‘I’ve been single For 6 years because I keep making one big mistake’

‘I’ve been single For 6 years because I keep making one big mistake’

So sure, they’ll go on some lovely dates, and have a jolly good time, but more often than not drop into conversation a few little doozy comments like “gosh I’m enjoying being single,” or “I’m really not ready for the whole relationship thing yet.”.

Bipolar You

Bipolar You

Bipolar You addresses the challenges faced by young adults trying to deal with the realities of living with this disorder.

5 Steps to Reduce Stigma About Mental Illness

5 Steps to Reduce Stigma About Mental Illness

Unless your score is zero, you have had thoughts, feelings, or behaviors which can contribute to increased stigma toward people with mental illness. 3. Don’t use disrespectful terms for people with mental illness.

States Differ On Rate of Untreated Youth Mental Illness

States Differ On Rate of Untreated Youth Mental Illness

Using a nationally representative survey of 50,212 children between the ages of 0 and 17, the researchers looked at the answer to two yes-or-no questions that were posed to parents, namely 1) Does your child have current diagnosis of ADHD, depression or an anxiety disorder?

Period emoji created to help girls talk about menstruation

Period emoji created to help girls talk about menstruation

Plan International UK, a children’s charity that led the push for a period emoji, hopes the symbol will end the “shame around periods” by helping girls open up about their monthly cycle. Plan International UK initially created five designs for the emoji in 2017 and asked the public to vote on them.

Study finds part-time working mums do extra work without pay

Study finds part-time working mums do extra work without pay

Extra hours, same money According to a recent study by Dr Heejung Chung from the University of Kent working with Dr Mariska van der Horst from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, mothers who have a flexible working arrangement known as 'schedule control' in a part-time role work an average 20 minutes unpaid overtime per week.

There Must Be Something Wrong With Them

There Must Be Something Wrong With Them

If you know somebody who’s lost a family member to suicide, and you don’t want to treat them in ways that make them feel shamed or stigmatised, imagine instead that their loved one died of cancer or in a car crash, and try to act as you would in that scenario: Offer compassion, be present, and allow them to process the loss in whatever way makes sense to them.

'A text message from a stranger lead me to an HIV diagnosis'

'A text message from a stranger lead me to an HIV diagnosis'

*Sam received a shocking text from an unknown number informing her not only did her boyfriend of two years have a fiancée, but he was HIV positive.

World AIDS Day Through a Mental Health Perspective

World AIDS Day Through a Mental Health Perspective

HIV and AIDS not only have severe physical health consequences but the majority of individuals affected by the debilitating disorder struggle with the psychological stress of their diagnosis, fueled by stigma, discrimination, anxiety, despair, and confusion.

Have We Been Getting Schizophrenia Wrong?

Have We Been Getting Schizophrenia Wrong?

As recounted by psychologist and researcher Patrick Corrigan in The Stigma Effect, a longitudinal study he and others conducted found that schizophrenia operates by a rough rule of thirds: Around one-third of people with the diagnosis seem to recover after receiving intensive short-term care.

5 Takeaways from the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference

5 Takeaways from the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference

Indeed, the field of child sexual abuse prevention is clearly moving toward work with individuals with an attraction to prepubescent children who don’t act on their attraction.

Erasing Stigma, One Vote at a Time

Erasing Stigma, One Vote at a Time

Like Americans from all walks of life, families who deal with serious mental health challenges will head to the polls next week to choose elected representatives to fill Congress, state houses and town halls across the country.