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Mental Health Advocacy

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 ...

Mass Shootings and 'Crazy People'

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

If you listen to the recent televised discussions on mass shootings, you would think that those of us with serious mental-health diagnoses are responsible for most of the tragic shootings that occur in this country.

Mental Health Treatment Is A Privilege Many People Can't Afford

Minaa B | Posted 07.28.2016 | Black Voices
Minaa B

While access to culturally diverse providers is low, the cost of mental health treatment remains high, which serves as an additional impediment to bridging the gap between the onset of symptoms and accessing professional care.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Addressing Global Stigmatization of Mental Health, Time for a New Face for MentalHealth.

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Adedayo Fashanu

On the day after the Charleston South Carolina shooting, , I wrote on my facebook platform my thought, based on this article about about how society m...

Kim Bellware

Rahm Emanuel Screamed In My Face, Mental Health Activist Claims | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Two Chicago mental health activists contend Mayor Rahm Emanuel placed himself nearly "nose to nose" with one of them in a private meeting and yelled, ...

Finding a Middle Ground Between Psychiatry and Anti-Psychiatry

Allen Frances | Posted 12.20.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

Mental-health services in the U.S. are a failed mess: underfunded, disorganized, inaccessible, misallocated, dispirited, and driven by commercial interest. The current nonsystem is a shameful disgrace that won't change unless the various voices who care about the mentally ill can achieve greater harmony.

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.

We Need More Than Dialogue About Mental Illness

Ross Szabo | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

I have spent half of my life as a mental health advocate, and it's really refreshing to see how many people understand the need to talk about these issues. However, these problems won't be changed with conversation. They will be changed with action.

Burger King Ad Mental Health Advocates | Jami Bernard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mental health advocates are not too crazy about Burger King's "Crazy King" campaign. They've attacked it as "blatantly offensive" and say it's perpetu...