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Mental Illness. Stigma

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.

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...

A Flawless Tale of Two Countries

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Making change, "doing good" can be magically easy. Today I spin a little tale for you between two countries that illustrates how international activis...

My Super Fun Depression

Bryan Behar | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Behar

Not every depression is as obvious as a guy writing his musical opus from a living room sandbox. Sure I have days where I'd like to sleep for 72 hours. But most of the time, I get dressed and go to work.

22 Pushups for 22 Lives

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Backyard barbecues with the family and parades are Memorial Day customs but how about adding 22 pushups to your tradition? That's what Dr. Dennis Rebelo has been doing for the last 22 days as part of the 22Kill project.

5 Things People Misunderstand About Mental Strength

Amy Morin | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Here are five truths about mental strength:

The Honesty Convention

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Janine Francolini

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly ...

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.

On Mad Advantage: A Letter to 'The Normals' (and to the Rest of Us)

Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Deaf gain, rather than hearing loss, has long been theorized in capital-D-Deaf cultural spaces. Borrowing liberally from this "reframing," I wish to forward a perspective that I call "mad advantage."

13 Tweets That Prove Depression Is The Actual Worst

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living

You may not be able to tell someone has depression from a quick glance, but a lack of physical evidence doesn't make the condition any less real. Rece...

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.

You Reek Of Alcohol - You Are Such A Loser

Natalie Rountree | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Natalie Rountree

Addiction Does Not Discriminate - Society Does Stigma - A strong lack of respect for a person or a group of people or a bad opinion of them because...

Why I'm Coming Out as Bipolar

Deborah Chang | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Chang

Although I didn't know it at the time, my journey toward entrepreneurship was partly driven by being bipolar. Looking back, it explains so much. It's a critical part of my identity as a founder and something I cannot imagine living without.

What Happens When People Reveal Their Mental Illness to Their Boss?

Joseph Rauch | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Joseph Rauch

Employees with mental illness deserve a chance to prove they can continue contributing to their company and work in a stigma-free environment. It can be a burden for employers, but they have a duty to support the employee and keep their information confidential.

Hello, My Name Is Depression

Rachel Brehm | Posted 05.15.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Mental illness can take shape in many different forms. One of those forms looks a lot like a big black blob. It's vast, it's life-altering, it's suffocating, and its name is Depression.

Escaping Mental Illness Stigma

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Gleb Tsipursky

For six months, I had been suffering from a mood disorder characterized by high anxiety, sudden and extreme fatigue, and panic attacks. I really wanted to share much earlier. It would have felt great to be genuinely authentic with people in my life, and not hide who I am.

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.