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Rikers Island inmate attacks correction officer

6 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The inmate recently spent time in the department's new specialized unit for detainees with severe mental illness.

Court ruling doesn't allow doctor-assisted suicides in N.Y.

6 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Doctors do not have the right to help mentally competent, terminally ill patients die, court ruled Tuesday.

Chamique Holdsclaw Opens Up About Sports, Bipolar Disorder And Relationship With Her Ex [Video]

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

Dealing with the Pressure to Succeed When You Have a Mental Illness

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 […]

On PBS NewsHour, Shira Elichman Explores Poetry That Documents Mental Illness

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 […]

How Far Will You Go to Save the People You Love the Most?

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.

What 'Girl, Interrupted' Taught Me About Mental Health

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 Gets Candid About What Mental Illness Is Really Like

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

REVEALED: NC police cruelly tasered mentally ill man to death in jail — then covered up the killing

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

New Study Says Intelligent Partners Help Ward Off Dementia

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 […]

The Five Most Important Things I've Learned About Mental Health

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

Psychiatric symptoms impact mental health court engagement

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

Why We’re Proud to Partner with The Mighty

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 […]

Psychiatric Symptoms Impact Mental Health Court Engagement

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

The 3 Kinds Of Grief Nobody Talks About

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

Is Suicide Selfish? Or Are We?

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

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

Listen: I Don’t Care if You’re a Burden. If You Need Help, Ask for it.

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.

Are Religious People Mentally Ill?

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.

Composer gave his 7th symphony to a workman

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 […]

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