The Mental Health Misconceptions That Flood Us

The Mental Health Misconceptions That Flood Us

Featured article from The Huffington Post

Several years ago, I had thought that OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) was like a personality trait that made people neat, tidy, and perfectionistic. Little did I know that I had given in to one of the most prevalent misconceptions in the world of mental health and illness.

Six Ways to Give the Gift of Generosity to Children and Teenagers

Six Ways to Give the Gift of Generosity to Children and Teenagers

Featured article from The New York Times

This is not a guilt trip. Pile the presents to the sky, by all means. But let this column be an additional seasonal reminder that generosity is a trait that nearly all of us share and hope to imprint on the children and teenagers in our orbit. So if you’re so inclined, commit yourself to doing at least one thing before the end of the year to bring the gift of giving to young people.

Greatist 34 UNDER 34: The Rising Stars in Mental Health

Greatist 34 UNDER 34: The Rising Stars in Mental Health

Featured article from Greatist

True wellness starts in the mind. These go-getters recognize that happiness is a need, not a luxury, and believe that feeling confident and calm shouldn’t be reserved for people who can afford a pricey therapist. Of course, providing mental health care to the masses isn’t easy, but that’s exactly why these guys are on our list.

Matthew Shaw Authors Feature Essay for the Lancet on Workplace Mental Health

Featured article from UMmentalhealth.info

“I disclosed my depression to a small number of my closest friends—but never formally told my managers. It never quite felt right simply to approach them and say ‘I have depression.’ That’s partly because, in the absence of an immediate crisis, there’s no forum for such a conversation.”