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
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 [...]
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
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness but a number of lifestyle remedies and natural treatments could help to reduce symptoms.
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.
35 to 40 percent of San Francisco jail inmates are receiving treatment for mental illness. [ more › ]
The singer isn't ashamed of having a mental illness—here are seven things you should know about the condition.
New evidence that healthy bodies promote healthy minds
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
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...
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 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 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 [...]
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...
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
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.  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
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
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
The incident happened in 2010 at the Twin Towers Correctional Facilities. [ more › ]
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