Tag: Stigma

Breaking the Stigma Together with Best-in-Class Resources

At Psych Hub we are re-imagining mental health education through thoughtful design. Psych Hub was founded in 2018 and officially launched in 2019. I founded the organization with fellow mental health advocate, Patrick J. Kennedy with the mission to be the hub for all things mental health and to be the credible source people could […]

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Podcast: Persistent Myths of Mental Illness

Myths spring up about everything that is misunderstood – and mental illness is one of the most misunderstood things out there. People are equal parts fascinated by and terrified of it, seemingly at the same time. In this episode, our hosts take a look at some myths about living with schizophrenia and even tackle the […]

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From Attempting Suicide to Feeling Full of Life: One Woman’s Story

Blackman had struggled with suicidal thoughts since age 12, regularly triggered by witnessing drug addiction and domestic violence. At the time of her attempt, she was 24 years old. She felt “powerless and hopeless.” For years, Blackman also struggled with depression and anxiety. “They both were beyond exhausting to the point I became numb,” she […]

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Inside Schizophrenia: A Look into Possible Links Between Violence and Schizophrenia

Studies say people with schizophrenia are more likely to be a victim of a crime than the perpetrator. However, James Holmes, the movie theater mass murderer, was said to have paranoid schizophrenia. And a person can plead not-guilty by reason of insanity in court. This seems to be contrary to the idea of non-violence in […]

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Benefits of Therapy You Probably Didn’t Know About

In other words, therapy offers a broad array of benefits for all of us, whatever our circumstances, conditions, and concerns. Below, you’ll learn about four of these—often glossed over, forgotten about, not widely known—key benefits. Therapy can reduce physical symptoms and boost your physical health. According to Brooke Lewis, PsyD., RCC, a registered clinical counsellor […]

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Growing Beyond Labels: We are Not Simply a Disorder

Human beings are complicated and wonderfully complex organisms. So complicated, in fact, that our basic understanding of the brain’s functions is still at its earliest stages. We think we might know a person once we hear a label. “Oh, she’s an accountant.” “He went to Harvard.” “Yeah, I know, she has schizophrenia.” As though that […]

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