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The psychiatric ward taught me it can be OK to laugh about mental illness

Ten years ago I spent time in a residential psychiatric ward. Not to visit a friend, or as research, but because I was mentally ill and a danger to myself.<p>Two things become clear when I read my diary from that period. One is that I was an utter state, and the other is that everyday life on the ward …

What Bipolar Isn’t: Part I Major Depressive Disorder

<i>This post is one of four about four mental illnesses that are often mistaken for bipolar disorder or one another in general: major depressive</i> …

Depression

To the Edge and Back (Living with Bipolar Disorder).

The piece was written in reaction to Robin Williams’ suicide.<p>I wrote the piece because I think a lot of people remain ignorant about depression and …

Demi Lovato Raising Money for Mental Illness Awareness "In Honor of My Father"

The singer hopes to tackle the stigma associated with mental illness.<p>This holiday season, Demi Lovato is hoping to make a difference in honor of her father Patrick Lovato, who died in 2013.<p>Demi, who's been outspoken about her struggles with an eating disorder and bipolar disorder, says that she …

Bipolar Disorder: A Mother's Perspective

Today, our son is 21 and he will tell you the worst part of his illness is the stigma. Why do we as a society stigmatize our friends, family, and others by branding them with a mark of disgrace?<p>Putting baby locks on the kitchen cabinets to protect my toddler was one thing, but locking away the …

Mental Health

Risk and respect – what to know about disclosing mental illness at work

Deciding to disclose information about a non-obvious disability at work is complicated and potentially risky, no matter what you do for a living. For …

Mental Health

The Brains Of Bipolar Disorder Patients Look Different

While people with Type I and the less-severe Type II bipolar disorder share some of the same symptoms, there are significant differences in the physical structure of their brains. Type I sufferers have somewhat smaller brain volume, researchers report in the Journal of Affective Disorders, while …

3 Startling Facts About Mental Illness Stigma and 3 Ways You Can Fight It

The more we talk about mental illness the same way we talk about physical illness the faster the perception and stigma will change. Your story, or a loved one who has had a victory over mental illness or addiction can inspire others.<p>You do not need to have mental illness to be a mental health …

Mental Health

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Better care urged for pregnant women with mental health problems – study

Medical research,Pregnancy,Health & wellbeing,Health,Mental health,Family,Parents and parenting,Life and style,Science,Flu,Society<p>Deaths from indirect causes such as suicide have remained constant despite overall fall in maternal mortality rate<p>Urgent action is needed to improve care for …

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In Sickness and in Mental Health: Living with and Loving Someone with Mental Illness Kindle Edition

"In Sickness and in Mental Health" is a personal journey through the madness of living with mental illness and the uncommon discovery to the road …

How to Rebuild Your Life After a Mental Illness Hospital Stay

It may seem like your life is turned upside down. But trust me: it's not. In seven years I've been hospitalized three times for a total of 32 days. Each hospitalization has taught me more about myself. And luckily, each hospital stay has gotten shorter. Meaning, I'm recovering at faster …

Mental Disorders

19 Statistics That Prove Mental Illness Is More Prominent Than You Think

Whether you're aware of it or not, chances are you know someone who has been personally affected by a mental health disorder.<p>Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and other mental health disorders are growing in numbers.<p>And while mental illness is starting to be considered …

The Downside Of Treating Mental Illness Like A Physical Problem

One of the most established arguments in the fight against mental health stigma is a biological one. Those struggling with mental illness deserve the same level of empathy as those struggling with <i>physical</i> illness, the narrative goes. To accomplish this, many highlight the underlying neurological …

Can you afford to ignore employees’ mental health?

The topic of mental health and the workplace is increasingly becoming the focus of conversation in the corner offices of Canada's businesses.<p>Why? Because ignoring employees' mental health and well-being is costly – in lost productivity, higher benefit and disability costs, and increased retention …

TV Host Marc Summers Says He Got Fired After Revealing He Had OCD (VIDEO)

Back in the late '80s and early '90s, Marc Summers was the original host of the messy children's game show "Double Dare" on Nickelodeon. For more than 500 episodes, he was surrounded by sloppy physical challenges, green slime and an infamously chaotic, often slippery obstacle course. But several …

How to Help Someone With Bipolar: Tips for Helping a Loved One With Bipolar Disorder

Helping a Loved One With Bipolar Disorder<p><i>Sharon Davis offers readers advice for helping a friend or relative with bipolar disorder based on her</i> …

Mental health and women’s health: Eyeing the 'treatment gap' - Girls' Globe

<i>Originally published on Devex</i><p>Mental health has attracted little attention considering the huge size of the problem. Ranging from mild depression to …

My Bipolar Anniversary

The anniversary of my life-changing date that Hallmark lacks a card for reminds me of all of the obstacles being bipolar has thrown my way but I have persevered. Having reminded myself this over and over, I look back at my journey and think of that terrified and lost 16-year-old girl.<p>It's been …

Mental Disorders

This Video Explains Four Psychological Terms You May Be Misusing

We sometimes get in the habit of using psychological terms to describe different people, but there's a good chance you're using these words …

App's novel approach to mood disorders: Real-world rewards

Since his diagnosis as bipolar in 2002, computer consultant Adrian Cunanan has worked hard to learn to regulate his mood swings through medication, meditation, exercise and careful sleep monitoring.<p>"After years of denial, I was able to accept the diagnosis and then persevere through the process of …

What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?

It's no secret there's a serious stigma attached to mental illness. According to the CDC, only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel that other people are compassionate and sympathetic toward them. It's a shameful statistic when one in four people have been touched by some form of …

Mental health patients will suffer ‘disastrous’ effects of $7 co-payment

The most seriously ill mental health patients would suffer “disastrous” consequences if the government introduces the controversial $7 co-payment scheme, the peak body representing Australian psychiatrists says.<p>In a report released on Thursday, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of …

Christians and mental health: 'This has nothing to do with whether I believe in Jesus'

Carlos Whittaker, a prominent evangelical writer and musician, was singing worship songs on stage in 2005 when he suddenly felt like he was having a heart attack and that he would soon die. An audience of 2,000 people watched, and the band played on, as Whittaker left the stage, not knowing that he …

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#PopUpTherapy: This NYC Installation Is Raising Mental Health Awareness

For most people, mental health is something that’s kept private. Too private. You might talk about your last doctor’s visit with your friends over coffee, but there’s still a stigma attached to therapy. In the hopes of making therapy more accessible and to inspire transparency (literally) …

Mental Health

Hip-hop, don’t stop - it’s good for your mental health

I could have told you this already but it’s nice to finally have it confirmed by someone important – rap music, says the Cambridge University department of psychiatry, is therapeutic for those of us experiencing mental health issues.<p>Its new Hip-Hop Psych initiative posits the theory that a …