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Mental Illness

John Oliver: Calling American Mental Healthcare A Clusterf*** 'Is An Insult To Clusterf***s'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

Whenever a shooting becomes national news, certain politicians will inevitably bring up mental healthcare. But as John O...

Our Country Has Forgotten the Value of a Life

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Maybe for a time before dying, a very small time, Bryce Williams's swirling anger, Chris Harper Mercer's swirling anger, stopped swirling. Perhaps, at long last, they felt sated. How relatively pitiful the causes of their anger; how incomparably grievous the consequences.

Remember Chris Harper Mercer, the Person who Killed Ten

DJ Jaffe | Posted 10.02.2015 | Crime
DJ Jaffe

In a press conference covering the brutal mass murders at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Sheriff John Hanlin defiantly refused to mention the name of the perpetrator, Chris Harper Mercer, and encouraged the media to do the same. The media should reject the Sheriff's request.

4 Ways to Support the Entire Family in Times of Stress

Lauren Rabin | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Rabin

When one person is affected by trauma, there is a ripple effect on the whole family. My 14-year-old client sits across from me not making eye contac...

Yes, There Are Men With Anorexia Nervosa

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Yes, there are men (and boys) with anorexia nervosa. I've seen them and worked with them through the complex, arduous stages of recovery. I know that there are many more out there in need of treatment. They need us to be aware, to be compassionate, and to help.

People With Mental Illness Are Tired Of Your Crap

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

As if dealing with mental illness wasn't enough, some people also have to endure probing questions and unsolicited advice from others who do...

The First Time I Called 911

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Sue Kerr

When someone in the family is living with mental illness, adult or child, everyone needs support. Silence and secret keeping will come back to haunt you. There's nothing shameful about talking with a therapist or counselor. Maybe just once, maybe on a regular basis. There's nothing to be lost and the world to be gained.

What It Means to Be 24 Years Old and Sick

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I feel like I'm behind. I look around me, and my peers are out of their hometowns, on their own, working salary jobs and enjoying the bar scene on the weekends. My life is quite the opposite.

Loneliness in the Workplace: Symptoms and Solutions

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Gurdeep Pandher

The workplace is busy and bustling, full of people coming to and from meetings, photocopiers, and each other's cubicles. However, despite the high potential for social interaction, many people still feel lonely at their place of employment.

More Help Needed for Syria's Disabled and Maimed

Emily O'Dell | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Emily O'Dell

When I see images on my screen of Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe, I can't help but think of all the individuals in Syria with disabilities who can't swim, run, and jump on crowded trains to escape the horrors they've seen.

Mental Health on Campus: Making a Difference One Person at a Time

Mary Giliberti | Posted 09.25.2015 | College
Mary Giliberti

NAMI on Campus leaders at Duke, FSU, Nebraska and UVa--as well as other colleges and universities are already making a difference. We are proud to have them as part of the NAMI movement--spreading compassion, kindness and hope.

Why Our Approach to Suicide Prevention Needs to Change Now

Leah Harris | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Leah Harris

If we do not drastically change course on our suicide prevention strategies, we will keep having these National Suicide Prevention Weeks and National Suicide Prevention Awareness Months and fundraising walks into the darkness year after year, as the suicide rates continue to climb.

These Disturbing Images Reveal Brain Differences Between Men And Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.24.2015 | Science

We know that women outnumber men significantly when it comes to mental illness diagnosis -- they're twice as likely to be found to have depressi...

Exploring Therapy for the First Time

Robert Kingett | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Kingett

Some names have been changed to protect privacy. I am sitting in a social workers office without any inkling of what I am in for. I know why I am her...

Meet The Philadelphia Nun Inspired By Pope Francis To Stamp Out Poverty

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion

A little over a year ago, Sister Mary Scullion received an unexpected call from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The church, she was told, was making ...

White Men Have Less Life Stress, But Are More Prone To Depression Because Of It

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living

When people talk about the black-white health gap, they usually mean that black people have worse health outcomes than white people. And generally, t...

From Film Short to Feature: A Story of Mental Illness

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

Filmmaker Jonathan Bucari has worked with Randi Silverman on a new script and along with Carina Rush have turned their short film into the feature film NO LETTING GO.

This Man's Comics About His Experience With Depression Are So True

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Each person with a mental illness experiences it differently -- and for Kristian Nygård, the only way he could make sense of his personal p...

Untreated Traumatized Teen Parents in Anytown, USA

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Any first-time parent knows that the challenges of parenthood are daunting. New parents are simultaneously blessed and stressed. However, young parents are a vulnerable population in America.

Let's Help Each Other Carry the Weight of Recovery

Rachel Brehm | Posted 09.18.2015 | Women
Rachel Brehm

When facing the emotionally trying experience of eating disorder recovery, being physically close to someone that you have a positive relationship with can help to alleviate stress, and the oftentimes powerful negative emotions that come with it. Load sharing is exactly how it sounds: you are simply sharing the emotional load.

Georgia Man on the Road to Recovery After Four Decades

The Stepping Up Initiative | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
The Stepping Up Initiative

Before my recovery, I was all of those horrible, scary things that you hear about regarding mental illness and addiction. I was that in spades, not only on the outside, but on the inside as well.

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.


Francesca Milliken | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Francesca Milliken

I started cross-posting my writing on The Huffington Post Blog last November, but for the first several months no one commented on any of my pieces. ...

13 Things Men With Anxiety And Depression Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Openly discussing mental illness can be a tough battle for anyone -- but for men, the cultural baggage of traditional masculinity may make it particul...