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My Deepest Shame: I Walked Away From My Children

Joni Edelman | Posted 01.23.2017 | Parents
Joni Edelman

Content Notice: eating disorder Seven-and-a-half years ago, on the night of my 35th birthday, I told my husband that I wanted a divorce. It was 2 AM. ...

Deconstructing Stigma: Picturing the Beauty in Life

McLean Hospital | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

Editor's note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conve...

On Balance, 2016 Was A Pretty Garbage Year For Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living

This year was pretty terrible in a lot of ways. And, sadly, the attitudes surrounding mental health were no exception. The last 52 weeks brought a lot...

18 Tweets That Capture Carrie Fisher’s Mental Health Legacy

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living

Carrie Fisher was a fierce champion for mental health. The “Star Wars” actress, who died earlier this week at the age of 60, had bipolar disorder...

Finding Dignity in Emotional Anguish

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.29.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Finding Dignity in Emotional Anguish By Carol Smaldino The death of Carrie Fisher has triggered a rush of tweeting by a variety of people declarin...

Keeping The Force With Us in The Wake of Carrie Fisher's Passing

Kristen Lee | Posted 12.28.2016 | Impact
Kristen Lee

Carrie Fisher's life and death are sobering reminders of the complexity and beauty of life. Best known for her oversized earmuff buns and role as the ...

Demi Lovato Expertly Slams The Shame Surrounding Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Demi Lovato is sending an encouraging message to anyone dealing with a mental health condition: Don’t give up. The singer recently opened up to Peop...

Writing Through Cancer And Bipolar I Disorder

Robert Kuang | Posted 10.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Robert Kuang

Laura Yeager has been writing professionally for over 35 years. She began as a fiction writer, studying writing at Oberlin College, Iowa State Univers...

The Wisdom Of The Crowd

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

American depression rates fall behind only India and China. In an article from U.S. News and World Report, the WHO tracked "quality years of life lost due to disability or death," and reported researchers found the U.S. most affected by not only depression but anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

The Other Side Of Bipolar: Revealing Your Strengths to Move Beyond the Diagnosis

Stacey Chillemi | Posted 09.16.2016 | Books
Stacey Chillemi

I found this book to be very heartwarming, inspirational and motivational. Packed with effective tools, techniques, and strategies, and a touching story, filled with faith, courage, wisdom, strength and hope derived from the author Lauren Polly's rocky journey in life as she battled harrowing events in her life.

Donald Trump Is NOT Mentally Ill

Brett Gleason | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Brett Gleason

Or at least we, nor the media, are in a position to diagnose him. Because that’s what mental illness is -– a serious diagnosis to be given by a pr...

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


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 ...


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.