All in Your Head? [Depression]

Depression is a Mental Disorder, not a Disease There are plausible arguments for the non-existence of mental illness. But there are still people who declare themselves to have a mental illness. After all, being sick mentally has no physical symptoms; it’s not like a kidney stone or an inflamed appendix. One can only hope itContinue reading “All in Your Head? [Depression]”

The Stigma of Mental Illness, (we found dog poop in the living room!)

Robin Williams’ recent suicide has risen the awareness of many people. Over 70% who commit suicide are mentally ill. One out of five Americans will experience a mental disorder during their lifetime.  But, people can get better.  With proper treatment, most people with a mental illness recover quickly, and the majority do not need hospitalContinue reading “The Stigma of Mental Illness, (we found dog poop in the living room!)”

A Broken System

“Sixty million Americans – that’s one in five adults – will experience a mental illness in the coming year. That means every one of us knows someone who is living with a mental illness – depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, an eating disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and some additionally have a substance abuse.” The statsContinue reading “A Broken System”

Chart of Awareness: Mental Illness

  Charts and maps have always intrigued me. The one above helps illustrate the incredible issues that we must deal with. These are US numbers and don’t reflect what’s going on in the rest of the world. One can only surmise that they’re not as good. Below is a bit wider view, that includes someContinue reading “Chart of Awareness: Mental Illness”