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Mental Illness & Stigma

New Mental Health Campaign On Instagram – Just What Our Smart Phones Need ღ

 New Mental Health Instagram Campaign Is Just What Our Smart Phones Need We’ll definitely give a “heart” ღ for this. There is a trendy conversation going around schools, whether it be in cafeterias, buses, hallways, text messaging, about Depression and #MentalHealth. There are new apps coming out all the time.  Help is here, you just […]

This Artist Depicted Depression Through Photography & Her Work Will Leave You Speechless

By Megan Grant   Describing depression isn’t easy. It’s more than sadness. It’s emptiness, hopelessness, a place so deep and dark that trying to explain it to someone who hasn’t experienced it can feel impossible. But one artist described depression through photography, though, and it might give you a glimpse into the mind of people […]

Fact vs. fiction: Ending the stigma of mental illness

Many times we think we understand something well, but we may just not have all the facts.   Print Email  When it comes to mental illnesses, there is a misunderstanding on what it is, and most importantly what it isn’t. If you are considering treatment for yourself or someone you love, it is crucial to […]

Don’t stigmatize those with mental illness

By Angela Cain | Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:24 pm If someone has cancer, heart disease or certain other physical ailments, we have compassion for them. But there is one illness that often elicits shame, not compassion. It is silenced in many families and that silence can add to the burden of those who have […]

Clara Hughes: ‘I want to erase the stigma’ of mental health issues

Months after retiring from professional sports, Olympic medallist Clara Hughes talks about her brush with depression and the Bell Let's Talk campaign.     Clara Hughes: ‘I want to erase the stigma’ of mental health issues Months after retiring from professional sports, Olympic medallist Clara Hughes talks about her brush with depression and the Bell […]

Stigma and Mental Health

    The Race to Good Health  A tour of minority mental health and behavioral pediatrics Seeking mental health services does not mean you're crazy. Category: Psychotherapy       Published on October 25, 2012 by Erlanger A. Turner, Ph.D. in The Race to Good Health   by Erlanger Turner, Ph.D. Mental health difficulties do […]

Discrimination Seems to Harm Health Regardless of Race

Unfair treatment that is race-based linked to reports of poor health in both blacks and whites Discrimination can be a threat to health, according to a new study that included both blacks and whites. The analysis of 2004 data from the ongoing U.S. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System project found that about 18 percent of […]

Mental Illness Stigma Hard to Shake, Survey Finds

Mental Illness Stigma Hard to Shake, Survey Finds Awareness campaigns have helped educate public, but discrimination continues, experts say The level of Americans’ prejudice and discrimination toward people with serious mental illness or substance abuse problems didn’t change over 10 years, a new study has found. The findings raise questions about the effectiveness of campaigns […]

Why Is Mental Illness Still So Stigmatized?

Elyn Saks Author, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness Posted: January 19, 2011 04:42 PM  – After the shooting rampage in Tucson, the parents of the accused gunman released a statement that included this: “We don’t understand why this happened.” At this point we can only speculate what happened. There were a lot […]

Stigma deters those with alcohol disorders from seeking treatment

December 2, 2010 Despite the existence of effective programs for treating alcohol dependencies and disorders, less than a quarter of people who are diagnosed actually seek treatment. In a recent study by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health researchers report that people diagnosed with alcoholism at some point in their lifetime were more than […]

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