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Recovering from mental illness with dignity
World Health Organization (WHO)
An estimated 350 million people are affected by depression around the world. Some 21 million are affected by schizophrenia. Despite this considerable burden, the stigmatization that is still associated with mental illness prevents many people from seeking help. In this short video, Charlene Sunkel, from South Africa, speaks of her experience of mental health services following a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and the challenges she had to overcome in her quest for an effective treatment and understanding of her condition. Gary Seery, from Ireland, explains how sport helped him to overcome depression.

Corey's Story: One Door Closes, Another Opens
NIMH
Corey's story comes from RAISE (Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode), an NIMH research project. One of the objectives of RAISE is to help people with schizophrenia lead productive, independent lives.



Plan For Mental Illness this Holiday Season
HealthyPlace
If you plan for mental illness this holiday season, perhaps you won't have the same struggles as last year. Here are some ideas to help.

Why delayed onset of mental illness? Genes impact suspect brain areas late
NIMH
Thickening of cortex areas implicated in mental illness shows increasing genetic influence as the brain develops in childhood and adolescence, NIMH researchers have found. These areas also happen to be the latest to evolve and the last to mature.



Mental Health After Age 60
VideoMD
Dr. Ian Philp, the National Director of Older People's services in Great Britain, discusses mental health after age 60.