Many people think that having more money leads to happiness? Is that really true?
According to a paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, people with higher education live a longer life. Some researchers say that it is the income due to the higher education that leads to happiness. Most researchers disagree, they say money does help treat sickness, but higher education prevents people from getting sick in the first place. For example, people with a college degree live a healthier lifestyle, they are more informed about staying healthy and most importantly, they have higher paying... [+] Read more
People do not choose to have a mental illness, they have it that’s all. However, they should have a say on their future. They are the ones with the illness. They live with it day after day. They have the experience and we should take advantage of that.
Councils of the mental health field are mostly constituted of professionals. Normal you would say? Perhaps it isn’t. People with mental illness have been excluded form most of the committee, councils and boards that are in charge of making the decisions that will sorely affect and impact people with mental illness. Those people have a right in... [+] Read more
The article I read is called “Stigma of mental illness a 'disturbing' trend in workplace.” It is about how people with mental illness are treated at work by their coworkers and employers. In this article, they talk about how stigma over mental health issues has cost people their jobs. It talks about two specific people, David Newman and Kim Heidinger, in Manitoba. Both these people had awful experiences at work after being diagnosed with mental illness. David Newman who was diagnosed with schizophrenia was later hospitalized because he was paranoid when he would hear his coworkers ask if... [+] Read more
Link to the Article: http://cmhc.utexas.edu/depression.html
The article talks about the topic of depression. It is sometimes hard to pin point whether we, ourselves are depressed. It is a very informative article on detecting signs of the mental illness. Some of the questions you need to ask yourself are how frequently am I depressed, how severe is it and how long does the depression lasts.
Depression does not only affect your emotions but it... [+] Read more
Friends For Mental Health "is a non-profit community organization that provides families and friends with the support, information and education they need to help them cope with a loved one’s mental illness."
This organization offers many services in regards to Mental Health support.
Training of Mental Health supporters and volenteers
Information on Mental Health illnesses and support
This organization is extremely supportive of Mental Health illness, in fact it is their main drive.... [+] Read more
"Confessions of a Kleptomaniac" by Dylan Lavene is an article that tells the story of a kleptomaniac who confesses his moments of deviance for the entertainment and education of others. Prior to summarizing the story, it is important to be familiar with the term "kleptomania" seeing as it appears again and again throughout the article. According to a psychiatric study done in 2004, kleptomania is defined "as a recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects that are not needed for personal use or for their monetary value. Like other impulse control disorders, kleptomania is... [+] Read more