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Why We Can't Afford To Ignore 'Stage 1' Psychosis

Chantel Garrett | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Chantel Garrett

Twenty years later, a lot has changed for the nine million Americans like my brother who are living with serious brain health challenges, but not nearly enough.

To My Sister Who Hated My Last Blog

Sue Carswell | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Carswell

Sarah -- I hope this is up to par: Dear Little Sister: I remember when you were born, a neighborhood kid told me the information and said you were a...

Redefining Mental Illness

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

Like any science, mental health treatment is continually evolving as researchers, practitioners, and native experts such as me vigorously seek new methods that will produce better results. For me, this experimentation has led to several ideas about mental health and its treatment.

I Can't Erase the Past -- I Learned So Much From It

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 10.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Hamilton

Our daughter celebrates her birthday each June. I can't help but measure her birthdays with an equal sense of apprehension and elation. She's a teenag...

THIS Is Why 'Princess Leia' Is The Realest Badass

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Carrie Fisher is a total badass. The actress, who is reprising her role as the formidable Princess Leia in the next installment of the Star ...

Mental Illness Is a Laughing Matter... If You Want

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael C. Bryan

Mental illness is a superpower. I wish my mother had lived long enough for me to have told her that.

Bipolar America

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Recently, a friend of mine became a US citizen. Now she wonders what she let herself in for: "I don't understand U.S. politics. Are Republicans crazy? What candidates like Trump are saying makes no sense." I said, "Welcome to bipolar America. Democrats and Republicans have radically different visions of the U.S."

'A Revolutionary Step Forward': Talking About the Chaos of Mental Illness

Michaela Haas | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Michaela Haas

An Interview with Sheila Hamilton, author of the moving new memoir All the Things We Never Knew (Seal Press, October 2015) Even as an award-winning r...

Honest Video Captures The Real Problem With Mental Illness Stigma

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living

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How Being Sick Has Made Me Stronger

Anna Snapp | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I know now, that I can stand on my own two feet and deliver my one woman show with confidence because I survived all of it.

What It Means to Be 24 Years Old and Sick

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I feel like I'm behind. I look around me, and my peers are out of their hometowns, on their own, working salary jobs and enjoying the bar scene on the weekends. My life is quite the opposite.

Why I Love Being Bipolar

Marie Marley | Posted 09.15.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I thought long and hard before deciding to publish this article. There is still a strong stigma attached to mental illness. I had to think seriously about whether I wanted to reveal this very personal information.

Stepping to the Side to Take a Look

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I've been reflecting a lot about my rehearsals for my one woman show lately. I've had two or three since I last blogged, and certain themes have been coming up. One, is waiting.

Let's #StopSuicide NOW!

Janine Francolini | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

Tara and Jim just lost their dear friend Ellie to suicide. They didn't know each other but were connected at the funeral through their friendship with...

I Found That the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

In this show, I put on many faces. The default is me, Anna, as an actor, but I also play various roles such as doctors, a medical researcher, theatre directors, and other people who have shaped me and impacted me over the years.

What Having Bipolar Disorder Has Taught Me About Business

Heidi Thompson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Heidi Thompson

Being diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 18 made a lot of sense to me and was long overdue. It may sound kind of odd but having bipolar disorder prepared me to become an entrepreneur and has actually taught me a lot of lessons that I would later apply to business.

WATCH: 5 Celebrities Open Up About Struggling With Depression

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.10.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The feelings of sadness, anxiety and helplessness that come with mental illness are challenging enough, but the stigma around those issues m...

The Intricate Web of Care

Angelle Albright | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Angelle Albright

Who could have ever predicted that the power of the world wide web would turn out to be a delicate roadway that can connect a villager in the Swedish ...

Poet Shira Erlichman Beautifully Destigmatizes Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.20.2015 | Arts

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The River Poets

Bridget Reddan | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Bridget Reddan

The night she had her moment her uptight jawbone unhinged like a cobra gobbling up her customary talk of nature and her sons. The words golden and verdant remained a lumpy, ratlike meal at her throat as she opened up again and with a great deal of force pushed out the phrase, "big black d*ck."

A Letter to My Pre-Bipolar Self

Emily Grossman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

Dear 17-year-old Em, I know that high school has not been easy on you. Although your peers would never know it because you are a great actress, alw...

Your Sure Sound Like You Have Financial PTSD

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

It is normal for people to internalize their financial problems but in reality money troubles are just math. It's more of the emotional trauma and whipping we give ourselves that is the real enemy.

'Why I'll Tell My Son About My Suicide Attempt'

Kelley Clink | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelley Clink

I've always known that I would tell my son the truth about his uncle -- both how he lived and how he died. I've always known I would tell him the truth about me. I want to tell him the truth about everything -- even the scary, complicated stuff. Especially the scary, complicated stuff.

How I Learned to Manage Bipolar Disorder

Dan Seider | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Seider

Five years ago I was going into the second year of my undergrad at the University of Guelph. The semester was going well. I was living with friends an...

Brilliant, Beautiful and Bipolar

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

I feel most comfortable in a classroom. Whether I am the instructor or sitting in a chair soaking up intellectually tantalizing ideas, I love to be su...