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A Personal Guide to Healing From a Loss

Joan E. Childs | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Joan E. Childs

A life that ends from any cause is horrific and a tragedy for the family left behind. I believe everyone grieves in his or her own way. There is no right or wrong. Losing a child to suicide is unnatural. Parents are supposed to die before their children.

Actress Kelly Reilly Lets Loose About Her Very Controversial Character

Elizabeth Luisi | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Luisi

As a person with bipolar disorder, it is difficult to watch my illness portrayed on television. So when I saw the promos for ABC'S Black Box, starring Kelly Reilly, I was skeptical. Instead, what I found was surprisingly familiar; the series, and its star, are insightful and heartbreakingly honest.

How Video Games Can Improve Dialogue on Mental Illness

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

While there are strong arguments for the games' unique potential as vehicles for a deep, experiential understanding, it is our experience that these kinds of mental health games tend to polarize.

How an Interdisciplinary Transmedia Project Can Address Mental Illness Stigma

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Mona Shattell

How does one go about an interdisciplinary project spanning art and science? How might this look? we set out to explore how mental health advocacy, video game design, and documentary filmmaking could come together to enhance understanding and fight stigma about mental illness.

Gateway to Curing Mental Illness

Chantel Garrett | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Chantel Garrett

When we can see the millions of young people and adults among us who live with brain disorders through a lens of compassion, radical shifts in innovation and funding will undoubtedly unfold. My family is ready for action. Are you?

Beyond Beds and Meds: Accepting Nothing Less Than Transformational Change

Chantel Garrett | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Chantel Garrett

We must collectively take urgent action -- as the road ahead for people living with serious mental illness and their families is still a long one, riddled with obstacles on all fronts: social, scientific and political.

How to Get Rid of Secrets? Tell Them

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Cristina Negrón I never wanted to sign up for Facebook. All of the friending friends, unfriending friends, poking friends, tagging ...

Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and Man's Soul

Francis Levy | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media
Francis Levy

One of the lagniappes of psychoanalysis is the philosophical attitude it takes towards mental illness. There is no cure for life. In fact in Charlie K...

Homeland Season Finale: Picking and Choosing 'Reality' (SPOILER ALERT)

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen the season 3 Homeland finale. There are many people on Facebook who wish there was a thumbs down sett...

My Brother Can't Pay His Student Loans Because of His Mental Illness

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, My younger brother has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. He has fought bouts of depression, ha...

My Daughter Went to Culinary School and Sallie Mae is Chasing My Husband

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Sallie Mae student loan was co-signed for by my husband for my daughter. She is unstable, cannot keep a ...

Rick Warren Speaks Out On Son's Suicide

Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion

In their first media interview since the suicide of their son, Matthew, Rick and Kay Warren spoke exclusively to CNN's Piers Morgan about the resilien...

Hope in a Human Story

Vanessa Contopulos | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Vanessa Contopulos

It turns out that we all have a lived experience of mental illness touching our lives, whether it is personally or though someone we love. It is in the courage to share our journeys that we are able to transform our pain and our struggle into a blessing, a human connection, and a shared path.

The Life of Bi

Ron Mattocks | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Mattocks

"I don't think you have ADD," he finally says, turning to me. I'm ready to leave, but I stay to hear him out. "What you're describing sounds more like a Bipolar II disorder."

Is Bi-Cycling Delusion Keeping Your Bipolar in Disorder?

Tom Wootton | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Wootton

Bipolar is a cyclical condition. We cycle through depressions and manias, sometimes reaching intensities that cause a crisis for us. We also periodically cycle into remission. It might be easier if the cycles were predictable, but for many of us they are completely random.

Just Like My Mother

Catherine Menta | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Menta

After that night we began our long process of rebuilding. I had to get to know my mother through fresh eyes -- eyes not clouded with resentment. What I learned is that my mother has the purest heart.

My Bipolar Husband Is Complicated...But I Love Him

Maggie M. Ethridge | Posted 07.07.2013 | Weddings
Maggie M. Ethridge

In Japanese culture there is a an aesthetic called Wabi Sabi. Wabi Sabi is the adoration and enjoyment of all things imperfect, old, beaten down.

What Does Bipolar Disorder Look Like?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

As we watch how Ms. Zeta-Jones manages her illness, there may be much to learn from someone so talented -- so successful, and yet ill -- about how to not let bipolar disorder, or any mental or addictive disease, derail or destroy a life or a family.

My First Time: A Dual Diagnosis

Brett Gleason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Gleason

A month before my first time with another man, I was hospitalized with bipolar disorder. The hospital assigned me a therapist named Regina. I liked her until I told her about Ray.

WATCH: What It's Like Living With Bipolar Disorder

OWN | Posted 02.26.2013 | OWN

Meet 18 year-old Tiny, a student at John McDonogh High School in New Orleans. She's a little girl with big personality who struggles with the loss of ...

Silver Linings Playbook: An Irreverent But Real Look at Mental Illness

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Part of the message of the movie is that it takes a lot of mutual support for people to be their best selves, whether or not mental illness is involved. And that if we're not afraid of mental illness, and we don't try to hide it, we can help people manage their symptoms and live up to their potential.

Exclusive: Former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Actress Glenn Close and Activist Jessie Close Speak Out About Mental Illness

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

The bottom line: education, early intervention, community support, and love from friends and family are essential to bringing more understanding -- and less stigma -- to mental illness.

Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Adapted from a novel by Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook finds the laughs but also the pathos in this story of one man's attempt to regain control of his life.

Former 'Saved By The Bell' Star Reveals Bipolar Disorder

Posted 10.12.2012 | Black Voices

Earlier this year Lark Voorhies appeared in a viral clip with Yahoo correspondent Michael Yo, which had the web buzzing about the actress looking dras...

How This Secret Could Sabotage Your Marriage

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.23.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I'm a strong advocate of soon-to-be-married and married couples going to the doctor together. It's the only way you can both truly be on the same page about your health issues.