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Mental Illness

When Growing Up Hurts: How Parental Addiction Impacts Kids

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 02.12.2017 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

Who we are speaks louder than what we say. Our facial and body language, the quality of our touch and the emotion and intent emanating from our expres...

6 Reasons Why People With Mental Illnesses Are Strong, Not Weak

Rachel Griffin | Posted 02.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Rachel Griffin

Some of the most courageous, inspiring, bad-ass people I know have mental health conditions, got treatment and rock at their lives. Here are five reasons why people with mental illnesses (you, if that applies) are strong, not weak:

The Likely Mental Illnesses Of Some Of History's Most Famous Figures

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.15.2016 | Science

Marilyn Monroe lives in our cultural imagination as one of the most iconic actresses in Hollywood history. But underneath the famous blonde curls and ...

Pyer Moss Puts On Yet Another Powerful Fashion Show

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.15.2016 | Style

Kerby Jean-Raymond is a rare breed -- he is a fashion designer that is dedicated to serving up his expertly executed designs for the label Pyer Moss w...

'Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art' Premieres at Pittsburgh's Society For Contemporary Craft, Explores Mental Health Through Lens of Contemporary Craft.

Marthe Weyandt | Posted 02.11.2017 | Arts
Marthe Weyandt

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults will experience some form of mental illness in a given year. Mental il...

When a Significant Other Suffers From a Mental Illness

Kristin Battista-Frazee | Posted 02.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Kristin Battista-Frazee

One in five people suffer from a mental illness so there is a good chance lots of couples face this challenge. There are resources available to help and various places (big and small) where you can seek support. Just remember you're not alone.

The Political and the Psychological: What Politicians Aren't Saying About Mental Health

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The latest round of trash talking between GOP contenders Donald Trump and Jeb Bush has particularly focused on the other's mental health, if in an entirely juvenile sort of way. This, unfortunately, is the most common format in which mental health is referenced.

What I Mean When I Say 'I Have Anxiety'

Gina Decicco | Posted 02.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Gina Decicco

I am awake, alive and breathing fine. So nothing is wrong, right? That's the thing about anxiety disorders. We look fine. Of course, we look fine. That however, does not make it any less debilitating.

Selective Empathy: Policing Black Women with Mental Illness

Julia Sharpe-Levine | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women
Julia Sharpe-Levine

African American Policy Forum On February 12th, 2013, Kayla Moore, a Black transgender woman from Berkeley CA, was killed when police officers sh...

The Pursuit of Perfection: An Epic Failure

Emily Light | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Emily Light

It's not selfishness to be able to appreciate how much your needs matter, how worthy of love and care you are. It's a gift.

NYC's First Lady Is Championing Mental Health In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living

New York City's first lady Chirlane McCray has a message for everyone: It's time to stop ignoring mental health issues. McCray and her husband, Mayor ...

The Costs of Not Caring: How to Fix Our Broken Mental Health Care System

Nicholas Covino | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Covino

To fix this broken system, we must acknowledge the inexorable link between mental and physical health.

A Little Bit of Crazy and the Love of a Best Friend!

Renate Cunneen | Posted 02.09.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Renate Cunneen

Moral of the story is: It's okay to be a little or a lot crazy as long as you have people that will dive deep with you and wait on the surface if it takes you a little longer to emerge.

Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorder and Bedbugs: Let's Talk About It

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.06.2017 | Impact
Brooke M. Feldman

1 out of 4 people in our country lives with a diagnosable mental health or substance use disorder. That's 25% of the population in the United States....

Canadian Arctic Territory Under Pressure To Tackle Suicide Crisis

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

Canada’s youngest Arctic territory has the highest suicide rate in the country – and also one of the highest in the world. Last fall, its premier ...

Mental Illness: Talk About It More, Not Less

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

When it comes to mental illness, the problem isn't how we describe those who suffer but how we as individuals ultimately choose to view them, which is just that: a choice. Instead of renaming the conversation, how about reframing the entire body of thought around the topic?

Signs Someone You Know Is a Psychopath in Disguise

Thrillist | Posted 02.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

It's easy to call someone a psychopath. You probably do it on a weekly, or even a daily basis. That dude who banged you and never called even though he PROMISED? Psychopath. Your boss who emails you about meeting Friday at 5:30pm? Psychopath. The new guy at the party who eats the last piece of pizza all willy-nilly without even asking? CLEARLY a psychopath.

How Renaming Schizophrenia Could Help Patients And Combat Stigma

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science

The stigma that surrounds mental illness is not only insulting to the roughly one-quarter of the world's population that has one, it can also negative...

10 Thoughts That Happen During A Panic Attack

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

If you've never experienced a panic attack before, allow us to give you a little spoiler alert: They're the absolute worst. For many of the 40 million...

Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Racism, Just Another Day: Humans, We Need To Talk

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 02.01.2017 | HuffPost Home
Jamie Scanlon

Another day goes by, another mainstream media report about domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse and the statistics. The big-ticket items ...

5 Tips that Improve Mental Fitness

Karan Nijhawan | Posted 02.03.2017 | Education
Karan Nijhawan

Talking is the first step towards meaningful change and building greater awareness, acceptance, and action. Today, I want you to break the silence and talk. Here are 5 tips that I recommend that might help you improve your MENTAL FITNESS!

A Surprising Number Of Teens With Depression Aren't Getting Treatment

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Many teens diagnosed with depression don’t immediately receive needed follow-up care even when therapy is recommended or medicati...

Managing Mental Illness and Depression

Quora | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Quora

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

Joy After Anorexia: The Marie Kondo Method

Kerry Neville | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Kerry Neville

Last night, I saw a picture of myself at CrossFit on a friend's Facebook page: I am mid-deadlift and my growing muscles strain at the weight. My expression is one of intensity and fear. Will I die? Not anymore. I'm certain that after I set the bar on the ground, as always, my muscles trembled with the righteous fatigue of joy.

How To Travel With Mental Illness

Shanny Matterson | Posted 01.31.2017 | Travel
Shanny Matterson

Here's a scary statistic for you: Around 450 million people currently suffer from [mental illness], placing mental disorders among the leading causes...