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World Mental Health Day

We Are All Dandelions

Michaela Haas | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michaela Haas

This month is Mental Health Awareness Month. To me, it's a month where we celebrate our differences and uniqueness. For my book Bouncing Forward: Tran...

'Crazy Eyes' and Throwing Pies: Borderline Personality Disorder in Women's Prisons

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Chandra Bozelko

"Crazy Eyes," the nickname for character Suzanne Warren on Orange Is the New Black for which actress Uzo Aduba won her second Emmy last month, is probably the greatest lesson on the reality of mental illness in women behind bars.

Semicolons, Periods and National Mental Health Day

Yobie Benjamin | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Yobie Benjamin

I have known people who have seen dark days and some who never saw the light and just did the period full stop. We all have dark days and thank a good God that most of us wake up to see light. I wish I could reach out to all of them because every single one deserves a bright day.

13 Times Celebrities Got Real About Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.10.2015 | Healthy Living

If you need proof that mental illness doesn't discriminate, look no further than Hollywood. Approximately one in four people globally will experience ...

How Demi Lovato Is Leading The Conversation About Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Many people who experience mental illness feel like they have to suffer in silence due to negative stereotypes associated with their condit...

What You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Victor Schwartz

Environmental factors such as stress, sleep disruption, and drug or alcohol use may also trigger manic-depressive episodes, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important -- proper nutrition and sleep, handling stress, finding a support network and psychotherapy can all help manage bipolar disorder.

An Actor, Writer, Law Student and Genius Award Recipient

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week so let's get to work on rewriting the script with a happier ending of a world with early detection, effective treatment, and open conversations about mental health.

World Mental Health Day: Let's Do It for the Children

Curt Goering | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Curt Goering

With counseling and psychosocial support, young lives devastated by war and childhoods violently taken away can be reclaimed. We see it happen when they begin to smile again, laugh again, and play again.

WATCH: New MTV Doc Explores The Path Out Of Depression For 2 Young People

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

MTV will air a special 60-minute documentary tonight titled “Life Continued: Defeating Depression" in conjunction with the recognition of Oct. 10 as...

Taking Mental Health Beyond the Medical

BasicNeeds | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg'When my situation worsened, my family hid me. They did not want anybody to see or know about me.'

World Mental Health Day

Curt Goering | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Curt Goering

October 10 commemorates World Mental Health Day and is observed, in part, to raise public awareness about mental health issues. One matter that deserves critical attention is better integrating mental health care in global humanitarian responses.

Today's Greatest Mental Health Need: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Programs

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Instead of persisting in pushing psychiatric drugs, health professionals and organizations around the world would do far more good by developing and supporting programs for psychiatric drug withdrawal.

The Mind Man

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

The truth is, most people don't take any time to look after the mind, to allow it to rest, to keep it healthy. In fact most people aren't even familiar with the simple things we can do in everyday life to promote a healthy mind.

For World Mental Health Day: A Lesson in Depression

Mychal Denzel Smith | Posted 12.10.2011 | Black Voices
Mychal Denzel Smith

Today (October 10) is World Mental Health Day, and I'm going to spend it taking care of my own mental health. I'm going to go about doing the mundane, tedious, hard work that is taking care of one's self because if I don't I won't be here to help anyone else.