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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...

Dear Chris Brown, Mentally Ill Black Women Need Counseling, Not A Good Lay: An Open Letter

Nicole Moore | Posted 05.21.2015 | Black Voices
Nicole Moore

Not too long ago, Mr. Brown, you were in a similar place as Ms. Ayeb when the media aimed to make you feel ashamed and small, so I'm sure you can understand when I say to you that your remarks on TMZ were damaging, ignorant and unnecessarily part of this unhealthy cycle of mocking the mentally ill.

Another Peek Behind the Curtain: How a Psychiatrist Diagnoses and Treats Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

One of the most important things is understanding the difference between mental illness and wellness. The more we talk about mental health the way we talk about physical health, the more we can decrease the stigma and shame that often impedes those in our communities from getting the help that they need. Please share your stories, join the discussion and stay tuned!

The Two Most Important Days in Your Life

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caroline Giegerich

As you enter the world and strive to figure out your why, know that it will come to you when it comes, not when you want it to. It will come and it will be the second most important day of your life. Give me a call. I want to hear all about it.

When You Can't Find Your Rose-Colored Glasses

Molly Shalz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Shalz

I'm not trying to guilt anyone into feeling remorse for walking away from me. The truth is, I don't really want to be your friend if you don't really want to be mine. I know I've hurt people. I've know I've made mistakes. I'm not a perfect person.

Mental Illness Doesn't Predict Violence. Here's What Does.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

In the aftermath of the recent plane crash in the French alps, much was made of Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz's history of depression. Since it was...

Creed Frontman Reveals He Has Bipolar Disorder

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment

Last year Creed frontman Scott Stapp made headlines for his erratic behavior, which resulted in a 72-hour psychiatric hold in November. Now, in a cand...

ReThink Review: Welcome to Me -- Mental Illness on the Air

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I don't think Welcome to Me is trying to make any larger statements about the world or mental disorders, but the film is an interesting reflection on the role television continues to hold in our lives.

'Fuzzy Thinking' Is A Common Symptom Of Depression And Bipolar, Study Confirms

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

Feeling as though you're walking around with your head in a fog can be a frustrating symptom of some psychiatric disorders. And as a large new stu...