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By On March 5th, 2019

70% of teens say mental health is ‘a major struggle’ for their peers

One of the most difficult parts of living with any mental illness – whether it is depression, substance abuse, schizophrenia, or an eating disorder – is how isolating they can be. Between the fears of being shunned and the feeling that others won’t understand, it can be incredibly difficult to open up about your experiences…

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By On December 18th, 2018

Treatment for mental health and addiction is on the rise thanks to key laws

Ten years after the passing of legislation requiring insurance companies to cover behavioral and mental health issues like they cover physical health conditions, a new study shows that overall treatment for mental illness and substance abuse issues have risen significantly. According to a new analysis of individual procedures or services covered by private insurance companies…

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By On October 2nd, 2018

More than one-third of college freshman show signs of mental illness

More than one-third of college freshman in eight countries show signs of diagnosable mental health issues, according to a recent large-scale study organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). The findings published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology came from a survey given to nearly 14,000 students from 19 universities as part of WHO’s World…

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By On September 4th, 2018

MRI’s may hold the key to better diagnosing people with depression and bipolar disorder

Diagnosing mental illnesses has always been notoriously difficult and with a high risk for misdiagnosis. After all, mental health professionals typically have to rely only on the subjective information from patients and surveys used to gauge symptoms as objectively as possible to form a diagnosis. Complicating matters further is the fact that many mental illnesses…

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By On August 8th, 2017

Sinead O’Connor reveals a harsh truth about mental illness

The loss of two popular public figures in recent months has shone a spotlight on the risks of mental illness. Following the deaths of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, there was a massive outpouring of support and encouragement for those with mental illness to be unafraid to seek help and…

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By On March 30th, 2017

Depression Is Now The Leading Cause of Illness and Disability Around The World

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a “wake-up call” this week, saying depression is now the leading cause of illness and disability around the world. In ten years (from 2005 to 2015) worldwide depression rates surged 18 percent, now affecting more than 300 million people globally. However, approximately half never receive the treatment they need…

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By On February 7th, 2017

Orange is the New Psychiatric Hospital

Between 1960 and 1980, 80% of the long-term psychiatric beds in the U.S. were eliminated. We all applauded that as a productive move towards de-institutionalization and in supporting people with mental health problems in the community. The reality is that the state hospital of the 1960’s has been replaced with prison. Conservative research indicates that…

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