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Mental health is not the absence of mental illness/ Mental illness is not the absence of mental health by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 26 Dec 2011 11:03am It is possible to have symptoms of mental illness and still flourish in life. One study I read said that 17% of people with diagnosed mental illness (one out of 5 essentially) flourish in life. Conventional theory would tell you this is impossible. But this study (and many others) as well as many other new ideas about what it means to do well i ... Read on »
Sickness absence due to common mental illness in the Netherlands by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted Sun 13 Dec 2009 12:00am This study investigated the incidence of sickness absence due to common mental disorders in the Netherlands from 2001 to 2007 in an observational study in about 1 million employees, working in various economic sectors, representative for the Dutch workforce. The 12-month incidence of sickness absence due to common mental disorders wa ... Read on »
I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment. 10th Anniversary Edition. Revi by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Sat 11 Feb 2012 9:43pm ‘This book fills a tremendous void…’ wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don’t Need Help! Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador’s research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of o ... Read on »
Can Mindfulness Help Manage Pain and Mental Illness? by Cecil M. Health Maven Posted Wed 17 Nov 2010 9:06am Are you an overwhelmed entrepreneur suffering from excruciating pain?   Does this pain keep you up at night and cost you mega bucks in prescriptions?   You may have tried different approaches but nothing seems to work. However, do not lose sight of your dream of fabulous health and happiness because help may be close at hand. ... Read on »
Is Bereavement a mental illness? by David M. Posted Tue 08 May 2012 10:59am Should bereavement, grief, the loss of a loved one be a mental illness? How we see the death of a loved one is a real problem for our society.  Loss of a loved one is for many people the most traumatic event in their life. Grief and loss is an important topic. There are a gazillion books on the subject and plenty of therapist who say they ... Read on »
“Mind Over Matter” & Mental Illness… by Bats0711 Posted Wed 30 Jan 2013 12:00am Nathan Feiles who writes a blog over at PsychCentral put together a list of 12 Things to do to Get Us Motivated When Depressed; maybe doing those things can help relieve depression or even jolt us out of it. Here’s an excerpt: Obviously, actively doing anything doesn’t sound so desirable when feeling depressed, let alone confrontin ... Read on »
Coming to PBS: Minds on the Edge--Facing Mental Illness by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted Tue 29 Sep 2009 10:39pm This sounds like a very insightful program--I don't have TV right now, so I have to wait until I can watch it on line (after Oct. 1). "MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness zeros in on wrenching situations playing out every day in hospital ERs, on city streets and school campuses, in courtrooms and in jails, as Americans struggle with seriou ... Read on »
MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness Showing On PBS in OCTOBER by chatobstewart .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Oct 2009 12:00am Starting this week a show on PBS will be tackling the subject of mental health with a one hour program. Find your station. to watch it at this the schedule page .   MINDS ON THE EDGE : Facing Mental Illness connects the dots between personal dilemmas facing individuals and families who are living with mental illness, ... Read on »
Top 10 Mental Illness Myths by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 1:03am From PsychCentral: (Click here to view the original story) Top 10 Myths of Mental Illness by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. June 13, 2008 We’ve probably all seen the top 10 myths of health (like that we need 8 glasses of water per day or that we only use 10% of our brain). So that got me to thinking… What are the top 10 myths of mental ... Read on »
Mental illness is not ‘all in the mind’ by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 11 Aug 2011 12:08pm Psychiatry is a profession supposedly there to help people with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. That’s the idea anyway. I say this because, in reality, it’s not the most effective of disciplines, I think. The drugs often don’t work too well, and usually come with significant side effects too. If I had my time ... Read on »