Tag | Mental Health

Should We Stop to Help or Should We Not Get Involved?

There is a moving story in the news today, about a man who was so despondent that he was about to end his life by jumping off a bridge. Two women who noticed him made a u-turn, stopped their car and got out to talk him off the ledge. Literally. I have just recently become a New Yorker. In my… READ MORE>>

Why Everyone Should Learn Mental Health First Aid

A recent article from CNN cites the findings from NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) that show that one out of five Americans adults suffers from a mental health problem, but most don’t seek help for it. Mental Health First Aid – an eight-hour workshop – hopes to allow non-mental health professionals to acquire the basic skills to recognize the… READ MORE>>

Celebrity Reminders of Mental Anguish

Yesterday’s media headlines brought another poignant reminder that mental illness can afflict even the biggest names, with pop star Ariana Grande  opening up about her struggle with PTSD and anxiety in the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack that killed 22 people at her concert last year. Grande revealed to British Vogue that she has always struggled with anxiety, but… READ MORE>>

Sinead O’Connor’s Viral Video: #OneofMillions – Mental Illness Doesn’t Discriminate

I recently came across “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer Sinead O’Connor’s viral video, in which the tearful musician describes her years-long struggle with mental illness and her feelings of profound isolation and abandonment left in its wake. The 12-minute video, which was uploaded with the hashtah #OneofMillions, can be seen from this link. The video, which has since been viewed… READ MORE>>

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