Attention & Education

Experiencing A Psychotic Break Doesn’t Mean You’re Broken

by See Original Link • March 13, 2018

Each year, about 100,000 youth and young adults experience psychosis for the first time. They might see or hear things that aren’t there. They may believe things that aren’t true. It’s like “having a nightmare while you’re awake,” describes Elyn Saks, a legal scholar and mental health-policy advocate. Unfortunately, when someone starts having these frightening experiences, doctors and medical professionals often… Read More »

6 Ways You Can Help A Loved One On Their Healing Journey

by See Original Link • March 7, 2018

Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have known how to help. However, you can help.… Read More »

Understanding Self-Harm

by See Original Link • March 2, 2018

Self-harm is difficult to understand because it goes against the natural human instinct of self-preservation. Maybe that’s why some people react to it in a negative, judgmental way. They can’t imagine ever being in a state of mind where they would hurt themselves, so they can’t understand why anyone else would. This lack of understanding… Read More »

The Impact Of Music Therapy On Mental Health

by See Original Link • January 16, 2018

When I worked at a psychiatric hospital, I would wheel my cart full of instruments and musical gadgets down the hallway every morning. Patients lingering in the hall would smile and tap on a drum as I passed by. Some would ask me if I had their favorite band on my iPad. Some would peek… Read More »

Mental Health Starts With Listening

by See Original Link • January 9, 2018

When was the last time you considered how sound might impact your health?  Most of us only think about sound pollution when there’s a jackhammer outside our bedroom window, but it turns out what you listen to all day can affect your wellness. And since music is the most complex sound system you encounter in… Read More »

The Best Movies About Mental Health

by See Original Link • December 22, 2017

It’s becoming increasingly more common for Hollywood to highlight mental health conditions in films. Because mental illness affects millions of Americans, it’s an extremely relatable theme. Sometimes, these movies show mental illness in a way that is inaccurate or stigmatizing. For those in “the business” who don’t have lived experience, it can be difficult to… Read More »

Managing Your Mental Health During The Holidays

by See Original Link • December 19, 2017

During the holiday season, many look forward to festivities with friends and family. But for others, this time can bring on or worsen stress, anxiety and depression. There are a variety of factors that can bring on holiday anxiety and depression. Some people experience increased financial burden due to travel, gift and/or hosting costs. Others may feel… Read More »

Millennials And Mental Health

by See Original Link • December 8, 2017

As a mother of two Millennials, I’ve noticed differences between their generation and mine. Like how they prefer to spend money on travel, amazing food and experiences rather than physical things like homes and cars. These aren’t negative qualities—just different. There is one difference I’ve noticed that is extremely positive: how they view mental health.… Read More »

In Depth: Eating Disorders in Men

by See Original Link • December 2, 2017

People often think “Eating disorders are a woman’s disease.” This myth is constantly reinforced by character portrayals on television, targeted advertisements, and even studies and articles that draw from exclusively female samples. The sad reality is that eating disorders affect any and all genders, and those who do not identify as female may even suffer… Read More »

How To Encourage Someone To See A Therapist

by See Original Link • November 24, 2017

It’s hard to watch someone you care about struggle with their mental health. It’s even worse when you know they could benefit from professional help. Approaching an individual and encouraging them to seek therapy can be a tricky situation. If done the wrong way, you could aggravate the person or turn them against the idea… Read More »