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What It Feels Like When Your Dreams Come True

Anna Snapp | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
Anna Snapp

To be honest, I never felt like it was brave thing to do -- share my life story about physical and mental illness; it just felt right. My only outlet was theater, and it felt like the only way I could express the angst, anger and sadness I had been feeling about my life.

Mental Illness Gets the Celebrity Treatment. That's a Good Thing

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Back in 2014, Dunham's memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, included a list of things that keep her up at night. Meanwhile, a realistic, yet not overly dramatized depiction of OCD gets a good amount of screen time on Girls in the form of Dunham's character. But is there such a thing as too revealing?

Is Bipolar Still in Disorder Really the Best We Can Do?

Tom Wootton | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Tom Wootton

A common refrain in the bipolar disorder community is, "I'm doing the best I can." Every time I hear this or a similar phrase, my heart weeps. I know ...

A Successful Working Mother Battles Bi-Polar Disorder

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What...

How Depression and Anxiety Don't Mix Well in College

Jacqueline Gualtieri | Posted 01.13.2016 | College
Jacqueline Gualtieri

In some strange sense, maybe I'm grateful for my friend, the ever growing ball of anxiety in my stomach. It keeps me going when I'm ready to quit.

Divorce: Happy (Dis)Anniversary

Kerry Neville | Posted 01.12.2016 | Divorce
Kerry Neville

I was driving with my daughter, Sophia, a forty-five minute ride of monotony. She was lost in the world of Instagram and YouTube, and I wanted to ...

Touched With Fire: Chronicles on the Poetry of Madness - Part 1

Paul Dalio | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
Paul Dalio

I remember the exact second I first went crazy. I was sitting in my room at the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood and lit up a joint.

#Flawless Favorites: The Inspirational Reads of 2015

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.04.2016 | Books
Janine Francolini

Authenticity, honesty, and compassion -- this is how the revolution for brain health starts. As the year and the holiday season draw to a close, we celebrate our favorite books of the year: inspirational reads that provide hope and take us one step closer to our goal of educated awareness and acceptance for all.

Mom Who Recently Held Down 3 Jobs Wants Stable Home For Daughters

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business

Shannon White finally has the home of her dreams. After spending the last five years passing between friends’ apartments, transitional housing ...

Happy Manic Solstice Lists: Wherein My Daughter and I Pineapple, Mango and French Fries

Judy Hall | Posted 12.21.2015 | Parents
Judy Hall

I make lists. It is part of who I am when I am manic. I have always made lists and they vary in complexity and their relationship to reality depending on my ascent into mania.

Managing Your Mental Illness

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 12.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sheila Hamilton

If everyone who was living well with mental illness came out of the shadows, it would be revolutionary for the people who are suffering from a mental health crisis in silence.

The Human Rights Crisis We Ignore

Melody Moezzi | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Melody Moezzi

At the heart of the American mental health crisis today lies the highly flawed, dangerous and unspoken assumption that people with mental disabilities are somehow less than human.

On The Shame In Admitting I'm Depressed

YourTango | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living

We get so ashamed at giving ourselves away. And I think that's the problem I'm dealing with. I might be depressed, I might not, but either way I've been skirting the issue for so long because I don't want to be rejected or hurt anymore.

Touched With Fire

Paul Dalio | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Paul Dalio

Out of all the poets who received the Pulitzer, 38 percent of them were bipolar. How can we simply label it a human disorder? Think how much more they could contribute to the human spirit if they knew it could be used as a gift to humanity, instead of something to hide from humanity?

Working With Kids Is a No-Brainer

Brandon Marshall | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Marshall

Not enough people realize that three quarters of all psychiatric illness has its onset before the age of 24, and half before 14. And because kids are still developing, the earlier treatment is started, the better the prognosis.

What I Know To Be True On My 59th Birthday

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 12.02.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

Today is my birthday. I'm officially 59, and these are my last 12 months before the 60s begin. As some of you will agree, by this age birthdays are more about reflection than celebration, good company than pricey presents.

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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