Mental illness is common, but can severely impact on people’s lives. The 2016/17 New Zealand Health Survey found that: One in six New Zealand adults had been diagnosed with a common mental disorder at some time in their lives. This includes depression, bipolar disorders and anxiety disorders. Nearly 8 percentContinue Reading

What made a difference, Mr Panther said, was connecting with people who shared similar experiences and feelings. “The thing that made me feel better was finding other people who asked the same big, gooey questions … who wondered what the point of living was sometimes,” he said. “The very simpleContinue Reading By 1984, Krauthammer was granted board certification in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In a time when mental illness had yet to achieve public-health recognition and was still viewed through heavy handed stereotypes that categorized bipolar disease as mania (a term rarely, if at all, used now),Continue Reading Individuals living with mental illness are less likely to be violent than someone without a mental illness. Sadly, they also are more likely to be victims of violence. Regardless, there is no evidence that the US is a run-away hotbed of mental illness. Indeed, according to Kessler et al.Continue Reading

Do People With Mental Illness Really Die 25 Years Younger? @gabehoward29 investigates. . . — PsychCentral (@PsychCentral) April 9, 2017 t’s unreasonable to believe that everyone with mental illness will die 25 years younger – just as it’s unreasonable to believe that everyone in America is missing part of aContinue Reading