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You Need To Hear This Powerful Poem On Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living

This is one creative way to be a mental health advocate. After being diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, a serious mental illness that causes manic epi...

This Woman Is Using Poetry To End The Stigma Around Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Karah Preiss | Posted 07.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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An Open Letter to My Former Psychiatrist: On Being Right

Jennifer Marshall | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Marshall

Dear Dr. Right, You were right. Ten years ago this August, I left your office with my husband, round belly bulging with my nearly full-term first chi...

The Orlando Shooter Was American, Not An "Other"

Melody Moezzi | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Melody Moezzi

For all the innocent people who have lost their lives as a result of what may well have been Mateen's internalized homophobia turned outward, countless others lose their lives every day as a result of internalized homophobia and transphobia turned inward.

How I Learned to Be Happy: Past, Present, Future

Michael Weinberger | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinberger

When dealing with the unknown of the future and harsh realities of the past, how are we able to obtain true happiness today? I used to spend countle...

Journey of a Yale, NYU and Columbia Graduate in Understanding Bipolar II Disorder

Robert Kuang | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert Kuang

Tochi Onyebuchi is a Columbia Law School, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Yale graduate with strong experience in both domestic and international ...

UnREAL KEEPS IT REAL ON MENTAL ILLNESS

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23, 2016: (From L to R) UnREAL Showrunner Carol Barbee, stars Craig Bierko, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Constance Zimmer, Shiri Appleby...

Mary Lambert Gets Real About Living With Bipolar Disorder

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Mary Lambert is showing the world that even celebrities struggle with mental health issues -- and we couldn't love her more for it. The "Secrets" sing...

Beneath the Surface: Exploring Mental Illness

Samina Raza | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Samina Raza

It's not easy to explain mental illness to people who don't have it. You can't show them anything that is broken, or any flulike symptoms, or anything visible at all.

After Divorce: Wanderlust

Kerry Neville | Posted 05.31.2016 | Divorce
Kerry Neville

Wanderlust. The skin between me and the world has dissolved. Instead of retreating from pain and joy and vulnerability, I'm consumed with farsickness. Why wait for a traveling companion? Do I fear the loneliness inherent to my soul ranging the universe on its own? Yes, of course.

What Are You Pretending Not to Know?

Michael Weinberger | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinberger

I finally learned that life is actually lived during the pauses or breaks when we make time to reflect and truly appreciate the moment. From these reflections, I've come to realize that communication is the root to all my problems today.

Is Botox the Answer to My Migraines?

Brett Gleason | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Brett Gleason

I got sent home from school with my first migraine at age 9, fairly sure my head was about to explode. The neurologist gave me an MRI, the eye doctor...

Dear Fang, With Love: A Chat With Novelist Rufi Thorpe

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In acclaimed author Rufi Thorpe's second novel, Lucas--a hapless father blindsided by his 17-year old daughter Vera's diagnosis of bipolar disorder--decides to travel with her to Vilnius, Lithuania.

A Love Letter to My Future Lover

Kerry Neville | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerry Neville

The heart is not just there to help oxygenate and circulate the blood, but to quicken a thrilling rhythm, to throb in our ears, to push against our ribcages, burning us from inside with all that we feel and want. It reminds us that we are alive, yet, that we respire and are inspired.

Why I'm Coming Out as Bipolar

Deborah Chang | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Chang

Although I didn't know it at the time, my journey toward entrepreneurship was partly driven by being bipolar. Looking back, it explains so much. It's a critical part of my identity as a founder and something I cannot imagine living without.

I Was Unfaithful To My Wife While She Fought for Her Life

Jason MacKenzie | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason MacKenzie

My grief appears when it needs to appear now that I am open to accepting it. I deal with it by writing and talking to my wife and kids. I also deal with it by trying to help others who are experiencing the incredible difficulties of coping with a loved one suffering from mental illness. Things are better now.

5 Ways Asian Americans and Mental Health Professionals Can Build Family Support

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

In my interview with psychologist Lilian Shin, she opened my eyes to barriers like how American's Euro-centric patient model does not take into account Asian cultural norms. Thankfully, there are practical ways to bridge this communication gap.

21-Day Recovery Starts With You!

Michael Weinberger | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinberger

This simple exercise gave me the permission I needed to love myself and accept myself for exactly who I was. Only then was I able to begin achieving a true sense of happiness and peace of mind.

Asian American Mental Health: Confusing Doing Well With Feeling Well

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

A depressed person can struggle academically and socially -- that is true among people of all racial backgrounds. But, sometimes, it's also true that a depressed person can function well on the outside.

I Should Never Have Tried to Run From Grief

Jason MacKenzie | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason MacKenzie

We will all face great loss in our life. It's one of the few things of which we can be certain. Every one of us will be forced to make choices abou...

Mental Health Is a Family Affair

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

We were so pleased that the focus of the recent Didi Hirsch "Erasing the Stigma" event was on mental health in families. This is a topic that is usually on the top of family "secrets" list which made it all the more powerful to hear inspiring stories from celebrities and families who had benefitted from treatment.

Mother's Day: A (Bipolar) Love Letter to My Children

Kerry Neville | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Kerry Neville

Their relentless love is why I am still here. They needed me in their world, so I returned to stability, self-compassion, and most days, even self-love. My children and I talk about the scars on my arms, and those years of my itinerant, unstable motherhood, and their fears for me -- that the bipolar dragon might return and carry me back to its cave.

ADVICE 14: How Do I Break Up With My Parents?

Brent Stoller | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

As an only child, I was always very close with my parents. My mother relied on me solely when she and my father fought. Girl time. Growing up, I always said I'd move next door and live there with her forever and always be her best friend. Now, I live about 10 miles away (if that), but I work full time, pay my own bills, and live with my boyfriend.

5 Easy Steps to Sleep Better Tonight

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Here are five simple and effective steps you can take to get better sleep tonight.

7 (Not So) Obvious Things to Avoid if You Have Trouble Sleeping

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Insomnia is one of the most common and frustrating complaints that my patients report. The underlying cause can be anything from stress and anxiety to depression, medical conditions, pain, medications or poor sleeping habits.