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Mental Illness. Stigma

Too Many Self-Inflicted Deaths

McLean Hospital | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Hilary Smith Connery, MD, PhD Self-inflicted injury is now the 8th leading cause of mortality, while suicide is the 10...

Deconstructing Stigma: Picturing the Beauty in Life

McLean Hospital | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

Editor's note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conve...

Deconstructing Stigma: Confronting the Reality of Suicides in the South Asian Culture

McLean Hospital | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

Editor's note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conve...

Together, We Are Changing Thoughts About Mental Illness

McLean Hospital | Posted 12.12.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Scott L. Rauch, MD I am pleased to introduce you to Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life. This ...

The Fight After the War

Dr. Sudip Bose | Posted 11.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sudip Bose

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Nov. 29, 2016 -- According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 22.5 percent of American adults su...

Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?

McLean Hospital | Posted 11.11.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD The first psychiatric patient I evaluated--42 years ago--presented with delusions and mood swin...

What Does Tim Kaine Believe About Mental Health Parity?

Quora | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics

Why do insurance companies treat mental health differently than physical health? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where co...

Why Are We Still Making A Mockery Of Mental Illness?

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.10.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

With the emergence of fall comes the promise of Halloween and all things pumpkin spice, festive, and spooky. It's no surprise that the people behind the scenes of Knott's Berry Farm carefully curated a new attraction to cater to this season; an attraction to entertain a crowd of consumers.

Real Talk: Why We Need To Continue The Conversation About Depression

Lauren Santye | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Lauren Santye

The stigma around depression and suicide needs to end now. Those who are in need of help should not have to feel weak or embarrassed just by asking for it.

Anxious Heart -- Day To Day With Anxiety

Jalysa King | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jalysa King

Having the courage to admit that there is a problem and deal with it proves you are stronger than you may feel on one of those "bad days."

Springsteen Rocks As He Confronts The Stigma Of Depression

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 09.16.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Bruce Springsteen is talking about his chronic depression. He has worked tirelessly to prevent depression from enveloping him. He had to ignore what people thought, or some belief that he should be able to get better alone.

Mother-Daughter Team Up To Empower Women in Recovery with "She Recovers"

Alicia Cook | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
Alicia Cook

As September rolls along and many do their part to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover, Nickel wants those still in the dark trenches of addiction to know one thing.

Participate in National Suicide Prevention Week with Outspeak

Outspeak | Posted 09.02.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

National Suicide Prevention Week runs from September 5th to 11th this year, surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th.

Why Employers Need To Talk About Mental Illness In The Workplace

Joseph Rauch | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Joseph Rauch

Employees are afraid of discussing it with co-workers and bosses. They don't want to lose their jobs, damage relationships or risk future employers learning of illnesses and judging them. The stigma of mental illness keeps them silent.

How To Know The Difference Between Unhappiness And True Depression

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.08.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Often, people who are moderately depressed don't realize how slowly the lights have gone down on the joy or satisfaction with their life. They can't see how much they are struggling with negativity, irritability or sadness. They are blind to the many ways they're isolating from others, or beginning to pull into themselves.

Why Mental Illness Saddens Me

Matt Hartman | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

These people suffering from mental illness, especially severe mental illness, are like the rest of us. They have dreams, hopes and feelings. Many, like the homeless man I regularly see, are full of intelligence, love, passion and resilience, yet we're blind to all of those qualities.

Mariel Hemingway Says Her Depression May Have Cost Her Acting Jobs

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Actress Mariel Hemingway is slamming the negative stereotypes that still exist around mental health, particularly when it comes to a person’s career...

Why The Blame So Often Falls Upon The Victim

Rachel Brehm | Posted 07.21.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Advocate on behalf of others who are suffering. Educate the public about abuse, violence, racism, and mental illness. And continue to talk about all of the issues and controversy surrounding violence, abuse, racism, and mental illness.

No, Mental Illness Does Not Lead To Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living

We still have a long way to go when it comes to eradicating stigma around mental health. In an op-ed for the New York Times last week, Boston Universi...

Pride And Mental Health, Don't Let The Stigma Kill You

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Shane Paul Neil

Ultimately the responsibility to change how we as a culture view and address mental health lies in us all. Those who are actively addressing their mental health issues can be a great encouragement to those who may be afraid to open up to friends and family about their issues.

Finding The Courage To Confront Depression

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.04.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

One of the huge gifts (and responsibilities) of being a therapist is being honored by people who are coming to you for help. I meet people all the time who are depressed. These are not weak people. Far from it. It takes a lot of courage to confront depression.

I Am Depression, Hear My Cry

Christina Romo | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Christina Romo

I am a person who is more than her mental illness--a person with so much to offer the world. I am a person who is asking you to fight with her and to not shy away from the conversation. I am a person who is asking you to take her hand and walk this journey with her--to see her as whole, and not broken.

How Donald Trump Gets It Wrong On Mental Illness Every Time

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living

When it comes to mental health disorders, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has everything backwards. His rhetoric isn’t just stigm...

Why Self-Care Matters To Me As A Black Woman

Minaa B | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Minaa B

Self-care matters to me because one day I will raise a young black king or queen, and I want him or her to know that they are worthy, praised and powerful. Not because of the color of their skin, but because that is how they were created.

Mental Illness Is Not Just A 'White Person's Disease'

Christina Bolden | Posted 06.09.2016 | Black Voices
Christina Bolden

In the black community, mental illness is thought of as a "white person's disease." It is nothing that affects black people. But mental illness is not dependent upon race or gender. Your emotions are valid, and you are valid.