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How Certain Horror Movies Propagate Mental Health Stigma

Richa Gupta | Posted 03.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Richa Gupta

Horror movies are, and always will be, one of my favorite genres of movies. The unnerving sounds, eerie movements, and startling sights stimulate my t...

11 Very Good Reasons To Go To Therapy

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.10.2017 | Healthy Living

Therapy is so much more than sitting on a couch. Misconceptions abound about what it means to talk to a mental health professional. The need to talk a...

Texas Mulls Death Penalty Exemption For People With Severe Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics

People who can prove they were affected by severe mental illness when they committed a capital crime would be exempt from the death penalty under a ne...

The Affordable Care Act Has Been Critical To Those With Mental Illness

Natasha Tracy | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
Natasha Tracy

Many people are worried about what might happen to mental health care under a President Trump administration. People with serious mental illness like ...

Having A Cat Does Not Cause Mental Illness, New Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.22.2017 | Healthy Living

Living with a cat during childhood does not cause mental illness later in life, a new study from University College London suggests, disputing earlier...

Talking To A Therapist Can Literally Rewire Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.20.2017 | Healthy Living

If you can change the way you think, you can change your brain. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that challenging unhealthy though...

Scientists Identified 8 Genes That May Be Causing A Lot Of Sleep Problems

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 01.17.2017 | Healthy Living

Sometimes a bout of insomnia can be linked to a specific stressful event or circumstance, but for many, it’s simply the way their brains and bodies ...

Lessons in Non-Judgment

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 01.09.2017 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ commanded us not to judge one another: Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you wi...

On Agnes Martin and Mapping the Pathways Out of Schizophrenia and Obsession

G. Roger Denson | Posted 12.30.2016 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Agnes Martin remains on view at New York's Guggenheim Museum through January 11, 2017. See the museum website for details and location. Installatio...

Connecting Every Neuron: The Future Of Brain-Mapping And Illness Discovery

Nikhil Reddy | Posted 08.25.2016 | Science
Nikhil Reddy

A reality of science is understanding that the more we peer and examine, the more our studies elude us.

Donald Trump Is NOT Mentally Ill

Brett Gleason | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Brett Gleason

Or at least we, nor the media, are in a position to diagnose him. Because that’s what mental illness is -– a serious diagnosis to be given by a pr...

Why Mental Illness Saddens Me

Matt Hartman | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

These people suffering from mental illness, especially severe mental illness, are like the rest of us. They have dreams, hopes and feelings. Many, like the homeless man I regularly see, are full of intelligence, love, passion and resilience, yet we're blind to all of those qualities.

Mental Illness: The New Cancer

Zander Sherman | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Zander Sherman

My brother was a music student, outdoor leader, and president of his school's student union. Creative and ambitious, he dreamed of continuing our fath...

This Woman Is Documenting The Reality Of Life With Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Those without Schizophrenia may never completely grasp what it's like to struggle with the mental disorder, but one woman is giving us the chance to t...

HR 2646: The Families Of The 4 Percent Speak Out

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

HR 2646 is a bipartisan bill, first proposed by Congressman Tim Murphy (R) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D). Murphy is a clinical psychologist and Johnson is a psychiatric nurse. HR 2646 is designed to help "families of the 4 percent," a title given by Congress denoting families suffering from severe mental illness that often includes psychosis.

Here's Proof Mental Illness Is Not Someone's Fault

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living

You wouldn't tell someone with cancer to just "get over" their illness, so why aren't people with mental health disorders afforded the same courtesy? ...

Refugees Are At Terrifyingly High Risk Of Developing Psychotic Disorders, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.16.2016 | Home

As if fleeing one's war-ravaged home and searching for a new one wasn't traumatic enough, new research suggests that refugees are at an elevated risk ...

Why The 'Disease Model' Fails To Convince Americans That Addiction Is A Health Issue

The Influence | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics
The Influence

In America, the D-word in the context of addiction has come to mean something much different from the word "disease" used for any other condition -- something that unfortunately is more moral than medical.

Bernie Sanders Should Apologize For His Mental Health Joke

Max Baumbach | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics
Max Baumbach

Mental illness was not among the main topics discussed by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the most recent Democratic debate in Flint. Nevertheless, the instances in which it arose were the two moments I remember best.

Psychiatry And Anti-Psychiatry

Allen Frances | Posted 02.22.2017 | Science
Allen Frances

Psychiatry used to be a biopsychosocial profession that allowed time to get to know the person, not just treat the symptom. But drastic cuts in the funding of mental health services have dramatically reduced the quality of the service they can provide.

Mental Illness Rears Its Beautiful Mind and Goes Wide

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 02.18.2017 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

Over the past decade or so, the climate has improved for people with mental illness, and that is true whether or not a person has a beautiful mind.

Setting the Record Straight on Antipsychotics

Allen Frances | Posted 02.16.2017 | Science
Allen Frances

Patients with chronic psychotic symptoms usually do quite well on meds and quite badly off them. The decision to stay on or go off antipsychotics has tremendous significance in a person's life -- and is sometimes a matter of life and death.

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...

Do Antipsychotics Help or Harm Psychotic Symptoms?

Allen Frances | Posted 02.01.2017 | Science
Allen Frances

This is the latest, and perhaps last, of several debates with Bob Whitaker on the role of antipsychotics in treating psychotic symptoms.

Scientists Take Major Step Toward Understanding Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.28.2016 | Science

A landmark new study sheds some light on how certain genes may influence the development of schizophrenia, a complex psychiatric condition that scient...