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Demi Lovato Expertly Slams The Shame Surrounding Mental Illness

20 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Demi Lovato is sending an encouraging message to anyone dealing with a mental health condition: Don’t give up. The singer recently opened up to People magazine about her own experience with bipolar disorder and her recovery. “If you know someone or if you’re dealing with it yourself, just know that it is possible to live well,” Lovato said. Show More Summary

Pregnant Amanda Seyfried Talks Mental Health Stigma & Pregnancy Cravings

Amanda Seyfried is opening up about changing society’s stigma of mental illness. Just yesterday, the 30-year-old actress announced her pregnancy with fiance Thomas Sadoski as the couple stepped out for the Givenchy Very Irresistible fragrance launch. Amanda recently shared that she has started eating more cottage cheese since she got pregnant, going on to reveal [...]

This Scientist Is Studying Mental Illness As An Electrical Issue

At TEDMED, Kafui Dzirasa explained why bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions are more than just chemical imbalances. At TEDMED, Kafui Dzirasa explained why bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions are more than just chemical imbalances. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Natural Remedies for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness but a number of lifestyle remedies and natural treatments could help to reduce symptoms.

Life Inside: What I Saw Tracking Down the Mentally Ill in Jail

yesterdayNews : Vice News

One client that stuck with me was a kid soaked in his own urine under a bunk bed in his cell, covered in flies. His grandmother was desperate to find him.

SF's Largest Mental Health Facility? It's The County Jail, Claims Report

35 to 40 percent of San Francisco jail inmates are receiving treatment for mental illness. [ more › ]

Demi Lovato: 'It Is Possible To Live Well' With Bipolar Disorder

The singer isn't ashamed of having a mental illness—here are seven things you should know about the condition.

Hallucinogenic drugs could soon work like a 'surgical intervention' for mental illness

Dinah Bazer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the spring of 2010. The Brooklyn resident, an ice-skating teacher and former bank IT programmer in her 60s, was devastated. Luckily, doctors were able to successfully treat her disease with chemotherapy, but the dread of a re-occurrence just wouldn't go away. Show More Summary

Bad body clock may cause depression and anxiety

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Some people with anxiety and depression may just have internal clocks that aren’t ticking right, and giving them a tuneup could help treat the mental illnesses. Findings published in the journal Biological Psychiatry suggest that disruptions in the circadian rhythm, the body’s timekeeping system...

Sad Reason Why Ex-Inmate's Freedom Lasted Just 103 Days

It can be tough for ex-inmates to stay out of trouble when they get out prison, but for those with drug problems or battling mental illness in Massachusetts, the transition is even more of a struggle, per a piece by the Boston Globe's Spotlight team. A Department of Correction study...

Demi Lovato Speaks Up About 'Dealing' With Mental Illness: 'It Is Possible To Live Well'

Demi Lovato has her own advice for those suffering from a mental illness. To promote her Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health partnership, the Confident songstress opened up about her own battle with bipolar disorder. You may remember the 24-year-old was diagnosed after receiving treatment in 2011. Photos: Celebs With Mental Health Issues In her new interview [...]

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Mental Illness Ahead of Five-Year Sobriety

Demi Lovato wants those struggling with mental illness to know it’s possible to live well. The 24-year-old entertainer has been open about her struggles with addiction and her bipolar disorder diagnosis but she doesn’t let it stop her from living a fulfilling life. “If you know someone or if you’re dealing with it yourself, just [...]

Legislation To Improve Mental Health Care For Millions Faces Congressional Vote

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Efforts to strengthen the country’s tattered mental health system, and help millions of Americans suffering from mental illness, are getting a big boost this week, thanks to a massive health care pack...

Ask Carrie Fisher: I'm bipolar – how do you feel at peace with mental illness?

Living with mental illness is tough, Fisher says, and that’s why it’s important to find a community to share experiences and find comfort in the similarities Dear Carrie, As another person with bipolar disorder, I really admire the way that you have spoken candidly about your own mental health and made people like me feel less alone. Show More Summary

The Fight After the War

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Nov. 29, 2016 -- According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 22.5 percent of American adults suffered from a mental illness in the past year. [1] That's almost 1 in 4 people. This means that almost all of us either know someone or are ourselves affected by a mental illness of some kind. Show More Summary

4 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Struggling With Depression

Depression is more than simply “feeling sad” or being upset. Rather, depression is a serious mental illness that impacts more than 15 million American adults. With early intervention, diagnosis, and access to effective treatment, many individuals with depression can improve and enjoy meaningful lives. Show More Summary

Serious question 

Society has become more understanding of mental illness. But what if the mentally ill person is about to become #POTUS? What then? — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) November 29, 2016

Two Sheriff's Deputies To Be Sentenced For Beating Mentally Ill Inmate And Faking Reports

The incident happened in 2010 at the Twin Towers Correctional Facilities. [ more › ]

Report: Bellevue Restrains Mentally Ill Patients Excessively & Erratically

Lawyers from a watchdog agency and the state Mental Hygiene Legal Service say they've found that patients on the psychiatric units at Bellevue hospital in Manhattan are physically restrained and forcibly injected with sedatives at dramatically higher rates than patients at other public hospitals in the city. Show More Summary

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