Mental Health News Round-Up: July 31

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Suicide Prevention, Stress, and the Ideals of Perfection

Although I typically try to remain objective in the Mental Health New Round-Up, I break this form to share the following NYT article that includes my personal story.

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Active Minds has been instrumental in my journey of recovery and advocacy and I am now involved with Active Minds Penn on campus (Check out our Chapter President’s video on her mental health story and another alum’s TedTalk video).

I am so grateful to Active Minds National for taking a chance on me as an intern when I was on leave and truly believing that sharing your story can change the world. Find out how you can share your story for Suicide Prevention Month.

(The typical mental health news round-up continues below)

Does Smoking Increase Schizophrenia Risk?

A new study in the Lancet finds a link between smoking and developing schizophrenia; further research is required to understand if one event is causing the other.

When Cancer Triggers (or Hides) an Eating Disorder

During cancer, patients often feel as the only thing they can control in their lives is food restriction. Thus, during and after cancer treatments some patients struggle with eating disorders.

What It’s Like To Live With Borderline Personality Disorder

One young woman shares a raw account of her experiences with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  For Active Minds Speaker Stacy Pershall, writing and dialectical behavioral therapy help her to recover from BPD.