I'm guessing that any chronic illness runs the risk of getting worse during a stressful time, which many people find the holidays to be, and I know that for people with mental illness, relapse, or exhibiting more severe symptoms, …
As Aristotle pointed out, we are social animals who can be fully human only when interacting with others. In the US, we worsen the symptoms of our mentally ill by neglecting their needs and excluding them from society.
A study funded by the U.S. Justice Department found that "lone wolf terrorists," individuals motivated by the ideology of a certain group who act alone, are prone to mental illness, often acting from some combination of personal grievance … a public health one as well — certainly another reason to reframe the discussion surrounding the causes of terrorist acts, and to argue for an increase in the resources available for preventing, identifying, and treating mental illness.
Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about mental health, many misconceptions remain. Before the stigma can be stopped, these five mental health myths need to be debunked:
As a maternal mental health wellness advocate, and a champion on policy and issues relating to Postpartum Depression, I began thinking that perhaps this mom was potentially affected by Postpartum Depression (PPD.)