• Michael Phelps: ‘I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life’

    This article by Susan Scutti can be found at CNN.com Far from the familiar waters of an Olympic pool, swimmer Michael Phelps shared the story of his personal encounter with depression at a mental health conference in Chicago this week. "You do contemplate suicide," the winner of 28 Olympic medals...

  • My Silent Battles

    From NAMI.org. My experience with mental illness might be similar to some people’s experiences with mental illness, but in other ways it is probably different. I suffer from anxiety and depression, which is actually common among the population. However, from my experience, when I suffer from anxiety and depression, it...

  • Reducing Stigma Around Mental Illness

    An important way to reduce stigma around mental illness is to have open and honest conversations with your loved ones. Research states that it takes young people 6 to 8 years, from the onset of symptoms, to ask for help. By starting a conversation and providing support, your loved ones...

  • Prince Harry: I sought counselling after 20 years of not thinking about the death of my mother….

    Prince Harry has disclosed that he sought counselling after enduring two years of “total chaos” while still struggling in his late twenties to come to terms with the death of his mother. The Prince says in an interview with The Telegraph that he “shut down all his emotions” for almost...

  • Schizophrenia Facts

    Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling. Symptoms of schizophrenia usually start...

  • Changing the Way Others See Mental Health

    We Believe We believe mental illnesses are brain disorders.We see the person not the illness.We reject stigma in ourselves and others.We forgive ourselves and reject guilt.We embrace humor as healthy.We expect a better future in a realistic way.We will never give up hope! Mental health conditions cost the economy an...