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October 2017 News Listing

Mental Illness Is Not a Halloween Costume

Mental illness can be scary, but people struggling with it shouldn’t be. “Local tales and superstitions thrive best in these sheltered, long settled retreats; but are trampled under foot, by the shifting throng that forms the population of most of our country places.” —The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving Working on an inpatient ward that more

How seeing problems in the brain makes stigma disappear

As a psychiatrist, I find that one of the hardest parts of my job is telling parents and their children that they are not to blame for their illness. Children with emotional and behavioral problems continue to suffer considerable stigma. Many in the medical community refer to them as “diagnostic and therapeutic orphans.” Unfortunately, for more

Glenn Close regrets how ‘Fatal Attraction’ portrayed mental illness

Glenn Close is widely known as one of the most accomplished and versatile actresses working in America today. She’s been nominated for six Academy Awards and has won three Tonys, three Emmys, two Golden Globes and numerous other honors. Now 70, she’s also dedicated herself to a number of good causes. Nearest and dearest to more

Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?

3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders. My office is crowded with parishioners who are afraid to disclose their struggles with mental trauma to anyone in their local congregations. For the most part, they fear some sort of rejection or judgement if they are authentic in describing their struggles. I routinely ask more

After mass shootings, mental illness is always the scapegoat

The shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night has killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500, and is being called the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Many are still being treated with life threatening injuries. This is just the latest in a string of mass shooting events. With so much tragedy more