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The Unexpected Effect Pokémon Go Had On A Boy With Autism

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.22.2016 | Good News

One boy with autism is catching ‘em all ― and discovering a new side of himself in the process. For Ralphie Koppelman, a 6-year-old who was diagn...

How Increased Fundraising And Research Dollars For Mental Health Can Save Lives

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Sweat beading down his face and lake water spilling from his wetsuit, Adrian Hunter and close friend Brian Litke took on a serious physical challenge ...

I'm A Mom With OCD And This Is What It's Like

Liza Larregui | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Liza Larregui

It started one day when I was in the second grade; I had come home from school and went to jump on my bed, which was what I normally did, except somet...

When Fear Washes In: Health Anxiety And Death Anxiety

Sheryl Paul | Posted 07.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

Fear is a part of life. Sometimes we can keep it at bay, but eventually, with certainty, it will creep in like a red tide on an otherwise calm beach. ...

Grief Neutralizes Thought

Sheryl Paul | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

The answers aren't in your head. They're in the undiscovered place inside, the well of Self that can only be accessed when you stop and find the courage to take your own hand and listen with kindness and curiosity to what needs to be felt and heard.

When Illness Is Greater Than a Degree

Kelsey Hatchitt | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Hatchitt

That illness has given me proof that I can indeed find the strength to rise up. It taught me that, despite the brokenness that comes along with it, my brain can still perform to society's limited standards, and beyond. It would be silly not to say thank you to it, especially when it's in full force, testing this thing I call resilience.

Clint Malarchuk: Amazing Follow-Up Interview

Samina Raza | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Samina Raza

A really AMAZING follow-up interview with an incredibly amazing man, Clint Malarchuk. He is an ex NHL goalie, coach, and the author of a remarkable bo...

Clint Malarchuk Interviewed

Samina Raza | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Samina Raza

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Clint Malarchuk, NHL goalie, NHL coach, cowboy, horse dentist and now author of his first book "A Matter of I...

8 Celebrities On Their Struggles With Mental Illness | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living

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.

#CollegeSurvival: For Students who Suffer from a Mental Illness

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Montclair Diplomats

This is not the typical guide on how to tackle your first year of college, but one on how to cope and even excel during your college years while livin...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 53. The Drama of the Gifted Child.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 53. The Drama of the Gifted Child. I don't know about you, sister, but my child is gifted. I mean, his diapers look like ...

My Mental Illness and Explaining the Inexplicable

David Toussaint | Posted 04.19.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

There was a pattern developing. I began to realize that any obsession took over for a few weeks, clogged my brain like red-horn-blaring cement, took away freedom of mind, and then dissipated, like when a fever breaks.

The Last Taboo

Sherry Caris | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
Sherry Caris

After a recent unfortunate social experience, I've decided to start talking about menopause in mixed company and I'm not shutting up. This weekend my...

What Being Obsessive Compulsive Taught Me About Life

Harold Stark | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Stark

Slowly but steadily, I developed post-traumatic symptoms that soon translated to PTSD, followed by full-blown Obsessive Compulsion Disorder. For a long time I didn't even know what it was, but when I did, the disease had already gone too far deep within me.

Why Does My Child Have OCD? How Can I Help?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

OCD is hard on parents who are watching their child suffer and feel to blame or guilty when it's not their fault, although they can escalate the anxiety if they don't follow the recommendations.

This Project Is Shutting Down OCD Stereotypes In A Beautiful Way

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

A global initiative is working to erase negative perceptions around obsessive compulsive disorder, one creative statement at a time. The Secret Illnes...

Coding Allows Learning Disabled Students to Shine

Vidcode | Posted 04.01.2016 | Education

Learning to code is become increasingly prevalent in school curriculum's. From after-school clubs to dedicated class periods, coding and computer scie...

OCD: Misnamed, But No Longer Mistreated

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Kids often get knee pain. When it persists, an X-ray may show a lesion of the articular cartilage: the bearing surface of the joint. That lesion is usually called Osteochondritis dissecans, a terrible and misleading name that implies inflammation (itis) and drying out (dissecans), though neither is present in the condition.

Feeling for Those Who Cannot Feel

Kelsey Hatchitt | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Hatchitt

Sometimes people with mental illnesses fail to recognize they are ill or that help is needed. But in moments like that, there are people who feel for us what we cannot feel for ourselves and those are the people who will help us save ourselves.

It's Not All Hand Washing And Light Switches

Rhiannon Giles | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Rhiannon Giles

I still argue with myself over the need to apologize to dead animals, but I no longer have to fight against apologizing to tires or old t-shirts or single discarded shoes. I still battle with the universe and my expectation that it is just looking for an excuse to ruin everything. I still seek balance.

Here's An Easy Two-Minute Trick To Calm Your Racing Mind

SELF | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living

That logic doesn't stop us from obsessing, though, does it? Fortunately, there are tactics you can use to put the brakes on a runaway train of thought.

4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

Farsh Askari | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

When I see something that triggers anxiety, whether it's an actual physical manifestation or just in the mind's eye, I distract myself until my anxiety subsides. In my quest to recalibrate from distressed to de-stressed, I have found the following four quick-tricks to be, easy, practical, and effective anxiety antidotes.

You Are Not Alone: A Conversation About OCD

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

You must nurture yourself and only stay close to people who know how to support you and comfort you. People with OCD whose close companions understand the disease and care for and support you relieve their symptoms more effectively. Get help, care for yourself, and be kind to yourself.

MLK/David Bowie Tribute: Thoughts on Suffering and Truth

Annaliese Neale | Posted 01.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Annaliese Neale

Ongoing depression. Bad breakups. People pleaser. Stressed about money. Estranged relationships. Anxiety. Burdened by the suffering of others. Having ...

How Facial Hair Is Helping Cure My Depression

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.19.2016 | Weird News
LuxEco Living

By Jake Breslauer cross-posted with permission from Satirical Nonsense I'm a white hipster in his late twenties with a strong political opinion suf...