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Coming to Terms with a Chronic Illness

It can be difficult to deal with a diagnosis of a chronic illness. News of a long-term or lifelong condition can take its toll on both your physical and mental health. It can also affect your relationships, home, career and finances. Each person diagnosed with […]

SFMTA MUNI Stares Down Mental Illness in Front of Twitter HQ – One Reason, Just One, of Why VisionZero 2024 is Impossible

TweetOh here we go, here’s a 21 Hayes operator at 10th and Market. (Hey, you know the slow and inefficient #21, right? It comes to us, at great expense, via our slow and inefficient SFMTA.) Anywho, here’s the scene, the driver with a green, the ped with a fierce attitude problem – it’s a staring […]

New moms deserve a better approach to mental health

For too long pregnant women and new mothers have lived silently with depression and anxiety, afraid to share their struggles and seek treatment because of the stigma that surrounds maternal mental illness That is beginning to change as celebrities like Drew Barrymore and Hayden Panettiere and everyday moms talk openly about their experiences. Show More Summary

Portland Clinic's Advice To Parents: To Protect Kids From Toxic Stress, Put Own Oxygen Mask On First

Since 2013, pediatricians in Portland have been asking parents to think back to their own history as children. Did they experience abuse or neglect? Did a parent go to jail, commit domestic violence or suffer from mental illness? The goal of these questions: help parents avoid passing their stress to their kids.

Family Gets $4.9M After Cops Beat Mentally Ill Son to Death on Video and Walked Free

Cops murder with impunity and the taxpayer is held responsible - and they call this 'justice.' Because the assailants who beat Kelly Thomas to death on the streets of Fullerton, California were swaddled in government-issued costumesShow More Summary

Fullerton California to Pay $4.9m for Wrongful Death of Kelly Thomas

In 2011, the Fullerton, California police violently beat Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old mentally ill homeless man, who later died from his injuries. The arrest was recorded, and Thomas could be heard calling for his father as the officers...Show More Summary

Family claim NYPD is covering up man’s 2012 shooting by cops

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The family of a mentally ill man killed by cops in 2012 claims the NYPD is covering up circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting.

De Blasio talks mental health plan, his family's struggles

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Mayor de Blasio touched on his own family's struggles as he outlined the city's plan to tackle depression and other mental illnesses.

City's New $305 Million Mental Health Plan Aims To "Change The Culture" Surrounding Mental Illness

Mayor de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCary, and their children Chiara and Dante stood before reporters on Monday afternoon to announce a $305 million commitment to destigmatize and expand treatment for the mentally ill. [ more › ]

$4.9-million settlement in death of mentally ill homeless man Kelly Thomas

A $4.9-million settlement has been reached in the death of mentally ill homeless man Kelly Thomas. The city of Fullerton and current and former police officers reached the settlement Monday with Thomas' father, his attorney confirmed Monday. City Atty. Richard Jones made the announcement just hours...

Father Of Mentally Ill Man Who Died After Brutal Arrest To Receive $4.9 Million

Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, was declared brain dead after a violent arrest in 2011. [ more › ]

NFL Players Open Up To Break The Stigma Around Mental Illness

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

HOUSTON (AP) -- Arian Foster was in a bad place, drinking heavily to self-medicate and deal with the problems in his life. The Houston Texans running back knew he needed help but was reluctant to seek it because of the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Show More Summary

Dear Media: People With Mental Illness Are Not Monsters -- Stop Making Them Look Like They Are

Dear Media, I get it. I get why you constantly scare people. Fear gets higher ratings than brilliance. But I am wondering, have you thought about the ramifications of portraying people with mental illness as evil, scary monsters whoShow More Summary

24 Questions People With Mental Illness Wish You’d Ask

If you don’t know what it’s like to have a mental illness, but have a loved one who does, sometimes it can be hard to know what to say. So, The Mighty asked readers who live with mental illnesses what questions they wished others would ask them. Show More Summary

Inside the Mind: Overcoming the Stigmas and Stereotypes of Schizoaffective Disorder

Through his struggles of living with mental illness, Steve Colori has broken the chains that have held him down for so long. Erin Kelly shares her thoughts on his new memoir. The post Inside the Mind: Overcoming the Stigmas and Stereotypes of Schizoaffective Disorder appeared first on The Good Men Project.

The Cost of Abandoning the Mentally Ill

Ariel Gordon describes a harrowing personal experience - and how America's horrendous policies toward the mentally ill are to blame. The post The Cost of Abandoning the Mentally Ill appeared first on The Good Men Project.

DSM-V is psychiatry’s maladaptation in the grey zone masquerading as science

The iconoclastic psychiatrist Thomas Szasz said that mental illness was metaphorical, not real, because mental diseases lacked biological substrates. The absence of a substrate predisposes psychiatry to overdiagnosis and avoiding overdiagnosis is psychiatry’s biggest challenge. Show More Summary

To solve homelessness in L.A., build and subsidize more rental housing

To the editor: As an L.A. County social worker in the 1970s with a caseload of primarily mentally ill men and women discharged from state institutions, I served clients who lived in apartments and residential hotels that abounded throughout the MacArthur Park, downtown L.A. and skid row areas....

A Beautiful Mind: Love and Mental Illness

The post A Beautiful Mind: Love and Mental Illness appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.

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