Tag: Mental Illness

Inside Schizophrenia: The Role Nurses Play in Schizophrenia Treatment

Dr. Tari Dilks, Professor and President of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, joins with insight on what goes into being a psychiatric nurse.  Highlights in “The Role Nurses Play in Schizophrenia Treatment” Episode [01:14] Doctor sidekicks? [04:00] The types of nurses [06:40] Nurse Practitioners [11:00] Nurses specialties [13:00] Psychiatric Nursing [17:00] Where do psychiatric nurses […]

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Psychology Professionals Discuss How Quarantine Affects Mental Illness Sufferers

Photo: Kraken Images (Shuttershock) It’s a bit over two months since we began quarantine and social distancing nationwide, so if you feel like you’re completely losing your mind, you are not alone. During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, many are struggling with stress and anxiety stemming from news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Advertisement Our mental […]

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How to Win Friends and Influence People in a Psychiatric Ward

Image: Shutterstock They tried to make it nice. They festooned the rec room in plastic Christmas decorations and bought us all donuts. There was even a special meal—dressing and gravy with a slice of turkey. But store-bought donuts and cafeteria holiday dinner didn’t change the fact that we all—patients and nurses included—were spending Christmas in […]

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month. You Hanging in There?

Photo: Shutterstock How you doin’, fam? Obviously, as of late, we’ve been talking a lot about health here at The Root. As the world—and the United States, in particular—faces an unprecedented health crisis in the outbreak of COVID-19, our concerns have largely been focused upon the physical aspects of the coronavirus; how to avoid it, […]

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When Can I See You Again?

Illustration: Angelica Alzona (G/O Media) AntisocialThe society column for people afraid of society, written by The Root’s Editor-in-Chief and resident Bipolar Disorder expert/sufferer. When I call my father on the weekends, we talk about a myriad of things. How the family is doing, politics, food, my mental health, and…of course, the halcyon past when his […]

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Juice WRLD’s Mother Establishes Mental Health Support Fund in Honor of Son

Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) Juice WRLD was open about his mental health struggles in his music, with songs such as his hit single, “Lucid Dreams.” Until his death last year at the age of 21, the rapper served as the voice of many young people who were feeling the same. Now, the musician’s mother […]

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Dion Waiters Reflects on Mental Health Struggles In Revealing New Interview: ‘Depression Is Fake Happiness’

Photo: Streeter Lecka (Getty Images) Dion Waiters can’t get right. Try as he may, the 28-year-old NBA star has yet to fully capitalize on his tremendous athleticism and natural scoring ability. As a result, he’s pinballed between the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers over the course […]

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Inside Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia in Men

Schizophrenic, Rachel Star Withers and co-host Gabe Howard continue the discussion of the differences from the last episode but change the focus to men.  Jason Jepson, an author who has schizophrenia joins for a man’s perspective and Dr. Hayden Finch returns to explain the clinical side of the issues. Highlights in “Schizophrenia in Men” Episode […]

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Lark Voorhies’ Exclusion From ‘Saved By The Bell’ Reboot Brings Attention To Black Mental Health Stigmas

Source: NBC / Getty Actress Lark Voorhies recently went on “Dr. Oz” and talked about being excluded from the upcoming reboot of the ’90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell.” As the sole Black cast member on the show, her story speaks volumes about how she could’ve possibly been excluded not just as a Black woman, […]

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Schizophrenia in Women

In this episode schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers and cohost Gabe Howard discuss differences in age, symptoms, treatments, lifestyle, parenthood in the genders as they experience schizophrenia. Dr. Hayden Finch joins to explain the medical side.  Highlights in “Schizophrenia in Women” Episode [02:00] Age of Onset [04:45] Age of Onset in families with mental disorders [05:00] […]

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A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on How to Overcome the Stigma of Mental Illness

As I was about the exit the interview room, I remember telling him “You have battled and defeated this illness before. I believe that you will defeat it again. We are here to help.” Then something amazing happened. I saw him break a faint smile. He had regained a flicker of hope. Witnessing the change […]

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Inside Schizophrenia: Comorbidity with Schizophrenia

Occupational therapist and host of the podcast Occupied, Brock Cook, will be joining us to discuss ways that he works with people with schizophrenia to manage multiple health issues.  Highlights from “Comorbidity with Schizophrenia” Episode [01:28] What is comorbidity [03:37] Antipsychotic medication side effects leading to comorbidity [05:00] Obesity with schizophrenia [08:30] Medication side effect […]

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Former Coach, NBA Community Express Concern After Disturbing Videos of Delonte West Surface: ‘This Is So Very Painful’

Delonte West #13 of the Dallas Mavericks gets up from the floor during a 112-108 Los Angeles Lakers win at Staples Center on April 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) Former NBA star Delonte West is probably best remembered as an integral member of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2008 […]

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