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"Chicago Restaurant Brings Awareness to Mental Health Issues"

November 14, 2018


"Lady Gaga's Emotional Speech on Surviving Sexual Assault and Mental Health"

October 17, 2018


"Lady Gaga's Emotional Speech on Surviving Sexual Assault and Mental Health"

"I'll See You Soon..." Lily Singh Takes A Break From YouTube For Her Mental Health

November 12, 2018


Teen Mental Health is at the Center of Beyond Risk and Back Podcast Hosted by Mental Health News Radio Network

November 15, 2018

"Child Mental Health Center Director Aaron Huey hosts podcast Beyond Risk and Back with co-host Maia Huey. The podcast aims to support parents by frankly examining teen mental health and addiction.

Beyond Risk and Back educates and supports clinicians, teachers and parents working with at-risk children by openly addressing issues like drug addiction, sexual harassment and family dynamics.

Beyond Risk and Back Host Aaron Huey shares his own story of addiction and recovery to empower and advocate."

Mental Health Treatment Thanks to Medicaid Changes

December 15, 2019

"People with mental illness, especially the most severe cases, will have more options for treatment now that the federal Medicaid program will let states use Medicaid funds for care in large residential institutions."

New Research Shows Just How Bad Social Media Can Be For Mental Health

November 16, 2018

"Some people may be starting to come to grips with the fact that social media isn’t so great for mental health. Others may think that getting on it will give them a boost—but especially depending on how you spend your time on it, you may well feel worse after using. Plenty of studies have found correlations between higher social media use and poorer mental health, including depression, anxiety, feelings of loneliness and isolation, lower self-esteem, and even suicidality.

But two new studies underline this reality by showing not just correlation, but causation—in other words, that tweaking your time on social media actually has measurable effects on mental health."

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"Top 10 Most Accurate Depictions of Mental Illness in Movies & TV"

July 17, 2018


"We Gave Up Our Cell Phones For Our Mental Health"

October 18, 2018


"Misrepresenting Mental Health | 13 Reasons Why"

July 29, 2018


"Kevin Love opens up about mental health struggles: 'Success doesn't make you immune to depression'"

December 19, 2019

"NEW YORK – Tucked into the back corner of an office in midtown Manhattan, Kevin Love is spending the day talking about depression. It’s something he does a lot these days, ever since he published a now widely read piece in The Players’ Tribune about his own mental health struggles.

It’s a tough topic, but now that the flood gates are open, Love almost can’t help himself. He opens up quickly and candidly about his journey with depression and anxiety, sharing personal details without hesitation. Nothing, it seems, is off limits, especially if it means helping other people. We’ve only been chatting  a few minutes, and Love opens up readily, sharing how his depression affected his entire family.

“‘We’d lose you’,” Love recounts his brother saying. “‘You’d go into your room, and Kevin would come out whenever Kevin would come out.’ He was just like, you just weren’t there.”

It can be hard to share these stories, but talking about his issues publicly has not only been healing, Love says, but set him on a new path of mental health advocacy."

"When Will We Solve Mental Illness?"

November 19, 2019

"Nothing humbles history’s great thinkers more quickly than reading their declarations on the causes of madness. Over the centuries, mental illness has been attributed to everything from a “badness of spirit” (Aristotle) and a “humoral imbalance” (Galen) to autoerotic fixation (Freud) and the weakness of the hierarchical state of the ego (Jung).

The arrival of biological psychiatry, in the past few decades, was expected to clarify matters, by detailing how abnormalities in the brain gave rise to all variety of mental distress. But that goal hasn’t been achieved — nor is it likely to be, in this lifetime."

"Gun control vs. mental health care: debate after mass shootings obscures murky reality"

November 19, 2019

"Public health and mental health experts counter that blaming the violence on the mentally ill is unfair and inaccurate, pointing instead to lax gun laws. 'Most violence is not committed by people who are mentally ill,' said Dr. Renée Binder, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California-San Francisco and a past president of the American Psychiatric Association. 'Even if you took everyone who had any kind of mental illness and locked them up and gave them meds, it would hardly make a dent on the problem of violence.'"

