14 Items Tagged

mental illness

My Anxiety Landed Me In The ER Over & Over Again. Here's How I Finally Regained Control

I have hypochondriasis, aka illness anxiety disorder. I still deserve to be heard.

Georgina Berbari
December 16 2018

Suicide-Related Internet Searches Spiked After '13 Reasons Why'

A new study is showing a significant increase in internet searches related to suicide in the days following the release of the series. But what does...

Jamison Monroe
August 2 2017

Celebs Are Speaking Out On Mental Health Issues, But Has Anything Actually Changed? Real Talk From Someone With Mental Illness

"Mental illness is extremely isolating. Any reminder that there are others out there facing the same demons is a beacon of hope."

Aaron Harvey
April 27 2017

The Shocking Reason One Doctor Dies Every Day

Shouldn't doctors be the healthiest people we know?

Dr. Michael Myers
April 19 2017

I Grew Up With A Schizophrenic Mother: Here's The Truth About Living With Mental Illness

My mother first started showing symptoms of schizophrenia when she packed up some of my things, along with my brother's, and we left Boston. I was 8...

Kamaria G. Powell
April 17 2017

I Have Bipolar Disorder. Here's How I Stopped Letting It Define Me

"My bipolar disorder colored every relationship I had. It was the filter that people saw me through. Truthfully, at that time, it was the filter I saw...

Lauren Polly
August 18 2016

What I Always Tell My Patients Who Have Depression

As a functional medicine doctor, I take a different approach to depression: I look for the underlying cause. We eliminate things that cause imbalances...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
May 3 2016

The Two Most Important Things We Can All Do To Protect Our Brain Health

When I was in medical school in the 1960s, the prevailing belief was that once we reached physical maturity, our brains ceased to make new brain...

Roger Landry, M.D., MPH
November 8 2015

I Was Afraid My Son Would Become A Mass Murderer

In December 2012, after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, I thought I was the only mother in America who asked myself, “What if that’s my son...

Liza Long
August 28 2015

Signs You Might Have A "Leaky Brain" + What To Do About It

It's easy to take for granted what a brilliant biological machine the brain is.

Want To Be Less Neurotic? Think More About Death

William James provided a nice little description of neurotic behavior: Imagine it's winter and you’ve woken up in an ice-cold room under a nice warm...

Paula Watkins, PhD
January 17 2014