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The Greatest Danger

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
G. Benjamin Bingham

A great candidate would face what others ignore, boldly illuminating any self-destructive agenda that fosters investments that are driven by short-term greed, and proliferates terrorism and war based on fear. They would call for compassion and model confidence that humanity can find a course toward mutual benefit.

How Community Involvement Has Helped Me Thrive With Schizophrenia

Brandon Staglin | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Staglin

One sunny afternoon early this month, I took my dog Cooper for a walk around the meadow behind my wife's and my home. As Cooper and I followed the tra...

Why We Can't Afford To Ignore 'Stage 1' Psychosis

Chantel Garrett | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Chantel Garrett

Twenty years later, a lot has changed for the nine million Americans like my brother who are living with serious brain health challenges, but not nearly enough.

Congress Won't Act On Guns, But It Might Help Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Remember all that empty political talk about improving mental health care? It may not be so empty after all. Responding to the outrage over gun v...

Like It or Not, Mental Health Is Everyone's Issue

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

I cannot adequately describe the pain. I can only pray that you are spared it and that the rest of us will one day find you in our corner, delaying no longer, but rather changing with sensitivity, intelligence and courage that which can be changed.

'Game-Changer' Study Says There's A Better Way To Treat Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

A groundbreaking new study adds to a growing body of evidence that people with schizophrenia can do much better if they get the right treatment ...

Scientists May One Day Treat Schizophrenia By Targeting Brain Inflammation

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.19.2015 | Science

A new discovery may fundamentally alter our understanding of schizophrenia, a devastating mental illness that affects roughly 1 percen...

Stop the Madness

HuffPost Highline | Raillan Brooks | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living

In his quiet, modest way, Glenn was proud of his robot. It was 1974, at a local high school science fair in Boca Raton, Florida, and Glenn, a 15-year...

Like a Black Hole in Space, Schizophrenia Draws in Everything: Paul's Story

Rethink Mental Illness | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rethink Mental Illness

Like a black hole in space, schizophrenia draws in everything -- most of it negative -- but there are people like me who want to try to help raise awareness of what it is like to live with the illness, despite the gravity of stigma that surrounds it.

I Want to Challenge Media Stereotypes About Schizophrenia: Andrew's Story

Rethink Mental Illness | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rethink Mental Illness

All people think of when they hear the word "schizophrenia" is the ramped-up media headlines about the very rare occurrences of people with the illness turning violent. The majority of people who experience schizophrenia are only likely to do harm to themselves.

I Lost a Decade to Schizophrenia: Alice's Story

Rethink Mental Illness | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rethink Mental Illness

I lost a whole decade to mental illness, and it is incredibly important to me that people who have a mental health condition are treated with dignity and respect.

Living With Schizophrenia: Four People With the Illness Tell Their Stories

Rethink Mental Illness | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rethink Mental Illness

Here, four people with schizophrenia explain what life is really like with the illness. They talk about how they have battled for the right care and support, but now they finally have it, they are able to live the lives they want to lead.

I Have Schizophrenia, But I'm Just A Normal Working Mum: Sonia's Story

Rethink Mental Illness | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rethink Mental Illness

The one message I'd like to give to people about schizophrenia is that yes, it is severe illness that can affect your life in a very complex and negative way. But people who have it are just like you and me, trying to make ends meet and to live their lives as best they can, just like everyone else.

This Is What It's Really Like To Live With Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living

One of the common misconceptions about schizophrenia is that people who experience the disorder can't have productive, stable lives. Bu...

Happiness Advice From an Artist Living With Schizophrenia

The Good Men Project | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living
The Good Men Project

Obviously bright, Rich has a vast breadth of creativity which he describes as "making life bearable" by giving him an outlet to express himself. He also speculated that his creativity is in spite of (rather than because of) his schizophrenia.

How My Father's Schizophrenia Shaped My Idea of Having Children

Jessica Zemple | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Jessica Zemple

For years I never even considered having children. I kept telling myself that if I was in the right partnership the answer would become clear. There is some truth to that. There are a lot more truths to that as well.

Who's the "Mentally Ill, Homeless Man" Down the Street?

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

The next time you see someone rambling on the street or asking for money, put yourself in their position. We need to imagine lacking a family, lacking food and lacking simple roofs over our heads. Maybe then, we'll understand and begin showing compassion.

The Power of One

Liza Long | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Liza Long

Like many Americans, I held my breath on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. as I waited for the verdict to be read in the James Holmes case.

How's a Failed Cholera Vaccine Helping Millions of Children With Autism?

Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD | Posted 08.04.2015 | Science
Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD

Let's start from the beginning. Ever wonder how this whole recent gluten thing started? Cholera and a rock star, of course... well, a scientific ...

New 'Brain Training' App Could Help People With Schizophrenia

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.04.2015 | Technology

LONDON (Reuters) -- A "brain training" iPad game developed in Britain may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their da...

Work and Love: A Psychotic's Recipe for Recovery

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Schizophrenics like to work. And fall in love too. This may seem surprising to some people, but Freud had it right a century or so ago when he said ...

To the Parents of James Holmes

Liza Long | Posted 07.17.2015 | Crime
Liza Long

In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, I was also able to connect with a passionate community of mental health advocates. Eight of these mothers, all powerful advocates in their own right, wrote letters to Robert and Arlene Holmes. Here is some of what they shared.

There May Be A Causal Link Between Smoking And Schizophrenia

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science CorrespondentLONDON, July 10 (Reuters) - In research that turns on its head previous thinking about links between...

Colorado Shooter's Urge to Kill Could Set Him Free

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.07.2015 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

A jury will soon decide whether James Holmes is guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. Last week, one of his victims, Ashley Moser, took the stand in her wheelchair.

ICYMI: The Science Behind Why We Watch Cat Videos And An Argument For Sleeping Alone

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a close look at the inner workings of the brain. We validated our cat video...