11 Lessons We Learned From Mental Illness Awareness Week

In honor of World Mental Health Day, here are 11 lessons we learned from Mental Illness Awareness Week.

My 5 Biggest Issues With The Way 'All The Bright Places' Portrays Mental Illness

"Even though this book was well-written, and the movie will probably be good, this book still scared me."

What My Boyfriend's Battle With Depression Has Taught Me

"If I've learned anything about my boyfriend who suffers from a mental illness, it's that he's realizing that there is much more to life than what meets the eye."

Online Therapy Is The Future And You Should Definitely Try It

In honor of Mental Illness Awareness week, we found out everything we could about online tools for improving mental health.

7 Reasons You Should Totally Consider Therapy As An Option

We all have our reasons.

Here’s How You Can Be A Better Friend To Someone With Anxiety

From yoga to just hangin' out, here's what you can do to a help a friend who has anxiety.

What I Wish People Knew About Having Severe Social Anxiety

"Everyone assumes that people who suffer from a brain or mental disorder can just get rid of it and make it go away like it's that easy. But it's not."

Mental Illnesses Aren’t Insults — So Let’s All Drop These Words

A psychologist told us why we should be careful not to use mental illnesses as insults and how to fight every-day stigma.

The Biggest Misconception I Wish People Understood About Depression

"There’s no 'on/off' switch to these emotions. Once they surge through me, they deluge my inner soul like a tidal wave, practically drowning me."

Demi Lovato Just Brilliantly Shut Down Everyone Blaming Mass Shootings On Mental Illness

Demi Lovato has long been an advocate for de-stigmatizing mental illness. Today she stepped up her game.

Guys Can Have Eating Disorders, Too -- Here's My Story

"I did not have control of who I was, but I could control what I looked like."

Reminder: Stigmatizing Mental Health Won't Stop Mass Shootings

The vast majority of the mentally ill are not violent, and most people who commit violent crimes are not mentally ill.