Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Lauren is cofounder and director of content at the Made of Millions Foundation. She has been a part of the team since its launch in 2016. She has been open about her personal struggles with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and social phobia. You can follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/internet_lauren

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Don't Forget About Addiction

Mental illness and drug abuse are intertwined health crises that cannot be solved independently.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Keep Gender Out of Diagnosis

Feminine and masculine stereotypes promote emotional suppression and skew rates of diagnosis.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Our Crisis Behind Bars

The US prison system is incarcerating mentally ill individuals at alarming rates, exacerbating symptoms and creating a dangerous cycle of recidivism

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Workplace Stigma is Bad For Business

Unaddressed mental health problems lead to low productivity for corporations, and worsening conditions for employees

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Race Impacts Prognosis, Not Prevalence

Racialized diagnostic patterns impact the efficacy of treatment for people of color

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Professional Help Isn't Always a Step Forward

Misdiagnosis rates remain high due to insufficient training, cultural bias and miscommunication.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Poverty is a Mental Health Crisis

Socioeconomic strain both exacerbates and triggers mental conditions in those affected

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Let's Talk About Sex

Mental conditions can have a huge impact on intimacy, but it’s not something to be ashamed of.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Your Disorder Doesn’t Make You a Threat

Blaming violent crime on mental illness is misinformed scapegoating that reinforces stigma

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking Harm OCD with Dr. Steven Phillipson

What is Harm OCD and How Should it be Treated?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking Scrupulosity with Dr. Phillipson

What is Scrupulosity and How Should it be Treated?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking OCD Treatment with Dr. Steven Phillipson

How Should People Treat their Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking OCD Stigma with Dr. Jan Weiner

Why is OCD So Stigmatized and How Does Stigma Impact Sufferers?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking Suicidal OCD with Dr. Steven Phillipson

What is Suicidal OCD and How Should it be Treated?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking OCD & Addiction with Dr. Jan Weiner

How Does OCD Impact Drug & Alcohol Addiction?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking Coping Skills with Dr. Jan Weiner

What Healthy Habits Can Combat Intrusive Thoughts and OCD?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking OCD & Faith with Dr. Jan Weiner

How Does OCD Impact a Person's Faith?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking OCD & School with Dr. Jan Weiner

How Does OCD Interfere with Education and What Can Parents and Students Do About It?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking OCD & Sexuality with Dr. Jan Weiner

How Does OCD Impact a Person's Sexuality?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking OCD & Work with Dr. Jan Weiner

How Does OCD Impact a Person's Ability to Work?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking Pedophilia OCD with Dr. Steven Phillipson

What is Pedophilia OCD and How Should it be Treated?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking Relationship OCD with Dr. Steven Phillipson

What is Relationship OCD and How Should it be Treated?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking Sexual Orientation OCD with Dr. Steven Phillipson

What is Sexual Orientation OCD and How Should it be Treated?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking Metaphysical Contamination OCD with Dr. Steven Phillipson

What is Metaphysical Contamination OCD and How Should it be Treated?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Talking Hoarding with Dr. Steven Phillipson

What is Hoarding and How Should it be Treated?

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Bad Boy Papi Thinks Real Men Should Cry

The Orlando based artist talks depression, therapy and the importance of self-love.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughessy

Bad Boy Papi Thinks Real Men Should Cry

Diana Chao is Taking Youth Advocacy to a New Level

The Letters to Strangers founder is fostering peer-to-peer support amongst international teens.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughessy

Diana Chao is Taking Youth Advocacy to a New Level

Dr. Joy is Helping Black Women Reach Recovery

Her organization, Therapy for Black Girls, connects young women with qualified professionals

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Dr. Joy is Helping Black Women Reach Recovery

Space Bat Killer Uses Art to Connect and Inspire

Artist, Sean Bernhardt, illustrates the dark side of his anxiety

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Space Bat Killer Uses Art to Connect and Inspire

Rob Ford is Helping Tech Leaders Open Up Online

The entrepreneur recently launched a mental health Q&A series for professionals in the digital space.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Rob Ford is Helping Tech Leaders Open Up Online

I Fight By Speaking: An Interview with Mark Joyella

The journalist opens up about his advocacy and why we need to rethink the treatment experience

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Beautiful Brains: A Mental Health Manual for the Modern Workforce

It's time to make mental health a business priority.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

HMN Supports Mental Health Education Through New Partnership with Made of Millions

Together we're empowering mental health awareness across the U.S.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Artist Aaron Ramey Unpacks Masculinity in New Project

The work includes a collection of 11 photographs from his time in Havana, Cuba

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Artist Aaron Ramey Unpacks Masculinity in New Project

Giving Voice to the Underserved: An Interview with Dr. Kevin Nadal

The professor, psychologist and activist discusses the importance of diversifying mental health care.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Visualizing Pure O: An Interview with Martha Lamont

The artist bringing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to life.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Visualizing Pure O: An Interview with Martha Lamont

My ADHD Isn't a Lack of Discipline: An Interview with Marc Almodovar

The life coach discusses his diagnosis and thoughts on healing.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

My ADHD Isn't a Lack of Discipline: An Interview with Marc Almodovar

Bad Things Don't Always Last: An Interview with Dior Vargas

The Latina activist discusses stigma, access to care, and her latest project.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Bad Things Don't Always Last: An Interview with Dior Vargas

Introducing Swirl 2.0: An Interview with Andy Walton

The founder opens up about their new member platform, and how he copes with anxiety.

Written by Lauren O'Shaughnessy

Introducing Swirl 2.0: An Interview with Andy Walton

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Nuestra misión es cambiar la manera en que el mundo percibe la salud mental.