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Schizophrenia

An Actor, Writer, Law Student and Genius Award Recipient

Janine Francolini | Posted 10.09.2014 | 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.

Suicide Is A National Epidemic

Rep. Tim Murphy | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rep. Tim Murphy

We can save lives and help families in mental health crisis but only if we, as a nation, have the courage to confront mental illness and address the suicide epidemic head on. We can no longer ignore it because too many lives are at stake.

'This Disease Has A Great Potential To Be Fatal. Fighting Is Important And Very Real'

Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Suzanne Greif, 51, of Athens, Georgia, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 14. This is her story. When I was 6, my mother was institutionalized....

My Michael Brown and Ezell Ford Moment

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

We need much more humane tactics in dealing not only with unarmed, young men, particularly those of color; we also need much more humane tactics in dealing with the mentally ill.

Depression, Psychosis and Psychopathy

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

I hope that there will come a time when those with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other severe mental illnesses will feel comfortable enough not to worry if anyone sees them leaving a therapy session out of a back door. I hope there will come a time when those who do not suffer from mental illness will have more compassion for those of us who do.

How To Help Your Teen Sleep As School Begins

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

School starts for John in a few weeks. He is now in a position to excel. It is my heartfelt hope that all children and teens will get the attention and support they need to sleep better and be at their best.

David Lohr

Alleged Kidnapping Victim Sent To Jail To Ensure That She Testifies

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

In an extraordinarily rare legal move, a Pennsylvania judge ordered an alleged kidnapping victim held behind bars to make sure she shows up at the sus...

Around The World, Schizophrenia Isn't Always Seen As Debilitating

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living

In the course of her most recent research project, Stanford professor Tanya Luhrmann came across a Hindu woman who claimed to hear messages from God. ...

Mysteries Of Schizophrenia Revealed In Breakthrough Study

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 07.22.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of wha...

Why Forcibly Medicating the Mentally Ill Is Dangerous

Melody Moezzi | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Melody Moezzi

We must also take the high risk of misdiagnosis and bad medicine into account when considering legislation that would forcibly medicate innocent individuals who represent no immediate threat to themselves or others.

Teen Charged In Stabbing Death Of Foster Mom

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime

A Hawaii woman is dead after her foster son allegedly stabbed her to death on Saturday. Fifty-two-year-old Jolyn Kipapa was found dead by police af...

Redefining Success

Lynda Freeman | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Lynda Freeman

I have learned that there are many definitions of success. Sometimes it is accepting what is. Sometimes it is letting go. There are so many aspects to love. Love, to me, is the most important thing we are here to learn.

Portuguese Police Question 4 In Madeleine McCann Disappearance

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

Portuguese police taking a fresh look at the Madeleine McCann case are reportedly questioning four men about the 3-year-old kidnapped from her British...

Do the Mentally Ill Have to Be Extraordinary to Be Accepted?

Natasha Tracy | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Natasha Tracy

Why do people with a mental illness have to be only killers or geniuses? Why is it that being a regular human being isn't enough? What about all the rest of us who aren't artists, poets, musicians or world-class anything?

Heart-Wrenching Photos Capture One Man's Struggle With Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.24.2014 | Arts

Photographers are often praised for the visual acuity -- their ability to capture both the subtle and sensational beauty living amongst us. But it's n...

"These Days, You Have to Rob a Bank to Get Mental Health Treatment"

Allen Frances | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

This is the cruel paradox haunting our mental health non-system -- we deliver way too much care to basically normal people who don't need it, while providing way too little care to the really sick people who desperately do.

Straws

Henry Boy Jenkins | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Henry Boy Jenkins

We are taught to believe that everyone thinks the same way, that everyone is in control of their own mind, and that free will operates under their command. This is the paradox of living with a chronic and disabling thought disorder. We know differently. Everyone knows differently.

Diagnosis, Decisions, and Disorders of the Mind

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

One line of criticism holds that the DSM focuses too much on superficial symptoms of mental disorders, ignoring underlying dynamics. Instead of focusing on and naming clinical syndromes, critics say, the manual (and the field) ought to target the specific, disordered cognitive processes that underlie labels.

Gabriel: Powerful Portrayal of Mental Illness on the Screen

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Busman, PsyD

Gabriel is a powerful look at a young man who could be anyone's son and who desperately wants to be able to function without medication and without continued treatment. It reminds us how real mental illness is and how devastating its impact can be.

Talking to Yourself: Crazy or Crazy Helpful?

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

Think of talking to yourself as a tool to coach yourself through a challenge, or to narrate your own experiences to yourself. In any case, treat yourself with respect and you just may find you enjoy your own company.

Gateway to Curing Mental Illness

Chantel Garrett | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Chantel Garrett

When we can see the millions of young people and adults among us who live with brain disorders through a lens of compassion, radical shifts in innovation and funding will undoubtedly unfold. My family is ready for action. Are you?

My Stepmom Suffered From Schizophrenia, and I Had No Idea (VIDEO)

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 05.06.2014 | Black Voices
Kathy Carter Woods

Patty was a wonderful stepmom. Sweet and kind, she treated my sister and me like we were her very own. She worked for the airlines and often had a crazy, upside-down schedule, yet she never failed to be a loving force for good.

Beyond Beds and Meds: Accepting Nothing Less Than Transformational Change

Chantel Garrett | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Chantel Garrett

We must collectively take urgent action -- as the road ahead for people living with serious mental illness and their families is still a long one, riddled with obstacles on all fronts: social, scientific and political.

To Kiss or Not To Kiss Nicholas Kristof, Mental-Health Policy Wonk

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

People with serious mental illness would tell you that what they seek is a world without stigma, a world where they don't have to fear losing their jobs or their lovers because of any perceived association with criminals.

Best Book on Schizophrenia: Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th Edition

DJ Jaffe | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
DJ Jaffe

Surviving Schizophrenia is the best, most informative book on schizophrenia. Dr. Torrey brilliantly interlaced quotes by people with schizophrenia wit...