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Mental Health Stigma

From Suicide to Success

George Bell | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
George Bell

I was told last week I was going to be a blogger for The Huffington Post and naturally I was ecstatic. It is one of the world's most read news sources...

What Will You Do?

Janine Francolini | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

I'm no stranger to tough situations; my work has taken me into a lot of intensely challenging environments, from psychiatric hospitals to jails. I, ...

A Surprising Number Of Teens With Depression Aren't Getting Treatment

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Many teens diagnosed with depression don’t immediately receive needed follow-up care even when therapy is recommended or med...

This Powerful Video Proves Depression Isn't Always Obvious

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

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What Happened When One Woman Got Real About Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women

After publicly sharing her experience with sexual assault, depression and an eating disorder, Jessica Walsh realized she wasn’t alone. Now, she ...

How Do Entrepreneurs With Anxiety Succeed?

Williesha Morris | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Williesha Morris

My cell phone with the bulky, pink cover was shaking a little in my hand. I was staring at my calendar app and crying. I was 30 minutes late f...

Changing the Mental Health Journey

Jen Hyatt | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jen Hyatt

By changing the way we think about mental health and by adopting alternative forms of behavioural health support, we help those living with poor mental health become more empowered to take control of their recovery journey.

5 Reasons Mental Health Is a Hidden Civil Rights Issue

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

In January, we celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and in his memory, we reflect on the civil rights victories achieved an...

12 Tweets That Prove No One Should Be Ashamed Of Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Every day, people with mental illness face judgment because of their condition. Given that one in four people will experience a mental healt...

Things A Great Doctor Will Do When You Ask For Help

Delaney Paige | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

If you're in the same boat as me, please know that you don't have to suffer alone. Your mental health concerns are nothing to be ashamed of. Go to your GP. Tell them how you are feeling. If you walk away feeling embarrassed or ashamed or unsupported, it's time to find a new GP, because I promise, you don't need to feel alone in your suffering anymore.

President Obama's Tears Should Be Celebrated

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Janine Francolini

For Obama to not cry would be an indication of a much worse reality -- that we have forgotten the value of human life. A few months ago, after the shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Obama said, "We've become numb to this."

#Flawless Favorites: The Inspirational Reads of 2015

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.04.2016 | Books
Janine Francolini

Authenticity, honesty, and compassion -- this is how the revolution for brain health starts. As the year and the holiday season draw to a close, we celebrate our favorite books of the year: inspirational reads that provide hope and take us one step closer to our goal of educated awareness and acceptance for all.

Childhood Bullying Can Have Lasting Effects On Mental Health

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Bullying can have a lasting effect on a person's mental health: A new study finds that children who were bullied frequently when they were 8 years ol...

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

Countdown to the Solstice: Remembering Newtown With Meaningful Action

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Today, we make space for sacred reflection, as it has been three years since that unthinkable, chilling day in Newtown, Connecticut, where senseless violence took so many innocent lives. On this day, we open our hearts and remember.

Breaking the Silence For Mothers With Postpartum Depression

Beth Clark | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents
Beth Clark

My pain does not minimize your pain and your pain should not cancel mine out. Motherhood is hard. No more "but at least you have children," or "but at least they are healthy," or "but you will miss this stage."

A Staggering Number Of Medical Residents Suffer From Depression

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Nearly 30 percent of physicians in training suffer from depression or experience depressive symptoms, according to a meta-analysis published in ...

Sinead O'Connor Is 'Safe And Sound' After Posting Emotional Note About Overdose

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.29.2015 | Entertainment

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Resources to Recover Aids the Human Capacity to Survive Mental Illness

Katherine Du | Posted 11.29.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Jay Boll, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Resources to Recover (RtoR). Credit: Katherine Du Resources to Recover (RtoR), a gateway website eq...

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...