Archives for November 2012

I have Bipolar Disorder, I am not Bipolar

Ellen Krantz’s bipolar disorder does not define her. Speaking out allows her to demystify the stigmatizing ideas about the illness. READ MORE

Healing Touch with Guided Imagery Shown to Relieve PTSD

A recent study revealed complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) could possibly alleviate symptoms of PTSD in soldiers. The alternative medical techniques of healing touch and guided imagery can be effective in relieving symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in returning active duty military personnel, when combined with regular PTSD treatment. READ MORE

A Mental Health journey: ‘I have a lot to live for’ – Rena Carey

Rena Carey said she was a little nervous about being interviewed because she worried about what people might think of her. But, she decided, “If I can share my story, I’ll do it. If I can help one person, I’ll be happy.”

Read the rest of her story here.

The Surprising Truth about Mental Illness

by Amy Simpson, www.AmySimpsonOnline.com

Royce White is one of the NBA’s hottest rookies. He also has crippling anxiety disorder. What we can learn from him about mental health.

With a new NBA season’s first tip-off around the corner, Houston Rockets rookie Royce White is causing a minor sensation with his alternative plan for transportation between games: a bus. Conventionally, NBA teams fly from one city to another, but whenever possible, Houston is making an exception for White.

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