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M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' Trailer Suggests a Movie Rife With Mental Illness Stigma

Mic - ‎11 hours ago‎
The trailer for the new M. Night Shyamalan movie Split debuted online Wednesday afternoon and while all the details of the plot are not clear yet, the trailer suggests the film uses a person with multiple personalities - known as dissociative identity ...
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Transgender Identity Is NOT a Mental Illness - ‎18 hours ago‎
An important new study is evidence that being transgender isn't a mental disorder. This might seem obvious, and even offensive to suggest it, but unfortunately some pretty big and important groups like the World Health Organization still classify being ...

Courts at odds with NH AG over reporting mental illness for gun-buyer background checks

The Union Leader - ‎7 hours ago‎
CONCORD - The state Attorney General believes a new provision in the Medicaid expansion law requires New Hampshire to begin reporting the names of dangerously mentally ill people to the FBI gun-buyers background check database, but the state court ...

Paddleboards race in Surrey to help teens and kids with mental illness

The Province - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
About 200 paddle boarders took to the waters off Crescent Beach in Surrey to raise money for a new mental health facility in the Fraser Valley.
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Dior Vargas Is Taking the Cultural Stigma Out of Mental Illness

Forbes - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The first time I had a panic attack I was outside of a Zara . At the time, one of my biggest triggers was having free time and on that particular day I had an hour to do with what I pleased before my next meeting.

Attacks across Europe: 'Terrorists are not mentally ill'

FRANCE 24 - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
These horrific acts have raised the question of whether there is a relationship between mental illness and terrorism. But for Dr.

Mental illness has become a convenient scapegoat for terrorism – but the causes of terror are rarely so simple

The Independent - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Prejudicial descriptions of people suffering mental ill-health - “nutter”, “bonkers”, “loony” - began to lose their prominence in the tabloid lexicon.

Ignoring mental illness is ignoring social injustice | Letter - ‎13 hours ago‎
If autism speaks, it has spoken -- in the form of an innocent health care professional trying to save the life of an autistic patient from being almost murdered.

How Pokémon Go can help fight mental illness - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
​Billie Milholland calls it a miracle. For the first time in years, her granddaughter Eden has been regularly leaving the house despite a crippling social anxiety disorder. What got the teenager out of the house? Well, a Squirtle, a Geodude, a Cubone ...

Demi Lovato speaks about mental illness at DNC: 'We can do better' – video

The Guardian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
In her speech, she advocated for better mental healthcare, stating: 'I stand here today as proof that you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness.' The singer-actress has spoke candidly of her personal struggles with mental health in ...
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Teen brain scans offer clues to timing of mental illness

CBS News - ‎14 hours ago‎
Changes that occur in teens' brains as they mature may help explain why the first signs of mental illness tend to appear during this time, researchers report.

Swizzy's Cause to help people with mental illness at YMCA

Olean Times Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
During last year's Swizzy's Cause fundraiser, organizer Barbara Sweitzer was thanked by several people for raising awareness about mental illness in the community. The second-annual benefit, scheduled for 4 to 10 p.m. Friday at Mystic Waters Resort in ...

Letters: In Japan, tragic consequences of mental illness - ‎1 hour ago‎
The attack in Japan on those in society who are least able to defend themselves demonstrated that no culture is spared the effects of the mental illness of others ("19 die in Japan knife rampage," Tuesday). I cannot imagine the horror felt by the ...

One man's fight to help jets fly—despite mental illness - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Nor do they know how many pilots and air traffic controllers are currently using SSRIs—though it's hard to imagine mental disorders are unheard of on the flight deck. According to statistics cited on Transport Canada's website, one in 17 air crew ...
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More focus needed on mental health after Abdirahman Abdi's death, advocates say

Ottawa Citizen - ‎9 hours ago‎
The news of Abdirahman's Abdi's death after a violent arrest hit close to home for a woman who shares two things in common with Abdi: mental illness and Somali roots. Ayan Yusuf, 29, has lived with the symptoms of schizophrenia for the past 10 years.
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Demi Lovato Speaks on Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness and Performs "Confident" During DNC's Opening Day

E! Online - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The singer was center stage tonight when spoke about the stigma surrounding mental health issues in front of a packed crowd at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
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The murky role of mental illness in extremism, terror

Toronto Sun - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
PARIS -- After family members of the driver who slammed a truck into a holiday crowd in the French city of Nice said he suffered from depression, questions have been raised again about the links between mental illness, extreme ideology and mass violence.
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Can Pokemon GO help patients with mental illness?

Fox News - ‎21 hours ago‎
About a week ago, three separate patients of mine— who don't know each other and don't usually get out much— told me that they started leaving the house more and walking around.