptive Daydreaming. Anonymouselo11 asked:Do you have a favorite part about researching MD or a part of it that you find most fascinating? Also, what are the next steps in the research that you and your colleagues are working on/ is there a specific piece of information that you are hoping to uncover? Well first of all, thanks so much for your kind words. It is very motivating that a lot of people want us to keep doing this... I have a few most-fascinating part...