What does depression look like? Christian Hopkins, who was diagnosed with depression at 16, shares his vision of depression in his photography series. You can read about it in Huffington Post, check out his Facebook page or take a look at his Flickr.
Do his photos reflect what depressive symptoms are like for you? What does your PMDD look like?
Inside Out isn't just gaining attention for being the latest Pixar film, its portrayal of childhood emotions is also being lauded. Read more about the accuracy of the psychology of Inside Out here.
Has anyone seen Inside Out? What did you think of it?
Could you prevent suicide or explain something about mental health in 60 seconds? More than 1000 teens in CA took up the challenge in a contest run by Each Mind Matters.
Read more at http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article22813374.html
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Apps have been created for games and for managing weight and physical health problems, but mental health apps are on the rise too. Mental health apps range from diagnostics to management and treatment. Many apps even allow patients to share their information with their doctors and mental health professionals via the interface. They have the potential to bridge gaps in treatment (almost half of teens with mental illness aren't getting the treatment they need), but also the potential to do harm. Getting help from an app is more convenient, less expensive and avoids potential exposure to stigma, meaning more people might seek some kind of treatment. At the same time, could the ability to just use one of these apps steer people away from getting the in-person diagnosis and treatment they really need? And with no medically established system for judging these apps, how do we know if they are effective?
Do you use an app to help you manage your PMDD? Would you? What would you want to see in an app for PMDD?
Would you let your teen use an app to manage their PMDD?