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I Wish I Had Sesame Street's New Muppet When My Mom Was Struggling With Addict...
My mother is a sharp, quick-witted woman who has an artistic temperament without being an artist. A child of two schoolteachers, she was full of energy with no real outlet. After she was married, she felt suffocated under the weight of societal expectations of the small town near Mumbai, India, where I grew up and where my family still lives. Like many Indians, I grew up in a multigenerational household with grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and pets. E ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Nov 18
HuffPost Her Stories: Let’s Talk About Therapy
Hi, readers When I think about therapy, I feel overwhelmed. What s the difference between a psychiatrist and a counselor And if I ve never gone to either, how do I know where to start That s precisely why HuffPost launched its global therapy series . There are so many different types of therapy, explains Lindsay Holmes, senior wellness editor for HuffPost U.S., where the project originated. Many people also don t know what they can expect from their sessio ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Nov 18
What I Want You To Know About Borderline Personality Disorder
I didn t always know I had an illness. It was only after my first boyfriend broke up with me in my first year of college, five years ago, that I began to realize something might be wrong with me. We would talk on the phone for up to five hours a night, and I would still have intense feelings that he didn t spend enough time with me. That he didn t love me. That he would leave me. That I wasn t enough. My relationships constantly fluctuated getting people t ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Nov 18
Trump's New Substance Abuse Website Pretends Obamacare Doesn't Exist
The Trump administration isn t just trying to erase the Affordable Care Act in Congress and the courts. They want to erase it from history. On Wednesday, the White House announced the launch of FindTreatment.gov , a new website from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that s designed to help people choose among more than 13,000 care providers across the United States. This resource could prove helpful to the 20 million Ame ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Nov 18
Labrador Sworn In At State Attorney's Office As Emotional Support Dog
CHICAGO AP It was a real dog of a ceremony this week during a swearing-in at the state s attorney s office in Chicago. The newly sworn-in worker is a Labrador retriever named Hatty. The 2-year-old will be on a 9-to-5 human schedule. But she s being asked to work like a dog, to just do what comes naturally to most dogs show affection. Camille Fine Chicago Tribune AP Hatty s primary handler and victim witness specialist Stephanie Coehlo, left, holds the blac ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Nov 18
Lady Gaga Doesn't Want To Glamorize Her History With Self-Harm
Lady Gaga is used to baring her soul to her fans scars and all. The multihyphenate entertainer has been outspoken about her mental health issues from surviving sexual assault and her chronic illnesses in the last few years. Now she s digging even deeper, opening up about her history with self-harm . Speaking with Oprah Winfrey in a new interview for Elle magazine , the Oscar winner explained that she hasn t talked much about her experience because of the i ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Nov 18
Alanis Morrissette Shares Experience Of Having Postpartum Depression For The T...
Alanis Morrissette has opened up about experiencing postpartum depression for the third time after the birth of her third child. The singer welcomed son Winter on 8 August , joining her eight-year-old son Ever and three-year-old daughter Onyx. The 45-year-old wrote a stream-of-consciousness post, entitled I Love You, I Am Here For You , in which she shared the fears and anxieties she s going through as a result of postpartum depression a condition she like ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 14
Jameela Jamil Reveals She Tried To Kill Herself 6 Years Ago
Jameela Jamil offered words of encouragement to fans who may be dealing with mental health issues this week, revealing that she once tried to kill herself. The Good Place star made the revelation in a series of tweets Thursday to mark World Mental Health Day Oct. 10 . Today is WorldMentalHealthDay This month, 6 years ago, I tried to take my own life. I m so lucky that I survived, and went on to use EMDR to treat my severe PTSD. I urge you to hang on just a ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 14
We Can't Ignore The Mental Health Of College Students Of Color
The first year of college can take a toll on students mental health. This is especially true for students of color who are often marginalized on campus and are less likely to seek mental health services due to issues of access and stigma. Schools, in turn, are often not equipped to provide adequate attention or unaware of these students particular challenges. HuffPost partnered with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to talk about these challeng ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 7
Megan Fox Says Motherhood Helped Her After She Had A 'Genuine Psychological Br...
Megan Fox shared about falling apart and putting herself back together in a raw and revealing interview for the 10-year anniversary of the film Jennifer s Body. The actor spoke to Entertainment Tonight about what it was like to be hypersexualized by Hollywood prior to the film s release and how that led to an eventual breakdown after the movie came out. I think I had a genuine psychological breakdown where I wanted just nothing to do, she told the outlet. ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 7
My Dad Was A Retired Cop Who Died By Suicide. Here's What I Want You To Know.
Do you remember what it s like to say goodbye to your dad when he d leave for work My earliest memory of this ritual was when I was 3 years old. My pants were a checkered pink-and-white pattern, and I had on a complementary pink sweatshirt. I threw my little arms around my dad dressed in his police uniform and I squeezed him as tightly as I could not because I was afraid I wouldn t see him again, but because I loved him so much and I missed him while he wa ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 7
Police Departments Struggle To Protect Officers’ Mental Health In The Face O...
As an officer for the Chicago Police Department, Carrie Steiner grew numb to trauma. One day in 2001, while waiting for her partner during roll call, she was struck with the news of his death. He had struggled with alcoholism and died of positional asphyxia in his car after drinking the night before. I had to suck it up so no one would see me cry, Steiner told HuffPost. She excused herself to the bathroom and wept. When she finally composed herself, she wa ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 7
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