News — Mental Health Services

Companies Partner Up, Bring Direct Mental Health Support Into "World of Warships"

Companies Partner Up, Bring Direct Mental Health Support Into "World of Warships"

  You may remember a write-up we published in mid-late May talking about the fantastic things that London-based nonprofit Safe in Our World is doing to bring mental health awareness to the gaming community in the most tailored way possible. Today, we’re lucky enough to bring you a similar story with a different spin. If you’ve ever played or heard of the video game “World of Tanks”, or if you have friends that play it, then chances are that you’ve heard of the video game developer Wargaming (also known as Wargaming Group Limited or Wargaming.net). If you haven’t heard of...

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Bollywood Suicide Underscores Importance of Recognizing and Treating Mental Illness

Bollywood Suicide Underscores Importance of Recognizing and Treating Mental Illness

  “Very honestly, I just have two friends.” - Sushant Singh Rajput Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput once said that he had trouble making friends. I feel like there are a lot of us who can relate to this statement. Sadly, Sushant’s body was found in his home in Mumbai on the morning of June 14 after an apparent suicide. In the midst of a state of mourning over his loss, the overarching conversation has quickly turned to mental health, specifically depression. “…many people mourning Sushant’s death today snigger and gossip when someone known to them sees a shrink.” –...

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Let's Talk About Mental Illness

Let's Talk About Mental Illness

  There's a good reason why IFHP's mission is to spread awareness of mental health issues. That's because there is still so much stigma attached to mental illness - those of us who suffer are routinely made to feel "other" by society. We're pushed to the fringes, excluded, degraded. We're told that we're "not normal." Here's a secret: Normal doesn't exist. There's no one ideal to reach for. Every one of us is beautifully unique, and sometimes that beauty comes with cracks and blemishes. That damage is nothing to be ashamed of, and the only way to get this message...

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Teletherapy is Here to Stay - How to Find Affordable Care

Teletherapy is Here to Stay - How to Find Affordable Care

  As we reported last month, online mental health care is just as effective as in-person appointments with a mental health professional. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the mental health field to recognize this fact, and now more and more therapists are offering online and app-based appointments. This trend is likely to remain stable in the long term, even after the pandemic ends. "I hope more people begin to view mental healthcare not as a last resort when you’re in crisis but as something that should be part of your regular routine.” - Jessica Gold, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry...

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