Tag: mental health

Duchess Meghan Markle Opens Up About Press Harassment for the First Time on Camera—She’s ‘Not Really OK’

We already have the official statement regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s frustrating (and legal) tussle with the press, but now, the latter is opening up in a purely human way. In a heartbreaking clip shared by ITV, Markle discusses what it has been like to experience the extreme scrutiny of the press. The clip, […]

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Michael Jordan Opens Health Care Clinic for Underinsured

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Basketball legend and social media superstar Michael Jordan was in tears as he opened the first of two groundbreaking clinics that will offer cutting-edge health care to underserved communities in Charlotte, N.C. Although he might be best known as the face of Black Twitter’s most popular meme, many people aren’t […]

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When College Students Want Mental Health Help but Get Stuck Waiting in Line

Rebecca King can’t remember exactly what happened the day she overdosed, in spring 2015. But she remembers well the three months beforehand: the days her anxiety confined her to her dorm, the nights destroyed by nightmares, the endless barrage of thoughts that consumed her. The sophomore at Northeastern University was spending her spring semester doing […]

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On World Mental Health Day, Designer Kenneth Cole Offers Hope With the Launch of the Mental Health Coalition

October is a month of commemorations; it marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, includes the last two weeks of Hispanic Heritage Month, and tomorrow is International Day of the Girl. But mental health is an issue that affects every demographic—in fact, the World Health Organization estimates 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health condition […]

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Pinterest says AI reduced reported self-harm content by 88%

Today is World Mental Health Day, an opportunity for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma that was first marked in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health. In recognition of the day, Pinterest this morning detailed ways it’s helping better serve users struggling with emotional well-being. Specifically, Pinterest says it’s […]

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Watch: Waiting for Tearah Spotlights How Our Children Are Languishing in Mental Health Facilities Far From Home

To honor Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 6-12) , Frontline PBS and Firelight Media have partnered with The Root to bring you Waiting for Tearah, a short documentary by Juliana Schatz Preston. Waiting for Tearah tells the story of one African-American family’s struggle to navigate America’s dysfunctional mental healthcare system. Tearah, then 16 years old […]

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Full Court Press: NBA Forces Every Franchise to Employ Psychologist, Behavioral Health Specialist for 2019-2020 Season

Demar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs on April 13, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Matthew Stockman (Getty Images) From Kevin Love to Metta World Peace, Dennis Rodman to DeMar DeRozen, players in the National Basketball Association—past and present—have publicly grappled with mental health issues. Advertisement And that makes perfect sense, as the men […]

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Stories About My Brother

When my brother died, I was too shattered to write his obituary. There is little record of his 29 years of life; it simply vanished. When I type “Yush Gupta,” Google autofills “Yush Gupta death,” a brutal reminder that even on the internet, a space where nothing is forgotten, Yush is a mirage, slowly disappearing. […]

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‘Mental Health Is Not Fashion’: Gucci Sparked Controversy—Again—as a Model Protested on Its Milan Runway

Model Ayesha Tan-Jones protests as models walk the runway at the Gucci Spring/Summer 2020 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week on September 22, 2019 in Milan, Italy.Photo: Jacopo Raule (Getty Images for Gucci) It’s been a long year for Gucci, as it has both sought to stay on the cutting edge of fashion and convince […]

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Finding Mental & Emotional Support Now That You’re Sober

Essentially, the findings of the Canadian Medical Association Journal are that not drinking at all is actually better for your health than drinking when you’re stressed, no matter how much you want to lean into the whole a-glass-of-red-wine-a-day-is-good-for-you thing. But it’s not that simple. There’s no foolproof formula like: “If I stop drinking, then my […]

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Targeting Those with Mental Illness Will Not Prevent Mass Shootings

I’ll wager that most readers will find Tyler’s feelings and beliefs frightening and disturbing. Yet there is a very good chance that, examined clinically, Tyler would not be diagnosed with a mental illness. It’s also obvious that Tyler is not a model of mental health. On the contrary, he is what many psychiatrists would call […]

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The Hidden Psychological Crisis That Hurricanes Leave in Their Wake

Hurricane Dorian’s impact on the Bahamas has been devastating to witness, but some of its longest-lasting damage will never be visible. The Category 5 storm—which hit the northern part of the Caribbean archipelago on September 1 with winds nearing 200 mph and 25-foot floodwaters, destroying homes and leaving at least 50 people dead and about […]

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TIFF 2019: Joker Is a White Man

Joker Screenshot: Courtesy of TIFF Ladies and gentlemen, introducing…*drumroll* the entitlement of white men! *uproarious applause* The curtains rise and a spotlight glares on a self-loathing man who lives in his mother’s basement and feeds off the hypothetical nourishment of womanly desire (he would typically be referred to as an “involuntary celibate” or an “incel”). […]

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Lizzo Gets Real About Her Blues in ‘I’m Listening,’ Kicking Off Suicide Prevention Week

Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) In June, “Truth Hurts” singer Lizzo went on social media to share that she was going through a rough time, ending her Instagram post, “Life hurts.” The IG post, which has garnered more than two million views noted, “I’m depressed and there’s no one I can talk to because there’s […]

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A Black Woman Takes Us Into the Swirl of Bipolar Disorder in New Memoir, I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying

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“Every Single Separated Kid Has Been Terrified”: The Devastating Effects of Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Policy

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A new report detailing how the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy affected children echoes all the warnings from mental health experts: Migrant kids separated from their families suffered from anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, acute grief, and PTSD, and the effects may be long-term. […]

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Galveston Asks Texas AG to Block Release of Officers’ Body Cam Footage From Day Mentally Ill Black Man Paraded Through Streets

Screenshot: WaPo In the latest development in the deeply disturbing incident where Donald Neely was arrested on Aug. 3 for misdemeanor trespassing, the city of Galveston has asked the Texas attorney general’s office if it can stop the release of the officers’ body camera recordings. Also, the so-called “mounted patrol policy” that the city said […]

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Families Impacted by Schizophrenia

Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her […]

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ICE “Deliberately” Denies Medical Care to Detainees, Lawsuit Says

Immigrants in federal immigration custody are deliberately being denied medical and mental health care, a class-action lawsuit filed Monday alleges. The suit, filed in a California federal court by the Southern Poverty Law Center and other immigrant advocacy groups, was brought on behalf of 15 immigrants currently detained at eight different Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

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