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Hallucinating in the deep waters of consciousness

On Saturday I curated a series of short films about other inner worlds, altered states and the extremes of mental health at London’s Shuffle Festival. I discovered one of the films literally a couple of days before the event, and it completely blew me away. Narcose is a French documentary about a dive by world […]

Olympic Movement endorses World Refugee Day

While the most urgent needs include the provision of food and health services, sport can indeed play an important role for improving mental and physical health. For refugee populations, which are largely composed of young people andShow More Summary

The Cost & Solutions to Stress and Mental Illness in the Workplace: An Interview with Graeme Cowan

The direct cost of depression to the United States in terms of lost time at work is estimated at 172 million days yearly. According to the World Health Organization, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada. Australian Graeme Cowan, who experienced a horrific five-year mental breakdown, published a report […]

Der Fartenführer: The Story of Hitler’s Illnesses

6 months agoOdd : Neatorama

The following is an article from Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. What was it that caused Adolf Hitler’s physical and mental health to collapse in the closing days of World War II? He was losing the war, of course- surely that had a great deal to do with it. Show More Summary

Mental Health Break

by Jessie Roberts In honor of World Water Day, a bit of animation made entirely with water drops:

You Deserve It: 12 Ideas For Taking a Mental Health Day

Everyone needs a day off just to recuperate and refresh. Take a break from work and all the real world responsibilities that come with being an adult by giving yourself permission to take a mental health day. Here are some suggestions...Show More Summary

Tessa Munt MP backs mental health discrimination campaign

Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt joined Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg and the Care Minister Norman Lamb on World Mental Health Day last week to support Mind, the leading mental health charity’s ‘Time to Change’ campaign. Tessa said: “The ‘Time to Change’ campaign is all about tackling the stigma that surrounds mental health. One in four […]

Happy Mental Health Day To All

On October 10, the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Committee on Children's Rights at the United Nations commemorated World Mental Health Day, an official U.N. international day, with a side event on children's psychosocial wellbeing. Show More Summary

The Seniors Are Coming: World Mental Health Day 2013

America — like the rest of the world — is facing a fundamental shift in its population from younger to older in the next few decades. Due to great leaps in technology and health, people are simply living longer. Some places aren’t well-prepared for this shift. Nowhere is that more true than in the U.S. […]

Trauma- World Mental Health Day

So, it’s a day for speaking out. Everyone who has known me for a long time is amazed I’m still alive. In a nice way, but they are. One friend in particular is flabbergasted that, generally speaking, I’m an optimist.  I believe things will work out.  More than being an optimist, I believe I have […]

For Miriam Carey on World Mental Health Day

Any time a mother with symptoms of perinatal mood or anxiety disorders is gravely hurt or her child is hurt I'm angry, but not at her. I'm angry that our system doesn't recognize how crucial a mother's mental health during pregnancy and the first year postpartum is to the health of her child. Show More Summary

2013 World Mental Health Day: Taking Care of You

Today is World Mental Health Day. Today, I take a moment to reflect on the many challenges faced by those living with mental illness, especially those who are unable to access treatment. Today is the perfect day to urge others to support mental health prevention, mental health education, and improved access to mental health treatment. […]

HELP World Mental Health Day: Breaking Your Addiction

“Choose Hope Once, It Changes Everything” That is the slogan for HELP World Mental Health Day 2013. We are a group of passionate and dedicated students mostly from the Department of Psychology in HELP University, Malaysia trying to raise awareness regarding mental health. Our mission is to advocate mental health awareness with education. We also […]

TV highlights: ‘Glee’ says goodbye to Cory Monteith

In conjuction with World Mental Health Day, MTV airs one-hour special “Life Continued: Defeating Depression” (at 7 p.m.), produced by Rainn Wilson’s company, SoulPancake. The documentary profiles two young people who struggled with mental-health issues and have been in recovery. Read full article >>

World Mental Health Day

October 10 commemorates World Mental Health Day and is observed, in part, to raise public awareness about mental health issues. One matter that deserves critical attention is better integrating mental health care in global humanitarian responses. Most of the world's refugees are forced from their homes because of war or the threat of violence. Show More Summary

Join us for the 3rd Annual World Mental Health Day Blog Party on Oct. 10

Next week on October 10th, we’re celebrating World Mental Health Day, and we’d like you to join us. World Mental Health Day is promoted by the World Health Organization to help raise awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and what the world’s governments and health organizations are doing […]

Mental Health Break

“Hollywood & Vines” is the first film directed via Twitter and shot entirely on Vine. For four days, people around the world worked with the director to share in the creation of a single story about travel, adventure and finding your place in the world. This is the result of that global experiment, featuring 100 […]

World Suicide Prevention Day: Rising Rates Spur Global Push On Prevention

By Michael Dhar, Contributing writer Published: 09/10/2013 09:47 AM EDT on LiveScience The stigma surrounding issues of mental health and suicidal behavior still stands as a sad barrier to treatments proven to save lives. Today (Sept. Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian Says Kimye Baby Won’t Appear On Her Reality Show, Has Bridge To Sell You

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to worry about Kim Kardashian‘s mental health. One day, she’s planning to take her newborn child on Kanye West‘s world tour, and the next, she’s vowing to keep the Kimye offspring from the lens of Keeping Up With The Kardashians cameras. She’s kind of all over the [...]Show More Summary

Ryan Ubuntu Olson: Homophobia And Transphobia Matter To Everyone: Commemorating The International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia

On May 17, commemorating the day that the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder, millions of people from over 100 countries will come together to celebrate the ninth annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).

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