The alarming aspect of the #DiagnoseTrump petition has nothing to do with the actions of the president. The argument surrounding this issue has to do with the way society looks to mental illnesses as a scapegoat for behaviors they dislike.
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.
Using mental illnesses casually categorizes these illnesses into positive or negative illnesses. It makes the illness sound significantly less serious than it is and further contributes to the stigma of mental illnesses.
Teachers, you’re no use to anyone if you break yourself. Here are the five friends everyone needs in a time of mental health crisis, writes the former government mental health tsar and mental health campaigner.
The trivialization of mental illness, especially among college students, undermines the struggles of other students that have serious mental health problems.
While news and politics can be contributing factors to some psychological conditions, the real prevalence and impact must not be obscured by sensationalized headlines or politically motivated pot-stirring. The simple reality is that mental health is tremendously underserved.
The government should not lump large groups of people together and tell them, collectively, they’re losing constitutional rights because of conditions for which they’re seeking treatment. That only serves to further stigmatize people who are already unfairly stigmatized.
While studying medicine, I suffered from mental health problems that required treatment. My doctor told me they needn’t stop me pursuing my dream.
While I believe deeply in the value of professional therapy, I know it will take much more for us to effectively combat the proliferation of mental health disorders and high stress in this next generation.
Do you have a history of trauma (i.e., abuse, neglect, psychological or emotional chaos growing up, etc)? Trauma can include a host of experiences, too many to name here. But trauma is a powerful consequence of emotional and psychological chaos.
Students: There are scientific studies and psychological research that prove mental health among college students is fragile and far too often sacrificed. Don’t allow yourselves to put your mental health to the wayside in order to fulfill school duties.
In addition to the effect of gender bias on salary, women’s careers and incomes suffer because men have the ability to work longer hours that women cannot compete with unless they sacrifice their mental health.
I had placed most of my emotional cards on the table, but was disappointed that my therapist still hadn’t constructed some brilliant framework in which my difficulties and those of my family could be finally uncovered and our dysfunction excised.
The show writers live in 2016, and thus, reflecting some kind of outdated 1970/80’s mental institute characters that fall within tropes is just not cool.
That juvenile offenders not being provided the treatment they need is troubling, but even more disheartening is that some types of kids have an even higher risk of not receiving the treatment they sorely needed. This is unacceptable.
As political coverage continues to consume the nation’s attention, two tragedies in the last month prove we are neglecting the growing issues concerning mental illness in a digital generation.
Health care would be remiss if the intersections between brain (i.e., neuroscience and biology) and mind (i.e., psychology and mental health) were not considered.
In most circumstances, HIPAA works as designed, giving patients the medical privacy they deserve with the opportunity to release records or information at their choosing. But cracks are showing when it comes to those suffering from mental illness.
In the 13 years I have reported from here, “heart science study” and “heart science analysis,” as psychology and psychoanalysis are known in Chinese, have gained enormously in popularity, for perhaps the first time in the country’s history.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Latest Guidance On Mental Health Accommodations Adds Little
When we saw that the EEOC was issuing guidance, we hoped for some useful FAQs and hypotheticals that would be helpful to employers and employees alike. No such luck.
For the majority of my life, I’ve felt like the parent while my mother, who has a mental illness, is the kid. It’s a weird feeling, basically being the adult in the relationship.