Stigma erodes confidence that mental illnesses are real, treatable health conditions. We have allowed stigma to erect barriers around effective treatment and recovery. It is time to take those barriers down.
OCD, an acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, refers to a mental health condition that affects one in 100 children worldwide. It is characterised by recurrent, unwanted thoughts which lead to anxieties manifesting as repetitive behaviours.
Mental and emotional well being is imperative for us to live a happy and health life. Let's not underestimate how pernicious mental and emotional instability can be - be mindful of and that may need help!
I've been misdiagnosed, given the wrong meds, been vilified and told "to just deal with it" more times than Ican remember. It's a flaw in your chemistry, not your character: it's time to end the stigma.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Tree of Strength (Creativity in Therapy) - This art therapy directive helps clients to identify their personal strengths, coping skills, and supportive people to get through a difficult time. Great creative activity for mental health or trauma treatment,
"Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event. Some common symptoms associated with PTSD are flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety & depression.
Ideas and activities for therapists, teachers, or community partners who work with teens struggling with mental illness. The ideas and activities come from PsychEdPro, a website aimed at curating materials for mental health education and therapy.