My depression didn’t entirely cause my alcoholism, but it certainly played a key role.
Some recent projections suggest that deaths stemming from mental health issues could rival deaths directly due to the virus itself.
Teens may also find similar sources of social support and gain coping skills through other social connections with friends, in religious and other institutions, and in the local community.
The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown about long-term use and the potential for abuse.
Man accused of using Playstation Network to sell cocaine at $34,000 per kilogram, Taraji P Henson talks mental health issues, Lil Mo details battle with opioid addiction.
“I hope that one day we can all be free to talk about mental health and be okay with seeking help,” Henson said.
“The easiest way and the most comfortable way for me to address anything real is to make jokes about it.”
Movies have the power to shape how we perceive the world. Here are several films that treat mental illness respectfully and honestly, instead of contributing to stigma.
Working long hours and stagnant wages may play a role in the rise.
Changing misconceptions and long-held stereotypes won’t happen overnight, but making the conscious decision to talk openly and honestly about suicide is a strong start.