Blog Posts - Mental Illness



10 Mistakes People Make with Mental Illness (plus 1 bonus)

Lightning fast read meant to make you think... 10 Mistakes People Make with Mental Illness (plus 1 bonus): 1. Overlook that mental illness exists.2. Overlook that mental illness exists in someone they know(?).3. Don't realize there are different leve...
by Sugar Pine Realty/GMAC on Aug 31, 2015

Criminalizing mental health problems

Police officers sometimes must use extreme force to protect the population (us!) and themselves from harm. I get that. I am fretful, however, about their use of force in situations with people who have EBD. As loyal readers know, I have remarked repe...
by EBD Blog on Aug 27, 2015

Addiction is a Psychosocial Disorder

A psychosocial disorder is a mental illness caused or influenced by life experiences, as well as maladjusted cognitive and behavioral processes. Addiction is not always thought of as a mental illness. However, experts have agreed that in fact it is.
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 21, 2015

Video: Science of Depression

The video below discusses the causes of depression and how it effects the brain and the body. The post Video: Science of Depression appeared first on Lakehouse Recovery Center.
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 17, 2015

Arbitrary Commitment

Alienists were notorious for their self-confident belief that they knew what was best for anyone with mental illness. In an essay from the July,1868 issue of the American Journal of Insanity, the (anonymous) author makes a case for doing away with le...

The Science of Happiness: A Free Course on How Have a Happy and Meaningful Life

In the past 20 years, the field of psychology made a wonderful shift of attention. Instead of looking at what is wrong with people, such as exploring mental illness and psychological symptoms, they started to research and explore the gifts, passion,...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 13, 2015

Honored to be Recognized as a Top Mental Health Blogger by Australia Counselling

With so many bloggers who write about and share their personal experiences with mental health issues to try to help others cope and who try to combat stigma by sharing information to increase awareness, I was stunned and thrilled to find out–b...
by Ivy's PPD Blog on Aug 13, 2015

Many Recovering Addicts Suffer from Unrecognized PTSD

Research shows that when men and women return home after fighting in combat, a large percentage of them turn to drugs and alcohol. One primary reason for this is veterans are looking for a way to manage their symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorde...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 11, 2015

VIDEO: YouTuber Opens up About Her Depression

In the video below, YouTuber Laci Green opens up about her struggle with depression in an attempt to destigmatize the mental illness.   The post VIDEO: YouTuber Opens up About Her Depression appeared first on Lakehouse Recovery Center.
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 23, 2015

Food For Thought

I happened upon this, and thought it was important to our national discussion. Why do more people have to die, because mental illness is still such a stigma? Even in 2015?Why do we lose brilliant comedians like Robin Williams, now gone a year, b...
by Cozy Little House on Jul 22, 2015

National Academies EBP guidelines

The US National Academies Press published a a booklet recommending a framework for promoting evidence-based practices in the areas of mental health and substance abuse. The focus is not expressly on children and youths or on education, which are key...
by EBD Blog on Jul 18, 2015

Why Do I Write and Freelance Recovery Write?

Why do you write?   Since living my life in recovery from gambling addiction and alcohol abuse for more than 8 years now, and even as a young teenager, I always had a diary. I also learned to journal through treatment, therapy, and later in li...

What Does Gambling Addiction Look Like? It Looks Like This – Can We Help & Support Him?

Hello and Welcome Recovery Friends, . Do you know what gambling addiction looks like? Do you know how it impacts your community? Did you know that 1% of our population has a gambling problem? Parents, did you know that problem and addicted gambling h...

Do You Know About Compulsive Gambling Addiction? Just Some Facts . . .

Hello Recovery Friends and Welcome All,   So what is compulsive addicted gambling the disease? It IS: . Yes, gambling addiction is a real disease. I say it all the time, and I won’t stop saying it until we get this addiction known far and...

SURVIVING HARDSHIP: How to make the most of difficult times

SURVIVING HARDSHIP: Making the most of difficult times Life can be difficult. Scratch that, life is difficult, and for some it is much more so than for others. Circumstances within our lives can sometimes be outside of our control, leading to emotio...
by The Mindful Word on Jun 24, 2015

Hey America Who Is Crazier? Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner, Barack Obama Or You? (VIDEO)

It is summer 2015 the ASA and as the nation is hypnotized by a man in a dress, The Madman in the White House, the new emperor fiddles while our nation burns....
by Ct Patriots Blog on Jun 15, 2015

"I'm not crazy; I'm mentally ill."

When I was 13 years old, my mother threatened to take me to a psychiatrist. Well, she positioned it as a threat, anyway. We had just moved to a new city and I started at a new school midway through my freshman year. To say I wasn’t happy about leav...
by Writing - It's My Thing on Jun 9, 2015

Break Free of the Wealthy Addict’s Shame

Many people believe that if you’ve got money, you have little to zero problems. It’s easy to think that those with money have their lives in perfect order. It’s easy to see those with money as not having mental health concerns, including addict...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 4, 2015

Homelessness Might Be Contributing To Your Alcohol or Drug Addiction

Homelessness is a huge problem in America. In cities throughout the country, men, women, and even children are sleeping on the beach, living in abandoned buildings, or finding rest right on the streets. What makes matters worse is that many of these...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 3, 2015

Demi Lovato Named the Face of Mental Health Awareness Campaign

I realize that bipolar disorder may be a part of my life, but it isn’t who I am. Popular singer, songwriter Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder five years ago. Before being diagnosed, she didn’t know what was wrong with her an...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 2, 2015


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