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'My Child Has Bipolar Disorder, But Please Don't Punish Her For It'

Pacer | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents
Pacer

The stigma surrounding mental-health conditions is very real, and it can be devastating for children who experience it. Take Tara, 11, who started being left out of activities once she told her best friend, Amanda, that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Big Love: Getting Beyond a 100 Pound Weight Gain

Emily Grossman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

I know that if my "before" and "after" photos were placed on social media without the back story, the judgement would be something like "she really let herself go." Gaining weight in our culture, especially for women is synonymous with being lazy, unmotivated, unsuccessful, and unlovable. Yet in my case, nothing could be farther from the truth.

This Is What Mental Illness Actually Looks Like

HuffPost France | Talia Lavin | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Photographer Anne Betton, 37, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2009. After an arts-focused education, she had moved on to a career in business c...

3 Low- or No-Cost Resources to Help Improve Your Mental Health

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Many people who struggle with stress, mental illness or sub-optimal mental health lack the time and finances to engage in weekly therapy or ongoing me...

Justice for All?

Emily Grossman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others ...

Mars and Venus in Mental Health

Ross Szabo | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

We are two different people, but we have a lot of similarities. We are the same age and race. We were both diagnosed with bipolar disorder in our tee...

Learning to Welcome a Bipolar Diagnosis

Karen Zainal | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Zainal

If you're a frequent reader, you may have noticed that I've been posting at a markedly reduced rate. The arrival of spring has, for me, coincided with...

The Pocket Wife Provides an Overabundance of Storylines

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.20.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The Pocket Wife is a new novel by Susan Crawford. It is a story that mystifies while it entertains. The heroine of the story is a woman who is bipolar, and this disorder affects her memory as well as her ability to distinguish what is real and what is not.

Police Shooting Of Anthony Hill Sparks Fresh Outcry On Social Media

The Huffington Post | David Beasley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices

ATLANTA, March 10 (Reuters) - The shooting death of an unarmed, black, naked man by a white police officer in an Atlanta suburb prompted a social medi...

The Death of Anthony Hill: Something Is Rotten in the State of America

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices
Robert David Jaffee

There have been too many funerals of late, too many funerals for people of color and people with mental illness.

ABC's David Muir Names Music Therapists 'Persons of the Week'

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Just last week, David Muir celebrated all music therapists as Persons of the Week on his ABC World News Tonight broadcast.

Is Bipolar Disorder Really the Cause of Your Mood Swings?

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

I believe the public has a major misconception regarding which symptoms are consistent with bipolar disorder and which are not. It is evident when pat...

3 Life Lessons For Any Age

Krystal Reddick | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

People are more important than things. Hands down. Don't make it a habit of canceling plans or putting off spending quality time with your family and friends. Yes, it takes an effort, and we are all busy. But you won't regret it.

Eating And Sleeping At The Same Time Each Day May Ward Off Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.24.2015 | Science

When life gets hectic and stressful, our daily routines can be the first thing to fall by the wayside -- early bedtimes become late nights and instead...

This Singer Wants To Use Her Music To De-Stigmatize Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Singer Mary Lambert doesn't shy away from tough topics when it comes to her music. She's used her voice to advocate for gay rights and now, in her sin...

Bipolar Disorder Isn't A Fad

Marisa Lancione | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Marisa Lancione

I often get asked why I speak so openly about my experiences with mental health and it's because of people like Tom Sullivan. Every day of my life, I battle against my disease.

When You Know Your 'Good Days' Are Numbered

Karen Zainal | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Zainal

I believe there are few things more important to how we live our lives than contemplating the temporality, and fragility, of life on this side of eternity. Accepting the vanity of our present pursuits is the beginning of discovering our true purpose, and the true meaning of our lives.

'There's No Shame' In Talking About Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living

For the millions of people who have been touched by some form mental illness, Pete Wentz has a message for you: It's OK to open up. The Fall Out Bo...

Resilience: My Family's Autoimmune/Cancer/Bipolar Journey as Remembered Through Four Pacquiao Fights

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Jessica Gimeno

Here was someone who overcame all the odds--raised in abject poverty to become a record-setting boxer despite his size. Here are four Pacquiao fights that coincided with milestones in my family's autoimmune/cancer/bipolar journey.

Depression Summarized in Three Panels

Karen Zainal | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Zainal

Below is a three-panel cartoon depicting what it means to recover from depression. What do you think? Is this an accurate depiction? Does this he...

Christmas in Rehab: 5 Things My Brother Learned

Sarah Griffith Lund | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Griffith Lund

My brother Scott spent this Christmas in rehab thousands of miles away from home. In my book I share what it's like to be his sister and to witness hi...

What We Were Really Feeling in 2014

Karen Cahn | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Karen Cahn

Everybody knows that it's not cool to air your dirty laundry on Facebook. I mean, come on, nobody really wants to know about your sexless marriage. Why? Because it forces them to think about their own sexless marriage. I

Fighting Stigma One Story at a Time

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Barnett

My mental illnesses are diseases, just like my cancer, and need to be treated in a similar way. If I, myself, can't share my story then it indicates that I also have stigma so I discuss my mental health issues openly just like I do anything else. I have found that when I share my story, I have an impact.

The 3 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want for Christmas

Natasha Tracy | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Tracy

This holiday season, try to remember not only to give others something wrapped up beautifully under a Christmas tree, but also to give others who are not as fortunate as you are, with a healthy brain, a bit of your compassion.

The Real Connection Between Ambition And Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.16.2014 | Science

We're a culture that tends to define success in terms of money and power. But finding other ways to measure self-worth isn’t just intrinsically wort...