The inmate recently spent time in the department's new specialized unit for detainees with severe mental illness.
Doctors do not have the right to help mentally competent, terminally ill patients die, court ruled Tuesday.
Chamique Holdsclaw Dispels Misconceptions About Mental Illness And Her Arrest In light of May being Mental Health Awareness Month we sat down with former WNBA great Chamique Holdsclaw to discuss the documentary about her struggle with mental illness “Mind/Game.” Our
I don’t know if this is true for everyone, but I feel a constant need to succeed and there are definite moments when I feel desperately overwhelmed with the amount of pressure I’ve put on myself. For years I’ve had the goal of living in a mountain house […]
NewsHour’s Corinne Segal spends a moment with poet Shira Elichman, whose experience taking Lithium is the subject of her recent poetic inquiry. Using metaphors like out-of-service subway cars sent to the bottom of the ocean to help coral reefs grow, Erlichman reflects on the debate surrounding the “natural” impacts of mental health medications. More: At […]
Adam Haslett talks to the Amazon Book Review about Imagine Me Gone, a sad but honest tale of a family ravaged by mental illness but still, miraculously, a family.
This post originally appeared in xoJane By Stephanie Watson Note: This article describes mental illness, suicide and self harming behaviors. "I was trying to make the shit stop." As soon as I heard Susanna, the protagonist of "Girl,Show More Summary
Lena Dunham is once again here to set the world straight on the realities of mental illness -- and her insight couldn't be more on point. The "Girls" star recently sat down with comedian Jacqueline Novak for Refinery 29's video series RIOT. Show More Summary
The News Observer in North Carolina has filed a shocking and disturbing expose into the five-year cover-up by local deputies who tasered a mentally ill man to death. Brandon Bethea was 24-years-old when Harnett County detention officers followed him into a padded cell and shot him in the chest with...
Hear that, guys? It actually makes a lot of sense: if you marry someone smart — someone who keeps you on your toes and your mind stimulated — you can ward off the symptoms of mental illnesses like dementia and Alzheimer’s. At the Oxford Literary […]
It's ?#?MentalHealthAwareness? month. Here are the five most important things I've learned. 1. We are all along a continuum of mental health from wellness to illness. Throw in enough trauma and any one of us could be suffering from anxiety or depression. Show More Summary
People living with mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Interventions to help this population, such as mental health courts, are becoming popular across the country. New research finds that for mental health...Show More Summary
One of the pleasures of working in helping educate the world about mental illness and mental health issues over the past two decades is seeing so many great ideas and services pop up and take bloom. People and thought leaders who look at a problem […]
People living with mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. It is estimated that 1 million people with mental illnesses are arrested and booked in the U.S. each year. As such, interventions to help this population, such as mental health courts, are becoming popular in communities across the country. Show More Summary
1) The Loss of a Person We Once Knew Sometimes the people you love change in significant ways. They are still in your life—but not in the way you remember or once knew them. Illness often changes people, especially mental illness or dementia. Show More Summary
My friend Christine lost her battle with major depression on Tuesday. Despite the stigmas and stereotypes, mental illness is a disease like any other. Much the way your loved one lost a battle with cancer or diabetes, she lost a battle. Show More Summary
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For more information on how you can participate or, to help someone who has mental illness, visit Mental Health America. When someone you know has cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, you want to help the person now. Show More Summary
I’m done — I mean, really, really finished — with the attitude that having a mental illness makes us a burden. The post Listen: I Don’t Care if You’re a Burden. If You Need Help, Ask for it. appeared first on The Good Men Project.
When religious beliefs are used for antisocial behavior, is it fair to call it mental illness? The post Are Religious People Mentally Ill? appeared first on The Good Men Project.
For the last three decades of his life, the English composer Sir Malcolm Arnold was blocked by various court orders from accessing his own money. Malcolm had been hospitalised with mental illness and his family were at odds with his personal carer. It appears that he gave his possessions away, either in lieu of payment […]