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Debunking Myths About Mental Illness

[pencil writing] [Pokemon game sound] There are a few myths out there in the world about mental illness and as someone with mental illnesses, I want to help debunk some of those myths. Before we begin, I want to give a little disclaimer. Mental illness is not one size fits all. Depression, anxiety, etc. affect […]

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Thomas Szasz: Does mental illness exist?

Thomas Szasz: Does mental illness exist?

Question 1 My name’s Terry Simpson and at the moment I’m Chair of an organisation called The UK Advocacy Network, which is a network of survivor groups in England and personally I’m a survivor of coercive psychiatric treatment which changed my life quite a lot, so I find your ideas very moving and I’m very […]

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Changing the culture on mental illness

– Half of all mental illness in the United States arises by age 14. Last year in the United States more people died by suicide than in every car accident in this country. I’m at Mascoma Regional High School in Canaan, New Hampshire, to take the message to these high school kids that it’s important […]

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Medication and mental illness

Medication and mental illness

>>Jen Aboki: I’ve had a very tattered relationship with medication. It’s not my favourite part of the journey. Often when you’re in the acute setting in the hospital, which is where I was, they don’t really talk about other aspects like ‘how are you going today?’ It’s like ‘here’s your medication, take it’. Medication for […]

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How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Mental Illness

Hey it’s Arien here and you are watching Arien inspires, a weekly online TV show that’s transforming the personal development field and making more inclusive for those of us living with mental illness. Feeling guilty about your mental health needs can be such a difficult emotion to experience. Your mental illness does not make you […]

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