It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Julie A. Fast
Mass killings are not only about guns or hate. They are about violent behavior in serious mental illness.
The idea that someone needs to hit rock bottom before they will get help for a serious mental illness is a dangerous myth.
Saying that psychiatric drugs are responsible for school shootings is like blaming pneumonia deaths on the use of antibiotics.
Manic hypersexuality is the strongest urge I have ever known. It surpasses need. It makes lust seem tame. It’s all encompassing and in my case, uncontrollable.
Bipolar mania affects the entire eye, from lids and lashes to pupils and color rings.
Why is depression a "demon" while cancer, MS, diabetes, heart disease, sickle cell anemia, and so many other conditions are simply deadly illnesses?
What might have been happening inside the rock star's mind.
There is no age limit for suicidal thoughts. Parents and healthcare professionals can learn to talk openly and safely with children about suicide.
We need to talk about the difference between terrorism and depression.
Julie A. Fast is a family and partner coach and the author of Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder; Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder; and Get it Done When You’re Depressed.