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Mental Health Stigma

This Woman Is Using Poetry To End The Stigma Around Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Karah Preiss | Posted 07.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


The Media Is Perpetuating A Dangerous Myth About Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living

It isn't just your imagination: The news media disproportionately links mental illness and violent behavior, a new study found. Researchers from John...

From Hollywood Ableism to Employment

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Disability rights advocates around the world are protesting Me Before You, the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia o...


Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23, 2016: (From L to R) UnREAL Showrunner Carol Barbee, stars Craig Bierko, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Constance Zimmer, Shiri Appleby...

Mary Lambert Gets Real About Living With Bipolar Disorder

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Mary Lambert is showing the world that even celebrities struggle with mental health issues -- and we couldn't love her more for it. The "Secrets" sing...

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.

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).

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.

What Happened When I Stopped Pretending Everything Was Perfect

Jordan Reid | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jordan Reid

I spent years determined to fight a battle with my bare hands instead of looking around me for other tools that I not only "could" use, but were in fact necessary. So maybe it's not an overhaul of my belief system at all, but rather an evolution.

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 ...

The Elephant in the Room: Addressing Mental Health Stigma in our Community

American Muslim Health Professionals | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
American Muslim Health Professionals

Two young women and a young man reached out to me around the same time, not knowing one another but all having gone through a similar experience as ch...

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.

Joining the Fight to End Mental Health Stigma

Larry Harris Jr. | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Larry Harris Jr.

But what I want people to know is that I am still the same person. I am still highly capable. And, I am worthy of love. These are things I lost touch with after I was diagnosed. I constantly questioned my actions, ability and ability to attract a partner. So, know that if you are struggling with similar issues you are not alone.

Facing Mental Illness With Faith

Rob Lee | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Rob Lee

I just spent six days in the hospital dealing with my illness. One of the doctors knew I am a divinity student and Christian minister and asked me as he was treating me, "Have you lost your faith?"

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.

A New Campaign Low for Mental Health

Janine Francolini | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Janine Francolini

When it comes to statements like those of Senator Sanders, it's important to understand that one can mean well and also say the wrong thing -- one can be a proponent of mental health rights without realizing that you're simultaneously propagating negative and harmful stereotypes.

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.

Why The 'Disease Model' Fails To Convince Americans That Addiction Is A Health Issue

The Influence | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
The Influence

In America, the D-word in the context of addiction has come to mean something much different from the word "disease" used for any other condition -- something that unfortunately is more moral than medical.

Charlie Sheen, Why Are You Asking a Heart Doctor About Your Brain?

Janine Francolini | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

I ask Charlie Sheen, and all those who may face these health challenges, to not be dismissive of their conditions and seek real help from real professionals. We live in a culture where each person's words and perceptions have great impact; and since every one in four Americans has a brain health condition, imagine what could happen if we started treating a quarter of our population with the dignity, respect, and care they deserve.

3 Complicated Health Questions, Answered Simply

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we sought out simple answers to tough health questions. While such questions require a ...

People With Anxiety Perceive The World Differently

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living

People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are "all in a person's head" have yet another reason to stop believing the ...

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

Overprotection in Mental Health: Why Can't Psychiatric Patients Use Advanced Directives?

David Nissan | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
David Nissan

Psychiatrists should be encouraged to discuss PAD with their patients and think collaboratively about what treatments they would want in the event they became ill. It is time that psychiatric patients are given the rights that medical patients have to use advanced directives and decide their own care.