You Don't Look Like You Have Depression

"Depression?" She asked, handing me the clipboard. "You don't look like you have that." Taken off guard, I awkwardly laughed and found a seat in the waiting room. I checked off my answers honestly and felt my body heating up. Her comment bounced around in my mind; the blatant assumption was upsetting me, and I couldn't tell if I was overreacting. I wondered, Should I tell the doctor? Or should I brush it off as an ignorant choice of words?

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Bob Crisman
Training The Community To Recognize And Respond To Crises

As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go through and the impact of losing a loved one to suicide.

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Bob Crisman
A Parent’s Guide To Mental Health For College Students

With college starting around the corner, a recent survey found 21% of college students were diagnosed with at least one mental health disorder, including 12% with anxiety and 11% with depression. By comparison the 2018 survey found 30% of college students were diagnosed with at least one mental health disorder in the last year, including 22% with anxiety and 18% with depression. This shows a significant increase and the need for more support for students, especially during times of increased stress.

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Bob Crisman
Millennials and Mental Health

Millennials are often referred to as the “anxious generation.” They were the first to grow up with the constant overflow of the Internet and social media. The Internet can make life better, but it can also make life complicated, as Millennials often compare their personal and professional achievements to everyone else’s.

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Bob Crisman
10 Of the Best Movies Ever Made About Mental Health 

In the U.S. Mental illness impacts millions of families worldwide, and there’s simply no justification for stigma.

Though it isn’t the rule, sometimes Hollywood treats the subject with the respect and accuracy it merits, while still delivering quality entertainment.

Here are 10 of the best films about mental health ever made. All of these titles are available for rent and purchase on major streaming services like iTunes, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

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How To Be Supportive Of Your Partner With Mental Illness

Being in a relationship with someone you love can be beautiful. It can also be difficult, as you face the hurdles of everyday life. But if your partner struggles with mental illness, those issues can become much more intense for both of you. Understanding the needs of someone with mental illness is challenging. And you may not know how to support your partner living with mental illness while caring for your own needs, too. Here are a few ways you can achieve that balance.

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Bob Crisman
The Rise of Preventative Medicine

Insurance companies, and medical practitioners, have advocated preventative visits for decades as a more effective way of taking care of yourself. Illnesses and issues are easier to treat the less advanced they are, and the additional time allows for more options to be explore in case something doesn’t work for a particular patient.

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Michelle Held