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Mental Illness Stigma

The Art of Being Alive Series: Addressing Global Stigmatization of Mental Health, Time for a New Face for MentalHealth.

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Adedayo Fashanu

On the day after the Charleston South Carolina shooting, , I wrote on my facebook platform my thought, based on this article about about how society...

My Depression Is Not an Accessory

Jacob Hood | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacob Hood

Not only do statements such as, "I'm so depressed," or, "I swear I'm bipolar," diminish the reality of mental illness, but they also reduce the experiences of true victims to "just emotions." Depression isn't a mask you can slip on at your leisure to validate negative feelings.

Lindsay Holmes

24 Spot-On Illustrations That Combat Mental Health Stigma

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Sometimes simplicity is the best way to make a point. After seeing firsthand how mental illness can take a toll, Marissa Betley decided to sketch o...

Fountain House Gallery Honors Boosters of Artists with Mental Illness

Jim Luce | Posted 06.17.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

I've come to know this yearly event as an effervescent evening of cocktails, music, and a splendid array of more than 100 original artworks exhibited for sale by Gallery artists.

Treating People with Serious Mental Illness and How Government Should Change Certain Policies

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

If we call the criminal justice system in the US the largest facility that caters mentally ill patients, it won't be a statement much disputed. One of the largest numbers of mentally ill patients in the US is catered in the jails and prison facilities, instead of mental health institutions.

Economic Impact of Our Current Mental Health System

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

The system of mental health care seems to have taken a step back with jails being the largest mental institution in the U.S. today. This means that the state funding that was once taken out of the budget and the countries' economic revenue is now being used on state prisons instead of mental health system hospitals.

The High Cost of Entrepreneurship

Mike Brcic | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Mike Brcic

My depression worsened and my isolation grew. I managed to, somehow, keep my company afloat, but my constant companion during those days was a terrible inner voice saying, on repeat, "life is terrible, and it will never get better."

Lindsay Holmes

Demi Lovato On Fighting Mental Illness Stigma And Finding Peace

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Photo credit: Alexander Tamargo via Getty Images If there's one thing singer-songwriter Demi Lovato knows how to do, it's express her emotions ...

Being Vocal for Mental Health

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Dr. Victor Schwartz

What does it mean to be "aware" of mental health though? Of what should we be aware?

Another Peek Behind the Curtain: How a Psychiatrist Diagnoses and Treats Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

One of the most important things is understanding the difference between mental illness and wellness. The more we talk about mental health the way we talk about physical health, the more we can decrease the stigma and shame that often impedes those in our communities from getting the help that they need. Please share your stories, join the discussion and stay tuned!

The Case For Dropping The Word 'Mental' From 'Mental Health'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

There are many polarizing words that are used when it comes to describing mental health: "Crazy," "insane," "nutcase." All of them are wrong and perpe...

The Sticky Stigma of Mental Illness

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

In the summer of 1986, I had the opportunity to work as a chaplain in a large trauma hospital. That's where I met Jim. He was about my age at the time, 24 years old. The previous evening, he had attempted suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping medication.

Warrior Moms of Mental Health Advocacy

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

via Stockvault.net "Perhaps it takes courage to raise children." -John Steinbeck, East of Eden Advocates. Partners. Heroes. Brave. Fierce. Hones...

Obsession With Confined Space

Marwa Azab | Posted 05.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marwa Azab

Why are we so fascinated with walls? Tall, thick and soundproof? For the longest time, isolation has been a method of shunning a person who has tran...

Mental Illness Means You Need to Reinvent Yourself

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dustin DeMoss

Managing a serious mental illness is a lifelong endeavor. The main proponent for doing so is the incredible benefit of not being on the streets or in ...

'Fight Stigma' Web Shorts Lampoon Stigma Surrounding Mental and Behavioral Health

Logan Lynn | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Logan Lynn

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, and to celebrate, my team at Trillium Family Services -- Oregon's largest provider of men...

Why I Chose Anti-Anxiety Medication

Elli Thompson Purtell | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Elli Thompson Purtell

Anxiety can make you a prisoner to your own mind. It exhaustively beats your spirit to a pulp. It doesn't go away no matter what you try and how badly you want to change. When decided upon thoughtfully and responsibly, medication can be a lifesaver.

Behind Dr. Oz's Curtain: What's Really 'Nuts or Normal'?

Liza Long | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Liza Long

The way we fail to treat children and adults with mental illness in this country is what is really crazy. It's also expensive, not only in financial terms, but also in lives lost, in dreams shattered. Dr. Oz could rebuild his credibility by focusing his attention on this public health crisis, by providing help -- and hope -- to millions.

Unmasking Mental Illness in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily O'Dell

Witnessing these four young mental health advocates share the highs and lows of their healing journeys, it was clear to all present that telling one's story openly and honestly is a sign of strength -- not weakness and shame.

How to Foster Good Mental Health in the Workplace

Amy Morin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Amy Morin

The way employees think, feel, and behave can impact everything from productivity and communication to their ability to maintain safety. Promoting goo...

May Means Hope for Mental Health!

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

People often ask me what my dream is in my work at The Flawless Foundation and my answer is always the same: a world where the cause of mental health is celebrated and where every person living with these challenges is embraced by society.

Mental Illness and Identity: Would I Shed My Bipolar Disorder Skin?

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miles McCarter

Lately I have been asking myself: What would I do if I could shed myself of my bipolar disorder? Is it part of the core of my identity, even if it is ...

I Can't Get Out of My Sweat Pants: An Essay on Depression

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

Despite all social stigmas to the contrary or people accusing me of being "crazy," I'm not ashamed to admit that I have depression. Just like I'm not ashamed to admit that I have asthma.

#IWILLLISTEN: NAMI-NYC Metro's Mental Illness Stigma Fight Goes to the Midwest

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
NAMI-NYC Metro

Most mental health campaigns ask those with mental illness, one out of five Americans, to speak up and tell their story. #IWILLLISTEN asks people who do not have mental illness, four out of five Americans, to listen with compassion and patience when a friend or family member talks about his or her condition.

Are We in the Emerald City, Dr. Oz?

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.23.2015 | Media
Janine Francolini

We look forward to his on-air response, and hope that Dr. Oz will be transparent and honest about his methods, intentions and future behavior.