In the wake of the massacre in Texas, this pertinent article looks into how President Trump’s characterization of the shooting as resulting from a “mental health problem” is part of a broader tendency to demonize mental illness in the wake of tragedies. The article lays out why such an approach is both misleading and unhelpful, while also providing some helpful advice for combatting stigmatization. Read it here.
The Huffington Post reports that after being diagnosed with depression, photographer Christian Hopkins decided to process her experience from behind a camera lens. The result is a stunning photo series that captures the misunderstood nuances of mental illness. Read the News
There’s a power in numbers. They tell a story. Read these statistics about depression and see how it changes your perspective on this illness. Read the Blog
Linday Holmes writes in The Huffington Post about an effort to reframe the conversation about the stigma attached to mental illness by artist Robot Hugs who created a comic that displays what it would be like if we discussed physical illnesses in the same way we do mental ilnesses. Read the Story