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Sitcom Star Mentally Ill, Mom Says

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.03.2012 | Celebrity

Former "Saved By the Bell" star Lark Voorhies is mentally ill, her mother tells People magazine. "There are things that have traumatized her," Tric...

Double Standard for Bipolar Disorder

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

It is sad to me that Jesse Jackson, Jr and former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, as well as other celebrities, have become poster boys for mental illness when in fact they should be poster boys for questionable behavior.

Jesse Jackson Jr., Mental Health and Life Choices

Monica A. Coleman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Religion
Monica A. Coleman

There are so few public figures -- especially African American -- who live out loud with their mental health challenges. I hoped that the revelations about Jackson would reduce the stigma and silence around mental health.

DELETED SCENE: Brody Pays Carrie A Visit On 'Homeland'

Posted 08.22.2012 | TV

The "Homeland" Season 2 premiere is only a month away, but to whet your appetite, check out this Season 1 deleted scene (courtesy of ET) in which Nich...

Jesse Jackson, Jr., Being Treated For Bipolar II Disorder -- What Is It?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., the Democratic U.S. Representative for Illinois, is being treated for bipolar disorder, according to news reports. ...

Principal In Hot Water After Allegedly Calling Student With Bipolar Disorder

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

Dr. David Madden, a high school principal at Oxford Area High School in Oxford, Pa., has been suspended from his position after allegedly calling a s...

Personalized Biological Testing in Psychiatry: Inevitable Reality or Impossible Dream

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

Personalized psychiatric diagnosis has great promise and may be one of the few ways out of the current impasse -- the constant flow of group mean studies giving non-replicated or barely-significant differences.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Receiving Medical Treatment For Mood Disorder

Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living

A mood disorder is the reason behind U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.'s medical leave of absence, according to news reports. The Democratic Congressman f...

Honesty and Intimacy Are Not Always the Same

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

A successful long-term relationship means being willing to share your vulnerabilities and strengths, but requires sensitivity to the consequences that sharing brings.

What Getting Naked In Dublin Taught Me About Love

David Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.25.2012 | Weddings
David Fitzpatrick

Then I met Amy. It was a wonderful moment that began on our first date when I saw the prominently-displayed Batman Band-Aid on her finger. I learned she was quirky in other ways also -- she loved comic book films and violent movies with a substantial amount of explosions, along with taking on 11-year old boys at Laser Tag and ruining their days.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Bud Clayman on OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie

Dan Persons | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

You could say that a documentary with the title OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie is maybe biting off more than it could chew, but no more so than the filmmaker who found himself coping with all those afflictions.

Man Gets 35 Years In Prison For Skipping His Tab At Waffle House | Posted 06.08.2012 | Black Voices

Do you think he deserves 35 years? ...

The Courage to Blog About Personal Struggles

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.06.2012 | Technology
Bruce Reyes-Chow

This week I have been inspired by a few folks who have reminded me of the courage to publicly share struggles, not only for their own healing, but for the healing of others. Their words are powerful.

A 'Perfect' Girl's Struggle With Bipolar Disorder

Posted 05.23.2012 | Teen

Imagine the girl who has everything: social status, athletic prowess and a loving family. Her life must be perfect, right? Actually, it is more li...

Helping My Daughter Survive Bipolar Disorder

Cinda Johnson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Cinda Johnson

The energy and time it takes to find good treatment, continued support, and understanding for the person with a mental illness as well as his or her family are often overwhelming, but they are also often the difference between recovery and devastation.

Creativity And Madness: Are They Inherently Linked?

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

The myth that creativity and madness are inherently linked has a certain romantic appeal, but it does little -- if anything -- to promote human well-being.

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Drug Abuse: 'Being A Celebrity Can Be Dangerous'

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.23.2012 | Latino Voices

Demi Lovato is in a really good place these days. The 19-year-old singer just released a new music video for her hit song, "Give Your Heart A Brea...

The False Epidemic of Childhood Bipolar Disorder

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

Childhood bipolar disorder used to be vanishingly rare, but has recently become far too common -- in just 15 years, rates have jumped an amazing 40-fold.

What Does It Feel Like to Have Bipolar Disorder?

Quora | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mills Baker, Head of User Experience, Giftly I have bipolar disorder, as does my mother and as did ...

FAU Student: 'I Just Couldn't Stop'

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

The family of a 24-year-old woman whose violent outburst in her Florida Atlantic University classroom went viral on YouTube says the incident is relat...

What Does Bipolar Disorder Really Look Like?

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Sadly, society still associates mental illnesses with a stereotyped look of someone with glazed eyes and a drooling mouth, looking as if he or she is from or belongs in outer space. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Ill. Woman Competes In Beauty Pageant To Fight Stigma Of Mental Illness

Lemont Patch | Posted 03.01.2012 | Impact

When Lemont resident Tammy Timm competed last year in the Mrs. Illinois America pageant, everything had to be perfect—the dress, the hair and even h...

Calling in Crazy: Why We Must Normalize Mental Illness

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

Throughout our lives, we travel a health-to-illness continuum, always seeking a return to wellbeing. While we acknowledge the physical realities of this continuum, it's harder to accept the emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects.

Millionaire Spends $20 Million At Gift Fair Before Mental Hospital

Posted 02.16.2012 | New York

A frenzied Manhattan mogul went on a bizarre shopping spree at the New York International Gift Fair, The New York Post reports, ordering $20 million w...

Mary and Me

Elizabeth Luisi | Posted 04.01.2012 | Good News
Elizabeth Luisi

I hadn't worked outside the home in over a decade, and I had an illness that made it difficult to work. Despite my trepidation, I knew it was time to brush up on my job skills. So I decided a good place to start was with my dog, Mary.