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Mental Health Stigma

5 Lies Ruining Your Mental Health

Amy Morin | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about mental health, many misconceptions remain. Before the stigma can be stopped, these five mental health myths need to be debunked:

NFL Players Open Up To Break The Stigma Around Mental Illness

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

HOUSTON (AP) -- Arian Foster was in a bad place, drinking heavily to self-medicate and deal with the problems in his life. The Houston Texans running...

When We Run Away From Our Strength

Dr Perpetua Neo | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Perpetua Neo

Sometimes we're so accustomed to seeing ourselves as one thing, that what's on the other side feels too uncomfortable. The comfort zone may feel like quicksand, but it feels soft, pillowy and safe too. We're also not taught to take care of ourselves and our emotions, and we don't know how to be vulnerable.

Movember Gives Men A Starting Point For All The Feels

Ross Szabo | Posted 11.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

Changing your mental health requires the same amount of work as changing your physical health. All of it begins with knowing where you are right now and what you'd like to work on. To find your starting point answer these five questions:

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

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.06.2015 | 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.

11 Things Those Who Love A Person With Mental Illness Should Know

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Relationships are challenging for anyone, but for someone battling a mental health condition, that illness can often hinder more than help. A mental h...

On Human Rights Advocacy: We Must Be Brave in Our Attempts to Effect Change

Paras Shah | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Paras Shah

A deep stigma toward disability coupled with a lack of resources and cultural beliefs around mental health conditions have contributed to the conditions for widespread abuse in West Africa.

When Violence Moves Quietly Through The Lives Of Our Children

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Please listen: I need to tell you a story. The story of a 5-year-old boy who was attacked at his own school.

THIS Is Why 'Princess Leia' Is The Realest Badass

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Carrie Fisher is a total badass. The actress, who is reprising her role as the formidable Princess Leia in the next installment of the Star ...

A Surprising Number Of Expectant Dads Also Get 'Pregnancy Blues'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living

The conversation about how to address depression during pregnancy for the 10 to 20 percent of women who suffer from it is gr...

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Therapy

Dr Perpetua Neo | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Perpetua Neo

John cringed at seeing himself as "someone who goes to therapy," so days of deliberation became months of fear. He isn't alone. In my work, I discuss fear of therapy early, because recognizing our fears helps us to slay them. Here are the seven biggest fears and how to overcome them.

This Woman Documented Her Life With Borderline Personality Disorder

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Sometimes the best way to deal with something as serious as a mental illness is to get real about what it feels like to live with it. That's...

Here's The Real Truth About Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.17.2015 | Healthy Living

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Mentally Ill: The 5 Really Real Reasons Your Friend Can't Talk to You

Molly Farney | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Farney

Mental illnesses are as colorful as they are dark and as deep as those uneducated about them seem shallow. Too often, they remain faceless, minimized, stereotyped, and overwhelming.

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

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.14.2015 | 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.

13 Times Celebrities Got Real About Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.10.2015 | Healthy Living

If you need proof that mental illness doesn't discriminate, look no further than Hollywood. Approximately one in four people globally will experience ...

Mara Wilson On Dealing With Mental Illness In The Public Eye

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Mara Wilson is no stranger to the challenges of being in the spotlight, but when she started experiencing mental health issues, the difficul...

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 ...

This Is What It's Really Like To Live With Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living

One of the common misconceptions about schizophrenia is that people who experience the disorder can't have productive, stable lives. Bu...

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

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee Costa

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.

Reflecting On 30 Days Of Kindness

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

I am also reminded that it takes extra effort to cross the intersection and meet those I don't encounter everyday as a function of my position and my privilege. But now the crosswalk is there, connecting me to the world, and making the intersections newly ripe places for collaboration and action.

Clinical Depression: The Silent, Soul-Crushing Killer That Claims Lives Daily

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Clinical depression is brutal and unrelenting. It's like holding 50-pound weights over your head while standing in quicksand during a thunderstorm. You're stuck. You're weighted down.

People With Mental Illness Are Tired Of Your Crap

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

As if dealing with mental illness wasn't enough, some people also have to endure probing questions and unsolicited advice from others who do...

Mom Uses Selfie To Help Break Down Mental Health Stigma

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents

When mom Erin Jones posted a selfie with her prescriptions for antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication on Facebook, she inspired a social med...

Into the Depths of Depression and the Journey Out: An Interview with Three Generations of African American Female Poets

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month the authors of Design of A Woman: LaTerra Wise, Lisa Wright, and Amanda Milbourne break the silence too often felt by women in faith communities, to share some of the experiences that have shaped their poems.