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Stigma App: Help to Improve Your Mental Health

October 27, 2017

Technology has come a long way. Today, technology has become a necessity – we use it to communicate, to keep up with our calories, to find inspiration, to get reminders, and basically to make life more livable. Now, there is an app that can also help us improve and manage […]

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What Happens in a Bipolar Test?

October 25, 2017

Bipolar disorder sometimes referred to as manic depression, is a mental health condition that attributes severe high and low mood changes, accompanied by changes in energy, behavior, thinking, and sleep. People with bipolar disorder can experience periods when they feel overly happy and others of hopeless, sad, sluggish feelings. Although, […]

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The Internet is Freaking Out About This Email about Mental Health

October 10, 2017

When Madalyn Parker, a software developer, who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, requested time off, she never thought it was going to have this impact. In a short email sent to her team, Parker said she’d be out of the office for a few days because she wanted to focus […]

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Celebrity Mental Health Quotes That Will Make You Feel Understood

October 5, 2017

We tend to place celebrities in these bubbles as if they were from a different planet. But in reality, celebrities are like us. They undergo the same struggles most of us go through. They understand how life can be a hard place to navigate, and that – sometimes – even […]

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How to Speak to Your Employer about Mental Illness

July 28, 2017

In a perfect world, everyone would understand mental illness and be encouraging towards you. However, in real life, most people might not know much about mental illnesses. Disclosing your mental disorder to others is not an easy task. However, bringing this up to your family members, friends, and even coworkers […]

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What is Life Like after Mental Health Treatment?

July 14, 2017

Choosing to receive mental health treatment is a major decision, and for many, a step in the right direction. Mental health treatment facilities can provide a person with the tools needed for a better, healthier life. However, once the treatment is completed, many are left to wonder what’s next. Leaving […]

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Ben Brafman Discusses the Importance of Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness

July 10, 2017

Stigma still surrounds mental illness, despite the prevalence of mental health disorders – 1 in 4 adults suffer from some form of mental health issue each year and 1 in 17 people live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Yet fear of stigma is the […]

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High Functioning Mental Health Disorders

July 5, 2017

Most people think they know what mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression look like. Anti-depressant and anti-anxiety ads along with pop culture portrayals often paint a picture of someone who has withdrawn from life, including favorite activities and friends, has trouble sleeping, and is constantly crying. While those […]

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Baby Boomers & Older Adults Benefit from Special Programs

June 30, 2017

Baby Boomers and older adults are not immune to substance abuse disorders (SUDs), in fact, a 2013 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed that SUDs are on the rise in this population. However, their unique social, emotional, and physiological needs require customized services. By adopting […]

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