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Mental Illness

Congress Is Repealing Rules To Keep Guns From The Mentally Ill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Congress took its final step Wednesday to repeal a Social Security Administration rule that was written to prevent mentally incompetent...

How To Not Waste Your Time In Therapy

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Two of the concerns that people often have when considering going into psychotherapy are that it takes too long and that it’s too expensive. You mig...

GOP Votes To End Obama Rule Designed To Keep Mentally Ill From Buying Guns

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Congressional Republicans want to undo an Obama administration initiative designed to keep mentally ill people from buying guns. The H...

Mental Illness Is Rampant In American Jails And Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 01.25.2017 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

There is an epidemic of mental illness in America's jails and prisons. On the low end, research indicates that at least 25 percent of all prisoners have a serious mental illness. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the numbers are much higher.

How To Revive A Vision For Your Child's Future After a Diagnosis

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 01.24.2017 | Parents
20 Beautiful Women

On a December morning after I dropped my 10-year-old son off at school, a Christmas song came on the radio, which triggered a future vision of my daug...

Isolation: Where Mentally Ill Prisoners Go To Die

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 01.09.2017 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Mental illness can present a significant challenge to prison administrators. With the usage of isolation now essentially normalized across the nation, challenging inmates are often managed through places of complete isolation.

Donald Trump Should Drain The Swamp At SAMHSA And CMHS

DJ Jaffe | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

The 21st Century Cures Act signed by President Barack Obama contains smart, well-designed mental-health provisions. But unless President-elect Trump a...

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.14.2016 | Healthy Living

Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disor...

Pets Comfort Those Living With Severe Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.14.2016 | Healthy Living

Living with mental illness can be lonely. More than half of people with serious psychiatric conditions say they feel isolated, struggling with an impa...

Fountain House Gallery Rocks "Mad About Art"

Jim Luce | Posted 12.13.2016 | New York
Jim Luce

Fountain House Gallery's recent Mad About Art was an event for the record books. This annual art auction and benefit is a perennially glittering celeb...

Demi Lovato Expertly Slams The Shame Surrounding Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Demi Lovato is sending an encouraging message to anyone dealing with a mental health condition: Don’t give up. The singer recently opened up to Peop...

4 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Struggling With Depression

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 01.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

Depression is more than simply “feeling sad” or being upset. Rather, depression is a serious mental illness that impacts more than 15 million Amer...

Sexist Men Are More Likely To Have Mental Health Problems, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Toxic masculinity isn’t just bad for women. Men who see themselves as having power over women or adhering to “playboy” behavior are significantl...

Scientists Have Figured Out How To 'Fingerprint' Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.21.2016 | Healthy Living

The more we learn about the human brain, the more we discover just how vast and complex it is. As some scientists are discovering, each brain is wire...

A Wandering Mind Isn't Just A Distraction. It May Be Your Brain's Default State.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Even if you don’t consider yourself a daydreamer, you probably spend a lot of time in a state of mental wandering ― it’s natural for your mind t...

There Is No Health Without Addressing The Mental Health Of Our Nation

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrated its seventh annual World Mental Health Day on October 10. The organization uses this date to call atten...

Career Suicide: A One Man, One Act Comedic Journey Into Despair

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 10.31.2016 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

At age 36, Chris Gethard has given up on performing comedy as a cure for his chronic depression - but he has not given up on being a comedian. I am a ...

The First Year Home May Be Most Dangerous For Vets’ Mental Health

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.28.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Veterans may be more likely to die by suicide during the first year after they leave the military than after more time passes, a U....

Nevada Is The Worst State For People With Mental Health Challenges

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Mental Health America recently released their comprehensive State of Mental Health Report, where it ranked how well each state handled mental health c...

With Nowhere To Turn, More Psychiatric Patients Are Ending Up In The ER

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.22.2016 | Healthy Living

The emergency room is a brutal last resort for people with mental illness, but many end up there because they have nowhere else to turn. And accordin...

Living With... Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Hawkins

I first had the idea to write about my OCD back in November 2015. I'd just published an article about my Generalised Anxiety Disorder. A condition I ...

For Women, The Quest For Perfection Can Lead To Depression

The Cut | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
The Cut

For Rebecca, perfectionism is a blessing and a curse. It has allowed her to climb to the top of her field, but it left her so miserable that in the show's pilot, she fled New York City to pursue her summer-camp ex-boyfriend in West Covina, California.

The Shame of Texas

Octavio N. Martinez, Jr. | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Octavio N. Martinez, Jr.

A shortage of available beds in the state's system of psychiatric hospitals has left nearly 400 Texans languishing for months, sometimes years, on a w...

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir

Lauren Kearney | Posted 10.12.2016 | Books
Lauren Kearney

I am Brian Wilson: A Memoir isn't the kind of book you can read in a day. Like a summer vacation, you want it to last forever. You don't want to jump in the ocean and go straight home. You want to take your time and absorb every thought, every doubt, every feeling that crosses the mind of one of the world's most influential composers. And that's exactly what you get from this book.

How One Author Turns Stress to Inspiration

Quora | Posted 10.12.2016 | Books
Quora

What inspiration can be found in the stress of family and marriage life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling...