How to fight mental illness stigma at college with fun

Getting college students to engage in fun activities centered around honesty about mental health can help cut mental illness stigma.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety bias college-students communication depression stigma

How to recognize mental illness in children

Parents, teachers, and other adults can learn to recognize the warning signs of serious mental illness and suicidal thoughts in children.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety childrens-health depression parents stigma suicide

People with mental health disorders amend the descriptions

People with diagnosed mental health disorders got to give input on diagnostic guidelines for the first time. Here's what they changed.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety bipolar-disorder depression emotions schizophrenia stigma

Compassion makes all the difference for HIV treatment

"Today, HIV is considered a chronic, treatable condition. However, this study found that many patients continue to view it as a death sentence."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | July 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine communication empathy hiv medications physicians stigma

Abortion narratives reveal sources of stress

Abortion narratives from the Southeast United States show that stress about the experience falls into four categories.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | June 9, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abortion pregnancy stigma stress trauma united-states

Were people with leprosy really outcasts in Jesus’s day?

Biblical scholars may want to reevaluate how they interpret Jesus's willingness to touch and interact with lepers, a new paper suggests.

Liz Entman-Vanderbilt | Jan. 10, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture religion stigma

To cut depression stigma, consider the Grinch and Scrooge

"...it is okay if you are not in the mood to celebrate. You should not feel guilty," says psychologist Anthony Tobia.

Cynthia Medina-Rutgers | Dec. 21, 2018 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine depression emotions holidays social-lives stigma

HIV prevention app shows promise in Romania

For many participants, using a new HIV prevention app was their first outlet for exploring their gay and bisexual identities.

Caitlin Coyle-Rutgers | Dec. 20, 2018 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine apps hiv lgbtq stigma

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