Mental Health for All by Involving All | Vikram Patel | TED Talks

Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide. In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply. Vikram Patel outlines a highly promising approach — training members of communities to give mental health interventions, empowering ordinary people […]

Why to Have the Alcohol Talk Early: A Pediatrician-Mom’s Perspective

​​By: Kathleen Berchelmann, M​D, FAAP Most parents don’t realize how much their children drink—research shows that only 10% of parents think their teens drink, yet 52% of teens admit to drinking alcohol. But parents do believe other people’s kids drink—the same study showed that parents estimated that 60% of 10th graders drink. ​It’s our kids […]

Retired NHL Goalie Corey Hirsch Shares His Experience With Depression and OCD

Honestly, I was prepared to never work in hockey again. When I went public with my story about struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression last year, I was terrified that people wouldn’t understand. I was worried that no one would want to hire me ever again, and that doors would close on me — and […]

18 Celebrities Who Struggle With Their Mental Health

One of the biggest barriers for people dealing with mental health issues is the continued stigma against seeking help or even admitting you need it. Although our culture is marching slowly towards changing that, barriers to mental health care remain. But there is hope. Many celebs in recent years have spoken out about their own […]

Secrets Of The Most Resilient People

Some people just seem to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s illness, loss, or tragedy, they do the tough work of picking themselves up, dusting themselves off, and carrying on—even when it seems impossible. If you’ve ever thought, “I could never do that” when looking at one of these apparent “superheroes,” […]