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Mental Health Issues

Why Teach Yoga and Mindfulness in Prison?

Rob Schware | Posted 11.24.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Elizabeth Carling, who offers a free community-based yoga program with the support of her employer, Patricia McKeen, owner of A New Awakening counseling agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Countdown to the Solstice: Gratitude

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.24.2016 | Good News
Janine Francolini

This is the first blog in our newest series as we count down to the darkest day of the year: the winter solstice. Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring some of the brightest lights of hope in our community -- the true shooting stars in our field.

A Simple & Powerful Light

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Janine Francolini

This is a daunting problem, and one of the many problems in mental health that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been trying to solve for over 30 years.

10 Ways To Show Love To Someone With Depression

Kelley Baker | Posted 11.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelley Baker

Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.

Battling E-Cigarettes and Empowering Teens, Communities 4 Action Soars

Katherine Du | Posted 11.12.2016 | Teen
Katherine Du

Communities 4 Action (C4A), which aids prevention initiatives addressing a broad spectrum of risky behaviors, provides what Chairman Stephanie Paulmeno describes as "capacity and collaboration building."

Old Is the New Vogue

Merritt Juliano | Posted 11.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

Building resilience and changing how we define beauty will not only serve as important protective factors for this population, but it will also help us see the world as it is, rather than as we would like it to be. Aging is a natural part of being alive. To believe otherwise is illusory. Everything that exists in our natural world gets older and changes over time.

Like It or Not, Mental Health Is Everyone's Issue

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

I cannot adequately describe the pain. I can only pray that you are spared it and that the rest of us will one day find you in our corner, delaying no longer, but rather changing with sensitivity, intelligence and courage that which can be changed.

We Will Not Go On In Silent Desperation Anymore

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.16.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Patrick Kennedy's dedication to improving access to mental health care, as well as his activism in creating movement towards mental health reform, has emerged in several ways.

How I Made My Gut-Wrenching Decision to Reveal My Mental Illness

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.14.2016 | Education
Gleb Tsipursky

I'm at the top of my game, orchestrating a flowing and rich class discussion. Suddenly, I feel a wave of weakness spreading from my head into my chest and thighs. I tell the students to keep talking, while I find a seat. They are looking at me confused. I try to revive the discussion, but I'm even struggling to speak myself.

Innovative Online Mental Health Solution Changing the Game

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dustin DeMoss

Mental health treatment in the United States has reached a particularly distressing state of neglect, and it seems like there are new articles every d...

Powerful Photo Series Shows Mental Illness Doesn't Discriminate

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices

One activist wants to remind the public that mental health issues are “not a white person’s disease.” Dior Vargas, a self-described Latina femin...

Why You Can't 'Just Say No' to Stress

Kristen Lee | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee

The scramble to avoid becoming fried is tricky, and begs our constant attention. It's hard as individuals to simply "just say no", to say the least. Even if we seem to be navigating fairly well, we have a responsibility to one another to raise awareness and promote better policies and practices.

How Your Story Can Save Someone's World

Josh Rivedal | Posted 09.14.2016 | 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 09.10.2016 | 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 09.03.2016 | 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 09.01.2016 | 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 08.26.2016 | 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 08.24.2016 | 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 08.20.2016 | 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 08.18.2016 | 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 08.18.2016 | 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 08.17.2016 | 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 offic...

Yoga: How We Bridge Linguistic and Socio-Economic Borders

Rob Schware | Posted 07.31.2016 | 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 01.03.2017 | 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 07.29.2016 | Impact
NAMI-NYC Metro

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.