Over the years, as detailed in my book, “Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression,” undiagnosed manic depression caused me to drop out of college twice, lose friendships, endanger my jobs, and endlessly worry family and friends.
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“I hope Scrambled Heads can bridge a gap in the education of mental health with children,” Palmer said. “I hope it encourages families to get talking with their children about mental health, so children know what mental health is and feel like they can ask for help.”
In 1966 Bridgewater State Hospital for the Criminally Insane gave filmmaker Frederick Wiseman unprecedented access. The resulting documentary, Titicut Follies, shook up the medium and launched Wiseman’s innovative, Oscar-winning career.
What started as an investigation into a possible murder ended up turning into an investigation into the life of John Brooks McLemore — an eccentric antique clock restorer from Woodstock, Alabama.
Author and critic Ron Powers writes about a recurring dream in which he imagines his sanity as resting atop “a thin and fragile membrane that can easily be ripped open, plunging me into the abyss of madness.”
Small rocks from the beaches of eastern Massachusetts began appearing at Lexington High School last fall. They were painted in pastels and inscribed with pithy advice: Be happy.… Mistakes are O.K.… Don’t worry, it will be over soon.
Theater is all about community, so to have dialogue and represent characters with mental issues that other members in our community can relate to helps to lower the stigma and encourage people who do suffer from mental illness to get help.
Most Chinese people have never developed beyond the oral stage of Freud’s theory and have the mental age of a six-month-old, argues psychologist Wu Zhihong who provides mental health counseling in major Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou