Is it Criminal to Be Mentally Ill?

2022-02-17T03:25:50+00:00February 17th, 2022|guest blog, guest post, Mathew|

Is it Criminal to Be Mentally Ill? Mental illness is becoming increasingly criminalized by the system. Jail is often where a lot of people with mental illness end up, simply because there is no system designed to help them. This was the case at a county jail in Oregon. The story of Jermelle [...]

Why it is difficult for people to realize their own mental illness

2022-01-16T18:29:01+00:00January 16th, 2022|guest blog, guest post, Mathew|

Why it is difficult for people to realize their own mental illness Anosognosia (uh-noh-suh-noh-zha), or a person’s inability to recognize that they have a mental illness, affects an estimated 30% of people with schizophrenia and 20% of people with bipolar disorder. It is not denial; rather, it is hypothesized to be a condition [...]

Will changing the name of a mental illness help de-stigmatize it?

2022-01-11T02:31:43+00:00January 11th, 2022|guest blog, guest post, Mathew|

Will changing the name of a mental illness help de-stigmatize it? A recently published New York Times article describes a survey designed to build momentum for the name change. The name “schizophrenia,” meaning “split mind” and coined in 1908 by Dr. Eugen Bleuler, was not intended to have negative connotations. However, it has taken [...]

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