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Mental Health Awareness Month

22 Pushups for 22 Lives

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Backyard barbecues with the family and parades are Memorial Day customs but how about adding 22 pushups to your tradition? That's what Dr. Dennis Rebelo has been doing for the last 22 days as part of the 22Kill project.

The Honesty Convention

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Janine Francolini

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly ...

Let's Talk About Mental Health Stigma in the Orthodox Community

Bin Goldman, PsyD | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Bin Goldman, PsyD

It's great to be part of a community. In a community, such as the various Jewish communities, you have people to turn to, who will mobilize for you and share your joys and your challenges. Except when you don't.

The Power of Imagination in Taming Mental Illness

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Einstein famously said that, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." He was of course correct, but when Einstein made that statement, he had ...

Mental Health Awareness Month in a Climate of Denial

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

There is mental illness that is savage in its invasion and brutal in its takeover of the human spirit. Mental illness, including less dramatic states ...

Surviving Mother's Day and Mental Illness

Danielle Boose | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Danielle Boose

My Mother's Day was a roller coaster ride of feelings but in the end, I found peace in knowing that I'm her still mother, and soon she will be better. I encourage you to share your story to shed light on mental illness and bring awareness to those suffering in silence. Together we can all be a part of positive change.

#MyBrainHealthMatters and Yours Does Too

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Your brain is always changing - it is either moving forward or backward. You are the one who drives this remarkable engine and decides which direction it goes. Be proactive, not reactive. Your brain's future - your future is at stake.

Mental Health Is a Family Affair

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

We were so pleased that the focus of the recent Didi Hirsch "Erasing the Stigma" event was on mental health in families. This is a topic that is usually on the top of family "secrets" list which made it all the more powerful to hear inspiring stories from celebrities and families who had benefitted from treatment.

What 'Girl, Interrupted' Taught Me About Mental Health

xoJANE | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women

"Crazy isn't being broken, or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me... amplified."

Mentally Ill: The 5 Really Real Reasons Your Friend Can't Talk to You

Molly Farney | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Farney

Mental illnesses are as colorful as they are dark and as deep as those uneducated about them seem shallow. Too often, they remain faceless, minimized, stereotyped, and overwhelming.

It's Nice To Meet You, But That Is Not Your Real Name

Kristen Lee | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee

Assessment and diagnosis have a vital place in providing understanding and setting the course for often life-saving and life-altering treatment, and should not be dismissed or devalued. But, we also need to remember we are human beings, with names and stories, and should never be defined by a diagnosis.

Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Awareness Month in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily O'Dell

While on the surface our mental health awareness work in Lebanon looks like an innovation, it's more like a reclamation -- since the first mental hospitals in the world appeared in the Middle East.

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month -- Here's Why Companies Should Care

Amy Morin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Most people spend the majority of their waking hours working. During those long hours, the office setting either promotes good mental health or contri...

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 College Transition: Navigating the Deep End of the Pool

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

via It's that time of year again. The universal reply date for colleges has just come and gone, so students are dealing with the after...

When You Can't Find Your Rose-Colored Glasses

Molly Shalz | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Molly Shalz

I'm not trying to guilt anyone into feeling remorse for walking away from me. The truth is, I don't really want to be your friend if you don't really want to be mine. I know I've hurt people. I've know I've made mistakes. I'm not a perfect person.

The 12 Things Sigmund Freud Got Right

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.07.2016 | Science
Blake Fleetwood

It has been more or less 100 years since Freud wrote many of his groundbreaking books and papers on the human mind. And while some of his theories have been discredited, many major ideas have been borne out and are still relevant today.

ICYMI: The Dark Side Of Being A People Person And How Sleep Can Make You More Creative

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. Mental Health Awareness month began on May 1, and we were captivated by the stories of friends...

May Means Hope for Mental Health!

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

People often ask me what my dream is in my work at The Flawless Foundation and my answer is always the same: a world where the cause of mental health is celebrated and where every person living with these challenges is embraced by society.

Mental Illness and Identity: Would I Shed My Bipolar Disorder Skin?

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miles McCarter

Lately I have been asking myself: What would I do if I could shed myself of my bipolar disorder? Is it part of the core of my identity, even if it is ...

This Poignant PSA Is Here To Shatter The Stigma Attached To Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Imagine a world where having a mental illness is as commonly accepted as having the flu. It's hard to fathom given the obvious stigma attached to m...

5 Ways to Love Someone With Mental Illness

Sarah Griffith Lund | Posted 12.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Griffith Lund

The stigma and shame surrounding mental illness takes a toll on family members, making it difficult to find support when someone you love has mental illness. It's important for family members to break the silence about mental illness because as caregivers we can feel isolated and alone.

How We Moved Forward After A Trauma Rocked My Daughter's Life

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents

As part of Speak Up for Kids, an initiative led by Child Mind Institute to provide the public with information about children's mental health, The Huf...

May Is for Meetings and Mental Health

Thomas R. Insel | Posted 07.14.2014 | Science
Thomas R. Insel

Beyond electronic records, capture of the vast amounts of data from high-tech sensors and therapies makes a learning mental health care system feasible on a grand scale. Of course, there are critical issues to resolve, from the need to integrate data across various platforms to concerns about data privacy.

A Is for....

Janine Francolini | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Awareness! And Awareness is what we have been focusing on this past month, as President Obama signed a proclamation declaring May as National Mental Health Awareness Month (the first president to do so!)