Mental illness is extremely tough — both struggling through it yourself, to having a loved one who is struggling with it. I have been on both sides of the coin. Currently, I am dealing with anxiety and depression. I have dealt with it for the past six years, and every single day is a blessing … Read more
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October 20, 2017 — Editor’s note: This article has been updated from its previous versions. The seemingly ever-expanding business of off-label ketamine infusion therapy for treatment-resistant depression (TRD), along with a host of other conditions, appears to be unchecked by any regulatory or legislative oversight ― raising both ethical and safety concerns among clinicians and … Read more
A look into the lives of seven young people living with mental illness, told in their own words. Not Broken is a new original one-hour documentary from Arizona Public Media that presents a candid, unflinching, yet hopeful portrait of youth living with mental health challenges. The participants featured in the film represent a range of … Read more
Neal Brennan Gives Ketamine and Magnetic Impulses a Try. https://www.apmpodcasts.org/thwod/2017/10/neal-brennan-gives-ketamine-and-magnetic-impulses-a-try/ From the “The Hilarious World of Depression” is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. https://www.apmpodcasts.org/thwod/
Depression is often shrouded in misunderstanding. Some believe it means simply being sad and unmotivated, when really, the symptoms of depression often have a way of infiltrating everything, from the smallest, most unsuspecting details of life, to the biggest, most significant aspects of life. And trying to explain this often feels like trying to hold … Read more
Is it wise to try to diagnose yourself with a mental illness? When you know that something isn’t right with how you’re experiencing life, you just might do what so many others do: identify your mental illness symptoms and try to pinpoint what’s causing them. Searching for information about what you’re experiencing is very empowering … Read more
You are better at blinking back the tears when they start to well up at random times, and (most of the time) they don’t start rolling down your cheeks. Feelings are conflicted when people invite you to socialize. You actually want to go and participate in things you used to enjoy, but you are still … Read more