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Mental Illness

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...

Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

Jim Luce | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

This year's Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled "Suicide: Looking for Answers," the event recently drew more th...

Learning to Grieve On Your Own Terms

Kristi Hugstad | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristi Hugstad

However, it wasn't as if I worked through five stages, graduated from the school of grief, and was free from heartache forever. I spent a great deal of time facing my grief, and I still do feel sorrow, but I own my life again.

Is Botox the Answer to My Migraines?

Brett Gleason | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Brett Gleason

I got sent home from school with my first migraine at age 9, fairly sure my head was about to explode. The neurologist gave me an MRI, the eye doctor...

Depression and Me

Kiley Smith | Posted 05.23.2016 | 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.

Dear Fang, With Love: A Chat With Novelist Rufi Thorpe

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In acclaimed author Rufi Thorpe's second novel, Lucas--a hapless father blindsided by his 17-year old daughter Vera's diagnosis of bipolar disorder--decides to travel with her to Vilnius, Lithuania.

What Happened When I Stopped Pretending Everything Was Perfect

Jordan Reid | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jordan Reid

I spent years determined to fight a battle with my bare hands instead of looking around me for other tools that I not only "could" use, but were in fact necessary. So maybe it's not an overhaul of my belief system at all, but rather an evolution.

The Link between Work and Mental Health

Michael Morris | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Michael Morris

Like other evidence-based practices that promote employment for people with disabilities, supported and customized employment require that policy makers believe what research shows -- people with disabilities can work and want to work.

Heroin Is The Russian Roulette Of Our Generation

Alicia Cook | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Cook

I don't need to be an addict myself to know that it is poison. Each bag, a bullet. Each snort or injection, the spin of the cylinder. This is our generation's Russian Roulette.

Mental Health Reform: The Senate Needs to Act

Mary Giliberti | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

Every voice is needed now to keep the process moving forward. During Mental Health Awareness Month, let's make the Senators aware that they must act on this critical national issue and pass mental health reform now.

Stay in the Present and Breathe. Just Breathe.

Charlene Haparimwi | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Charlene Haparimwi

You're not alone. You can get through this. I am proud of you. What you are feeling is scary but not dangerous.

Why I'm Coming Out as Bipolar

Deborah Chang | Posted 05.19.2016 | 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.

For Dallas Mental Health Officer, issue hits close to home

The Stepping Up Initiative | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
The Stepping Up Initiative

In 2004, my department asked me to take over the agency's mental health training. I didn't know much about mental health, so I went to many training p...

What Happens When People Reveal Their Mental Illness to Their Boss?

Joseph Rauch | Posted 05.17.2016 | 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 05.15.2016 | 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.

It's Time to Restore a Sense of Mission to Mental Health

Octavio N. Martinez, Jr. | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Octavio N. Martinez, Jr.

It seems as though every month another tragic incident or crime emerges to suggest that the customary behavioral health frames that we bring to our work may not be sufficient to address what's going on in our country and our culture.

We Must Decriminalize Mental Illness

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 05.12.2016 | Crime
Michele Nealon-Woods

Some communities have admirably created special courts to help decrease the frequency of contacts between individuals with a mental illness and the criminal justice system. These courts provide treatment plans developed by mental health professionals and resources to improve a person's social functioning.

I Was Unfaithful To My Wife While She Fought for Her Life

Jason MacKenzie | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason MacKenzie

My grief appears when it needs to appear now that I am open to accepting it. I deal with it by writing and talking to my wife and kids. I also deal with it by trying to help others who are experiencing the incredible difficulties of coping with a loved one suffering from mental illness. Things are better now.

Escaping Mental Illness Stigma

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 05.12.2016 | 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.

My Brother Died From a Mental Illness. Let's Talk About It.

Brianna Zimmerman | Posted 05.13.2016 | College
Brianna Zimmerman

I wonder if things would have been different if my brother could have talked about his illness more instead of being shamed or stigmatized because, through absolutely no fault of his own, he was burdened with a terrible, terrible disease.

What Exactly Is a Mentalist?

Quora | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

8 Celebrities On Their Struggles With Mental Illness

Health.com | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

When Kristen Bell was 18 years old, her mom sat her down and explained that depression ran in the family: "She said, 'There is a serotonin imbalance ... and it can often be passed from female to female,'" the actress recounted in a recent interview on Off Camera with Sam Jones.

Coming Out About My Mental Illness

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 05.09.2016 | 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 05.09.2016 | 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 05.09.2016 | 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.