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More Pastors Embrace Talk of Mental Ills

9 minutes agoHealth : NYT: Health

Matt Brogli, a Southern Baptist pastor in North Carolina, is among a growing number of Evangelical clergy members sending mentally troubled congregants to secular professionals.

Mental Self-Help: What It’s Like To Be A Therapist And A Patient

7 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Though I know I am not alone in my dual status as a social worker and a person with mental illness, I oftentimes feel erased, and forced to gloss over this part of myself in thinking about my work.

Stigma and Schizophrenia – A Predetermination of Failure

Stigma surrounding schizophrenia is a circumstance of mental illness that the newly diagnosed schizophrenic may not initially perceive or anticipate. To my knowledge, many schizophrenics initially speak of their mental illnesses publicly to strangers, not really expecting that this will cause others to view them as extremely peculiar or exactly what they are: mentally ill. […]

Advertising: Beauty Brand Creates Campaign to Combat Mental Illness

The Philosophy cosmetics brand expects to raise $10 million over the next five years and will focus its efforts on mental health issues most affecting women.

L.A. County implements program to ensure mentally ill get treatment

Los Angeles County officials gave final approval Tuesday to a plan to implement court-ordered intensive outpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness.

We Shouldn’t Treat Mental Illness Like Physical Illness

“Of course you didn’t do the dishes, you poor dear; you have depression.” read more

Homeless, Mentally Ill Women Face a Vicious Cycle in India

An award-winning study has documented how homeless, mentally ill women in India face a vicious cycle:

Siblings with Severe Mental Illness: Staying in Touch — And in the Loop

It’s difficult to know where you stand when your sibling is diagnosed with a severe mental illness. Their treatment can take up so much time and their symptoms can be so encompassing that there may not be a lot of room for you, let alone your relationship. The dynamics of the family change after a […]

Homeless, mentally ill women face vicious cycle in India

MAYWOOD, Il. - An award-winning study by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher has documented how homeless, mentally ill women in India face a vicious cycle: During psychotic episodes, they wander away from home, sometimes for long distances, and wind up in homeless shelters. Show More Summary

Fix the New State Law That Creates Barriers to Treatment for People With Mental Illness

Governor Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission recently stated that Connecticut's 2013 gun law "cast the net too wide" in requiring that all persons who voluntarily admit themselves to a psychiatric hospital should be reported to the...Show More Summary

Navy Yard gunman's sister on opportunities missed

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

In her first TV interview, Aaron Alexis' sister says her family had concerns for years, and urges other families dealing with mental illness to get help

The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

There has long been thought a link, at least in popular culture, and now it seems in certain clinical circles, between creativity and mental illness.  It’s a spurious link, not exactly a fact at this point, but it does seem that a lot of people accept it...

‘I’m the Peace Man’

Jeff Sparr is a man on an audacious mission --- a mission to make mental illness cool to support. The post ‘I’m the Peace Man’ appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Psychology Around the Net: November 22, 2014

This week’s Psychology Around the Net is jampacked with everything (OK, some things!) you need to know about sleep habits, disclosing mental illness in the workplace, trying to achieve happiness, and more. There’s More to Sleep Cycles Than Being a Morning or Night Person: “In a small study being published in Personality and Individual Difference, […]

DJ Jaffe: The 4.2% (or the Us / Them Dichotomy)

Over on Pete Earley's blog, he gives the text of a speech by DJ Jaffe, a mental illness advocate. Mr. Jaffe contends that those with serious mental illnesses constitute 4.2.% of the population and those people can be differentiated from...Show More Summary

Women with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screenings

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Women with symptoms of serious mental illness are significantly less likely to receive three routine cancer screenings - Pap tests, mammograms and clinical breast exams - than women in the general population, despite being at elevated risk for medical comorbidities and early death, a new study indicates. read more

The Lawes Report: Depression (video and transcript)

Andrew Lawes explains how depression affected him, his advice on how to love someone with the illness and how the focus of mental health support needs to change. The post The Lawes Report: Depression (video and transcript) appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Sister of Mentally Ill Texas Man Sentenced to Die in December Pleads to Rick Perry to Spare His Life

The sister of Scott Panetti, a paranoid schizophrenic set to be executed by the state of Texas on Dec. 3 for the murder of two people, has pleaded with Gov. Rick Perry to commute his sentence to life in prison. Victoria Panetti has said...Show More Summary

Texas judge approves execution of mentally ill man

Washington (AFP) - A Texas judge on Wednesday refused to postpone the scheduled execution of a convicted killer who suffers from mental illness and is set to face lethal injection on December 3.

How Smartphone Apps Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

A slew of mental health apps are coming out of academic institutions, research clinics and a number of start-ups. They all seek to facilitate the management of serious mental illnesses—such as severe depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The post How Smartphone Apps Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia appeared first on WIRED.

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