The police killing of 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard last Thursday took an even more heartbreaking turn, when the young girl’s aunt spoke out, revealing details of Kristiana’s fragile mental condition — a struggle with metal illnessShow More Summary
By the time you get to recovery, you have had multiple losses in your life, often related to childhood, many times due to being raised with abuse, addiction, mental illness, etc.
I often hear people talk about how we have to keep guns away from the mentally ill. A judge friend recently said it quite bluntly, "What's the issue with guns and the mentally ill? They shouldn't have them." A cousin posted a link to a story about a man who killed his family and then himself. Show More Summary
Nearly three-quarters of homeless adults with mental illness in Canada show evidence of cognitive deficits, such as difficulties with problem solving, learning and memory, new research has found. The study-believed to be the largestShow More Summary
Although nearly four in 10 workers wouldn't tell their manager if they had a mental health problem, half said that if they knew about a coworker's illness, they would desire to help, a new survey by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows. The survey, headed by CAMH Senior Scientist Dr. Show More Summary
Although nearly four in 10 workers wouldn't tell their manager if they had a mental health problem, half said that if they knew about a coworker's illness, they would desire to help, a new survey shows. The survey reveals that workers have both negative and supportive attitudes about mental health in the workplace.
Albert Camus has a quote that’s often thrown around the mental illness community. “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal,” he says. If that isn’t an apt description of the lives of people with mental illness, nothing is.Read full article >>
There is an undeniable connection between siblings. You came from the same family and grew up in the same environment. There will always be a shared past between siblings, whether they are close or not. But when your sibling is diagnosed with mental illness the personal history and the things you had in common can seem […]
This appeared a few days ago:Health advocates call on Federal Government to utilise technology to fight mental illness saying digital services are 'vastly underused' By Lexi Metherell January 21, 2015, 4:00 pmMental health advocatesShow More Summary
Not every homeless person is mentally ill, but a large percentage within the chronically homeless population face mental-behavioral health recovery and so we need quality, community-based care in tandem with affordable housing to help...Show More Summary
Categories: Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism UK “A Christian GP took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him, a medical tribunal... (Read more...)
A few years ago, I wrote about some of the secrets your therapist won’t tell you. It’s about time we revisited that topic and shared 10 more things your therapist likely won’t tell you about therapy, treatment of mental illness, or their profession. I share these things not to scare you away from trying psychotherapy […]
For the millions of people who have been touched by some form mental illness, Pete Wentz has a message for you: It's OK to open up. The Fall Out Boy singer joined HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani earlier this week, where they discussed mental health stigma and the common misconceptions about what it means to treat the disorders. Show More Summary
If we took everyone out of society who was mentally ill or had the disease of addiction Fortune 500 companies would fail, show business would cease to exist, governments would grind to a halt and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Is adolescence a disease state due to brain development, and is mental illness–usually undiagnosed–rampant among teens?
Disease/Defect Models Get Us Very Close to Nowhere
Will mental health or gun control be the result of the Sandy Hook tragedy?
Like most people, I am haunted by the chilling mug shot of Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner. But I must confess this picture impacts me in another way that I suspect the average viewer wouldn't even consider--one that has nothing to do with the mug shot, itself, and everything to do with the label implicitly attached to it: mentally ill.
The New York State Commission of Correction wants a federal probe into the alleged neglect of Bradley Ballard, 39, a paranoid schizophrenic.
In a previous post, we discussed five tips for finding love with a mental illness. Here are five more. 1. When to discuss your mental illness? It’s a dilemma: When should you reveal your mental illness? The first date should be fun and light so you can find common ground, but you probably don’t want to […]