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Mental Health Stigma

The Indispensable Cornerman

Alaina Baker | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Alaina Baker

In boxing, one of the fundamental necessities of the sport is the presence of a good cornerman. In an article written a few years ago providing insight into and describing the sine qua non of the cornerman, the author declared, "he [the cornerman] must be a psychologist, able to assist the fighter through the emotional minefield that is the preparation for combat.

It's Called "Battered Race Syndrome." Or, Something Like That

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

We are ridiculed for being angry We are pressured to quietly pacify our pain We are mocked for feeling victimized We are urged to 'forgive' in the fac...

Here's Why More US Teens May Be Facing Depression

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Across the U.S., there’s been an uptick in the percentage of teens who are having episodes of depression, a new report finds. From 2013 to 2014, abo...

Donald Trump Is NOT Mentally Ill

Brett Gleason | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Brett Gleason

Or at least we, nor the media, are in a position to diagnose him. Because that’s what mental illness is -– a serious diagnosis to be given by a pr...

Winona Ryder Makes A Brilliant Point About This Sexist Mental Health Stigma

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Winona Ryder is not here for your mental health shaming. The “Stranger Things” actress recently told New York Magazine that she doesn’t understa...

Mental Health Care For Prisoners Could Prevent Rearrest, But Prisons Aren't Designed For Rehabilitation

The Conversation US | Posted 08.03.2016 | Crime
The Conversation US

Mental health conditions are more common among prisoners than in the general population. And prisoners with untreated mental illness are more likely to be arrested again after they are released.

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

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

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The Media Is Perpetuating A Dangerous Myth About Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.07.2016 | 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...

UnREAL KEEPS IT REAL ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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.