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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 »
If you’re mentally ill can you work? What profession or job for the mentally ill? by David M. Posted Thu 30 May 2013 5:00am Can the mental ill find a meaningful career? Work, Jobs & the Mentally Ill Lots of people with mental illness work full time jobs and often these are responsible positions not just minimum wage jobs. How does someone in mental health recovery find a job in which they can be successful? We used to think there were two kinds of pe ... Read on »
Stigma and Mental Illness – Mental Health Awareness by melissalynnshell Health MavenFacebook Posted Tue 11 May 2010 6:15am , This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Mental Health Awareness Mental Health Awareness I knew I was experiencing depression. I knew I needed help. I knew I was in serious trouble. However, in spite of knowing those things, ... Read on »
The Benefits Of Having A Mental Illness – Mental Health Awareness by melissalynnshell Health MavenFacebook Posted Thu 13 May 2010 5:48am , This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Mental Health Awareness Mental Health Awareness One of the things I had to learn in an effort to manage my Clinical Depression, was to look for the positive in everything. This was so st ... Read on »
Parents With Mental Illness – Mental Health Awareness by melissalynnshell Health MavenFacebook Posted Thu 13 May 2010 8:06am , This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Mental Health Awareness Mental Health Awareness There is a stigma attached to parents who have a mental illness. This stigma is more severe than for any other chronic illness, like diabe ... 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 »
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 »
How ill is mentally ill? by Esther Posted Tue 05 Jul 2011 9:29am I called the hospital's financial-clearance office today so I can keep visiting my psychiatrist now that I don't have insurance. The last question they asked me was whether I had any particular conditions, including permanent blindness or deafness, cerebral palsy, leukemia...or a permanent mental illness. Am I really as hampered as I woul ... 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 »
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 »