Opinion
UN Chief on Mental Health Crisis
António Guterres: Mental health critical to achieving global goals
António Guterres: Mental health critical to achieving global goals
May 09, 2018

One-fourth of the global population suffers from some mental health issue and still the problem gets ignored, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, said recently. The words of caution came during a recently held roundtable discussion on mental well-being, which was jointly organized by the UN, the World Health Organization (WHO), and

Battling Mental Health Stigma
‘I wish Campfire was there 10 years ago when I was diagnosed bipolar’
‘I wish Campfire was there 10 years ago when I was diagnosed bipolar’
Apr 20, 2018

Mental illnesses do not discriminate. Though a combination of factors is responsible for causing a mental illness, often, the afflicted person has little control over one or more of them. So, instead of living with the pain, it is important to allow the suffering to empower you to grow into your highest self. The key

Mental Health Author on Violence
The mental health industry fails the mentally ill, feels DJ Jaffe
The mental health industry fails the mentally ill, feels DJ Jaffe
Mar 23, 2018

With the facilitation of correct and timely treatment as well as the support and care of loved ones, most people afflicted with a mental illness are able to overcome the associated challenges and attain a healthy recovery. Those who are not fortunate enough to succeed in giving a fresh start to their life live with

Musician Flea on Opioid Addiction
Addiction is a cruel disease, says bassist Flea
Addiction is a cruel disease, says bassist Flea
Feb 27, 2018

Creativity is often connected to addiction or some mental issue. No wonder, many celebrities are found to be suffering from one problem or the other. However, it has only become common in the recent years that celebs are talking publicly about their addiction or mental health problems, helping fight the stigma associated with them. The

Oregon Professor on Sexual Abuse
SEXUAL HARASSMENT CAUSES AN INVISIBLE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT, FEELS PROF JENNIFER FREYD
SEXUAL HARASSMENT CAUSES AN INVISIBLE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT, FEELS PROF JENNIFER FREYD
Jan 30, 2018

People who have faced sexual harassment even once in their life will agree to the fact that it takes a lot of courage to take a step forward and accept what they have been through. Even the thought of their harasser’s retaliation is sometimes enough to send chills down their spine. Many of them even

Shatterproof CEO on stigma
MY SON DID NOT DIE OF OVERDOSE, DEADLY STIGMA OF ADDICTION KILLED HIM, SAYS GARY MENDELL
MY SON DID NOT DIE OF OVERDOSE, DEADLY STIGMA OF ADDICTION KILLED HIM, SAYS GARY MENDELL
Dec 26, 2017

The thought of losing a loved one is enough to give one a nightmare. In such a situation, think about those people who go through the plight in reality when their loved ones succumb to addiction or mental health problems. Understanding their woes is beyond the capacity of the ordinary because only they know what

FDA Chief on Opioid Epidemic
Scott Gottlieb vows not to repeat the mistakes of the past
Scott Gottlieb vows not to repeat the mistakes of the past
Oct 27, 2017

With drug overdose deaths seeing a sharp increase of over 22 percent in 2016, the state of opioid epidemic of the United States continues to exacerbate. As per a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimate, drug overdose claimed 64,070 lives last year as compared to 52,404 in 2015. And this time, the main culprit

Interview with Nikki DuBose
‘Being a model is a choice, being a role model is a privilege. Only a few succeed at being both!’
‘Being a model is a choice, being a role model is a privilege. Only a few succeed at being both!’
Sep 26, 2017

The modeling industry has been pretty much the same for decades until the last few years, when it started to come under fire for reasons that have been known but have been wrapped under the glossy magazine covers, designer labels and world-famous runway shows. While the absence of proper laws and regulations to protect the

Interview with Thomas Renfree
‘Stigma associated with individuals in recovery from substance use disorder leads to NIMBY mentality’
‘Stigma associated with individuals in recovery from substance use disorder leads to NIMBY mentality’
Aug 11, 2017

Such is the menace of drug abuse in the United States that the federal government currently spends about $5 billion annually on substance abuse treatment. And if treatment is to be made available to each patient of substance use disorder (SUD), the government will have to spend a mind-boggling $700 billion approximately over the next

UN Chief on Drug Crisis
We are on the right path despite the challenges that follow the world drug problem: António Guterres
We are on the right path despite the challenges that follow the world drug problem: António Guterres
Jul 06, 2017

The World Drug Report 2017 has brought to the fore newer and distinctive drug abuse related trends and issues, which need due attention before they add to the woes of the existing drug crisis, the United Nations General Assembly emphasized recently as it observed the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The event