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Depression Stigma

What Happened When This Rapper Was Forced To Face His Depression Head On

Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Donny Goines, 34, is a hip-hop artist from New York, New York. This is his story. The feeling of depression can only be described as a suffocating ...

Robin Williams, Connectedness and the Need to End the Stigma Around Mental Illness

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

The first response most of us have to news of a suicide is: Why? And certainly the tragic death of Robin Williams was no exception. How could a man who brought so much joy and brightened the day for so many fail to feel the same thing for himself? Robin Williams' talent, his warmth, his energy, his generosity of spirit and his bigheartedness might have been singular, but his sad decision to take how own life was, unfortunately, all too common. And it's a heartbreaking decision that more and more people are making every year. So as we ask "why" about Robin Williams, we should also broaden the question. Why tens of thousands of people? What is happening that so many people make this irrevocable choice? What are we missing in our culture? How can we open up the conversation on this issue to make other choices seem more realistic and appealing?

Depression Stigma: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Jonathan Rottenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rottenberg

It's hard to imagine another reason for a hospitalization -- whether for a burn, two broken legs, or for cancer treatment -- that would produce such a conspiracy of confused silence.

It's Time to Bring Depression Out of the Dark

Jonathan Rottenberg | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rottenberg

Depressed and formerly depressed people are ever on the defensive. We need better marketing and messaging. We need symbols that people can get behind, rallying points for a more productive conversation. Enter free wristbands printed with the phrase "Come Out of the Dark."

Shining a Light of Hope on Depression

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

Depression is treatable, yet less than half of those with depression worldwide are receiving treatment, due in part to the stigma associated with the disease. This misunderstanding about depression is what prevented my father from getting treatment.

National Day Without Stigma

Alison Malmon | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Alison Malmon

This Oct. 9, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, Active Minds chapters across the country will gather on their campuses for National Day Without Stigma.

Fight for Equality in Mental Health Coverage

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

Mental health illnesses should be treated no differently than any physical illness in the body. The days of stigmatizing mental illness, of turning our backs on those who need our help, of walking away from this problem, are over.

Depression in the Workplace: Don't Ask, Don't Tell?

Posted 02.02.2012 | Healthy Living

By Anne Harding By all appearances Sandy was successful and content. At 30 years old, she was in a senior position at a major media company in...