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"How to manage your mental health"

July 19, 2018

TED TALK | Leon Taylor

"We All Have Mental Health"

October 1, 2018

"How to spot the signs of mental illness"

May 5, 2017

Georgians Have Voted To Help Homeless With Mental Illness

December 19, 2019

"'We at 3Keys are very pleased with the outcome of the votes in favor of Referendum B,’ said Darlene Schultz, president and CEO. '3Keys will be able to use the property tax savings to continue our mission of developing and managing permanent supportive housing for the homeless mentally ill in metro Atlanta.'

Because it used a business entity for financing of an Atlanta housing renovation, 3Keys had lost a tax exemption for that property. It had to pay $30,000 in property taxes annually on the renovated property, Phoenix House in west Atlanta, which houses 69 people.

Nonprofits that get tax credits must partner with for-profit entities for financing, Schultz says."

Why Successful People Struggle with Mental Illness (Originally Published on Talkspace)

December 19, 2019

"It doesn’t take long to assemble an impressive list of successful people who also struggle with mental illness. Comedian/actor Jim Carrey experienced clinical depression, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling also combatted depression, entrepreneur/business mogul/founder of CNN Ted Turner lives with bipolar disorder, accomplished athlete Herschel Walker revealed he has dissociative identity disorder, and Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder.

Statistics pile onto the correlation between mental illness and success. A 2008 study published in the University of Cincinnati Law Review suggests that CEOs may be at twice the risk of developing depression compared to the general population. University of California San Francisco researcher Dr. Michael Freeman found in 2015 that 49 percent of entrepreneurs who started a company have experienced a mental illness. The organization Help Musicians UK found in a 2016 survey that 71.1 percent of musicians reported panic attacks or anxiety while 68.5 percent struggled with depression."

Kolkhorst's first bill focuses on mental health care

November 19, 2019

"Lois Kolkhorst is among a bipartisan group of senators trying to leverage the collective brain power at the state’s medical schools to solve a longtime problem – restricted access to mental health care.

Back in Victoria, another group is trying to leverage the momentum it made during the last legislative session to divert people from jails, which have become the de facto mental health care provider.​"

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"How Your Childhood Affects Your Love Styles"

May 5, 2017




Mental Wellness Month

Dry January (No Alcohol)


1: New Year's Day & World Day of Peace & Commitment Day

2: National Motivation and Inspiration Day & World Introvert Day

3: Festival of Sleep Day & Humiliation Day & Write to Congress Day

4: World Hypnotism Day

6: Cuddle Up Day & National Technology Day

8: War on Poverty Day & Bubble Bath Day​

10: Peculiar People Day

11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day

12: International Kissing Day & Work Harder Day & Vision Board Day

14: Organize Your Home Day

15: Humanitarian Day

19: New Friend's Day

20: International Day of Acceptance

21: National Hug Day & World Religion Day & Martin Luther King Jr. Day

22: Celebration of Life Day & Speak Up and Succeed Day

24: National Compliment Day

25: Young Carers Awareness Day

27: Holocaust Memorial Day

29: National Puzzle Day

30: School Day of Non-Violence and Peace

31: Inspire Your Heart With Art Day


International Boost Self-Esteem Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month


1: National Freedom Day

2: Self-Renewal Day & Safer Internet Day

3: National Missing Persons Day

6: Pay a Compliment Day

8: No One Eats Alone Day

10: Autism and Asbergers Sunday

11: Make a Friend Day & Clean Out Your Computer Day

12: Hug Day

13: Kiss Day

14: Valentine's Day & National Have a Heart Day

15: Singles Awareness Day & National Caregivers Day

17: Random Acts of Kindness Day & World Human Spirit Day & Who Shall I Be Day

18-24: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

20: Love Your Pet Day

22: Be Humble Day & World Thinking Day & International STAND UP To Bullying Day

23: World Understanding and Peace Day

24: Random Acts of Kindness Day

25: Quiet Day

27: Inconvenience Yourself Day

28: National Science Day


American National Nutrition Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month


1: Self-injury Awareness Day & Zero Discrimination Day & World Compliment Day & Share a Smile Day & World Day of Prayer

