People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

“Can’t argue with science: A person isn’t responsible for having a mental illness.” By Lindsay Holmes JUPITERIMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES “People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are “all in a person’s head” have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those … More People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

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Let’s Stop Making Excuses for Stigma and Ignorance

by Chris Pace in Stigma on Psyche.Media   Let’s face it, in today’s world, people still have ridiculous and unrealistic beliefs about mental illness. Consider the recent Las Vegas shooting, which in itself was a tragedy. There are more people stating that the fact that he was on antipsychotic medication and had mental health issue was the cause instead … More Let’s Stop Making Excuses for Stigma and Ignorance

What it’s like to have high-functioning anxiety

by Sara Lindberg via Headspace Busy and in control. High-achieving and perfectionistic. Driven by details and order in a desperate attempt to calm racing thoughts, worry, and the fear that invade every ounce of the mind and body. An over-thinker with a tendency to perseverate, dwell, and stew on everything. As much as those who experience these symptoms would … More What it’s like to have high-functioning anxiety

Tips for Survivors on Consuming Media by RAINN

Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. “The media can be a great tool for increasing public awareness about sexual violence, but it can also pose challenges for some survivors. Portrayals of sexual violence in movies, television shows, the news, and social media can prompt negative reactions, from flashbacks and anxiety to feelings of sadness or irritability. Below are … More Tips for Survivors on Consuming Media by RAINN

What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

By Kirstin Fawcett, Contributor|U.S. News|May 21, 2015 You should never tell someone with OCD that they “just need to learn to live with it.” (Getty Images)  “Maybe you have a roommate who constantly worries that she left her hair straightener turned on – even if she remembers unplugging it earlier that morning. Perhaps your spouse is so fixated … More What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Stigma of Mental Illness and Ways of Diminishing It

By Peter Byrne, Posted on The Royal College of Psychiatrists Full PDF Stigma is defined as a sign of disgrace or discredit, which sets a person apart from others. The stigma of mental illness, although more often related to context than to a person’s appearance, remains a powerful negative attribute in all social relations. Sociological interest in … More Stigma of Mental Illness and Ways of Diminishing It