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Suicidal thoughts are often hidden. Here’s how to talk about it.

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December 21, 2022

The Washington Post By Stacey Freedenthal December 17, 2022 Dancer and ‘Ellen’ DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’s death has opened more conversations about suicide In Stephen “tWitch” Boss’s final Instagram video, a Christmas tree twinkles with white lights as the famous dancer and “Ellen” DJ fluidly bounces to an upbeat song. As he and his wife, Allison...   read more


When Black Psychiatrists Reach Out to Teens of Color

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December 21, 2022

The New York Times By Matt Richtel Dec. 13, 2022 In Atlanta, a team of mental health experts is bringing care to adolescents whose needs often go unaddressed and misunderstood. ATLANTA — Dr. Brittany Stallworth was in fifth grade when she received her first suspension. She and four girlfriends had worn lime-green shirts to school...   read more


A world gone mad: Schizophrenia and a journey through California’s failed mental health system

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December 21, 2022

Los Angeles Times By Thomas Curwen Dec. 8, 2022 Standing in the dappled sunlight of a Westside city park, Anthony Mazzucca was trying to make a point. The words flew out of him, like birds, a flock of words. He laughed at the thought. Yet he wondered whether he was being clear. No one —...   read more


Cannabis Use in Pregnancy Linked to Preterm Birth

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December 21, 2022

American Psychiatric Association Fri, Nov 18, 2022 Using cannabis while pregnant may raise the risk of preterm birth, a study in Addiction has found. “The findings further support the message provided by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that pregnant mothers should be encouraged to avoid cannabis use during [the] prenatal period,” wrote Bereket Duko, Ph.D., of Curtin University in...   read more


Paranoia, voices, sleeplessness. What my psychotic break felt like.

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December 21, 2022

The Washington Post By Danielle Huggins November 13, 2022 My bipolar meds made me gain weight, so I stopped taking them. That was a terrible mistake. I am under slept and overwhelmed. I’m in a London hotel room, at the beginning of a four-day trip that was too cheap to pass up. I am 25....   read more


Five tips from experts on taking a mental health break from college

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December 21, 2022

The Washington Post By Lindsey Bever November 11, 2022 Some 40 percent of college students in the United States struggle with anxiety, 45 percent with depression and 16 percent with suicidal thoughts. These numbers, from a survey conducted last year by the Healthy Minds Network, have more than doubled in the past decade. Many students are...   read more


You’ve always managed their health issues. How to let your teen take over.

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November 11, 2022

The Washington Post By Abby Alten Schwartz November 3, 2022 My daughter was a high school senior when I first caught her skipping respiratory therapy. She has cystic fibrosis, and her treatment back then included using a nebulizer twice a day while wearing a life-preserver-like vest that shook mucus from her lungs. Already hypervigilant about my daughter’s health, I...   read more


How to Help a Partner Living With Depression

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November 11, 2022

The New York Times By Catherine Pearson Oct. 27, 2022 Whether they are coping with seasonal symptoms or chronic depression, here’s how to offer love and understanding while still caring for yourself. Jeff Zuckerman and his wife had been married for 30 years when she started battling bipolar disorder and depression. She had her first...   read more


'You Don't Look Anorexic'

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November 11, 2022

The New York Times By Kate Siber Oct. 18, 2022 New research shows that assumptions about eating disorders are often wrong - and that many larger-bodied people are starving themselves. Sharon Maxwell spent much of her life trying to make herself small. Her family put her on her first diet when she was 10. Early...   read more


How to vet mental health advice on TikTok and Instagram

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November 11, 2022

The Washington Post By Tatum Hunter October 3, 2022 Not all tips on social media are helpful. Here’s how to consume mental health content in a safe way. Mental health tips on social media are a mixed bag. Your favorite online creator might give valid advice on managing anxiety symptoms or drawing boundaries with family...   read more