Depression Isn’t A Personality Flaw

huffingtonpost.ca Ashleigh-Rae Thomas Have you read a story about a student who, despite all odds and adversity, overcame their situations and excelled in school? Or watched a clip about a young adult who has their entire life figured out before they’ve even graduated? Has it left you thinking ‘why can’t I just do that?’ Here’s READ MORE

Mental illness costs the Canadian economy $50 billion a year, says report

cantechletter.com A new report from the Conference Board of Canada finds that depression and anxiety cost the Canadian workforce an estimated $50 billion a year in lost productivity, a result which researchers see as a wake-up call to employers who need to become more proactive in dealing with their employees’ mental health. “A large proportion READ MORE

Normal Anxiety vs. Anxiety Disorder: Signs, Symptoms To Tell The Difference

medicaldaily.com By Kelsey Drain Are you getting jitters just from thinking about the prospect of having an anxiety disorder? There are differences between experiencing “casual” anxiety, which most people feel on occasion, and symptoms that could lead to an official diagnosis. Anxiety disorders affect some 40 million adults in the United States, which is as READ MORE

Recognizing mental illness in children

thejakartapost.com Hello Sehat Like adults, children can also experience mental health problems, which could affect their growth and development. It is not easy to identify mental health issues in children. Some cases of mental illness in children are genetic. Parents must understand what kinds of mental illnesses can affect children, as well as the causes READ MORE

5 Things People With Generalized Anxiety Disorder Want You To Know

bustle.com GINA M. FLORIO Stress is a stranger to no one. We’ve all experienced worry and concern about the things that matter most to us, and sometimes the pressure leaves us exhausted. Yet no matter how stressful your life may seem at any given point, the life of someone who has an anxiety disorder is READ MORE

Therapeutic Massage For Anxiety: How Touch Therapy Improves Mental Health

medicaldaily.com By Lecia Bushak A massage is often a luxury, but new research into its health benefits suggests it’s a luxury that’s certainly worth the cost and time. A new study finds that massages may actually help treat anxiety and other mental health disorders, like depression, due to their ability to reduce cortisol and anxiety READ MORE

Pulling Your Hair Out Is Actually A Mental Illness. Here’s How I Learned To Stop Doing It

http://www.ndtv.com/ I follow the receptionist through the turquoise and white blowout bar past the counter where women perch sipping Bellinis while their hair is dying and their nails are drying. She seats me at a makeshift station set up in a private back room. This is where they serve women whose religion doesn’t allow men READ MORE

How Pokémon Go can help fight mental illness

http://www.cbc.ca/ By Mack Lamoureux, CBC News ‘I can now walk into a crowded place and pick out people playing Pokémon and know I’m not alone’ Billie Milholland calls it a miracle. For the first time in years, her granddaughter Eden has been regularly leaving the house despite a crippling social anxiety disorder. What got the READ MORE

21 People Get Real About Dating With Anxiety & Depression

http://www.refinery29.com/ It’s estimated that one in four people in the world will deal with a mental illness at some point in life. And although those disorders don’t totally define us, they are still a huge part of our lives, often affecting the way we relate to other people. To deny that would be to deny READ MORE

A Closer Look at Mental Illness’ Link to Creativity

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ When listening to Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows,” reading a Virginia Woolf novel or learning Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, you might think of individuals who have stretched the boundaries of what humans are capable of in this life. For such works, it’s easy to put their creators on a very distant shelf, far READ MORE