About Mental Health
Edward Hoffman September 24, 1953 – April 18, 2016 “He Inspired a Movement” Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Hoffman Family. Tony and Francis Hoffman’s hard work, dedication and public struggle on behalf of their son Edward has made a difference in the lives...read more
Heard on All Things Considered Stacy Bannerman didn't recognize her husband after he returned from his second tour in Iraq. "The man I had married was not the man that came back from war," she says. Bannerman's husband, a former National Guardsman, had been in combat...read more
A while ago I was discharged from a psychiatric hospital. I was hospitalized for mania and psychosis. Of course it was a relief to go home, but it was also difficult re-adjusting to home life after 5 weeks in hospital. I knew this from previous hospitalizations and...read more
UCSF just received its largest, individual financial gift ever – a donation of $185 million dedicated to neurosciences. The donation was made by Sanford Weill, the former CEO of Citigroup, and his wife, Joan. Weill says the gift is partly inspired by his father’s...read more
What does depression feel like? Trust me – you really don’t want to know | Tim Lott | Opinion | The Guardian
This is Depression Awareness Week, so it must be hoped that during this seven-day period more people will become more aware of a condition that a minority experience, and which most others grasp only remotely – confusing it with more familiar feelings, such as...read more
Man Who Survived Suicide Jump From Golden Gate Bridge Shares His Story to Help Others: 'The Moment I Hit Freefall Was an Instant Regret'.
Kevin Hines looks upon the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Calif. – where he survived a suicide jump 15 years ago. Courtesy Kevin Hines. The millisecond after Kevin Hines jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge to the bay below, he felt instant regret. "I said to...read more
Julie Barton’s ‘Dog Medicine’ Featured in Oprah Magazine Here’s something spectacular. Julie Barton’s wonderful memoir Dog Medicine, which details Julie’s recovery from severe depression through the help of an animal healer, has been featured as a recommended memoir...read more
Woman Shows That Mental Health Struggles Are Just As ‘Normal’ As Glamour Selfies (Contains strong language – Intended for mature audiences only).
by Lauren C. Williams Apr 8, 2016 (This FB post took on 1,456 plus! Facebook shares) Social media is often scorned for being a vapid cesspool of political commentary, selfies, and pictures of everyone — but you — living the good life. No one has a bad day on...read more
Cigarette companies are focusing on those who can least understand tobacco's dangers. By Sally Chew / The Influence April 2, 2016 This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs....read more
Mental Health Teen Vogue Cara Delevingne Says Depression Made Her Suicidal Find out how she learned to cope. "I got to the point where I went a bit mad. I was completely suicidal, I didn't want to live any more," says supermodel Cara Delevingne in a new interview...read more