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Misdiagnosis and the Mental Health System
Nov. 6, 2015
Twenty-three-year-old Alix Generous describes her years-long journey through misdiagnosis in the mental health system and how it affected her sense of confidence and self-worth.
What happens if you try to prevent every suicide?
Nov. 2, 2015
The suicide rate has increased in the past decade, despite the best efforts of hotlines and prevention programs. A Detroit health plan set a zero suicide goal among its members — and achieved it.
Could depression be caused by an infection?
Oct. 26, 2015
Infection and autoimmune activity result in inflammation. And psychiatric researchers now suspect that inflammation may play a role in some cases of depression and other mental illnesses.
Is the resilience of millennials underrated?
Oct. 12, 2015
It's not uncommon to hear claims that young people these days have higher rates of mental health issues than in the past. But the data don't back that up. So how come millennials get a bad rap?
The Bloggess is determined to be "Furiously Happy"
Oct. 5, 2015
Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness in "Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things."
Psychedelic changing treatment for depression
Sep. 28, 2015
Doctors and patients are using ketamine to treat severe depression, even though the anesthetic and psychedelic club drug has not been approved by the FDA for that purpose. It's not without risks.
Suicide attempt survivor helps others cope with mental illness
Mar. 28, 2014
College student talks for the first time with her mom about suicide attempts, and her decision to become a mental health advocate.
Daughter loses dad to suicide
Mar. 7, 2014
A Chicago law student learns the terrible news by phone, then gains a greater perspective on illness, abandonment, and the will to live.
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