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The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the nation’s leading political voice on mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases.

Stop calling Trump ‘crazy.’ It demeans those with mental illness. Perpetuation of stigmatizing, outdated stereotypes makes it harder for those experiencing mental illness to seek the treatment they need. Patrick J. Kennedy is the author, with Stephen Fried, of “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.” more »

Mariel Hemingway Is Calling Out Workplace Mental Health Stigma

Reminder: 1 in 5 people live with a mental health condition.  Lindsay Holmes Deputy Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post ARAYA DIAZ VIA GETTY IMAGES Mariel Hemingway tackles mental health stigma in a new interview. Actress Mariel Hemingway is slamming the negative stereotypes that still exist around mental health, particularly when it comes to a more »

Army Secretary Touts Importance of Mental Health

HONOLULU — Army Secretary Eric Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health and making sure anyone who’s injured while defending the nation gets the treatment they need. The Army and other military branches are conducting research into how military deployment affects anger, and they are encouraging mental health treatment before deployment more »