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Lessons From My Father, And Muhammad Ali

Kevin Hines | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hines

I am thankful to have the dad that I have. I will always live in gratitude for the statue of Muhammad Ali that he gave to me. As I finish this piece, it Is father's day, I am going to spend time with and film more of my Dad for my forthcoming documentary.

The Feeling of Justice: The 2015 Dignity March for Mental Health

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

Returning from the inaugural Destination Dignity March for Mental Health and Change, I sat on the flight from Washington D.C. to Fort Lauderdale refle...

A Prescription for Mental Health in America

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The greatest gains we can achieve in the next 10 years in public mental health will derive from closing the gap between what we know and what we do in both mental health and the addictions.

Telling Your Mental Health Story

Kristin Battista-Frazee | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Kristin Battista-Frazee

Your mental health story is so important, tell and share it in my storytelling campaign #MyMentalHealthStory. Your story can make a big difference to someone struggling right now.

There's Money In One Man Shows!

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.30.2013 | DC

George Bluth is going to be dishing out advice, but it probably won't have anything to do with money in banana stands. Actor Jeffrey Tambor, who pl...

Nation 'Yawns' as the Sequester Attacks the Mentally Ill

Art Levine | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Art Levine

The New York Times reports, "The sword of Damocles turns out to be made of Styrofoam." But the sword feels much sharper for families, advocates, and local officials who rely on government funding to treat and care for those with mental illness.

Alana Horowitz Satlin

America's Mental Health Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Alana Horowitz Satlin | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

On Feb. 9, 1844, the governor of Missouri ate breakfast, went to his office and locked the door. Then he shot himself with a rifle. Thomas Reynolds’...

Me on Drugs

Julie Gray | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

I have been on drugs for about six years, give or take. Prozac and Buspiron. Prozac for depression and Buspiron for its evil twin sister, anxiety. There were others, too. I can't remember how I got started on them -- well, we can surmise I was depressed.

'Random' Acts of Violence Are Not So Random

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

In mental health, we need to be wary of short-term, reactive "fixes" stimulated by agonizing events that may have emotional appeal but are no substitute for an ongoing resolve to apply proven means of systematically improving care and accountability.

Compassionately Dealing With Mental Illness in America

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

When it comes to mental illness, we need more tolerance, empathy and compassion. We need to remove the barriers to help, and remember that if it were our family member or friend who had such problems, we would view things with a lot more compassion.

Glenn Close: Let's End The Stigma Around Mental Illness Now

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

With all of the incredible advances in care for mental illness, there is a huge roadblock between people and the treatment they need: the stigma and shame that pervade our culture regarding mental illness.

Depression, Memory and Adaptation

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Could it be that depression, even of a psychotic and/or manic variety, functions as an evolutionary adaptation? Yes, I believe that this can be true, though there are doubts on this theory.

Which State Has The Most (And Least) Mental Illness?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 10.14.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly 20 percent of Americans -- 44.5 million adults -- experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year, according to a new report from th...

Why Hasn't President Obama Changed His Policy on Writing Letters of Condolence ?

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Part of the solution should be acknowledging that mental illness in the form of suicidal behavior can be brought about or exacerbated by the rigors of military service. When this results in the death of one of our soldiers, their loved ones deserve our sympathy and understanding.

Morgan Dana Harrington, Missing Two Weeks, Sought By Family, Metallica

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Metallica has chipped in $50,000 to the reward fund for the safe return of Morgan Dana Harrington, a 20-year-old girl who was last seen outside an are...