I think the problem with today’s society is that everyone is so quick to self-diagnose. If you think back to even 5 years ago it was considered shameful or looked down upon to categorize yourself as someone with a mental illness. Yes, it is very possible that because it is more “accepted” now people are… Continue reading Emotion or Illness?
On January 26th of this year, 60 Minutes correspondent, Scott Pelley, told the story of Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds and other parents who the American Health system failed when it came to their children who were in crisis. The story focuses on the small portion of the mentally ill that are violent, and a… Continue reading Continue the Conversation: 60 Minutes
Demi Lovato did a speech for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) back in September of 2014, where she spoke about her struggles with Bi Polar disorder, and eating disorder, and depression. She spoke about how mental illness has no prejudices, and anyone can be touched by it in their life time. “Mental health… Continue reading Continue the Conversation: Demi Lovato
According to a Google search, bipolar disorder is ‘a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of happiness and depression.’ It is also called manic-depressive illness, and when it goes untreated it can affect a person’s life drastically.
As I mentioned before in a previous post, students reach out to music for an escape. As I mentioned in that post, there’s some therapy that uses music to help people on their journeys. So, I did some research and realized some very popular bands/singers have used their music as an outlet when dealing with… Continue reading Sing It Out: Secrets