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.
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 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. […]
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.
Los Angeles County officials gave final approval Tuesday to a plan to implement court-ordered intensive outpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness.
“Of course you didn’t do the dishes, you poor dear; you have depression.” read more
An award-winning study has documented how homeless, mentally ill women in India face a vicious cycle:
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 […]
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
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
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
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...
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.
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, […]
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.