5 Reasons Parents Deny Existence of Children’s Mental Health Conditions

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Aleasa Word gives tips on how to cope with acceptance of mental health problems in your child.

A Day w/o Gun Sanity = A Day with Senseless Death & Heartbreak

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Sending our kids to elementary school or college, attending a political rally or going to the movies, hanging out at the corner store or walking home with a snack, should not be a death sentence.

Guns Don’t Kill; Mentally Ill People Do…Wait, What?

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Deanne Shoyer revisits her 2012 thoughts on the Sandy Hook shootings questioning the rush to blame mental illness and/or autism in Elliot Rodger’s rage filled Santa Barbara mass shootings.

Lee Boyd Malvo vs Elliot Rodgers; Does White Privilege Encourage Sympathy for One Shooter Over the Other?

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In a world where mass shootings continue, Aleasa Word asks if race plays a part in sympathy for mentally ill shooters.

What I Would’ve Missed out on if I’d Committed Suicide

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Danny Baker wants to remind you that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Is It Okay to Not Be Okay?

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Kevin Keen’s friend has voluntarily committed herself to a mental institution for severe depression and self-harm and wonders what it means to be normal.

Now you see me, now you don’t: the Chameleon Nature of Sociopaths

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Theresa Byrne speaks from personal experience as she maps out some of the most destructive, telling signs of sociopaths.

10 Things I Wish People Knew About Depression

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Depression is a word many people throw around carelessly, but when used in its clinical sense it describes a debilitating, gut-wrenching illness.

5 Things People With Depression Can do to Stop Being Stigmatised

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In today’s mental health climate, there is arguably no hotter topic than stigma.

Coach Says He Won’t Recruit Players Who Take Selfies

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Coach Scott Cross of the University of Texas-Arlington’s men’s basketball team tweeted last night that he is not interested in recruiting players to his program who take selfies.

A Former Marine ‘Baked To Death’ in 100-Plus Degree Prison Cell

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After suffering either extreme dehydration or a heat stroke, a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate is said to have literally “baked to death” in his jail cell last month.

You Probably Don’t Practice the Most Important Skill in Life

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You are a SOCIAL animal. So why accept social mediocrity?

“Sometimes we are our own worst enemies with an internal critic…determined to make ourselves feel bad.”

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How an Obsessive Drive for Perfection Led One Man to Inner Peace

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Daniel Parmeggiani shares how his neurosis for perfection led him to discover his true innocent nature.

Should You Date a Person with a Mental Illness?

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Having suffered from depression himself, Danny Bakers knows the truth is that it’s not always a good idea to date someone with a mental illness.

Men Have Tear Ducts Too

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Edie Weinstein encourages men to see crying as an emotional re-set button that bolsters strength and resilience to face challenges.