Mental Disorders

Ontario announces new mental health workers for troubled Pikangikum First Nation

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins is announcing funding for 20 full-time mental health workers for Pikangikum First Nation — a remote community …

Canadian News

ACT mental health system facing 'crippling' shortage of psychiatrists

Canberra's mental health system is in the grip of a "crippling shortage" of psychiatrists, after nine left ACT health in the past 12 months and eight …

Health Care

New research shows that almost everybody will develop at least one mental disorder

Most of us know at least one person who has struggled with a bout of debilitating mental illness.<p>Despite their familiarity, however, these kinds of episodes are typically considered unusual, and even shameful.<p>New research, from our lab and from others around the world, however, suggests mental …

Mental Health

Kragthorpe: A mother is murdered, and a former USU football player faces charges, amid a history of mental illness

De'von Hall's former Utah State football teammates worried about him when he called and said he was walking from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City to …

Salt Lake City

First responders living with PTSD say money and awareness is helping

Veteran says advocacy is 'night and day' compared to 15 years ago<p>Some first responders living with post traumatic stress disorder say more money and …

Mental Health

Collections from Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune<p>Fans of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds view items from Carrie Fisher’s personal collection on display …

San Diego

Depression, Stigma, and our Toxic Culture

“A black cloud of grief came shrouding over Achilles. <br>Both hands clawing the ground for soot and filth, <br>he poured it over his head, fouled his …

Depression

When should you take a mental health sick day?

When you’re feeling awful physically, it’s hard enough to justify taking a day off to the voice inside your head.<p>‘You’re just being lazy,’ it tells …

Mental Health

Why do people hide ANXIETY and hide away with it?

Similar to depression, anxiety is also another most common mental disorder with this certain taboo surrounding it. And again, replicating …

Anxiety

Chester Bennington - You're My Hero. For Singing About The Battles We Share When Society Was Content With Silence

June 2007 in a field in Donnington a very depressed 17-year-old version of myself stood on the third row of a packed audience of thousands and sang back the lyrics to the revered band Linkin Park, fronted by Chester Bennington. In those moments of euphoria it felt like being able to give thanks to …

Mental Health

Matt Haig: ‘There is no more shame in mental illness than having tonsilitis’

In our series marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the writer says it is time to integrate mental and physical health<p>The problem we have with talking about mental health is that we still don’t think of it as an equal priority with physical health. This is wrong not simply because it …

Mental Health

Chester Bennington's death puts spotlight on suicide and mental health

The death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington is another so-called celebrity suicide that is putting much needed focus on the devastating …

Chester Bennington

Troian Bellisario Is Glad Eating Disorders Are Being Presented Truthfully In Film

Her new movie, "Feed," was inspired by her own experience with anorexia.<p>Mental health has always been a subject that not many people openly speak about. But why should the topic be silenced in the entertainment industry? That’s clearly a question a lot of creators have been debating recently.<p>Troian …

Mental Health

South African Govt Appoints Retired Judge for Esidemeni Case

The death toll of mentally ill patients who were transferred from Life Esidimeni to 27 NGOs will continue to rise, and is now above 100, says health …

Africa

Closing arguments made in double murder trial

<i>by Natasha Reid</i><p>A prosecutor has told a double murder trial that the accused had made a decision to kill two elderly brothers in acts of extreme …

Crime

Few student-athletes with mental illness seek help

<i>Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on college athletes struggling with mental health issues. Part one is here. Our earlier two-part series on the mental health crisis on U.S. college campuses is here.</i><p>As a high school student in Rhode Island, Katie Morin swam the 500- and …

Mental Health

TAL chief Brett Clark says mental health claims to keep rising for life insurers

TAL chief executive Brett Clark says that he wants the insurer to be known as a health business rather than a life insurance business, putting the …

Insurance

County to start pilot program for people in jail with mental illness

Some incarcerated men who have mental illnesses may be put into a new program to help them get care and avoid returning to jail.<p>County supervisors …

San Diego

Half Of Expelled School Pupils 'Suffer From Mental Health Problems', Say Analysts

Exclusions are up 1,000 from the year before.<p>Half of pupils who are expelled from school have a mental health issue, researchers have claimed.<p>According to analysis from the Institution for Public Policy Research (IPPR), one in every two excluded students experience mental health problems, compared …

Education

Traveling with an eating disorder pushed me to finally open up about my recovery

With new films like <i>To The Bone</i> and <i>Feed</i> contributing to important conversations about eating disorders, and after nearly ten years advocating around …

Mental Health

Mental health patients in '21st century asylums'

The Care Quality Commission, which inspected NHS and private care facilities and providers over a three-year period, said it was "shocked and …

Health Care

How Troian Bellisario's Eating Disorder Nightmare Fueled Thriller 'Feed'

"Pretty Little Liars" star Troian Bellisario has previously been as honest as she could be about one of the less pretty aspects of her own life story: her battle, and subsequent recovery, with anorexia during her teen years. And now she's turned her very real personal life-and-death struggle into …

Celebrity News

Troian Bellisario Dishes On The Life-Threatening Mental Illness That Inspired ‘Feed’

Troian Bellisario is moving on with her newest project, since closing out her time as Spencer Hastings on <i>Pretty Little Liars</i>, and it’s a film that …

10 Signs Your Child May Be Struggling with Bipolar Disorder

Learn to recognize the symptoms, so you can get your child the help he needs.<p>Imagine that you have a happy-go-lucky child entering adolescence. Out …

Bipolar Disorder

How to get mentally ill New Yorkers off the street and into treatment

It happened again. And it could have — should have — been prevented.<p>On July 5, NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia was ambushed and killed by Alexander …

Troian Bellisario Gets Candid About Eating Disorder: It’s A ‘Lifetime’ Of ‘Recovery’

Troian Bellisario is opening up about her struggle with mental health in a self-written letter. The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star recalls times where …

Celebrity Gossip

Help! My Antidepressants Aren’t Working

<b>By Eric M. Plakun, MD</b><p>Source: George Rudy/Shutterstock<p>The most current research on depression shows that it is most often caused by a combination of …

Depression

Should Video Game Addiction Be Be Recognized as a Mental Illness?

Some psychologists say no.<p>It’s easy to get sucked into a video game, whether you’re lost in a richly rendered world or still, for some reason, …

Psychology

Adam Maier-Clayton's controversial right-to-die campaign

<b>A year ago, Canada legalised medically assisted suicide for terminally ill people approaching death. But one man's activism has forced Canada to ask difficult and controversial questions about the limits on an individual's right to die.</b><p>In the basement of his father's home in Windsor, Ontario, Adam …

Hollywood has a solution for housing the homeless. We should expand it across LA

With almost no funding, Hollywood’s Top 14 initiative is housing the neighborhood’s mentally ill<p>Grim reports estimate that there may be as many as 60,000 people now experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County on any given night—a 23 percent increase since 2015. The city of Los Angeles has …

Poverty