In: stigma

Depression Is Often Untreated
May 12, 2017

Depression is often untreated, according to the results from the federal government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination study. The vast majority…

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Celebrating World Bipolar Day 2017
March 29, 2017

On March 30, 2017 we will be celebrating World Bipolar Day as a platform to provide global education, open dialogue…

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Where is the Outrage about Suicide?
October 7, 2016

Imagine a world where a silent epidemic was cutting short the lives of young, otherwise healthy people. Imagine that, that deaths…

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Patrick Kennedy Talks about Bipolar and Addiction
July 10, 2016

This is a great video that talks about the powerful negative effect of stigma (not talking about mental illness) on the…

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Touched with Fire
March 7, 2016

I am so happy to see that bipolar is coming out of the closet. One dramatic example of that is…

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World Bipolar Day 2016
February 16, 2016

World Bipolar Day 2016 World Bipolar Day is celebrated each year every 30th of March, the birthday of the well known post­…

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Depression Screening Recommended
February 3, 2016

Although it seems like nothing more than common sense, we were very pleased to see that the United States Preventive Services Task…

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Mental Health Awareness Week
October 2, 2015

It is Mental Health Awareness Week in the US. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has announced a “Go Green for…

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Parity is What We Want
September 22, 2015

An overwhelming majority of Americans want parity. A large study found that almost 90% of Americans reported that mental health and non-mental…

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Self Injury is the 8th Leading Cause of Death
September 20, 2015

An article just published online in the prestigious journal JAMA Psychiatry makes us drawn case that our fascination with trying to…

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Blog Recommendation
June 24, 2015

A longtime reader of this blog sent us an email – “I wanted to share one of my favorite blogs. I…

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Mental Health Problems and Physical Health
April 11, 2015

An incredibly well researched article in the journal JAMA Psychiatry summarized a body of research on the impact of mental health…

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World Bipolar Day
March 30, 2015

Today, March 30, is World Bipolar Day. World Bipolar Day is a collaborative initiative of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, the…

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Keith O’Neil Fights Stigma
March 11, 2015

Keith O’Neil is a former Super Bowl champion and the founder of the Forever Foundation, an organization whose mission is to…

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Employment Rights and Bipolar
March 4, 2015

What are your employment rights if you have bipolar? Do you need to tell your employer? Should you tell your employer?…

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Medical Model
December 31, 2014

The medical model is something that many people with depression or mood swings feel frustrated about. The whole doctor-patient relationship with…

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Stigma and Depression
November 13, 2014

Robin William’s death seemed to unleash a new level of openness to discussing depression and the ways that it affects the…

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Mind Body Dualism
November 6, 2014

A wonderful woman who has been meeting with me off and on for a couple of years, and who initially came…

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Diagnosed Bipolar in a Crazy World – Lyndsey
September 14, 2014

I saw a production of Hamlet last month, performed by the Shakespeare-by-the-Sea ensemble. Having not seen it since my diagnosis, I…

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Denial: I’m not Bipolar, Doctor
April 23, 2014

You re wrong, Doctor ! I’m not bipolar! How can you say that to me?  You just met me – how can…

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