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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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friends care and help prevent suicide

Text or Call, Someone's Ready to Listen

It was a rough week last week. We lost two great talents - one from the fashion world, the other from the culinary arts. Yet, the deaths by suicide of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have - if anything good is to come

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13 Reasons Why series on Netflix

'13 Reasons Why': Parents and Kids Need to Talk About the Series

Season 2 of the widely discussed Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is out, and - like the first season - is generating a lot of discussion. This time around, it seems to be starting out with a more positive tone. You

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NAMI In Our Own Voice

'In Our Own Voice' gives voice to mental illness

Gayle Sisson always loved public speaking. But she never thought that love would lead her to talking about her own mental health issues in public. She’s been talking about them to various groups now for the past six

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Recovery New Year's Resolution

Make Recovery Your New Year's Resolution

With the New Year comes the promise of a new beginning. For individuals struggling with an addiction to opiates, this New Year can also be the start of a journey to recovery and freedom from the pain of addiction. If

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Three Options for Taking Charge of Your Holiday Mental Health

So you\'re ready for the holidays. The tree is trimmed, the gifts are bought and wrapped, and the holiday dinner is planned, bought and ready for cooking. All feels great - except that it doesn\'t, for some

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