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To Prevent Suicide, We Need To Do More Than Just Share A Hotline Number
I couldn t begin tell you what my old home phone number was before I moved. It takes me a moment to recall my mom s cell on the rare occasion I have to dial it. But I can easily recite the suicide hotline number on command. Part of this, of course, is because I ve been a mental health reporter for five years, so it s embedded into my memory. Lately, however, the reason why it s so ingrained in my brain is because of the tragic suicides of prominent figures ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Sep 17
Jon Hamm Nails Why It's So Hypocritical To Shame Therapy
Jon Hamm is calling B.S. on the negative attitudes associated with seeking mental health help. In a new interview on the show In Depth With Graham Bensinger, the actor talked about going to therapy and taking medication for depression and why he thinks it should be normalized. I mean, sometimes that s what you need, he said. It s got the most interesting stigma. People think if you break your ankle, you re not expected to just walk it off. But if your brai ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Sep 17
White Supremacy Is Deadly For Everyone
Suicide is never far from my mind. In 1983, when I was 21 and she was 48, my mother killed herself. It will always be the moment that divides my life into before and after . Since then, I have been consumed by a desire to understand the phenomenon of death turned toward the self. I will read any news story that comes across my awareness that involves suicide, whether it s about someone well known, like Kate Spade , or a local story about someone I ve never ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Sep 17
Stephen Colbert Gets Honest About Anxiety And What Helps Him Cope
For Stephen Colbert , performing in front of an audience isn t a source of anxiety it s his escape from it. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert host, 54, opened up to Rolling Stone this week about living with anxiety when he was younger. He discussed the behaviors it provoked and the different methods he tried to manage it. I had a bit of a nervous breakdown after I got married kind of panic attacks, he told the publication. My wife would go off to work and ...
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 4
This Twitter Thread Nails One Of The Hardest Parts Of Depression
Depression is more than just feeling extremely sad. It can be an excruciating, all-consuming condition that can affect every part of your life. One of the more challenging symptoms Feeling like even the smallest of tasks making your bed, doing laundry or going to the grocery store are completely insurmountable. Author M. Molly Backes highlighted this often underdiscussed effect of depression in a Twitter thread this week, which has since gone viral. Backes ...
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 4
'Queer Eye' Star Karamo Brown Recalls Suicide Attempt In Heartbreaking Video
Karamo Brown urged fans to prioritize their mental health in an emotional video in which he recalled one of the darkest periods of his life. Netflix s Queer Eye culture guru posted the video on his social media accounts Thursday, noting that it marked 12 years to the day he attempted suicide. I just felt like life could not get any better, everything that was happening to me was never going to change, and I tried to take my own life, he said in the clip up ...
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 4
What No One Tells You About Trying To Get Help for Postpartum Depression
I want to go sit in the woods all day and cry, I whispered to my husband. We were sitting on our bed in the early evening, our 5-week old daughter in a tenuous sleep in her bassinet after the hour of walking, shh-ing and rocking that we had to repeat after each feeding. I didn t mean it metaphorically. I meant it literally. I was trying to explain how I felt as a new mom, but no words seemed right. Exhausted, frustrated, overwhelmed, sad I had said all thi ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 27
Ariana Grande Brought To Tears While Discussing Anxiety, Manchester Bombing
Ariana Grande broke down in tears Friday during a radio interview that touched on mental health and the May 2017 bombing of her concert in Manchester, England. The 25-year-old pop star became visibly emotional when discussing Get Well Soon, a track off her new album Sweetener, during an appearance on Apple s Beats 1. It s just about just being there for each other and helping each other through scary times and, like, anxiety, Grande said through tears. Som ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 20
How To Handle Anxiety At Work So It Doesn't Destroy Your Whole Day
One of the most frustrating aspects of anxiety is that it can strike anywhere especially in the workplace. Most individuals operate with some anxiety at all times in order to be successful, said Kate Cummins , a California-based clinical psychologist working at Stanford University. Think about the nerves you get before delivering a presentation or negotiating a raise, for example. But ongoing, intense anxiety is different. Dealing with it at work can dimin ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 20
Kevin Love Encourages More Men To Speak Up About Anxiety
Kevin Love isn t ashamed of his anxiety, and he hopes others living with it can feel that way as well. The NBA star talked about dealing with the mental health condition on the Today show Monday, saying he felt like he had to keep his anxiety a secret before he finally got help. I just kind of brushed it off because in our sport or in life and being a man, you re taught to suppress it, Love told Today show anchor Carson Daly. You re taught to, in a lot of ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 20
Body Neutrality Is A Body Image Movement That Doesn't Focus On Your Appearance
In the 2004 cult film Mean Girls, there s a famous scene where each girl announces exactly what she hates about her body. I ve got man shoulders and My hips are huge are a few memorable examples. This moment rang true for so many women, because at the time loving your body wasn t the norm hating it was. Fast forward 14 years. Now talking about your body in a positive light is more common than talking about it in a negative one, which is far better than the ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Aug 15
Shinedown Aims Rock's Revealing Light At Depression And Mental Health
When Shinedown wrote Get Up, the rock band knew they had something special on their hands. They just didn t realize how much it would resonate with fans. The track which appears on Shinedown s sixth studio album, Attention Attention was co-written by frontman Brent Smith and bassist Eric Bass. The two spent a total of 179 days together last year, writing and recording the album in Charleston, South Carolina. Bass had envisioned the music and melody for wha ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 13
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