Mental Health Archive

Highest Ranking Child Protection Officer Says People Watching Child Porn Shouldn’t Be Charged

Simon Bailey, who is the highest ranking child protection officer in the UK says that pedophiles shouldn’t be jailed for viewing child pornography. Chief Constable Bailey of Norfolk Constabulary sparked outrage and shocked many people when he said that pedophiles who view pornographic images

Why We Should Talk More Openly About Mental Health Issues

Over the past month, I talked with people affected by mental illnesses. Some of the things I heard I could relate to, others were completely new to me, and gave me an intriguing insight into different perceptions of reality. For some people I talked

How Does It Feel to Live With… Part: 5 – Depression

Throughout Mental Health Awareness Month (May 2016), EXPOSING THE TRUTH publishes an interview series to let people living with different psychiatric diagnoses speak for themselves. So far, John* let us in on his experiences with schizophrenia, Anne talked about her anorexia, we learned from

How Does It Feel to Live With… Part: 4 – Dissociative Identity Disorder

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. – 43.8 million, or 18.5% – experiences mental illness in a given year. Nonetheless, mental health issues are still often either scandalized or turned into a taboo subject. For Mental Health Awareness Month, EXPOSING THE TRUTH

How Does It Feel to Live With… Part: 3 – Generalized Anxiety Disorder

May 2016 is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA. For this reason, and to raise awareness for the topic of mental health as well as to contribute to de-stigmatization, EXPOSING THE TRUTH lets people with different diagnoses speak for themselves.  I already spoke

How Does It Feel to Live With… Part: 2 – Anorexia

To many, mental health issues are still a taboo subject. As it is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA, we want to contribute to de-stigmatization and raise awareness about the topic of mental health. For this reason and in accordance with the motto

How Does It Feel to Live With… Part: 1 – Schizophrenia

According to data collected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an estimated 43.5 million adults in just the United States of America were suffering from a mental illness in 2014. Fewer, but still about 1 out of every 100, are

Watch a citizen de-escalate a situation and get arrested as cops prepare to shoot

In the scene above, police were actively pursuing a driver fleeing at reasonably slow speeds. As the situation continues into more highly packed areas, an unknown citizen positioned himself in front of the car. Although described by the news commentator as a crazy person,

Two massive protests you might have missed this weekend

This weekend was an exciting one globally: hundreds of thousands of people took the streets to protest and stand in solidarity. Despite the large turnout, relatively few cameras were covering either the anti-TTIP protest in Berlin (around 150,000 people) or the million man march

Jon Oliver exposes huge problems in our mental health system

Jon Oliver covers mental health in his newest episode of Last Week Tonight and touches on many topics that we have written about on this site. Jon Oliver is correct to mention that our treatment of the mentally ill, now and historically, has been