Rachel Ciaran

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Early intervention for psychosis patients cuts suicide risk by half, 12-year study in Hong Kong finds

An early intervention programme to support Hongkongers suffering from psychosis in the first two years after diagnosis could cut their suicide rate …

Mental Health

When the doctor becomes the victim

Years ago, the police brought a middle-aged man to the hospital for evaluation on a day when I was the on-call psychiatrist. Earlier that morning, …

Breakups

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

Graduate School

Senate passes reversal of Obama rule for cities, counties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has sent to President Donald Trump legislation to scrap a regulation encouraging cities and counties to set up retirement savings plans for some private-sector workers.<p>The White House has said Trump will sign the resolution into law.<p>The measure passed 50-49 Thursday …

Private Sector

Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year's elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that would upend Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.<p>The countdown quickened toward an expected …

Health Care

Mental Health Patients Worry They Won't Survive Paul Ryan's War On Medicaid

President Donald Trump indicated in his first federal budget that his administration is committed to investing in programs that tackle mental illness, but the health care legislation he and Republican lawmakers are championing suggests otherwise.<p>House Republicans released the American Health Care …

Health Care

China rejects Trump criticisms over North Korea

Chinese foreign minister speaks out after US president said Beijing had done little to deter Kim Jong-un’s nuclear ambitions<p>China has rebuffed Donald Trump’s latest Twitter attack after the US president accused Beijing of doing little to help force North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to abandon his …

North Korea

Mental Illness Is More Than Just Depression and Anxiety

Two scenarios: In one, I tell a friend I’ve been having more panic attacks than normal. She responds with sympathy; even if she’s never experienced …

10 Things You Should Do to Take Care of Your Mental Health

One out of every five adults experiences mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.<p>It's so normal to discuss diets, fitness routines, and all the latest trends meant to improve our physical health. So then why are people still silent when it comes to discussing mental …

Mental Health

Lithium should be more widely used for bipolar disorder, researchers say

Lithium is most effective drug in reducing self-harm and suicide, and bad reputation is misplaced, study suggests<p>Britain’s 650,000 people with bipolar disorder should take lithium to help control their condition, despite its reputation for dulling the senses, a significant new study has …

Mental Health

50 Simple Mini-Habits That Actually Help With Anxiety

As a lifelong anxiety sufferer I know it can be annoying when you’re drowning in worry thoughts and someone who has no idea what anxiety is actually …

Hoarding is the misunderstood mental disorder that’s growing in Australia

When Joanna moved to Australia from England at 21, she never thought her life would follow in her mother’s hoarding footsteps.<p>Marrying an Englishman …

Hoarding

I Attempted Suicide, but I'm So Glad That I Lived

After being raped at 14, I tried to take my own life. But a compassionate doctor saved me.<p>When I was 14, I was raped. Ten days after the assault, I attempted suicide.<p>It was not a cry for help or a confused accident. I had been suffering from depression and insomnia for years, and my parents brought …

Mental Health

Father calls for review of mental health system after daughter's death

Inquest rules that failings at NHS trust allowed Abbi McAllister to abscond and then fall from multistorey car park<p>The father of a student who killed herself has called for a review of the mental health system after an inquest found a series of failings led to his daughter’s death.<p>Abbi McAllister, …

Mental Health

5 Signs You Should See a Doctor for Depression

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

The Stigma of Being Black and Mentally Ill

How racism is preventing me from getting the help I need.<p>I'm a 29-year-old well educated African-American woman stuck in a depressive spiral. The challenges of paying for care–while anticipating racism and stigma– make finding someone to help me manage my mental health issues daunting at best, and …

Mental Health

12 Stories That Capture What Depression Feels Like

More than 300 million people will experience depression in their lifetimes, but not everyone will experience depression in the same way. We rounded up 10 HuffPost articles that resonated with our readers and give a glimpse into the varied and deeply personal ways people deal with depression.<p>1. How …

Johns Hopkins University

Help These Women Get the Word Out: There's No Shame in Having a Mental Illness

Seven celebrities and mental health advocates share their own personal experiences and POVs.<p>Photograph courtesy of TLC; Photographs by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images<p>There’s a huge stigma surrounding mental illness, yet while it’s generally not talked about openly, mental illness is actually pretty …

Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics

Study linking high childhood IQ with bipolar traits later in life suggests that mood disorders may be the genetic price we pay for intelligence and creativity<p>Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity.<p>That’s according to new …

The Brain

My Beauty Uniform: Minaa B.

Minaa B. is a Queens-based social worker and psychotherapist, who works with both children and adults. She’s a beautiful person inside and out. Here, …

Skin Care

The Deeply Frightening Symptom That Finally Convinced Me To Get Help

It is 7:40 am. I wake up five minutes before my alarm clock, feeling generally well-rested. I have two cups of coffee, read the news, and check my …

I Hate The Devil Wears Prada Even More Today Than I Did 10 Years Ago

<i>The Devil Wears Prada,</i> released in June 2006, is now the age of a grade-schooler: If it were a human, it would be a 10-year-old scuffling along in …

Fashion in Film

Brown to Carson: Here's climate change evidence

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ben Carson says there's no convincing research to prove that man plays a role in climate change.<p>So California Gov. Jerry Brown has sent the retired neurosurgeon a U.N. report so he can brush up on the subject.<p>In a letter Brown sent to Carson on Thursday, he cited comments the …

Climate

Top 10 literary hoaxes

The derivation of the word hoax, like the concept it describes, is slippery. The OED suggests a possible contraction of the magical ‘hocus pocus’, itself a corruption of the ‘hoc est corpus’ of the Latin mass, although this can’t be pinned down. Transubstantiation is certainly a useful idea for …

Literature

Republican presidential debate: 8 takeaways

<b>(CNN) —</b> The top 10 candidates for the Republican presidential nomination only had a few minutes each on Thursday to capture the attention of voters tuning in to the first big-league Republican presidential debate.<p>Donald Trump may have grabbed the most headlines from the night, but the prime-time …

Government

10 Times Hillary Clinton Won the First GOP Debate

10 Republican candidates faced off, and they all failed in the wildest ways possible<p>It was the political battle royale of the year – 10 candidates …

5 Makeup Trends You Need to Add to Your Beauty Vocabulary Right Now

It's not exactly back to school season just yet, but there's no reason you can't get a head-start on your beauty school knock-out game during the …

Makeup

The Right Way to Contour for Your Face Shape

The differences in these contouring maps will blow your mind.<p>Contouring and highlighting are like chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream: best together. First, let's review these makeup techniques before getting into the mind-blowing contouring maps that follow.<p><i>Contouring</i> is when you use a matte …

Elizabeth Warren humiliates Senate GOP: “Did you fall down, hit your head, and think you woke up in the 1950s or 1890s?”

Planned Parenthood vote is “a piece of a deliberate, methodical, orchestrated, right-wing attack on women’s rights”<p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was none too pleased with Republican's attempt to grandstand on the issue of women's health as the first GOP primary debate approaches, and she …

Planned Parenthood