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How I Learned to Manage Bipolar Disorder

Dan Seider | Posted 05.28.2016 | 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...

Musician With Heart Transplant Creates Music That Heals Hearts

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Seth Adam Smith

Paul Cardall is an internationally acclaimed pianist whose bestselling music is making huge--yet peaceful--waves. His fifteenth album, 40 Hymns for Forty Days recently debuted as the #1 Billboard New Age Album.

What Depression And Heart Health Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Heart failure patients should also be screened for depression by their doctors, according to a new small study. Researchers found that heart patien...

Jonathan Cohn

Mental Illness Is A Much Bigger Problem For The Poor, New Study Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

If you want to talk about inequality in America, you should be talking about mental illness -- and the ability of people to get treatment for it. ...

Removing the Invisibity Cloak: A Conversation on Mental Illness

Ryley Rubin Pogensky | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Ryley Rubin Pogensky

Are you ok? How often do we ask those words without any real weight or backing? For the millions of us who deal with mental illness we often find ourselves lying every time those words are pitched to us.

Question: Does Cognitive Behavior Therapy Include Insight?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Answer: Insight is always a part of cognitive therapy -- an important part, but not an end in itself. We help patients gain insight into why they ha...

The Pain I Didn't Think I'd Survive

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Ayesha Vardag

I tried to get on with normal life, but I'd find myself at a party in London and just be seized with the need to get away, to get to Roger's tree, to water it and make sure it was thriving.

Just Eat the Damn Cake

Mara Shapiro | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
Mara Shapiro

This week I heard the really sad news about the death of a woman that I may have met once or twice or maybe more or maybe not at all. I know her name, and I'm straining to remember her face other than how I've seen in pictures. She was young. She died in her sleep.

Are You Addicted to Judging Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"I'm such a jerk. How could I have said that?" "I'm a loser. I'll never get anywhere." "I'm so stupid. I should have learned this by now." "I don't fi...

Practicing Recovery Is Choosing in Alignment

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

It has been a theme in my office lately, the frustration we can feel with recovery, well, really with ourselves. The frustration of falling off track...

'Chronic' at Cannes: Tim Roth As a Depressed Male Hospice Nurse

Karin Badt | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Tim Roth gives an outstanding performance in Michel Franco's new film Chronic, which just premiered at Cannes, as a male nurse who bizarrely goes beyond the call of duty to care for his dying patients.

Grief and the Veteran: An Inside Look

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

If you or someone you know have experienced a death, please take the time you need to process your grief. To all those who have served our country or who are remembering a Veteran, may Memorial Day bring some measure of peace and calm to your heart.

The Ways the Untethered Soul Is Changing My Life

Alexandra Allam | Posted 05.22.2016 | Books
Alexandra Allam

There are days now where my consciousness absorbs me. There are hours where the line is blurred between who I am and what I am doing or seeing or thinking. I find difficulty in distinguishing the point I finish and the place my understandings start.

People With Depression Have A Greater Risk Of Developing Parkinson's Disease

Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe Published: May 20, 2015 06:27pm ET on LiveScience. People who have been diagnosed with depression may have an increas...

"Wait, Mom, Are Those Police or Isis?"...

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth Lazar

...asked my 9 year-old last month. Otherwise absorbed in a rousing Fifa 15 match, he looked up from the iPad when the news upstaged Isco's corner kick.

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

Nicole Moore | Posted 05.21.2016 | 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.

"Sit Up Straight!" The Mental Health Benefits of Good Posture

Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin | Posted 05.21.2016 | Science
Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin

Remember when your mother told you to "sit up straight?" Apart from what your mother may have considered proper decorum, good posture appears to have many surprising mental health benefits.

Suicide Among Elementary-Aged Black Children Is On The Rise

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Since the 1990s, suicide rates among elementary-age black children have nearly doubled, while suicide rates among white children have fallen, accordin...

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

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.20.2016 | 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!

Why People DO Get Crankier As They Age

Deborah Gaines | Posted 05.20.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

I envy my mother's frankness. I still have to listen politely to people I dislike; I rarely get the option of walking away. If my son told his math teacher she was misguided, he'd get hauled to the principal's office.

Mitch Clark: The Light Within The Dark

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.16.2016 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Admiring the honesty and courage of AFL club Geelong's recruit Mitch Clark, David Packman takes a look at the rising specter of depression among professional athletes.

Global Day for Hope Kicks Off Mental Health Awareness Month

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

Throughout the month of May, people of all ages are sharing messages of hope across social media, fueling the mission and inspiring a multitude of conversations promoting the importance of mental health care.

The Blueprint of Life

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Inevitably, hardship and challenges will be part of life's lessons; however, what differentiates people is how they react, respond, recover and revise their blueprint when in a situation where their power of adaptability is tested.

Are You Causing Your Own Suffering?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Many people, even those who are not alone and have plenty of money, spend much time suffering. It is obvious what the cause of suffering is when someo...

50 Years Of Sexist Pharma Ads May Actually Affect Who Gets Treated For Depression

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living

(Photo credit: Serax) Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1967 While vintage advertising usually conjures images of "Ma...