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Mental Illness. Stigma

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...

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 05.24.2017 | 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 05.19.2017 | 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 05.20.2017 | 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 05.18.2017 | 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 05.15.2017 | 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 05.13.2017 | 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 05.11.2017 | 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.

Coming Out About My Mental Illness

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 05.10.2017 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

Coming out of the closet is a right of passage for any LGBT individual. But coming doesn't necessarily have to be limited to sexuality.

Why Does a Man Die of Suicide One Hour After Hospital Release?

Natasha Tracy | Posted 05.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Natasha Tracy

I would indict these health care providers with a failure to provide actual health care. While no death by suicide is okay, this one was particularly egregious. I really hope that Young's death keeps the health care providers up at night, because it certainly has me.

Why People With Mental Illness Are Not Ashamed

Rachel Griffin | Posted 05.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Rachel Griffin

The Twitter movement is called #imnotashamed and it's generating thousands of heartfelt, inspiring tweets. Check out the strength, hope and bad-assery displayed in these selfies and statements. Society, take notes.

Measuring for Success: Employee Well-Being and Productivity

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 05.07.2017 | Impact

On May 2, 2016, National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) and Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) co-sponsored thei...

Why You Should Be Wary Of Suicide Prevention Apps

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Smartphone apps designed to assist with suicide prevention may not necessarily get people in crisis the help they need or send the ...

Mental Health Is a Family Affair

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.06.2017 | Impact
Janine Francolini

We were so pleased that the focus of the recent Didi Hirsch "Erasing the Stigma" event was on mental health in families. This is a topic that is usually on the top of family "secrets" list which made it all the more powerful to hear inspiring stories from celebrities and families who had benefitted from treatment.

Online Self-Help Is Surprisingly Good At Reducing Depression Risk

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living

People who may be sliding toward depression might be able to prevent the full-blown disorder by completing some self-help exercises online, a new stud...

Is Suicide Selfish? Or Are We?

Kristen Knepper | Posted 05.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Kristen Knepper

I'm embarrassed to share the depth of the ugly, dark thoughts that my disease triggered. In the midst of contemplating death, I wasn't aware of a reality different from my own. I could not realize that I was well loved by many people. That I had worth. That my mere existence made a contribution in meaningful ways. I mattered. We all do.