Mental Health Care System Is Failing At Suicide Prevention, Advocates Say

“Currently only Washington state and Kentucky have adopted laws that require suicide prevention training be included in mental health education programs. It’s too soon to tell how effective those laws have been, but smaller scale efforts have shown great results. The Henry Ford Health[…]

There’s Nothing Selfish About Suicide

“People who say that suicide is selfish always reference the survivors. It’s selfish to leave children, spouses and other family members behind, so they say. They’re not thinking about the survivors, or so they would have us believe. What they[…]

You Are Mentally Ill Vs. You Have a Mental Illness: Knowing the Difference

“There is a big difference from being something and having something, and knowing that difference will help you better understand your mental health experience and help you better be aware of the unfortunate fact that others saying you are something[…]

Conor Cusack Speaks out About Mental Health and Depression

“Former Cork, Ireland Hurler Conor Cusack was lauded last October after he spoke openly and movingly about his battle with depression and subsequent recovery in a searingly honest blog post.  Cusack has since emerged as a pioneer for addressing mental health[…]

How Mental Illness Fed My Creativity

“There’s no romance to mental illness. Whether you’re suffering from psychosis or schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression, the realities of mental ill-health often mean a life disrupted by isolation, harrowing symptoms, hospitalizations, discrimination and despair.” Read the Full Article Source:[…]

Do the Mentally Ill Have to Be Extraordinary to Be Accepted?

“Let’s face it: When we see mental illnesses, like bipolar, on television, it’s most often associated with killers, but when mental illness isn’t seen in a negative light, it’s seen as some sort of gift.” Read the Full Article Source:[…]