Link – Walgreens wants to make treating mental illness as common as buying cold medicine

“Walgreens wants to address an issue that 20% of its customers face: Mental illness. On Tuesday, the national drugstore chain WBA, -0.85% announced new initiatives, including a partnership with the nonprofit organization Mental Health America, to help customers identify and treat mental health conditions. MHA has been providing these tools for about three years on…

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Link – Mental illness: who’s faking it?

“n recent years, awareness of mental health in the workplace has ramped up – and rightly so. An employee’s job can often be a source of mental illness or, if not the source, then an aggravator of it. So it’s great that initiatives such as RUOK Day are becoming widespread. This, however, has given rise…

Link – How podcast ‘The League of Awkward Unicorns’ is changing the dialogue on mental illness

“Writer Alice Bradley and media technologist and speaker Deanna Zandt launched the League of Awkward Unicorns in November. Bradley and Zandt have been close friends for several years, and both have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders (social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, respectively). They see the League of Awkward Unicorns as a way to…

Link – Living With Depression: A Reading List

“The holiday season isn’t easy. Even the most well-adjusted person has to deal with stressful family members, strained finances, and travel logistics. Mental illness exacerbate these stressors even more. Not every story here is about depression during the holidays, specifically; I’ve interspersed my own experiences with depression, anxiety and panic disorders. I made this list…