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The psychiatrist was wrong. Joshua may have had a psychotic break, but it was not a one-time episode. It wasn't until later that I learned more about schizophrenia than just the word.
The propsals could hurt people with mental illness who live below the poverty level.
The editor of Women's Health writes about her diagnosis with obsessive-compulsive disorder. A survey conducted by NAMI and the magazine reveals that 78% of respondents suspect they have a mental illness and 65% have been diagnosed with one.
His mother intensified dvocacy for greater mental health awareness, but he remained anonymous in order to concentrate on recovery. After a decade of misdiagnoses and failed medications, overnights in hospitals and juvenile jails, he is now in control of his own mind and ready to also be in control of his own story.
For the first time, a study estimates both health and economic benefits of investing in treatment of the most common forms of mental illness world-wide. For every $1 iincreased investment in treatment for depression and anxiety, there is a return of $4.
Patty Duke worked with NAMI to lobby Congress, but her courage in going public provided a role model that made her invaluable.
If there is one rule of thumb, it is this: Listen. Everyone’s different, but these will also give you insight into what someone who’s suicidal really needs.
Mental health gets comparatively little exposure as a serious issue on the presidential campaign trail and it is rare for candidates to mention it as its own issue. NBC provides a sampling of what candidates have said.
It took eight years for Amanda Lipp to get adequate care for her bipolar disorder. Now, she and her mom, Pam, are sharing their story to fight stigma around mental illness so others don't have to go it alone.
According to a special issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, emerging evidence on the development and long-term course of schizophrenia provide reasons for optimism for developing new treatments and preventive approaches.
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