Mental health is a subject about which people have passionate, and at times sharply divergent, opinions. We try to sample a wide range of opinion on mental health treatment, policy, the current state of research, the rights of persons with mental illness, diagnosis, and other contentious issues.
If “fake news” is an epidemic, we see it no place more clearly than in the media relations offices of universities that promote their professors’ latest research results.
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.
Media stories highlighting the poisonings of children in Colorado by ingestion of THC-laced gummy bears have led some municipalities to pre-emptively draft ordinances banning sales of such products.
We think it is important to hold up some of the claims “of failed policies” in Congressman Murphy’s letter against the facts so that a more productive discussion of behavioral health policy can result.
Major mental health reform will be a reality in Texas if House leaders have any say about it. Last session, House Speaker Joe Straus named a mental health select committee to study and recommend ideas to reform the antiquated state mental healthcare system. Read more.
The more we inform our communities about the importance of treating mental health, the more we can prevent tragedies and help people live a fulfilling life regardless of their mental and emotional challenges. There is a need for Friday sermons across the country discussing our responsibility as practicing Muslims to treat ourselves and our families Read more
We need to put an end to wellsplaining. Not just because this handy tip completely dismisses the severity of someone’s mental illness (medication can help, therapy is often necessary, and running isn’t always enough to ‘fix’ things), but because I know that, in some small way, the person saying it is right.
It’s time to have honest conversations about mental health, and this illustrated alphabet might help pave the way.
I spent a gruelling 46 days there. People are routinely put away in the course of divorce cases, property disputes, family feuds, while they are battling alcoholism, and oh, in some cases, for having mental illness.
Mental–health concerns on college campuses are most often addressed in terms of the four-year experience, but mental health is often a crucial factor in students’ decisions to leave college early or transfer.
Many chronic care patients arrive in primary care with mental health needs. They should be able to obtain physical and mental health care at the same time in the same facility, but traditional payment models do not support that aim.
As anyone who takes medication for an illness that is not physical will know, sometimes you feel you have to out of fear of judgement. And it can really suck.