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Girlfriend Urges Boyfriend To Commit Suicide Through Hundreds of Gut-Wrenching Text Messages

<b>Conrad Roy</b> had been battling depression for years and even attempted suicide once when he went to his girlfriend <b>Michelle Carter</b> for help. Rather than …

Artist Suffering From Anxiety Draws Mental Illnesses As Real Monsters

Anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and depression are just a few of the most common mental illnesses humans suffer from. UK-based artist Toby Allen is …

The Monsters Lurking Behind 8 Mental Illnesses.

Toby Allen, an artist from Cornwall in the UK is hoping to de-stigmatize and raise awareness for mental health illnesses that are often ignored.<p>As …

Mental Health

Oregon woman's tattoo goes viral, gets Web talking about depression

Tattoos are known conversation starters, and a 20-year-old Oregon woman’s new ink is doing just that. Rebekah “Bekah” Miles, a junior at George Fox …

6 Lies Your Depression Wants You to Believe (& How to Not Fall Into the Trap)

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without <i>changing</i> our thinking.” – Albert Camus<p>When depression hits, it …

7 Mental Illness Myths People Still Believe

Can we all just stop?<p>Mental illness stigma can lead to a multitude of false beliefs -- and it's about time to set the record straight. Negative stereotypes create a lot of misconceptions, which further alienate people in a community that already feels isolated.<p>The many fallacies that surround …

Comic strip totally nails what it’s like to live with anxiety and depression

Nick Seluk’s Awkward Yeti webcomic takes bizarre, funny and touching stories about illness from real patients, doctors and caregivers, and turns them …

Beauty Vlogger Bravely Reveals Her Biggest Secret: Why She Never Moves Her Hands in Her Videos

"Showing the vulnerable you isn't always easy, but know that you are so amazing, and you are so beautiful no matter what."<p>If you're one of Jordan Bone's more than 35,000 YouTube followers, you know the talented beauty guru has her own unique way of applying makeup. She holds her brushes …

This Comic Perfectly Explains Why Anxiety & Depression Are So Difficult To Fight

Anxiety and depression are two mental health disorders that many of us simply don’t get. Nick Seluk, the artist behind the popular Awkward Yeti …

Depression

15 Suicide-Attempt Survivors Tell Their Stories

<i>National Suicide Prevention Week runs from September 7-13, 2015.</i><p><i>If you or someone you care about is thinking about suicide, please call the National</i> …

Mental Health

ADHD And Artistic Expression

Art belongs in the ADHD life. It is intrinsic to the distracted, eclectic and rapid life of people with ADHD. And even though some of us are intently …

Mental Disorders

50+ Ideas to use Inside Out in therapy

Photo Courtesy of Okay Yamanoglu via flickr<p>Inside Out, Pixar's newest movie, is a therapist's dream movie. <b>If you work with children, have children,</b> …

EdCan Network | Amplifying what works in Canadian Education

From provincial ministries to individual teachers, we all need to be thinking about how we can “Indigenize” education: incorporate respectful, …

Another Circle Of ADHD To Avoid

We hyper-focus on things we should steer clear of. We procrastinate when we should be attending to important tasks. We get distracted by things that …

Mental Disorders

California officials investigating whether Adderall played role in high school football players' collapse

After leading their high school’s junior varsity football team to victory Friday, two California teens suddenly collapsed and were admitted to the hospital with head injuries. The Sacramento Bee reported that students said some of the players may have taken the prescription stimulant Adderall.<p>The …

It’s Not an Excuse. It’s a Neurological Condition.

Next time someone chastises you for making excuses — for your own ADHD or your child’s — remind them of this important distinction between an excuse …

The REAL reason why children fidget

A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over the phone. She complains that her six-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The …

Why We Medicated Our ADD Son

<i>Note: I asked my son for his permission before writing this post.</i><p>There is evidence that the diagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit …

Mental Health

10 Feelings that Only a Person with ADHD Knows too Well

According to the Mayo Clinic – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – also known as ADHD – is a chronic condition that affects millions of …

ADHD

New app and blood test can predict suicide risk, study says | The Star

One of the most promising — and most terrifying — areas of medical research these days is technology designed to try to guess your mental health and …

Mental Health

The Fictions Surrounding ADHD and the "Chemical Imbalance" Theory of Mental Illness

By Cortland Pffefer (with Irwin Ozborne)<p>Contributing writers for Wake Up World<p><i>The belief that increasing dopamine levels will alleviate ADHD symptoms</i> …

For When You Forget to Breathe

Colleges trend toward gender-neutral pronouns

NASHVILLE — Gender-neutral pronouns like ze and xyr have pulled the University of Tennessee into the national spotlight and the crosshairs of legislators, but the school is far from a radical outlier.<p>Instead, it is one of many colleges across the country that is looking for ways to accommodate …

U.S. Court Grants Mexican Trans Woman Asylum in the U.S.

Edin Carey Avendano-Hernandez's initial request was denied because she is a felon.<p>In a move advocates are calling "historic" for asylum-seekers, a U.S. Court of Appeals has granted a Mexican trans woman asylum in the U.S., saying that if she were to go back to Mexico, she will "more than likely be …

10 Things I Learned About the Transgender Community

I attended a plenary at the 7th Annual LGBT Media Summit at #NLGJA25, "Affirming Proclamation: Trans* Elders Review Misgendering in News, Culture and Hollywood."<p>Here are 10 things I learned:<p>1. "Transgendered" is offensive.<p>2. "Trans" when space is an issue is acceptable.<p>3. "Tranny" is a pejorative …

Judge denies transgender student’s request to use boys’ bathroom

By Julie Zauzmer<p>Julie Zauzmer<p>Reporter covering religion, faith and spirituality<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A federal judge has denied a transgender teenager’s request to allow him to use the same bathroom as his peers at his public school in Virginia.<p>Instead, the judge ruled Friday, the teenager must continue …

School Administration