3: I Want You To Be Happy Day

4-11: National Sleep Awareness Week

5: Multiple Personality Day

7: National Be Heard Day

8: International Women's Day

9: National Day of Unplugging

10: Daylight Saving Time

13: National Good Samaritan Day

14: Genius Day & National Write Your Story Day

15: International Day Against Police Brutality

19: Let's Laugh Day

19-25: National Youth Violence Awareness Week

20: International Day of Happiness & First Day Of Spring

21: World Down Syndrome Day & International Day for the Elimination of Racism & Memory Day

25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

26: International Epilepsy Day & Solitude Day

30: World Bipolar Day & National I am in Control Day

26-2: World Autism Week



Autism Awareness Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Alcohol Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Stress Awareness Month

1: Poetry and the Creative Mind Day

2: World Autism Awareness Day

3: National Day of Hope

6: Drowsy Drivers Awareness Day

7: World Health Day

9: National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Day & Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action & National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

10: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day

10-16: Multiple Sclerosis Awareness  Week

11: World Parkinson's Disease Awareness Day

12: International Day for Street Children

13: International FND (Functional Neurological Disorder Day)

15: RAINN Day & Good Deeds Day & World Art Day

16: World Semicolon Day & National Stress Awareness Day

18: Adult Autism Awareness Day & World Heritage Day

20: Volunteer Recognition Day

21: World Creativity and Innovation Day

22: Earth Day

22-28: National Infertility Week

23: Take a Chance Day

25: DNA Day

26: Get Organized Day & Hug a Friend Day & World Intellectual Property Day

27: Day of Silence & National Tell a Story Day & World Healing Day

28: Pay It Forward Day & World Day for Safety and Health at Work

29: Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day & Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare & National Peace Rose Day & World Wish Day

30: National Honesty Day & National Sarcoidosis Day

30-6: Screen-Free Week


National Smile Month

Action on Stroke Month

National Share a Story Month

National Mental Health Month


1: Stroke Awareness Day  & Global Love Day & Loyalty Day

2: National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day & National Life Insurance Day & National Day of Prayer & National Day of Reason

3: Garden Meditation

4: Anti-Bullying Day & World Give Day & Childhood Stroke Awareness Day

5: National Silence the Shame Day & World Laughter Day & National Infertility Survival Day

7: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Awareness Day & Childhood Depression Awareness

8: World Red Cross Day & Donate a Day's Wages to Charity Day & Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day

9: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 

10: Clean Your Room Day & Trust Your Intuition Day

11: World Ego Awareness Day

12: International Nurse Day & CIND/ME Awareness Day & World Fibromyalgia Day & International Awareness Day & International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

13-19: Dying Awareness Week

14: Action For Brain Injury Day & Mental Health Awareness Day & Epilepsy Awareness Day

15: Mucopolysaccharidoses Awareness Day & World Meditation Day & National Safety Dose Day & International MPS Awareness Day & National Safety Dose Day

16: National Purple for Peace Day

17: Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day & Provider Appreciation Day​ & International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia

18: Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day & World AIDS/HIV Vaccination Day

21: Children's Hospice Day & Dementia Action/Awareness Day & World Day for Culture

23: Emergency Medical Services for Children's Day

25: National Missing Children's Day

27: National Gray Day

28: World Hunger Day & World Amnesty Day & Memorial Day

29: United Nations Peacekeepers Day

30: World Multiple Sclerosis Day & Senior Health Day & National Creativity Day

31: National Meditation Day​ & National Smile Day



1: Say Something Nice Day

2: Gun Violence Awareness Day

3: Love Conquers All Day

4: Audacity to Hope Day & International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression & National SAFE Day

5: Children's Awareness Memorial Day & National Attitude Day

6: National Hunger Awareness Day

8: World Brain Tumor Day

9: Abused Women and Children's Awareness Day 

10: Alcoholics Anonymous Founders' Day

11: National Making Life Beautiful Day & Call Your Doctor Day & Pet Memorial Day

12: Loving Day & World Day Against Child Labor

13: Random Acts of Light Day

15: National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers & National Smile Power Day & Worldwide Day of Giving & World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

18: Autistic Pride Day

20: World Productivity Day & World Refugee Day

21: First Day of Summer & World Peace and Prayer Day

23: Public Service Day & International Widow's Day

26: Forgiveness Day & International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

