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Mentally healthy but hearing voices increases suicide risk, study warns

People who hear voices or see things others cannot are twice as likely to subsequently have suicidal thoughts or attempt to take their own lives than …

Mental Health

My son has autism. Discrimination almost cost him his life.

<i>Sunshine Bodey is a disability rights advocate.</i><p>Five years ago, when my son Lief was 9, he fell ill with a virus. The virus attacked his heart and flooded it with fluid. The pressure from the growing pool inside his heart tore the muscle fibers. In a matter of weeks, he was transformed from a …

Data Protection

What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in September 2017

A new slate of television shows and movies are gracing streaming services this September.<p>Nostalgia-inducing Disney hits “Hercules,” “Mulan,” and …

Entertainment

16 Infuriating Examples Of Mental-Illness Shaming No One Should Go Through

“End the stigma of mental illness” is a phrase we hear again and again. But what does that mean, exactly, and how does this “stigma” affect those who …

Mental Health

When athletes share their battles with mental illness

Michael Phelps locked himself in his bedroom for four days three years ago. He’d been arrested a second time for DUI. He was despondent and adrift. He thought about suicide.<p>“I didn’t want to be alive,” he tells USA TODAY Sports. “I didn’t want to see anyone else. I didn’t want to see another …

Mental Health

19 Signs That Might Mean You Have Both Anxiety & Depression

It didn’t take me long to realize I had anxiety. I knew enough about it to identify its symptoms: the racing thoughts, pressure in my chest, pain in …

Mental Health

Why Eating Disorders Affect Body Odor

Some sufferers say they observe a smell like Play-Doh, others say it's more like ammonia.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia.If you are struggling with any of the issues raised in this story, please contact the National Eating Disorders helpline.</i>Jennifer*, a 16-year-old from the UK, …

Mental Health

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

Psychology

How Gaslighting Affects Your Mental Health

Once in a while, it’s normal to have a fleeting moment where you question your own sanity, like when you’re severely sleep deprived or stressed out. …

Mental Health

Experts warn against 'dangerous' baby neck floats

They can cause physical and emotional damage to children, apparently<p>They may seem like a simple and effective way to let your child play in the water …

Pregnancy

Brushing is not the only way to prevent cavities

It has been widely known that brushing is the way to prevent any cavities that can cause pain as well as tooth loss.<p>However, according to <i>Popular</i> …

Holistic Medicine

What it’s really like to be a patient in a mental health unit

<b>I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve been a patient in a psychiatric ward of a hospital.</b><p>That got your attention, didn’t it.<p>You have probably sat next …