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On The Killing Of Nia Wilson And The Anxiety Of Being A Black Woman
To be a black woman in the world is to hold, somewhere deep in the pit of your stomach, a sense of fear.
Why This Mental Health Professional Is So Open About Her Own Mental Illness
This mental health professional hopes to shed the stigma associated with mental illness by speaking about her experience.
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What It's Like To Be A School Therapist
Mental health workers are overstretched, and budgets are tight. But demand for care is soaring.
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America Can't Incarcerate Away Our Mental Health Crisis
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We have 10 times as many seriously mentally ill people in our jails and prisons as in our state hospitals.
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Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show
The allegations center on a mental health facility in Texas that has had problems in the past.
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Accepting My Father's Death... Even Though He's Still Alive
, Guest Writer
Despite several attempts to have him return to psychiatric care, my father no longer accepted the existence of his disorder.
14 'Harmless' Comments People Said That Were Actually Psychologically Damaging
, Editorial Partner
We’ve all heard hurtful or invalidating comments at some point in our lives.
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Kanye West Reveals He Was Diagnosed With 'Mental Condition' At 39
“It’s not a disability, it’s a superpower.”
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A Drug Researcher Talks Michael Pollan’s Book, PTSD Treatment And Trump On LSD
The endgame for psychedelic drugs isn't “microdosing Fridays.” It's treating major mental illness.
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New Studies Examine Mental Health Challenges For LGBTQ Youth
By Lisa Rapaport, Reuters
Parents can be part of the problem, too, researchers say.
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What Care For The Criminally Insane Can Teach Us About Mental Health Treatment
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Those judged to be criminally insane often receive better mental health treatment than practically anybody else — including people who have never committed a crime.
People With Allergies And Asthma Have A Higher Risk Of Psychiatric Disorders
By Abby Haglage, Yahoo Lifestyle
A robust new study out of Taiwan has found evidence that people who suffer from allergies are more likely to develop a psychiatric
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What Colleges Need To Do To Make Student Mental Health A Priority
Experts explain how campuses can be more accepting and accommodating.
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What It's Like To Lose A Patient To Suicide As A Mental Health Professional
, Guest Writer
I had known, when I entered psychiatry first as a nurse and later as a nurse practitioner, that I would treat suicidal and homicidal people.
These Athletes Nix The Notion That Mental Illness Makes You Weak
Allow some pros to tackle this inaccurate stereotype.
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Joy Behar Publicly Apologizes For Disparaging Mike Pence's Christian Faith
Last month, "The View" co-host claimed Pence had a "mental illness" if he could hear Jesus' voice.
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10 Things We Keep Getting Wrong About Gun Violence
Especially when it comes to mental health.
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Donald Trump: Pulse Attack 'Wouldn't Have Happened' If 1 Person Had Been Armed
Curtis M. Wong
The president seemed to forget an armed, off-duty officer was there.
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Over 50% Of LGBTQ Youths Struggle With Eating Disorders, Survey Finds
The groundbreaking survey also looked at the link to suicidal thoughts.
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Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His 'Safer Schools'
The newsletter was emailed Friday to supporters.
When You're 'Too Functional' To Have Your Mental Illness Taken Seriously
We face disability, disease and mental illness together.
I can be dying inside while going through the motions of the day.
You Can Be Scary This Halloween Without Perpetuating Stigma
CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
This is the time of year when we see costumes and displays that portray mental illness as dangerous and frightening.
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Here's How To Effectively Talk To Your Kids About Depression
Don't sweep these conversations under the rug.
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A New Generation Of Therapists Is Fighting Asian-American Mental Health Stigma
Asian-Americans are 3 times less likely than whites to ask for mental health help.
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