Battling The Stigma, First Step In Getting Help For Those With Mental Illness
This is the story of Evan, who spent his first stint in a psychiatric hospital at thirteen. I can only imagine what a harrowing experience that must have been. But the stigma kept him quiet for decades, and finally speaking about it and helping break down the walls helped him push forward. Click Here to Read Entire Article
We Need Courage
Those of us with mental illness go through periods of time where we have very little strength. It is almost impossible to do the menial every day things just to stay afloat, like showering or brushing our teeth. Sometimes just breathing is hard enough. This is the reason that we need a lot of courage; we need to just survive those days of little strength and make it to the other side alive. If we can do that consistently, the battle is ours.
This Artist Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses We Just Can’t Seem To Understand
To make people aware of various metal disorders and help them understand how it feels, designer Eisen Bernard Bernardo has created beautiful artworks using paper clips. Click Here to Read Entire Article
Australia: Why Youth Mental Help is In Need Of Urgent Help
A new survey of 24,055 young Australians, released today by Mission Australia, shows mental health has been identified as the most important issue in the nation. It is the first time mental health has topped the list. Click Here to Read Entire Article
New Study Finds Different Types of Anxieties and Depression Exist
Five new categories of mental illness that cut across the current more broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression have been identified by researchers in a Stanford-led study. The five categories, defined by their specific symptoms and areas of brain activation, are: tension, anxious arousal, general anxiety, anhedonia — the inability to feel pleasure — and melancholia. Click Here To Read Entire Article
Is There A Link Between Social Media And Teen Suicide?
Experts are exploring the connection between increased social media usage and the increase of teen suicides. The Yakima Herald explores the phenomenon. Click Here to Read Entire Article
How Are You Living? Motivation for Those with Depression and Anxiety
I wanted to share some thoughts with you on they way we must live every single day, and how to create the right mindset in order to properly manage depression and anxiety, and be able to look at the future with hope. I hope this video will help you in some way if you are currently struggling.
Overcoming Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace with New Digital Technologies
For HR professionals who care about employees’ mental well-being in the workplace, the proliferation of mobile devices, digital distractions, and social media channels are truly the proverbial double-edged sword. Consider that the same technologies that facilitate cyber-bullying, online fat-shaming, YouTube videos with how-to advice on recreational drug use and even websites that encourage suicide and disordered eating behaviors, can also form the core of a company’s support online for ...