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The Truth About Living with Mental Illness

HealthCentral reveals the truth about living with five common conditions: anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, and schizophrenia.

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10 Top Myths About Depression

Number one: It's not just about being sad. Get the facts on one of the most common mental disorders in the world.

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10 OCD Myths and Facts

Given how often people talk about how "OCD" they are, you'd think everyone has this mental disorder. (Spoiler: They don't.) Get the truth about what living with this condition is really like.

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10 Top Myths About Bipolar Disorder

There's a lot that's not understood about bipolar. Get the facts from someone who knows what it's really like to live with this form of mental illness.

Schizophrenia graphic reading "Our minds are chaotic, not crazy"

10 Top Myths About Schizophrenia

A woman who’s living with schizophrenia clears up the biggest misconceptions about the disease.

Anxiety graphic reading "Me on the outside: chill. Me on the inside: full-blown anxiety"

10 Top Myths About Anxiety

Get the straight-up truth about what it’s like to live with an anxiety disorder.

5 Top Mental Health Myths

5 Top Mental Health Myths

Get the truth about what it's like to live with mental illness.

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Is It Bipolar or a Different Diagnosis?

The incorrect diagnosis of bipolar or calling someone bipolar when there is a different set of symptoms disrupts lives, says Julie A. Fast. Learn what bipolar disorder is and isn't.

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Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness in College

Mental illness affects all people, from all backgrounds. It's time we fought fear with facts.

Focus on medication, taking meds to feel "normal".

Depression: Why Taking Medication Isn’t a Cop Out

Rachel Star Withers presents a convincing case on why taking antidepressants is not a sign a weakness, but rather strength.