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How to Tell Your Child They Have a Mental Illness

Talking about your own mental illness is much easier than talking about your child’s. Parents would much rather have any type of problem rather than have their child suffer. Telling your child they have a mental health disorder can be difficult and provoke anxiety.

What are Mental Health Risk Factors?

Many people have parents or ancestors with mental health disorders. That means they may have some genetics within them that could lead to similar mental health disorders. Just because they have the genetics, however, does not mean they will automatically develop a mental health problem.

How Mental Illness is Portrayed in the Media

The article discusses research results concerning the way the media portrays mental illness. Mental illness is portrayed in a negative or stereotypical way.

Running To Help others With Mental Illness

A group of 6 individuals who have a history of mental illness decided to run across the country to raise awareness and to help others who also suffer from mental illness

10 Stats That Prove Mental Illness Affects Everyone

When most people think of mental illness there is a stigma that comes with the term. Most people have negative "thoughts" about it. There are so many stereotypes out there about people who suffer from a mental illness. Lindsay Holmes, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has put together a few stats that prove that mental illness is not just a personal issue but it is an issue for everyone. 

8 Self-Care Tips for Parents of Children with Mental Illness

Being a parent is no easy task, but being a parent of a child who has a mental illness can be even more difficult. Taking care a child with a mental illness can be a lot of work and extremely stressful. When taking care of a child with a mental illness it is important that the parents also remembers to take care of themselves as well. Here are so self-care tip for parents of children with mental illness. 

Proof that Mental Illness is Not Someone's Fault

Mental illness is a topic that a lot of people don't know a lot about. There is a stigma on mental illness, and people develop their views of mental illness based on that. A common mental health stigma is that it's all in the person's head, and if that it's all mind over matter. For some people this may be the case. However, for most people dealing with mental illness this is not the case. Lindsay Holmes, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has a list of some scientific studies, that suggest mental illnesses are a biological, physical condition. 

5 Ways to Find Motivation for Mental Health and Wellness

Sometimes, when you’re down in the dumps it’s hard to take good care of yourself. It’s hard to feel inspired to support your wellness, including your mental health and psychological health. When you’re not feeling happy with your life, it can be hard to get up and do something positive for yourself. This article will provide you with 5 ways to move past what’s keeping you down in the dumps in order to take care of your psychological well being.

7 Ways to Help a Friend with Depression

When a friend or family member has depression, you will most likely want to do whatever you can to help them. Depression is a mental illness that is hard to deal with, especially alone. Depression isn't only difficult for the person who has it, but it is also difficult for the people around them. Most of the time friends don't know what the best way to help is. Toria Sheffield, a contributor writer for, has some tips on how you can help your friend with depression. 

16 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health in 2016

When a new year rolls around most people's resolutions are revolved around their physical health. Although physical health is really important, it is also important to to take a look at our mental health. Even if you don't suffer from a mental illness/disorder, it is important to focus on your mental well-being. Here are some tips on how to improve your mental health in 2016.