Kate Middleton Has An Empowering Message For Those Facing Mental Health Stigma. Kate Middleton is taking a profound stand against mental health stigma -- particularly when it comes to younger generations.
In a video of support for Place2Be, a charity dedicated to providing emotional help for children in schools, the Duchess of Cambridge highlighted a growing problem when it comes to how society regards these disorders. Simply put, we don't treat mental health with the same gravity as other maladies. She recorded the PSA in honor of the United Kingdom's first Children's Mental Health week, which takes place Monday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 22. Paisley Rae on Twitter: "Canada's prisons becoming warehouses for the mentally ill #cdnpoli #mentalhealth" YouShouldKnow on Twitter: "Post-partum #depression linked to bi-polar disorder later in life, more #mentalhealth awareness needed: @robynsussel" Robynsussel sur Twitter : "Wow. Good news for #mentalhealth #research! RT @CBCHealth: Mental health research gains $30M...
Higher bipolar risk for straight-A students. “We found that achieving an A-grade is associated with increased risk for bipolar disorder, particularly in humanities and to a lesser extent in science subjects,” says lead researcher James MacCabe.
The increased risk among students with higher grades remained after the researchers considered other factors such as parental education and socioeconomic status. 8 million deaths a year linked to mental illness. Approximately eight million deaths each year are attributable to mental illness.
This “mortality gap” between people with mental disorders and the general population has been increasing since before 1970, researchers say. The analysis of 203 research articles included mental disorders overall, and specific diagnoses such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. The researchers considered studies of both people who were hospitalized and those treated in the community. Mortality gap. New picture, new insight. Sometimes, a new way of looking at something can bring to light an entirely new perspective.
Using a different type of MRI imaging, researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered previously unrecognized differences in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. In particular, the study, published Jan. 6 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, revealed differences in the white matter of patients' brains and in the cerebellum, an area of the brain not previously linked with the disorder. Interestingly, the cerebellar differences were not present in patients taking lithium, the most commonly used treatment for bipolar disorder. "This imaging technique appears to be sensitive to things that just have not been imaged effectively before. So it's really providing a new picture and new insight into the composition and function of the brain [in bipolar disease]," says John Wemmie, UI professor of psychiatry in the UI Carver College of Medicine, and senior study author.
10 things you should never say to someone with bipolar disorder. On Monday, high-street clothing store Joy was forced to make an apology after not only stocking a product offensive to people with bipolar disorder, but then also managing to offend people who pointed out its offensiveness.
Matryoshka dolls of offence, if you will. As part of its accessories range, Joy is selling a card bearing the message: “Don’t get mad, take lithium”. 5 misunderstandings about Bipolar Disorder - Mental Health Help with Kati Morton. High-res MRI links cerebellum to bipolar disorder. A different type of MRI has given researchers an unprecedented look at previously unrecognized differences in the brains of people with bipolar disorder, a new study reports.
Specifically, the findings reveal differences in the white matter of patients’ brains and in the cerebellum, an area of the brain not previously linked with the disorder. The cerebellar differences were not present in patients taking lithium, the most commonly used treatment for bipolar disorder. Three quarters of businesses don’t have a mental health policy, major new survey reveals. 5 February 2015 Just 7 per cent of employers have discussed mental health issues with their staff and three quarters of businesses don’t have a mental health policy in place, according to a major new survey by the Institute of Directors.
The findings are revealed on national Time to Talk day, which aims to encourage people to have a five minute conversation about mental health as part of the ongoing campaign to break the silence that often surrounds the topic. A survey of 1,150 employees and another of 586 senior decision makers from UK businesses, conducted by YouGov on behalf of the IoD in January 2015, showed that as things stand 74 per cent of employees say they would prefer to discuss mental health concerns with someone outside of work. The IoD/YouGov survey sheds a light on how bosses and employees consider mental health, and reveals the difficulty that SMEs in particular have when it comes to understanding and talking about the issue.
Key Findings. Mental Illness – It’s Your Fault. One of the frustrating things about having a mental illness is how often people say (or intimate) that the mental illness is your fault.
Oh sure, they might not come right out and say, “You’re to blame for your bipolar,” (although some people do) but they might just say: You wouldn’t be bipolar if you didn’t take all those medsYour diet [eating wheat, dairy, etc.] is causing your mental illnessYou wouldn’t be depressed if you exercised moreYour mental illness is “all in your head”Your bipolar is made up by your psychiatristMental illness is your punishment for not being Christian (or not being faithful enough) And so on and so forth pretty much until my head is about to explode. I’m Too Tired to Keep Fighting Bipolar Disorder. I’ve written about why you should keep fighting the pain of depression and bipolar disorder before.
This is one of my most referred to articles, actually, as I think it makes a solid anti-suicide argument and is something to remember when you’re overwhelmed with the pain of depression and mental illness. But a commenter said something I think many people would say about fighting bipolar disorder: . . . but I’m too tired to fight bipolar disorder. . . Yeah. I understand.