M.E. doesn't just mean "being tired all the time" – the brain can't connect properly to the spinal nerve tracts and so fails to control vital bodily functions. It's time we started taking it seriously.
Laxative abuse is a common manifestation of eating disorders that we rarely talk about. But with the pills so easy to buy and become addicted to, and increasing numbers of young people using them, it's about time we started.
I am frustrated that her medications don't work, the doctors can't seem to help her, and neither can I.
Plagued by poverty and mental illness, William Gibby sold his face to internet companies. Now he's trying to get it back.
Abuse Against Mentally Ill Prisoners Is 'Widespread' Across US, According to Human Rights Watch Report
According to the study, corrections officials in the United States use violence to punish prisoners for exhibiting behaviours of their mental illness, which violates the Constitution and international human rights laws.
This is what it's like to reach a point where death seems like the only rational option, but also how the experience can be a catalyst for recovery.
My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But like many mental health conditions, with the right treatment and techniques, life is very liveable.
Half a century ago, state mental hospitals closed after a series of horrific abuses – but in the aftermath, many mentally ill people were forced onto the streets or into jails. Now some are arguing it's time to bring these institutions back.
There's little concrete evidence to suggest there is any relationship between depression and casual sex, but that doesn't stop the foreboding headlines and biased studies trying to tell us otherwise.
"Depression" was a just a word to me before, like "sandals" or "matinée". Now, I get a pang in my chest whenever I hear it and the memories of desperate, dark sadness flicker behind my eyes.
Is the appearance of mental illness in young people a matter of environment or biology?
The one thought that completely invades my brain when I'm awake (and even, at times, in my sleep) is: "Will I vomit today?"