James Holmes Trial Puts Sanity on the Stand

AP-Denver Post-RJ Sangosti

Jurors will likely be presented with conflicting notions of sanity and insanity. And they will be forced to confront widely held cultural assumptions about mental illness and violence.

Living Inside the Storm

Living Inside by JLB

A woman opens a window on life with a bipolar partner.

Men, Depression and Suicide: What Will it Take for Men to Seek Help?

men-depression-suicide

Dr. Margaret Rutherford asks the tough questions about men and suicide so that we can more effectively get men suffering from depression to reach out to get the help they need.

His Dogs Saved His Life. Can Yours Do The Same For You?

soldierpuppy

Shawn Henfling looks back at the effect his dogs have had on his own mental health.

4 Ways Relationships Are Complicated When One Of You Has Depression

hugging

No relationship is always easy. But having a partner with depression can be really difficult if you don’t understand what they’re going through.

The Slippery Slope of Blaming Depression or Anxiety For The GermanWings Murder-Suicide

germanwings-crash1

Quickness to explain this tragedy by labeling the co-pilot as ‘depressed’ or ‘anxious’ could serve to further stigmatize and discourage openness and treatment for these common human conditions.

9 Questions About Living With Depression

9 Questions by Casey Muir-Taylor

You know those questionnaires doctors ask you to fill out about depression? Gabe Howard decided to publish his.

Detained Children Risk Life-Long Physical and Mental Harm

childhood detention

Children exposed to cumulative stressors for long periods of time become less able to learn, more difficult to settle and console, and are unable to enjoy the fun and games of childhood.

When There Is No Normal

8471775783_69e50037e4_z

Norman Gold shares the challenge of parenting a child with a mental illness.

How to Love a Woman With Bipolar Disorder

16389524897_a6436e0868_z

Liz Furl’s husband rides the waves of bipolar disorder with her, and they both maintain their balance through love.

Sometimes, We Can’t Give Enough

Sometimes we cant by Katy Warner

Louise Thayer vowed never to leave her husband. But her promise couldn’t stop them from drifting apart.

When ‘Smile’ is the Worst Thing to Say

forced smile

Mental illness is everywhere and touches virtually everyone. How can you be part of the solution?

4 Soothing Truths About Intrusive Thoughts

6993174838_4433a0635b_z

Those thoughts we all have that come out of nowhere? Colin Thurston reassures us they’re a lot less threatening than we think.

Art to End The Stigma Of Mental Illness

WikimediaKulture Online

Outsider art can refashion how we think about mental illness.

Talking About Mental Health With Your Kids

Talking about by time to change

The mental health talk is as important as the sex talk, but many parents still avoid it.

Is Your Relationship Mentally Ill?

Is Your Relationship by PsycheTruth

“It’s not me. And it’s not you. It’s us.” PsycheTruth debunks the DSM’s addition of ‘relational disorder’ to the growing pantheon of mental afflictions.