27: National PTSD Awareness Day

29: World Scleroderma Awareness Day



2: Freedom From Fear of Speaking Day & Special Recreation for the Disabled Day

4: Independence Day

5: National Workaholics Day

6: International Kissing Day

7: Global Forgiveness Day & Tell the Truth Day

12: Simplicity Day

17: International Day for Justice

18: Nelson Mandela International Day & World Listening Day

21: National Be Someone Day

25: Health and Happiness Through Hypnosis Day & National Hire a Veteran Day

30: International Day of Friendship & National Support Public Education Day



1: National Minority Donor Awareness Day

4: International Forgiveness Day & Friendship Day

9: International Day of the World's Indigenous People

10: National Lazy Day

11: Annual Medical Checkup Day

15: National Relaxation Day

17: National Nonprofit Day

18: Serendipity Day

19: World Humanitarian Day

22: National Be an Angel Day

25: Sacrifice Our Wants for Other's Needs Sunday

26: Make Your Own Luck Day & Women's Equality Day

27: Just Because Day & Touch-A-Heart Day

28: Wiling-To-Lend-A-Hand Wednesday

29: Thoughtful Thursday

30: National Grief Awareness Day

31: Speak Kind Words Saturday



6: Fight Procrastination Day & Stillbirth Remembrance Day

7: National Feel the Love Day

8: Radical Justice Sunday

10: World Suicide Prevention Day

11: National Day of Service and Remembrance & National Emergency Responders Day

12: National Day of Encouragement

13: Positive Thinking Day

14: National Quiet Day

15: National Thank You Day

18: National Respect Day

21: International Day of Peace & World Alzheimer 's Day & World Gratitude Day

24: National Voter Registration Day

25: National Psychology Day

27: Love Note Day



2: Guardian Angel Day & International Day of Non-Violence

4: National Diversity Day & World Smile Day 

5: Do Something Nice Day

7: Day of Unity & Child Health Day & You Matter to Me Day

8: Headspace Day

9: Stop America's Violence Everywhere Today

10: World Mental Health Day & National Depression Screening Day

11: World Day Against the Death Penalty

13: Good Samaritan Day & National Train Your Brain Day

15: National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day & National Face Your Fears Day

16: National Stop Bullying Day & National Learn a Word Day & Love Your Body Day

17: World Trauma Day

19: Evaluate Your Life Day

20: National Youth Confidence Day

21: Celebration of the Mind Day

22: International Stuttering Awareness Day

23: Unity Day

24: United Nations Day

25: International Artists Day & Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day

26: Make a Difference Day & National Forgiveness Day

27: Occupational Therapy Day

29: World Stroke Day

30: Checklist Day & National Speak Up for Service Day & Sugar Addiction Awareness Day

31: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF & World Savings Day 


Epilepsy Awareness Month

Child Safety and Protection Month

National Alzheimer' Disease Awareness Month

National Education Month

National Gratitude Month

1: Give Up Your Should's Day & Day of the Dead

2: All Souls Day (Day of the Dead) & National Medical Science and Liaison Awareness and Appreciation Day

3: Give Someone a Dollar Today Day & The End of Daylight Savings Time* & Zero Tasking Day

4: Use Your Common Sense Day & Job Action Day*

5: Election Day*

6: International Stress Awareness Day & National Eating Healthy Day

8: National STEM Day

9: Go to an Art Museum Today Day & World Freedom Day

10: World Science Day for Peace and Development

11: Veteran's Day & World Orphans Day

13: World Kindness Day

15: International STAND UP to Bullying Day*

16: International Day for Tolerance

17: World Peace Day & World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims*

19: Equal Opportunity Day

20: National Educational Support Professionals Day* & Beautiful Day & Transgender Day of Remembrance 

21: World Philosophy Day*

22: National Stop the Violence Day

23: National Survivors of Suicide Day*

25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

28: National Day of Mourning* & Thanksgiving*


AIDS Awareness Month

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Seasonal Depression Awareness Month

Universal Human Rights Month

1: World AIDS Day

2: Special Education Day

3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5: International Volunteer Day

10: Human Rights Day & Nobel Prize Day

15: Bill of Rights Day

18: International Migrants Day

20: International Human Solidarity Day

21: National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day*

22: Abilities Day

26: National Thank You Note Day

31: New Year's Eve & World Peace Meditation Day