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Why Quitting Antidepressant Medication Can Be Dangerous or Make You Sick

Battling depression can make anyone feel isolated even though the chances are high that someone else they know is experiencing a similar situation. Depression is incredibly common. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than 16 million adults deal with a depressive episode each year. What is Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome (ADS)? Antidepressant Discontinuation […]


Substance Use and Mental Health Awareness Events Calendar

Millions of Americans are touched by substance use and mental health issues every single day. People in the throes of conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction and many others are often in great pain and see no way out of their situation. Friends, family members and colleagues also suffer. Often, they […]


Effective Treatment for Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Among the most overlooked aspects of wellbeing in the United States is mental health. There is any number of reasons for this, including the fact that an individual might not know they’re suffering from a mental disorder, much less go to a physician who can diagnose them. It’s also common for a person living with […]


7 Well-Known People With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The National Center For Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, an arm of the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), has designated the month of June as PTSD Awareness Month. By bringing attention to this mental illness, the VA hopes to reduce the stigma associated with it and educate people on the available treatment options for both veterans […]


Celebrities With Eating Disorders

A healthy self-image is a key component for mental well being. In an era when self-worth is more often based on appearance rather than social contributions or personal achievement, however, it’s difficult to maintain a realistic perspective on our own sense of self. This is especially true for people, like athletes or celebrities that work […]


An Overview of the Major Classes of Mental Illness

Thanks to science, education and outspoken advocates, there is less of a stigma surrounding mental illness than ever before. In truth, poor mental health affects almost 20 percent of adults each year in the United States, or 1 in 5 people. This means that most Americans will know someone suffering from mental illness or experience […]


10 People You Might Be Surprised Had Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a psychiatric condition that causes severe shifts in behavior, thought patterns, sleep, energy and overall mood. Individuals with this disorder can experience manic episodes where they feel energized, overly excited, confident, and on the extreme end of the spectrum, have hallucinations. On the flip side of the coin, people with bipolar disorder […]


10 Notable People Who Struggled With Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses around the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Though there’s been progress made in bringing awareness to this very treatable condition, 50 percent of Americans living with depression still do not seek therapy. Left untreated, depression makes […]


A Beautiful Mind: May is Mental Health Month

Healthcare professionals and organizations devoted to helping those with mental illness issues have long used May as Mental Health Month – a time to raise awareness, educate the public and reduce the stigma associated with these conditions. In 2013, The White House decreed May National Mental Health Awareness Month and brought even more attention to […]


World Bipolar Day – Erasing the Social Stigma

In an effort to bring more awareness, education and social acceptance to not just the disease, but also those suffering from Bipolar Disorder, a trio of advocacy groups established March 30th as World Bipolar Day. The organizers of World Bipolar Day chose the birthday of the Dutch artist, Vincent Van Gogh, who is believed to […]


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