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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

minority mental health month

You may be pretty familiar with the statistic: one in five Americans are living with a mental illness. That's according to the National Institute of Mental Health, which says that in 2017, that meant 46.6 million

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Does a loved one have a mental disorder?

How do I know it's a mental illness

How Do I Know if My [Parent, Child, Sibling, Friend, Co-Worker] Has a Mental Disorder? Many people with mental health disorders and their loved ones know that May is Mental Health Month and this year marks its 70th

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hope for mental illness

hope for mental illness

One in five adults in the U.S. experiences a mental health issue each year. Mental illness and substance use disorders are among the top conditions that cause disability in the United States, and yet there appears to be

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Help loved one mental illness

Ways to help a loved one with mental illess

April 19, 2019  |  Coping, Mental illness, Recovery

  When your spouse or child, parent or friend has the flu, you know exactly what to do. Pump fluids, give them their med’s, keep the fever down. But what about a loved one that has a mental sickness? Suddenly, it

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calm christmas

Wishes for a calm Christmas

It's hard to believe, but here we are - Christmas is approaching, as is the New Year. Lots of parties and family get togethers are on the schedule between now and January 1, and many people will be eager to get to those

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Peer Supporter Sarah Neff talks about her work

I know what it's like: a walk with a peer supporter

NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories about peer supporters and their work with individuals in recovery from addiction and mental health issues.   There's no mistaking Sarah Neff's enthusiasm for her

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