Mental Illness

Mental illness awareness, studies, news, statistics, demographics and help

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July 21, 2017

Mentally ill prisoners in Louisiana forced to bark like dogs for food, lawsuit claims

Investigators came. Everyone was told not to speak to them.

July 1, 2017

Henry Bello, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital shooter, may have had a history of sexual misconduct

Bello was convicted of unlawful imprisonment for assaulting a woman in 2004.
May 31, 2017

NYPD officer who killed Deborah Danner in October arrested, charged with murder

The officer killed the mentally ill woman on Oct. 16, claiming she was armed with a bat.
Jan. 12, 2017

This makeup blogger is using makeup to raise awareness of mental illnesses

Makeup blogger Yasaman Gheidi wants to start a conversation with the Inside Out Challenge.
Jan. 3, 2017

Fashion retailer under fire for sign that people think trivializes mental illness

"Mental illness is not a fashion statement."
Dec. 27, 2016

The last open letter Carrie Fisher ever wrote is as heartbreaking as it is powerful

"As your bipolar sister, I'll be watching. Now get out there and show me and you what you can do."

Dec. 6, 2016

Lady Gaga reveals she’s been living with PTSD since surviving rape when she was a teenager

Lady Gaga to teens at the Ali Forney Center homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth: 'I suffer from PTSD.'
Nov. 24, 2016

From #KanyeIsOverParty to #PrayForKanye: We need to rethink celebrity gawking culture

We can't only start to care when it's nearly too late.
Nov. 22, 2016
Nov. 22, 2016

Kanye West Hospitalized: Fans send messages of support following rapper's hospitalization

#PrayForKanye trended Monday night on Twitter.
Nov. 3, 2016

Michelle Shirley, black woman killed by police in California, was open about bipolarism

A video profile from years before Shirley's death detailed her mental health issues.

Nov. 3, 2016

Emotionally disturbed Bronx man dies after being Tasered by police

The incident marks the second time in recent weeks that NYC police have killed someone reported as emotionally disturbed.
Oct. 24, 2016

Pregnant woman with mental illness fatally shot by police in Washington

Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.
Oct. 21, 2016

Here’s everything we know about Deborah Danner’s police shooting death in the Bronx

There is near universal agreement among New York officials and community leaders that the shooting was wrong.
Oct. 3, 2016

Donald Trump suggests military veterans who develop PTSD are weaker than those who don't

"Some people can't handle it," the GOP nominee said in Virginia.
Oct. 1, 2016

Video captures moment Sacramento police decided to run over Joseph Mann

Officers Randy Lozoya and John Tennis then exited their patrol vehicle, shooting Mann 14 times.

Aug. 2, 2016

Amy Winehouse Foundation Just Took a Huge Step Forward for Women Living With an Addiction

Amy's Place "will make such a profound difference to so many young women."
July 27, 2016

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' Trailer Suggests a Movie Rife With Mental Illness Stigma

The plot for M. Night Shyamalan's new movie might rest on a tired, decades-old plot behind horror movies.
June 11, 2016

This Agoraphobic Woman Had the Perfect Response to Street Harassment

Twitter user Brenna Mae turned the experience into a personal triumph.
May 31, 2016

Kristen Bell Penned a Heartfelt Essay About Her Battle With Depression

"You know what? I'm over it."
May 31, 2016

I Tweeted Selfies for a Month to See If It Would Help With My Depression

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, I set out to see if tweeting my cleavage would make me feel better.

May 20, 2016

Dear xoJane, Here's How You Should Actually Respond to a Friend With a Mental Illness

Don't read that 'xoJane' piece. Read this instead.
May 12, 2016

Is Depression a Disease? A Guide to Understanding It

Lots of people have depression, and there are many ways to deal with it.
May 11, 2016

Planned Parenthood Shooter Robert Dear Has Been Found Unfit to Stand Trial

The trial will be postponed until he finishes psychiatric treatment.
May 9, 2016
April 12, 2016

Black Men and Depression: How Expectations and Mental Health Care Fail Sufferers

Black men are suffering from depression at high rates in silence.

March 21, 2016

Nearly 19,000 Indonesians with Mental Illness Live Shackled in Chains

Human Rights Watch reported that 18,800 patients with mental illness are living in terrifying conditions in Indonesia.
Jan. 28, 2016

We Just Made a Major Breakthrough in Understanding This Mysteryous Mental Illness

This could be the "most important break" in schizophrenia research.
Dec. 29, 2015

YouTube Star Posts Powerful Reveal to Fans About Mental Illness

Three cheers for Kayley Melissa.
Dec. 11, 2015