Mental Disorders

Massive Study Uncovers 3 Warning Signs of Severe Mental Illness in Teens

Schizophrenia strikes hard, vicious, and <i>late</i>. A person with the disorder can get all the way through childhood and their teen years without any …

Personality

13 Annoying Conversations You've Definitely Had If You're Depressed

"Just choose happiness!" THANKS, I'M CURED.<p>Posted on May 25, 2017, 16:01 GMT<p>1. When people act like you should be able to tell when someone is depressed just by looking at them.<p>Anna Borges / Sjale / Getty Images<p>2. When people want to know the Official Reason behind your mental illness.<p>Anna Borges / …

Depression

Psychiatry’s “Goldwater Rule” has never met a test like Donald Trump

The psychiatric debate over diagnosing Trump, explained.<p>Ever since the primaries, it’s been something of a parlor game to weigh in on Donald Trump’s psychological state. We’re awash in armchair analyses from mental health professionals and journalists: in Atlanticcover stories, in Vanity Fair, on …

Psychiatry

Principal Quits Job Saying He Wants to ‘Pursue Other Interests.’ They Find His Body in His Running Car

An hour after he'd left his Texas school, Dennis Reeves's truck was still sitting in the parking lot.<p>It was the first indication that something was …

Crime

Fighting My Eating Disorder In Ramadan

Every year when Ramadan comes around, I am faced with a tough decision on whether I can start fasting or not.<p>This year, I personally don't feel ready and again, I am still medically advised not to fast. For the past couple of months, I have been doing "okay" in recovery. I have been working so hard …

Weight Loss

Commentary: Mentally ill kids shouldn’t languish in juvenile halls

California’s mentally ill children need clearer laws when going through the juvenile court system.<p>Most everyone is familiar with a phrase we often …

Mental Health

How To Tell A New Partner You Have A Mental Illness

"Strike while the iron is cold," one expert advises.<p>I cried in his arms our first night together. <i>I’m not good</i>, I kept repeating, tears falling into my ears as he caressed my face. I knew what love required, and I knew that, time and again, I’d failed at giving it because of the ways my anxiety …

Mental Health

Glenn Close on Her Personal Battle to End the Stigma of Mental Illness

For Glenn Close, fighting the stigma of mental illnessis more than a cause she’s chosen to champion. It’s deeply personal. At Town & Country’s fourth …

Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift

For decades, therapists, patient advocates and countless families have worked to elevate mental health care in the political conversation. Their cause recently received a big boost when a new law created a federal mental health “czar” to help overhaul the system and bridge more than 100 federal …

Health Care

Art exhibit at Edmonton's Grey Nuns hospital celebrates hope and creativity in mental illness

'It’s not just the suffering and the torment that brings people into hospital,' says Dr. Jan Banasch<p>A new art exhibit at Edmonton's Grey Nuns …

Art

Artist aims to raise awareness about mental health

A Donegal artist and tutor has begun an eight day walk around the county to raise awareness about mental health and in particular how walking can …

News (Ireland)

Bipolar Disorder Dating Tips

Here are tips for handling bipolar disorder when it comes to dating.<p>Bipolar disorder is a misunderstood mental illness that's more common than some people realize. Marked by distinct high and low moods, called mania and depression, bipolar disorder causes patients to experience distractibility, …

Relationships

Here are 9 books that will help you better understand bipolar disorder and depression

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and what better time to learn more about depression and bipolar disorder? When I was diagnosed with depression …

Books

Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

Though a judge deemed her mentally unfit to stand trial fourteen months ago, Jennifer Lampkin is still sitting in an Austin jail cell because there …

Prison

How Patty Duke's Mental Illness Affected Her Love Life - Before Patty Duke Was Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

Patty Duke was once the poster child for troubled former child stars. Known as much for her turbulent love life as she was for her award-winning …

Entertainment

This is the effect Instagram is having on the mental health of teenagers

Out of all the social media platforms available to us today, Instagram might be the most popular. It’s estimated that 90 percent of young adults and …

Social Media

Raped as a teen at 'nightmare' Wordsworth, Philly man sues

A 19-year-old Strawberry Mansion man who was raped at Wordsworth, a residential treatment center for troubled young people, has sued the agency, …

Philadelphia

Police investigate death on High Five as accidental fall, not a suicide | Dallas

<i>Updated at 1:49 p.m. after police corrected their initial reports that the death was being investigated as a suicide.</i><p>A 29-year-old man fell from the …

Texas

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Mental Health

'Riverdale' Star Lili Reinhart: Yes, Depression Can Affect Seemingly 'Perfect' People

When Lili Reinhart, 20, tweeted about her depression earlier this month, her words generated thousands of likes and retweets. The actress—who scored …

Lifestyle

Two Runners Share How The Sport Helped Them Through Depression

This week is part two of my three-part series sharing stories of runners who have used running as a healthy coping mechanism for mental illness. …

Women's Fitness

Demi Lovato's Body Confidence Trick That You Can Do In the Shower

For singer and songwriter Demi Lovato, "Confident" isn't just a hit song; it's a rallying cry. She has built a rock-solid body image by kicking butt …

Fitness

Black Mental Health Matters: Why We Need To Talk About It In The Black Community

For many of us, this year has been one to remember while, for others, it’s been purely heartbreaking.<br>Suicide has become somewhat of a “trend” on …

Mental Health

Demi Lovato & Cheat Codes Perform "No Promises" on 'The Tonight Show'

<b>Cheat Codes & Demi Lovato's "No Promises"</b><p>Cheat Codes & Demi Lovato's new single "No Promises" sounds like a hit.<p>MORE >><p>Almost a week after the music …

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato Responds to the Dreads Backlash… but It’s Not What Fans Wanted to Hear

Demi Lovato is no stranger to backlash. And while she’s willing to apologize (in her own eyebrow-raising way) when she realizes she’s made a mistake, there are other times when she refuses to back down — just take a look at the unapologetic shade she threw at Taylor Swift’s squad and her response …

Demi Lovato

What happened when I tried a new memory-boosting therapy for bipolar

CRT could improve thinking skills for those with mental illness<p>The prevalence of low mood in people diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder is …

Mental Health

Instagram Ranked Worst for Young People’s Mental Health

A new study says that Instagram is the worst social media network for young people's mental health, according to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the U.K. And Snapchat is the second worst.<p>"FOMO" — aka the fear of missing out — may not be listed in the American Psychiatric …

Mental Health

Six Important Truths about Depression

What not to say to someone with depression.

Depression

AJ Mendez Brooks Breaks the Mental Health Stigma

Mental illness has always been stigmatized. Society has proscribed mental health issues as taboo— things that should be kept hidden, and certainly not talked about. This has resulted in countless people not seeking treatment, and has caused many to be ashamed of how they feel. It’s time to open up …

Mental Health

Demi Lovato Is Finally Speaking Out After Being Slammed For Wearing Dreadlocks

"You don't have to like me."<p>After being fully slammed by the internet for wearing her hair in dreadlock-looking twists, Demi Lovato is finally …

Demi Lovato