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Mental Health Awareness

Heart Problems Tied To Increased Risk Of Suicide

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living

People with acute coronary syndrome caused by poor blood flow to the heart may be at an increased risk of suicide - especially in the six months follo...

Time to Shine Like Never Before!

Laura DiMinno | Posted 11.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) "The only response to the chaos of these times is to show up with more light." - Gabby Bernstein Since the election...

How Are You Showing Up?

Laura DiMinno | Posted 10.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Angel Brandner) WOW. What a ride this election cycle is and has been! How're you holding up? How are you showing up? Are you gett...

Honoring National Coming Out Day

Peter C. Frank | Posted 10.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter C. Frank

Today, we celebrate National Coming Out Day in the United States. Today, we also celebrate World Mental Health Day. My story touches upon both celebra...

Suicide: Busting Through The Silence!

Laura DiMinno | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura DiMinno

(Photo credit: Angel Brandner) Earlier this month, I gave a presentation on Suicide Awareness in Grand Junction, Colorado at Colorado Mesa University...

Living Day To Day With Anxiety

Jalysa King | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Jalysa King

My first piece I posted here was about mental illness within minority communities. I spoke a little on my own personal experiences but since then have...

A Note to Self: You Are Not Defined By Your Depression

Minaa B | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Minaa B

Keep fighting for that life of yours, yes you still struggle with depression till this day, but you are operating as your best self. You are healing. You are thriving. You are living in light, not being ashamed of your identity or hiding yourself from the world.

Superficial Support Of Mental Health Awareness Is Not Progress

Allie Long | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Allie Long

If you’ve watched any news recently, the stigma – no, discrimination – against those who suffer from mental health conditions seems to be liftin...

It's Called "Battered Race Syndrome." Or, Something Like That

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

We are ridiculed for being angry We are pressured to quietly pacify our pain We are mocked for feeling victimized We are urged to 'forgive' in the fac...


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.