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Mental Illness

Share This With Anyone Who Doesn't Understand Depression

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Nearly 10 percent of U.S. adults struggle with depression, but so many more of us have a hard time understanding the disease. As the TED-Ed video abov...

13 Encouraging Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

When you think of mental illness, what's the first thing that comes to mind? It's likely not your best friend, a popular singer, your teacher or the n...

Fountain House Gallery Artists Shine at "Mad About Art"

Jim Luce | Posted 12.17.2016 | New York
Jim Luce

More than 100 original artworks by 50 Fountain House Gallery artists were presented in a novel way ­­-- divided among four separate "galleries," each curated by an art-world luminary.

We All Pull the Trigger

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 12.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

People don't like having fingers pointed at them. It doesn't feel good. However, to appropriately examine our current crisis it is absolutely necessary to first point our fingers at ourselves. It won't feel good but it may help us navigate through this crisis to a place of safety.

Kenneling May Be Linked to Mental Illness in Dogs

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Many dog owners adamantly refuse to kennel their pet for any reason, feeling that kennels are too confining and the equivalent of sending a dog to pri...

9 Reasons Why You Need To Stop Stigmatizing People With Mental Illness

Rachel Griffin | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Griffin

Here are nine reasons why you (and I, and every else) need to stop stigmatizing people with mental illness.

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

The Girl in the Waiting Room

Anna Waletzko | Posted 12.14.2016 | College
Anna Waletzko

If there's one thing I've learned in the past six years, it's that I'm not alone. I used to think I was unique--going to a therapist, dealing with anx...

Managing Your Mental Illness

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 12.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheila Hamilton

If everyone who was living well with mental illness came out of the shadows, it would be revolutionary for the people who are suffering from a mental health crisis in silence.

This Photographer Documented Her Sister's Life With Schizoaffective Disorder

Refinery29 | Posted 12.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Jen, the second-oldest of four sisters, had her first major breakdown at 15 years old. Since then, Jen's mental illness has had a profound effect not only on her life, but on her family as well.

Fire At Russian Neuropsychiatric Home Kills 23

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.13.2015 | Home

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept through a Russian home for people with mental illnesses, killing 23 patients and injuring another 23, the emergency servi...

The Human Rights Crisis We Ignore

Melody Moezzi | Posted 12.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Melody Moezzi

At the heart of the American mental health crisis today lies the highly flawed, dangerous and unspoken assumption that people with mental disabilities are somehow less than human.

Hope for Healthier Minds Through Science and Compassion

Brandon Staglin | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Brandon Staglin

Thanks to the compassionate scientists, clinicians, and policy advocates who are creating, providing and promoting all these better brain health tools and programs, there is much cause for hope for the future of mental health care.

Pinterest Users Talk About Depression, And Doctors Should, Too

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Pinterest is full of bridesmaid dresses, mason jar lanterns and DIY home improvement, but the social media site isn't just for crafts and design inspi...

Time Spent in a Psych Ward

Erin Nugent | Posted 12.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Nugent

One of my biggest fears is being isolated from others if anyone found out I had a mental illness, and thus I isolated myself, but these doctors and nurses were very understanding and I could tell sincerely wanted me to feel better.

Stop Locking Up People With Mental Illnesses

Linda Rosenberg | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Linda Rosenberg

It's no secret that our nation's jails and prisons house individuals charged with or convicted of crimes. What most Americans don't know is that more Americans with a mental illness or addiction reside in jail and prison than in health care institutions.

Are Radicals Mentally Ill?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.10.2016 | Crime
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What would cause someone to turn his or her back on family, friends, and Western comforts to commit horrific crimes and risk their own deaths? What would be the reason we're seeing a steady stream of young people traveling to the Middle East to join jihadists, including a growing number of young women and girls?

'Lives With Bipolar' vs. 'Suffers From Bipolar' -- PC Nonsense

Natasha Tracy | Posted 12.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Natasha Tracy

So when you talk about suffering -- I absolutely do it every day. Literally, every day, I suffer with the effects of bipolar disorder. If I'm not resting because I'm exhausted, I'm crying because of depression. If I'm not taking medication because of anxiety, I'm using coping tools because my brain is telling me to overreact.

Touched With Fire

Paul Dalio | Posted 12.07.2016 | Impact
Paul Dalio

Out of all the poets who received the Pulitzer, 38 percent of them were bipolar. How can we simply label it a human disorder? Think how much more they could contribute to the human spirit if they knew it could be used as a gift to humanity, instead of something to hide from humanity?

Removing the Spectacle From Mass Shootings

Ira Silver | Posted 12.04.2016 | Crime
Ira Silver

Amidst the extensive coverage of Wednesday's massacre in San Bernardino is a key story angle journalists seldom consider: that we'd all be better off if these rampages didn't make the headlines.

Whose Family Isn't Crazy?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

There are family obligations at the holidays, but not every obligation need be met, especially if they cause sadness, resentment, or regret. Whether or not you have someone in your life struggling with mental illness, you're only as helpful as you are healthy yourself.

What Happened When I Told My Boss I Was Struggling With Mental Illness

Joseph Rauch | Posted 12.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Joseph Rauch

It's a big part of who I am and I take pride in it, so feeling free to mention it at work makes me more comfortable and, ultimately, a better employee.

What To Do If Someone Posts A Self-Harm Status On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Vigilance is crucial to preventing self-harm, which is why social media has increasingly become an area of focus for those looking to combat suicidal ...

Paul Ryan: We Must Address Mental Illness To Curb Mass Shootings

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) argued Thursday that inadequate legislation on mental illness has led to mass shootings. "I don’t think the ...

Why Equating Mental Illness With Violence Harms Us All

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 12.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Rep. Paul Tonko

We are better than this. We need to make advancements on mental health issues in this country, but in so doing, we cannot advance a harmful and false understanding of these disorders.