# Mental illness
Defending the Mentally Ill From Bullies: Health Industry Perspectives
Sufferers of mental health-related disorders are frequently prone to bullying, or lashing out. The following strategies for both have been analyzed and published by mental health professionals.
My Journey as a Writer and Former Mental Health Professional Living With ADHD
I have been living with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder for decades. I consider my battles as much a gift as an inconvenience. This article is based on personal experience, mental health studies, and accredited media reports. Though I myself am a former mental health professional and will share personal information, I will offer no medical advice herein.
Therapist dumps patient for being too boring and never changing her life
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission.*. I have gone through my fair share of mental health professionals in my lifetime, from therapist to psychiatrists, I have “tried on” different people to help me with my issues and I’ve never been slow to fire a therapist that wasn’t working out for me.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) – Symptoms, Causes, and treatments
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) PTSD is a severe brain disorder with long-term consequences for the sufferer. PTSD affects people of all ages and backgrounds, affecting approximately one in every five adults in the United States. Unfortunately, obtaining assistance for someone (or yourself) who has been through this can be difficult.
Skid Row Song Festival Aims to Heal the Homeless and Housed as One Uplifted Community
The Urban Voices Project Open Mic at the Midnight Mission, Skid Row.Credit: author. On Sunday, June 12th, 2022, The Urban Voices Project and Skid Row Artists partnered up to create the first-ever music jam through pop-up open mics in six different parts of Downtown Los Angeles.
Woman secretly calls CPS and gets children removed from hoarding mother
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission.*. I have known my friend Liz for a very long time, around thirty years actually.
Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: The Verdict
Amber Heard is eternally in debt.(@WhistleWhileYouTwerkPodcast/Instagram) Amber Heard lost the case, and she has NO money to pay Johnny. People around the country followed the lawsuit, “Depp [sued] for $50 million after Heard wrote an article claiming she was a victim of domestic violence where Depp was the abuser. Heard [counter sued] for $100 million,” from a NewsBreak article titled Developments in Johnny Depp’s Defamation Lawsuit.
Why two Forsyth County leaders pushed to pass the mental health bill in Georgia
Executive director of NAMI Mary Giliberti at a conference discussing the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015(Image by Getty Images) (Forsyth County, GA) May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It is also the month Governor Brian Kemp signed the “Mental Health Parity Act,” in order to expand mental health care access to Georgians.
Opinion: I hate being called a sensitive, delicate flower when I am mentally ill
I never considered myself to be a delicate flower until so many people in my life put me in that box. “You’re so sensitive,” is something I’ve been hearing all my life since I was a child.
Getting pregnant did a better job saving my life than an intervention
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. In six months, my daughter will turn fourteen years old, and I will have officially kept a child alive through her tweenage years.
OPINION: A Personal Testimony About Why Mental Health Awareness is Crucial
DISCLAIMER: The following article contains the opinions of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of NewsBreak or Particle Media, Inc. A graphic illustrating the complexity of mental illnessiStock.
Opinion: I hate talk therapy but I need it to fight off my mental illness
I don’t write much online about my mental health issues. In case you missed it, I have major depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Most of my symptoms are under control thanks to a four pill cocktail that I take every morning and don’t think I could possibly live without, but (TMI) lately, since I’ve stopped taking hormonal birth control, my brain juices are all out of whack and I’ve found myself slipping into episodes of deep, serious, verging on a depression that makes me think it’s time to look for a new therapist.
I gave my disabled daughter away when I had a nervous breakdown thinking about our future
I’ve suffered from depression and other mental health issues for years, and every few years or so there comes a time when I can’t get my emotions and life under control and I spiral down and down, farther down than I usually ever go, and unfortunately begin to consider alternatives to the pain.
Living With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A Mental Health Perspective
Contrary to popular opinion, OCD is not a “behavioral quirk,” and is indeed a recognized disorder by the DSM-5. Though I am a former mental health professional with training in Psychology, I am not a doctor and I offer no medical advice or diagnosis herein. Please contact a currently practicing medical or mental health professional foranypotential issue related to this article that requires attention. Sources for this article include Wikipedia.org, TheGuardian.com, and The University of North Carolina’s Health Science Library.
Living With Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD): A Mental Health Perspective
C-PTSD remains among the most misunderstood of all mental health issues. Though I am a former mental health professional with training in Psychology, I am not a doctor and I offer no medical advice or diagnosis herein. Please contact a currently practicing medical or mental health professional foranypotential issue related to this article that requires attention. Sources for this article include BridgesToRecovery.com, The National Library of Medicine, and TheMighty.com.
Sacramento jury rules DHS patient restored, will be released this week
Derek Byrd (left), Laura Byrd (center) and Duran Byrd (right) at a Thanksgiving family day at DHS in 2017.(Courtesy of Laura Byrd) Laura Byrd got a Mother's Day gift she has been waiting eight years for when a jury ruled last week that her son, Duran Byrd, who has been a “not guilty by reason of insanity” (NGRI) patient at Department of State Hospital (DSH) Napa since 2016, be released from custody.
Despite disabilities, Clarence Wayne Dixon will be executed on May 11, 2022
Clarence Wayne Dixon and an execution chamber at Florence state prison.Arizona Department of Corrections, AZ Central, Reuters, and The Guardian. (Pinal County, AZ) — Clarence Wayne Dixon —the Navajo man convicted of the 1978 rape and murder of Arizona State University student Deanna Bowdoin — was declared mentally compentent for execution on May 11, 2022, despite mental health issues.
National Silence The Shame Day
May 5th is National Silence the Shame Day. Silence the shame day is an opportunity to talk about mental health and the social stigma surrounding mental health. Mental health is the state of a person mentally. It’s also a huge social stigma in many regions of the world. One in five people struggles with a mental health issue.
Developments in Johnny Depp's Defamation Lawsuit
Johnny Depp's fate weighs in the balances of a Virginia courtroom.(GwenGoat/iStock) Three weeks have passed since Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard began. Depp is suing for $50 million after Heard wrote an article claiming she was a victim of domestic violence where Depp was the abuser. Heard is countersuing for $100 million.
Secrets of Abuse Victims: A Mental Health Perspective
Speaking out is frequently considered by mental health professionals as among the most effective and healing of all therapies, but sufferers understand how difficult this can be.