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Mental Illness

Demi Lovato Broke Out In Song At The DNC, Totally Killed It

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics

Actress and singer Demi Lovato kicked off the first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Monday, speaking about mental illness and brea...

Reflections On A Composer's First Opera

New England Conservatory | Posted 07.25.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Opera is a fabulous teaching tool, but I don't identify with the fluffy, fantasy, or historic driven plots of many of the most popular operas. I appreciate it in its many forms, but not in this work.

4 Black Women Writers Get Honest About Mental Illness And Race

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices

July is Minority Mental Health Month, a month to spread awareness about how mental illnesses specifically affects people of color, and to erase the st...

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...

6 Mental Health Organizations That Need (And Deserve) Your Support

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Sweat beading down his face and lake water spilling from his wetsuit, Adrian Hunter and close friend Brian Litke took on a serious physical challenge ...

How Increased Fundraising And Research Dollars For Mental Health Can Save Lives

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Sweat beading down his face and lake water spilling from his wetsuit, Adrian Hunter and close friend Brian Litke took on a serious physical challenge ...

You Need To Hear This Powerful Poem On Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living

This is one creative way to be a mental health advocate. After being diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, a serious mental illness that causes manic epi...

Mental Illness: The New Cancer

Zander Sherman | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Zander Sherman

My brother was a music student, outdoor leader, and president of his school's student union. Creative and ambitious, he dreamed of continuing our fath...

I'm A Mom With OCD And This Is What It's Like

Liza Larregui | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Liza Larregui

It started one day when I was in the second grade; I had come home from school and went to jump on my bed, which was what I normally did, except somet...

10 Tweets That Will Make Perfect Sense To People With Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living

To say depression is difficult to deal with is the biggest understatement in the world. Approximately 350 million people globally are affected by the ...

From Idealism To Disillusion, The Shifting Profile Of Islamist Attackers

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.16.2016 | World

PARIS, July 16 (Reuters) - As authorities investigate the motives for a mass killing claimed by Islamic State in Nice late Thursday, analysts say the ...

Managing My Depression In The Midst Of Trauma

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

I made the deliberate choice in the midst of tragedy and fear to focus on the best rather than the worst of humanity; to look upon the beautiful as opposed to the ugly parts of mankind. I chose to extend kindness, gentleness, and compassion to others instead of succumbing to bitterness and hatred. Won't you join me.

Writer Discovered on Social Media, Signs With Powerhouse Literary Agency

Alicia Cook | Posted 07.15.2016 | Books
Alicia Cook

Alicia Cook, of New Jersey, has been writing stories since she was eight years old, and is now being represented by literary agent Byrd Leavell of the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency located in New York City.

In The Battle Against Mental Health, One Doctor Conquers Her Demons

Jacquelyn Corley | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacquelyn Corley

Dr. Z met me at a coffee shop on a rainy day in San Francisco. We sat across from each other, sipping hot coffee as funky 70s music boomed from the speakers. It felt horribly out of place considering what our meeting was about: her suicide attempt.

I Live With Anxiety And This Is What It's Like

Liza Larregui | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Liza Larregui

I remember my first panic attack: I was in a college classroom, pretending to pay attention to the professor who was overly excited about calculus, wh...

White America, Wake The F*ck Up. The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile ARE Your Problem.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.

Off-Duty Cop Kills Home Intruder Who Posted Online Threats, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices

Police say an off-duty officer shot and killed a black man who broke into the officer’s home in Lakeshire, Missouri, shortly after posting online th...

This Is One Reason It's So Hard To Find A Psychiatrist

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

The nation’s supply of psychiatrists is dwindling just as the demand for their services is growing, according to a new study out Wednesday. The stu...

Internal And External Displacement: Immigration, Mental Illness And Netflix's River

Sezin Koehler | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment
Sezin Koehler

Detective Inspector John River -- magnificently played by acting legend Stellan Skarsgard -- is a brilliant detective with a troubled past that often ...

NAMI C.A.R.E.S. About Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 07.05.2016 | New York

"Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can't we, as a nation, begin to ...

House Should Pass Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act

DJ Jaffe | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

The following by DJ Jaffe originally appeared in a blog by Pete Earley. I have been asked whether people should support the Helping Families in Menta...

In San Francisco and Beyond, Homeless Crisis Should Not Derail Progress on Mental Illness

The Stepping Up Initiative | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
The Stepping Up Initiative

By Richard Cho & Dr. Fred Osher The San Francisco Chronicle's recent series of stories this week -- "Beyond Homelessness" -- highlights various aspec...

The Many Faces Of PTSD

Kelley Calkins | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelley Calkins

Most days, I still don't think that I look much like someone with PTSD. This is an odd thought whenever I interrogate it: I look like myself, my self has PTSD -- ipso facto, if A=B, B=C, then A=C -- I look like someone with PTSD. But it's still hard for me to see.

An Instant With Borderline Personality Disorder

Risa Sugarman | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

The following is a direct example of the struggle of having Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It has not been toned down or censored. This is what I go through almost daily. It is an ongoing battle that I will never stop fighting.