Mental Illness
“Riverdale” star Mendes discloses her struggle with eating disorders
11-09   “Riverdale” star Mendes discloses her struggle with eating disorders

An increasing number of celebrities are now opening up about their struggle with various mental illnesses like depression, anxiety and eating disorders. By doing so, they hope to remove the associated stigma and reassure their fans that they are not alone in their battle. Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge on the popular TV show […]

Mental illnesses during adulthood may be an extension of adolescent personality disorders, says study
07-06   Mental illnesses during adulthood may be an extension of adolescent personality disorders, says study

The root cause of mental health problems may be myriad – genetic, environmental, physical or social. Findings of a study, titled “Association of Late Adolescent Personality With Risk for Subsequent Serious Mental Illness Among Men in a Swedish Nationwide Cohort Study,” suggested how lower social maturity levels, reduced mental energy and emotional stability during later […]

Concussions have less impact on teenagers’ mental health, say researchers
07-05   Concussions have less impact on teenagers’ mental health, say researchers

It is common for teenagers to suffer injuries while playing or indulging in any adventurous or physical activity. At times, adolescents suffer mild brain injuries or concussions, which can create problems later. However, parents tend to ignore such marks of lacerations believing that there is no actual damage to the brain. Now, a group of […]

Indiana Senate nod for bill on mental health education
03-18   Indiana Senate nod for bill on mental health education

In an attempt to spread awareness about mental health problems and reduce the stigma associated with it, various agencies in the United States are working hard to educate and inform people about possible mental disorders and the necessity to share details about the problems with the loved ones. Understanding the need to include mental health awareness […]

Autism linked to substance abuse
02-22   Autism linked to substance abuse

“When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion.” – Ethiopian Proverb “We now know that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences,” according to Autism Speaks. When the network of autism disorders is overlapped by the multifaceted entanglements that trap many individuals in […]

E-treatment: New online therapy methods hold promise
08-31   E-treatment: New online therapy methods hold promise

There’s a real stigma around mental health. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) says mental illness affects 1 in 4 American adults each year, but most people with treatable mental disorders do not seek treatment. In fact, over half of the children aged 8 to 15 with a mental illness never receive treatment. Some […]

Is substance abuse a mental illness?
05-26   Is substance abuse a mental illness?

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) defines a mental disorder as a “condition that impacts a person’s thinking, feeling or mood and may affect his or her ability to relate to others and function on a daily basis.” By parsing this definition, a case can be made that substance abuse falls well within the […]

High school students create mental health seminar for teens
02-03   High school students create mental health seminar for teens

Breeyana Wells and Alexis Waugh, two juniors from Port Clinton High School, Ohio, organized an eighth-grade seminar on mental illness to help spread awareness and an empathetic understanding on the matter. The seminar was conducted as part of a Distributive Educational Clubs of America (DECA) event. Both Wells and Waugh experienced close interactions with mental […]

Defeating the stigma of mental illness
02-01   Defeating the stigma of mental illness
Posted in Mental Illness

Mental illness affects the lives of 43.8 million Americans, yet ignorance and bias persists among the population. Studies have shown that stigma is the foremost reason for delays in seeking support, unnecessarily prolonging much-needed treatment. Today, many organizations work to destigmatize mental illness and help those in need. Some notable groups are listed below. To […]

The dangers of eating disorders and co-occurring mental illness
01-29   The dangers of eating disorders and co-occurring mental illness

Teenagers are a psychologically vulnerable group due to a wide range of physical, mental and social changes. During this vulnerable age, teens often develop one or more mental illnesses that can seriously endanger their future physical and mental health. When a teen has an eating disorder as one of multiple comorbid conditions, the combination is […]

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