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Mental Health Awareness


Francesca Cacace | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Francesca Cacace

ut even though it might not be my plan to learn more about it, even though I'd rather not go there, I have to realize that things don't always go according to plan. I may very well see more depths, even amidst these many peaks. I'm working on coming to terms with that today, last week, and every day in the future.

Do College Students Care More About Mental Health Than Administrators?

Ross Szabo | Posted 05.30.2016 | College
Ross Szabo

Non-profit organizations have been created to help college administrations better respond to mental health challenges.

Mental Health: What Does That Mean to You?

Laura DiMinno | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura DiMinno

Emotional awareness is having an understanding of what emotions are and how to be with them, how to release them, and how to express them in a way that supports your mental health versus causing collateral damage (being emotionally reactive).

Schools and Communities Are Coming Together to Support Students' Mental Wellness

Carmen Fariña | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Carmen Fariña

First and foremost as a grandmother, but also as a lifelong educator, I want to ensure mental health issues are not a barrier to any student's learning. In order to better reach all students and families, we've joined ThriveNYC.

Depression and Me

Kiley Smith | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Kiley Smith

There is only ONE you, YOU MATTER --so keep trying, keep your head up and keep choosing to live....because YOU ARE LOVED.

Life as an Entrepreneur: Mojitos, beaches and the flipside...

Christine Judd | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Christine Judd

It's time we talked about the big (massive even) pink elephant in the room called mental health amongst entrepreneurs. There is the notion that you ...

Raising Awareness for Mental Health Issues Is Not an End in Itself

Allie Long | Posted 05.11.2016 | College
Allie Long

"Mental Health Awareness Week" and its equivalents are pleas to administrators to be proactive in helping students deal with our mental health more than anything. We don't need anymore funding for free yoga or cookies. We just need administrators to listen.

Coming Out About My Mental Illness

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 05.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

Coming out of the closet is a right of passage for any LGBT individual. But coming doesn't necessarily have to be limited to sexuality.

Asian American Mental Health: Confusing Doing Well With Feeling Well

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

A depressed person can struggle academically and socially -- that is true among people of all racial backgrounds. But, sometimes, it's also true that a depressed person can function well on the outside.

Why I Put My Black Teenage Son in Therapy

Lauren Gay | Posted 05.06.2016 | Black Voices
Lauren Gay

Parents I urge you to talk with your kids and be vigilant of any changes to their moods, behaviors, or routines. Don't write them off as being kids who aren't capable of experiencing burn out, stress, or depression. They do.

Tackling Children's Mental Health Needs, Step-by-Step

Judith Sandalow | Posted 05.04.2016 | DC
Judith Sandalow

I'm a pragmatic optimist. Why? Because I've seen what can happen when people roll up their sleeves and do the hard work of making needed changes. Thin...

Don't Simply Turn Away

Larry Shushansky | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Larry Shushansky

National health observances can sharpen our awareness, making us a little more sensitive to people in need, which then motivates us into action.

A Day in The Life of a Traveler Struggling with Anxiety

Jaimee Nicole | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
Jaimee Nicole

We have to get to the station, but the girls are too nervous to take a cab. I've been nervous all day and doing things I didn't want to do (or rather, not doing things I really wanted to do...), but I agree and hop on.

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."

Mental Health Month 2016: Give Your Community the Gift of Olmstead v. L.C.

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

So what can you do to deliver the gift of Olmstead to your community? How about putting together a work group of disability rights lawyers and community advocates to plan an Olmstead educational campaign. Conduct Olmstead forums, agency in-services and/or an ADA social media campaign.

3 Benefits of Embracing the Truth About Your Mental Health

Alissa Lastres | Posted 04.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Alissa Lastres

Focusing on our mental health is simply about setting an intention to move the notch on that proverbial continuum toward a healthier mind; to understand that no matter where we currently fall on this continuum -- we all have room to become mentally healthier.

Woman Captures The Exhausting Reality Of Living With Anxiety In 2 Photos

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women

For those who don't struggle with mental health issues, it can be hard to fully comprehend what a panic attack feels like. One woman's powerful Facebo...

Mental Health Takes a Hit at Boston University

Ibrahim Rashid | Posted 04.13.2016 | College
Ibrahim Rashid

I hesitantly stepped onto Boston University's campus in the fall of 2014. As someone with anxiety, I was apprehensive about the transition to a big school in an even bigger city, but I had not anticipated the hardships I would face.

Chris Brown Tweeted The Most Infuriating Suicide Comment

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living

Excuse you? Singer Chris Brown shared an ignorant and stigmatizing tweet with the world on Tuesday, reportedly referring to R&B singer Kahlani’s rec...

I Am Strong...

Janine Francolini | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

"I am strong, I am bold... my own power, I can hold." -- Bent on Learning Student Mantra In keeping with our series inspired by the Kenne...

Re-Evaluating Psychiatry

Eva Altobelli MD | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Eva Altobelli MD

I would like to try and put a more human face to psychiatry and change our role from drug pushers to actual health care providers.

Societal Views on Mental Health in Asia Need to Change

Christina Ling | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
Christina Ling

Mental health issues are still highly trivialized and stigmatized in Asian culture and society -- dare I say, the most stigmatized in the world.

Your Mess Is Your Message

Kajal Pandey | Posted 03.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kajal Pandey

As I sat on the floor sobbing heavily wanting an answer for the shit storm I found myself at the center of, I realized that my life is a huge mess. T...

5 Steps Every Parent Should Take Before Assessing Their Child for a Mental Health Disorder

Yasmin Mossanen | Posted 03.01.2016 | Parents
Yasmin Mossanen

Let's face it; we all are guilty of using psychological language to label our children's' behaviors. It is not meant to be harmful or malicious, however, the sudden increase in mental health diagnosis in children is forcing to take a hard look at what options we take as parents.

Okay to Say Enlists Texans to Take a Stand Against Stigma

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
Dustin DeMoss

Okay to Say is starting a conversation in Texas that needs to be reverberated across the nation, and in doing so, will help countless numbers of people. The people taking the pledge are standing in solidarity with their friends, loved ones and countless others to raise awareness about mental illness and say that stigma is unacceptable in our day and age