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Fact or Fiction: Mental Health

Fact or Fiction: Mental Health

How much do you know about women’s mental health? Take our quiz to find out.

Young woman suffering from bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder 101

Learning the facts about bipolar disorder is important. Here’s what you need to know.

Pooja Mehta

I’ve Learned to Be Open About My Mental Illness to Help Bring Awareness in the Indian Community

After years of living in shame, I’m now a mental health advocate who embraces her culture and identity

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

What Dr. Virginia Lindahl Wants You to Know About Suicide

Educating yourself about suicide risks and prevention could help you save someone's life

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What Exactly Is Schizophrenia?

You've probably heard of this disease. But do you really know much about it?

Visiting My Sister in the Psych Unit

Visiting My Sister in the Psych Unit

A rare case of measles in childhood caused my sister's permanent brain injury and complicated psychoses.

Menopause and Schizophrenia: A Connection?

Menopause and Schizophrenia: A Connection?

Menopausal schizophrenia is more common than you might think. If you hear voices, feel paranoid, experience delusions or have other symptoms, seek help from your health care professional.

woman looking despondent, sitting on her couch

Causes of Mood Swings

Occasional mood swings are normal, but it may help to know what's causing your mood swings, especially if they're disrupting your life.

Autism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Share Genetic Similarities

Autism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Share Genetic Similarities

By examining brain tissue, researchers say they've found similarities in certain mental illnesses, including autism and schizophrenia.

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Signs of Mental Illness

Know the changes that may indicate a problem.

Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness

Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness

Demi Lovato has released five best-selling albums and a slew of hit singles. But for the 44 million American adults struggling with mental illness, it's the 24-year-old's decision to share her own mental health battles that may rank as her most meaningful achievement to date.

hands of woman behind bars

Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime

Few crimes committed by mentally ill patients were directly linked to symptoms, researcher notes

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder, with many abnormalities of the brain structure, function and chemistry. READ MORE