While the vast majority of Americans value physical and mental health equally, more than four in 10 people see cost as a barrier to treatment for the latter, a new survey from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention shows.
New research on survivors of the Holocaust shows how catastrophic events can alter our body chemistry, and how these changes can transmit to the next generation. The result? Our children may suffer the effects of a traumatic event they never witnessed.
When St. Cloud police arrested Solomon Roundtree after his roommate was beaten and kicked to the brink of death, it wasn’t the first time he had been jailed for actions linked to his declining mental health.
There are all types of people, of all ages, in all walks of life, facing depression and mental illness.
In the 35 years since the American Psychiatric Association added post-traumatic stress disorder to its definitive Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, PTSD has become a part of our national conversation — originally focused on combat veterans but now widely recognized among rape victims, disaster survivors and others who have experienced extreme trauma. Two new books suggest positive responses to this often crippling condition.
Christian celebrities are not exempted from depression, and they may be going through private battles, despite the happy and confident facade that they present to the public. Some famous Christian personalities have shared their own battle with depression and how they conquered the problem.
It can be hard for people who don’t live with mental illness to understand the terrifying nuances that come with the disorders. That’s exactly why 21-year-old Dutch photographer Laura Hospes published a series of stunning self-portraits that expose what mental illness can really be like.
Human resources and employee benefits professionals understand that employers are committed to wellness programs. According to the National Business Group on Health, 95 percent of large companies have a program that features a health risk assessment, biometric screening or both.
Marion, Ohio, just north of Columbus, used to be an idyllic place to grow up. Kelly Clixby and Beth Carey remember what it was like a generation ago, when they were young.
As everyone knows, depressed people are some of the most boring people in the world,” Mindy Kaling writes in her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? “I know this because when I was depressed, people fled. Except my best friends.”
We may have an idea as to why Dave Grohl curses so much whenever he’s on a microphone. In a new interview, he said that attending next month’s Emmy Awards will be tough for him because he suffers from social anxiety.
The untimely death of Sandra Bland in a rural Texas jail last month has led to many unanswered questions.
While working on my novel I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them I had the chance to reflect on the literature of our nation’s 21st-century wars, as well as their vital creative lineage.
Two artists who have publicly shared stories about battling addictions, Joe Walsh and Steven Tyler, will perform at a Washington, D.C. rally this fall to draw attention to the dangers of drugs and alcohol.