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Ways to Manage and Cope with Stress

By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Jan. 13, 2020 My dad was dying. I hated my job. I was struggling with school. A classmate groped me in front of other classmates. I was having a nervous breakdown. I wanted an explanation. I wanted something I could address to make me well. I wanted…
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Why We Should Be Honest About How We’re Doing

By Christine Parsons | Jan. 10, 2020 Life is hard. Going through depression, anxiety and PTSD make it harder. But the roughest part is feeling like you are alone while going through these struggles. We have gotten so good at trekking through life independently, at putting our heads down and looking at our smartphones. We…
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How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains

Recent research suggest that bullying can cause changes to victims’ brain structure, with potentially lasting impacts. Researchers believe more than 3.2 million American students experience bullying every year. In recent years, a steadily increasing volume of data has demonstrated that peer victimization — the clinical term for bullying — impacts hundreds of millions of children…
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Is This Recovery?

By Gabrielle Szynski | Feb. 05, 2020 “One last thing: I congratulate you on your journey of recovery.” Recover: Verb, to return to a normal state of health, mind or strength. A normal state of mind? Had I really gone back to that? Was I…normal again? I stare at the Facebook message, re-reading each word…
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Mental Illness Should Not Be a Secret

By Sarah Marsh | Feb. 07, 2020 Secrets and lies. That’s how I would describe the beginning of my decades-long battle with mental illness. The year was 1996, I was 17 years old, and my life came to a stand-still because of depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. I had no community to call upon, few…
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Coming Out with Bipolar Disorder

By Elizabeth Horner | Feb. 12, 2020 I am a psychiatric nurse. I work with patients every day who are in the hospital with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, borderline personality disorder, among other conditions. I do my best to help them put the pieces back together, so they can go home to their families and…
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Climbing out of the Hole

By Gregory Duncan | Feb. 21, 2020 For the first few months after my wife’s suicide in August, I was in shock. There were so many details and questions spinning around my head that I didn’t have time to process my emotions. But as November arrived, and the free meals stopped coming, I started to…
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My Promise as a Mental Health Nurse

By Shanda Whittle MSN, RN, CNL | Feb. 10, 2020 In 2015, I embarked on an academic journey at the University of San Francisco where I completed my master’s degree in nursing and continued on to pursue my doctor of nursing practice degree. This was something I never envisioned for myself as a new-grad nurse.…
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Circle of Care

A Helpful Resource for Caregivers Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers provides resources and information to help friends, family and others who care for an adult with a mental health condition.

The Importance of Community and Mental Health

By Stephanie Gilbert | Nov. 18, 2019 Mental health heavily influences our quality of life. So it makes sense that mental health, just like physical health, needs to be taken care of and maintained. And one way that it can be maintained is through finding a sense of community. Community can be defined in many…
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