Tag Archives: stigma of mental illness

Tom Sullivan: Does Fox discriminate against people with mental illnesses?

I am starting to wonder if Fox does not like people with mental illnesses. The recent story of  Fox news host, Tom Sullivan, telling a caller that her illness is made up  is not the first time that Fox has added … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Veteran’s Battle with Schizophrenia

My Only Son Short Video Over a year ago, I began working with a childhood friend and young Veteran to write a screenplay based on his experience during the onset of schizophrenia in his 20s. In January, his story came … Continue reading

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Email I sent to Governors Re: Mental Illness Awareness Week October 2013

Dear Governor; In light of all the tragic events that have been putting mental illness in the spotlight, it is more important than ever to help raise awareness about mental illness by educating people on what to look for, where … Continue reading

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Mental Health Matters : A New Resource

After 25 years of advocating for mental illness awareness, I was enlightened today by the positive Mental Health Conference held at the White House. One thing President Obama said was people with mental illnesses are no longer alone. The conversation … Continue reading

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THE DSM-5 Made Easy To Understand

WHAT IS THE DSM-5? It’s often referred to as the psychiatrist’s bible. DSM stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults. It lists known causes of these disorders, … Continue reading

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