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Here's How To Responsibly Talk About Mental Health In The Public Eye
Earlier this month, the American Psychoanalytic Association sent an email to its members encouraging them to offer analysis on behavior among those in the public eye if they feel inclined to do so. This led to speculation that the organization was giving its members permission to defy the so-called Goldwater rule an ethical guideline that advises mental health workers against commenting on a public figure s psychological well-being. The rule was created by ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Being Neurotic Might Help You Live Longer
Being a little high-strung might pay off at least when it comes to managing your health. Neuroticism, the trait associated with having excessive anxiety, guilt and nervousness, may lower a person s risk of dying early , according to a new study. The research, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that those who score high for the personality type had a slightly reduced risk about 8 percent of death from all causes, especially cancer and car ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Professional Comments On Trump’s Mental Health Are A Bad Idea
So yesterday, the American Psychoanalyst Association APsA not to be confused with the APA American Psychiatric Association relieved its members of what s known as the Goldwater rule against making statements about the mental health of public figures. I think that was a bad move. I 39 d say no. Anyone, medical or not, can offer an opinion, but can one call it quot professional quot if it 39 s not you know PROFESSIONALLY obtained https t.co iMBNzqudMf mdash ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
12 Celebrities Get Real On The Power Of Going To Therapy
Step aside, therapy shamers. Not only is seeking mental health help vital when it comes to treating mental health issues, it can drastically improve a person s quality of life. Research shows talking to a therapist can positively rewire the brain . It can also can help you find purpose and better handle life s stressors . Despite all of the perks, there s still a cloud of stigma surrounding mental health issues. And it s that type of shame that often preve ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
How A Panic Attack On A Plane Forced Me To Finally Face My Anxiety
miljko via Getty Images By Christine Carter This writer is part of Health.com s contributor network. Learn more about the contributor network and how to join . I remember the moment I lost control. I had just finished running through a busy airport with my husband to catch an international flight. We made it to the gate and were waiting for our boarding group to be called, when I suddenly felt a chill in the lower half of my body. It started in my calves, ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Anxiety: The Monster I Cannot See
Lately I have been anxious unbearably anxious. Maybe it is all of the impending changes in my life. Maybe it is the current state of our nation, the insecurity I now feel in the country I call home. Or maybe it is just my damn anxiety disorder, but whatever it is I find myself on edge. My heart has been racing and my mind has been chasing after random thoughts and barely formulated ideas. I am afraid of a monster I cannot see, of a future I cannot predict, ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
An Open Letter To My Therapist Who Called Me A 'Strong Black Woman'
I knew at the age of 16 that life wasn t going to be easy as a teenage, single parent. Somehow between the late nights and early days, I was able to walk across that stage and receive my high school degree. That was just one of many obstacles that I battled through. My son was non-verbal until he was 5 years old. On some days, all he did was scream and violently beat his head against the wall. It took years of fighting with doctors, teachers and other prof ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Suicide Rates For Teen Boys And Girls Are Climbing
The suicide rates for adolescent boys and girls have been steadily rising since 2007, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The suicide rate for girls ages 15 to 19 doubled from 2007 to 2015, when it reached its highest point in 40 years , according to the CDC. The suicide rate for boys ages 15 to 19 increased by 30 percent over the same time period. The analysis looked at data from 1975 to 2015, the most recen ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Maybe My Greatest Job Is Parenting Myself
Javin came over to me for a water break during his karate class, and I could see the strain in his face from holding something back. He snapped, Where were you My water bottle wasn t here during the last break. UGH He shook his head, and I explained that I had to step outside with Ash who got fussy. I suspected that wasn t the real reason he was ruffled, because with a 2-year-old in tow and free cookies at the grocery store next door, it s typical for me t ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Sinead O'Connor Is 'Surrounded By Love' After Posting Tearful Video On Facebook
After Sinead O Connor shared a tearful video on Facebook last week, a post was shared on her official Facebook page Monday informing fans that the Irish singer is surrounded by love and receiving the best of care. The author of the note, who did not disclose their identity or relationship to O Connor, wrote that it was posted at the request of the singer to let everyone who loves her know she is safe, and she is not suicidal. O Connor s representatives did ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Artist Channels How Depression Feels Into Beautiful Drawings
Artist DestinyBlue has grappled with mental health issues throughout her life, starting with anxiety , which later gave way to depression and suicidal thoughts . DestinyBlue Through the ups and downs, Blue as her fans call her has relied on art to help her express her pain, fears and other difficult thoughts and feelings. The East London-based artist has accumulated a large following on the site DeviantArt , where she posts her colorful, imaginative and de ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Shannon Purser Nails One Of The Worst Parts About Mental Illness
Shannon Purser is dropping a major truth bomb about the isolating nature of mental health issues. The Stranger Things actress tweeted yesterday that she was having a rough day and that when she s feeling low, she often wants to be by herself. Why Because anything else feels too draining. When I 39 m mentally unwell, it just becomes so exhausting to do much of anything. Especially talking to people about what I 39 m feeling. mdash Shannon Purser shannonpurs ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
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