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Mental Illness Stigma

I Have Schizophrenia, But I'm Just A Normal Working Mum: Sonia's Story

Rethink Mental Illness | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rethink Mental Illness

The one message I'd like to give to people about schizophrenia is that yes, it is severe illness that can affect your life in a very complex and negative way. But people who have it are just like you and me, trying to make ends meet and to live their lives as best they can, just like everyone else.

Innovative Online Mental Health Solution Changing the Game

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dustin DeMoss

Mental health treatment in the United States has reached a particularly distressing state of neglect, and it seems like there are new articles every d...

Honest Video Captures The Real Problem With Mental Illness Stigma

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living

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Clinical Depression: The Silent, Soul-Crushing Killer That Claims Lives Daily

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Clinical depression is brutal and unrelenting. It's like holding 50-pound weights over your head while standing in quicksand during a thunderstorm. You're stuck. You're weighted down.

The Arts With Heart and Soul

Janine Francolini | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

In the mental health arena, beauty and hope aren't usually the first things that come to mind so we all need to shine the light on it when we see it.

Republican Candidates Embrace Science!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

"Good luck with that!" This is the most common response we get when we talk about, the non-profit founded to try and persuade the presidential candidates to attend a debate solely on science issues, including technology, the environment, and medicine.

This Website Tackles The Silent Epidemic Of Men's Depression

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie McKinnon

Ultimately, every person is responsible for their own good mental health. The problem lies with not knowing where to start to improve your mood and thinking.

Stepping to the Side to Take a Look

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I've been reflecting a lot about my rehearsals for my one woman show lately. I've had two or three since I last blogged, and certain themes have been coming up. One, is waiting.

Depression and Robin Williams

M/R Johnson | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
M/R Johnson

It is TIME to EDUCATE, REWRITE and ADVOCATE for CHANGE Depression, addiction and suicide are not a joke! They are real illnesses that do not discri...

Surviving Suicide: Life After Loss

Alex Moratto | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Moratto

The Huffington Post is starting an initiative to encourage mental health for men. Though suicide affects all age groups and demographics, it is especially common among men who are, according to the AFSP, about four times as likely to die by suicide.

The Tremendous Power of an (Extra)ordinary Action

Alaina Baker | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Alaina Baker

You are so worthy of life and of living it; sometimes it just takes someone else to help you realize that. Sometimes it is the small things you do too, that help someone else realize the same thing about themselves.

An Open Letter To My Friends and Family: I Am Surviving

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

I want to tell you what it feels like to wake up in a bubble. To wake up and look around to find the world is far away and your pillow is not real, or not as real as it was when you went to sleep. When you thought to yourself, "Great day. No blips on the radar. Everything's alright."

Drugs Are Not the Problem

M/R Johnson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
M/R Johnson

What do you say to a person with an addiction? How do you address the social issues of mental health disorders without making others feel uncomfortable?

Hope for Mental Illness

Kay Warren | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion
Kay Warren

When my cancer-stricken, elderly father passed away at home with family by his side, I grieved and wept, but my grief was gentle because my dad had lived a very full and rich life. I can tell you the experience of losing my 27-year-old son on April 5, 2013 to suicide was not at all the same.

Who's the "Mentally Ill, Homeless Man" Down the Street?

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

The next time you see someone rambling on the street or asking for money, put yourself in their position. We need to imagine lacking a family, lacking food and lacking simple roofs over our heads. Maybe then, we'll understand and begin showing compassion.

De-Stigmatizing Mental Health

Merritt Juliano | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

We praise and, in fact, incentivize preventative care for children, adults and our seniors, such as the annual visit to a GP for a "physical." Why not do the same for efforts to keep the brain healthy? We also need to start talking openly about mental health the way we talk about other health issues. Join the conversation.

2015 Could be the Year for Mental Health Reform

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

In 1963, Congress passed President Kennedy's Community Mental Health Act, and a few years later, Medicare and Medicaid designated funding for the community services mentioned in the bill. Now, nearly 50 years later, lawmakers in both houses are considering bipartisan bills that would reform mental health care in America.

Doomed to Struggle?

Amy Leo | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Leo

"Why did you do that? You should have..." "You know better than that!" "Try this..." These phrases echoed throughout school corridors, provider off...

We are Society!

Janine Francolini | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

One would think James Holmes' recent sentence of life in prison would be a relief to me. How can I celebrate this verdict when a man who had a promising future as a doctoral student is sentenced for actions stemming from his brain disorder that our system completely failed to address?

Remembering Robin Williams

Janine Francolini | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

Over a month ago, I launched a campaign (#50til50) for the 50 days leading up to my 50th birthday. What started as something spontaneous without much ...

A L'Arche Serving of Love in Kolkata

Rumni Saha | Posted 08.06.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

I must admit that L'Arche, Kolkata, was another experience to behold and left me feeling shameful for ever doubting its sanctity. However, what saddened me was the enormity of need there; how fortunate were the few who had miraculously found a home at Asha Niketan.

Living With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Dan Truong | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Truong

The best description that I can come up with is that it's like a parasite that attaches itself to your mind and grows and grows and slowly infects every aspect of your life. It's like a slow, unceasing progression. It starts in your thoughts, then your behavior, then your personality, and soon, it messes up your relationships with other people.

Sticks and Stones May Break My bones, But Stigmas Will Forever Wound Me

Matthew Holland | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Matthew Holland

When someone suffers from mental illness, they face another challenge: The stereotypes and prejudice that result from misconceptions about mental illness.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month - A NAMI-NYC Metro Wrap Up

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact

No matter who you are, living with a mental health condition can be challenging, but for some, culture, race, and ethnic background can exacerbate mental health challenges, and create disparities in access to quality mental health care.

The Intricate Web of Care

Angelle Albright | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Angelle Albright

Who could have ever predicted that the power of the world wide web would turn out to be a delicate roadway that can connect a villager in the Swedish ...