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Mental Illness Awareness

Our Unhealthy View of Mental Health (and Mental Illness)

Caitlin Klevorick | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Caitlin Klevorick

Society probably spends more time trying to ignore mental illness than to understand it. And that's not easy to do given how many people mental illness affects.

Culture Stigmatizing Mental Illness Must Change

Cristina Traina | Posted 01.30.2013 | College
Cristina Traina

A life -- yours or someone else's -- is worth whatever it takes to protect it, including changing a culture that can lead to despair and working to remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness of any type. Our community needs every single one of you.

Exclusive: Former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Actress Glenn Close and Activist Jessie Close Speak Out About Mental Illness

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

The bottom line: education, early intervention, community support, and love from friends and family are essential to bringing more understanding -- and less stigma -- to mental illness.

Rooting for Recovery

Linda Rosenberg | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Linda Rosenberg

The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Chances are, you have a friend, family member or colleague living with a mental illness. Their goal is not a championship, but recovery.

Should Educational Institutions Screen for Mental Illness?

Allison Singh | Posted 09.29.2012 | Education
Allison Singh

If my college could coordinate getting every freshman into the pool during orientation week, and then enrolling all of the flunkies into a swim class first semester, they can find a way to identify students suffering from mental illness.

No Shame Day: Working to Eradicate Mental Illness Stigma in the Black Community

Stacia L. Brown | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices
Stacia L. Brown

Our need for the first annual observation of No Shame Day on Monday, July 2 could be traced to any number of get-right-quick antidotes. Despite the growing number of mental illness diagnoses in the black community, many are loath to accept their legitimacy.