Monthly Archives: October 2016

ALMOST NO CHILDREN IN FRANCE ARE MEDICATED FOR ADHD: HERE’S HOW THEY DEFINE & TREAT IT

Big Pharma has played a significant role in manufacturing the ADHD epidemic in the U.S., convincing parents and doctors that ADHD is a common problem amongst children and one that should be medicated. However, many countries disagree with the American stance … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Bipolar

Bipolar disorder has the ability to transform your life. Its symptoms can range from mild to severe, while influencing many facets of who you are, how you behave and what you enjoy. When symptoms are mild, you can function relatively … Continue reading

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Halloween attractions use mental illness to scare us. Here’s why advocates say it must stop.

There are examples of asylum-based Halloween attractions all over the country. Every year at this time, right next to the chainsaw-wielding masked men and flesh-eating zombies, are the mental hospital patients. The message isn’t subtle: People with mental illness are … Continue reading

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Why Are We Still Making A Mockery Of Mental Illness?

With the emergence of fall comes the promise of Halloween and all things pumpkin spice, festive, and spooky. It’s no surprise that the people behind the scenes of Knott’s Berry Farm carefully curated a new attraction to cater to this … Continue reading

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Can Churches Separate Mental Illness and Shame?

“If you don’t fight stigma in your own family, the rest of society and the church aren’t going to fight stigma either,” said Amy Simpson, author of Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission. The message she heard from … Continue reading

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