You Can’t “Pray Away” a Mental Health Condition By Fonda Bryant | Mar. 30, 2018 "It's mind-boggling just how far behind the African-American culture is when it comes to mental health and suicide. But African-Americans need to know: A mental health condition is no different than a physical one." Read More. Mental Health Conditions are Legitimate Health Conditions By Ryann Tanap | Mar. 28, 2018 It's widely accepted that if you have a health problem, you would see a medical professional who specializes in that problem’s proper treatment. But if you're faced with a mental health problem, is your first instinct to see a mental health professional? Society has taught many of us to answer no. Read More. Substance Use Carries Mental Health Risks—Yes, Even Marijuana By Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz | Mar. 26, 2018 "We know serious mental illness and substance use disorders often co-occur. And I believe there is room for researching the medical potential of marijuana’s components. But pretending that marijuana is a harmless substance is not the way to help our loved ones." Read More. 5 Myths that Prevent Men from Fighting Depression By Joshua R. Beharry | Mar. 23, 2018 Fighting depression is difficult. Not only do you have to fight the illness, but you also fight the stigma attached to it. For men, the fear of looking weak or unmanly adds to this strain. Read More. Understanding the Spectrum of Bipolar Disorder By Cheryl Cranick | Mar. 21, 2018 Beyond occasional reference to Types I and II, bipolar disorder is usually viewed as one condition. Ignoring the spectrum breeds confusion and prevents the public from better understanding the complexity of this illness. Read More. A Diagnosis of Mental Illness Need Not End a College Career By Marjorie Baldwin | Mar. 19, 2018 Contrary to what many believe, young adults with mental health conditions are capable of completing a college education. Here's how colleges and parents can help ensure success. Read More. 5 Myths We’re Taught About Relationships By Larry Shushansky, LICSW | Mar. 16, 2018 There are many widely-believed myths about relationships, and because they are so important to our well-being, keeping these myths alive can worsen depression, anxiety or other conditions and symptoms we may have. Here are five of the most common relationship myths we should stop following. Read More. Why Some People Harm Themselves By Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW | Mar. 14, 2018 Some of the myths about self-harm include: thinking the person is doing it just to be trendy or edgy; or that the person must have a chemical imbalance, personality disorder or intractable mental illness. But understanding self-harm requires us to understand what it means to be emotionally overwhelmed. Read More. How Depression Made Me a Man By Roro Asmar | Mar. 07, 2018 "Coming out about my depression was one of the most freeing and courageous things I have ever done. I’m no longer ashamed of my depression. And being self-aware and brave enough to face my emotions fills me with more manly strength and pride than any action hero ever did." Read More. How to Respond to Self-Harm By Luna Greenstein | Mar. 01, 2018 Self-harm is usually a sign that a person is struggling emotionally and isn’t sure how to cope. It’s a sign that a person needs support, understanding and professional help. Most importantly, it’s a sign that shouldn’t be ignored or judged. Read More.