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Mental Health Issues

How Your Story Can Save Someone's World

Josh Rivedal | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

It's common to rely on peer-to-peer advice or product reviews when buying an oven, a tractor, or even when looking for a new school district for your children. Why isn't their as much availability for advice, mentorship, or reviews when seeking out help for our physical and mental health?

Surviving Suicide: Life After Loss

Alex Moratto | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Moratto

The Huffington Post is starting an initiative to encourage mental health for men. Though suicide affects all age groups and demographics, it is especially common among men who are, according to the AFSP, about four times as likely to die by suicide.

An Open Letter To My Friends and Family: I Am Surviving

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

I want to tell you what it feels like to wake up in a bubble. To wake up and look around to find the world is far away and your pillow is not real, or not as real as it was when you went to sleep. When you thought to yourself, "Great day. No blips on the radar. Everything's alright."

It's Time to Stop Shaming Those Who Struggle With Mental Illness -- Their Pain Hurts Them a Lot More Than It Hurts You

Lauren Rabin | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Rabin

I've found, now, that my greatest strength has come from embracing the intensity of my emotions and understanding where they come from. I understand, not only my own pain but the obligation that I have to the patients we serve. We cannot abandon them like so many of the people in their lives.

Trail 'em, Nail 'em, Jail 'em: How We Treat Mental Illness

David Muhammad | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
David Muhammad

What should be immediately treated as a welfare issue and medical crisis for an individual experiencing a psychotic episode often becomes criminal threats and illegal behavior, punishable by imprisonment. This is inhumane. This is profiting off of human suffering. This must stop.

Yoga for First Responders

Rob Schware | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Robert Scott, a licensed psychologist as well as a nationally recognized teacher, trainer, and consultant in the field o...

2015 Could be the Year for Mental Health Reform

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

In 1963, Congress passed President Kennedy's Community Mental Health Act, and a few years later, Medicare and Medicaid designated funding for the community services mentioned in the bill. Now, nearly 50 years later, lawmakers in both houses are considering bipartisan bills that would reform mental health care in America.

Ridding the Stigma of Mental Health Issues

Zane Rubin | Posted 08.18.2015 | Teen
Zane Rubin

The line between getting beaten down by the experience of human existence, and having a mental illness always seems to move. I know I lie toward the ill side, and yet I feel very wary to find the antidote to said illness. What if medication doesn't work?

What It's Like To Be Afraid Of Vomiting

Delaney Paige | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

Most people are familiar with some of the more common phobias, like flying, public speaking, small spaces, and spiders. Emetophobia, on the other hand, often doesn't feel like it is recognized as a legitimate fear.

Doomed to Struggle?

Amy Leo | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Leo

"Why did you do that? You should have..." "You know better than that!" "Try this..." These phrases echoed throughout school corridors, provider off...

Yoga: How We Bridge Linguistic and Socio-Economic Borders

Rob Schware | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Paige Reeves, who launched YogaVida in October 2013 as a non-profit initiative to bring the mental and physical benefits of yoga to the Latino immigrant community in Phoenix, Arizona.

Where's the Mental Health First Aid Kit?

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Dustin DeMoss

Programs like Mental Health First Aid are elevating mental health in the national discourse.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month - A NAMI-NYC Metro Wrap Up

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact

No matter who you are, living with a mental health condition can be challenging, but for some, culture, race, and ethnic background can exacerbate mental health challenges, and create disparities in access to quality mental health care.

Heavy Social Media Use Linked With Mental Health Issues In Teens

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science

Most members of Generation Z can't imagine life without Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. Nearly one in four teens reports being online...

The Tale Behind The Tat: Why A Semicolon Is A Symbol Of Strength

Unwritten | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women

It is reminder to stop and think. A reminder to keep going as you have so much to be grateful for. It is reminder than you are not merely a silhouette, but a voice that is meant to be heard. What many fail to understand is that they are not alone, and talking about it is not a crime. On the contrary, it can be your savior.

Why Finding Yourself Doesn't Mean Hurting Yourself

Unwritten | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women

When you are older, you will have faced enough adversity to have earned battle scars without looking for them. Challenges don't make you stronger or more mature if you wallow in the limbo that is not overcoming them, and often, there is a strong support system of people who will help you get through the tough times.

Gay Bars Can Offer Entry to Community -- But the Cover Charge Can Be Steep

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.23.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Gay bars have played an outsized role in the lives of many gay men. They're often our first introduction to the gay community, our entry to a Technicolor world after struggling to be true to ourselves in a black-and-white world. They're where we meet others like ourselves and realize we're not 'the only one.'

Another Shooting, Another Reminder to Not Ignore the Warning Signs

New Harbinger | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

Dylann Roof, the young man accused in the horrific shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., is a 21-year-old man who did not go to bed on a...

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...

Treating People with Serious Mental Illness and How Government Should Change Certain Policies

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

If we call the criminal justice system in the US the largest facility that caters mentally ill patients, it won't be a statement much disputed. One of the largest numbers of mentally ill patients in the US is catered in the jails and prison facilities, instead of mental health institutions.

Economic Impact of Our Current Mental Health System

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

The system of mental health care seems to have taken a step back with jails being the largest mental institution in the U.S. today. This means that the state funding that was once taken out of the budget and the countries' economic revenue is now being used on state prisons instead of mental health system hospitals.

Yoga: How We Serve Cancer Patients

Rob Schware | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Beth Daugherty, Executive Director of the Christina Phipps Foundation. This foundation was founded in 2010 in memory of Chri...

Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Awareness Month in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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.

Global Day for Hope Kicks Off Mental Health Awareness Month

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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.

Catherine Taibi

It's Not Just War Reporters: How Viewing Graphic Content Secondhand Can Lead To Mental Health Issues In Journalists | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media

Aidan Sullivan remembers his first day as director of photography at The Sunday Times very clearly. It was April 5, 1989, what would come to be known ...