Psychologist Martin Steendam was sitting in his office in Friesland, the Netherlands, when he had to make a difficult decision: should he treat the 16-year-old in mental health crisis sitting in front of him?
Staff Sgt. Charles F. Pugsley says it reinforces stigma when the military says it’s okay to ask for help, but it’s not. He says the contradiction is worse than the days when soldiers just weren’t supposed to talk about mental health because there wasn’t any ambiguity.
Regardless of religion, says Dr. Moore, faith leaders must understand that their role is to provide comfort during adversity and not discriminate between people with a physical illness, such as cancer or heart disease, versus an emotional one.
Misha Kessler said when he experienced a mental health crisis, his therapist, his lifeline, was suddenly entirely inaccessible. In this interview, Kessler talks about the challenges students face getting the help and support they need on campus and highlights the danger of universities that reinforce mental health stigma by choosing
The murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens, New York, in 1964 sparked outrage and was one of the driving forces behind the 911 emergency call system people know and depend on today. It wasn’t the murder itself that left people incensed but that 38 people witnessed Winston Moseley kill Genovese
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