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Mental Health Stigma… Why?

October 1

THE STORY Mental health struggles can be tough. So is dealing with the stigma that comes with them. STIGMA…REMIND ME. It’s a negative perception or stereotype. And it’s a pretty common problem. It can also affect whether people decide to…

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Suicide Awareness

September 10

Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know…

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Suicide Prevention

August 1

Warning Signs People who commit suicide don’t want to die, but to end their pain. Don’t dismiss their talk of suicide as just threats. If you notice any signs that they may be thinking about harming themselves, get help. Focuses on…

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The Double Standard of Mental Illness

July 1

Why the misunderstanding? Mental health conditions are not the only illnesses to suffer from stigma: AIDS, leprosy and obesity are others. However, Princess Diana shook hands and shook the world at the same time. Antibiotics took care of leprosy and…

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Divorce & Depression

January 10

It is no secret that divorce and depression often go hand in hand. If you are struggling with the emotional loss and grief of divorce, you may become depressed. Depression after divorce is very common, even among those who ended…

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Take a walk…

June 1

Take 30 minutes out of your busy day and go for a walk.  It’s your choice! It could be a walk in nature – it could be a stroll through a park, or a hike in the woods. Research shows…

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April is “Distracted Driving Awareness Month”

April 11

Every day, at least nine people die and 100 more are injured on American roads in distracted driving crashes caused by communication technology. Cell phones, dashboard touchscreens, voice commands and other in-vehicle technologies that pose a threat to safety, according…

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Managing stress is being mindful…

February 4

Normal stress is our alert state that keeps us focused and conscious.  It’s ideal to be in the state of mind.  However, has our mind and body’s response to toxic thinking—normal stress gone wrong?  Even a little bit of these…

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How can we reduce the stigma of mental illness?

July 3

Know the facts – Educate yourself about mental health problems. Learn the facts instead of the myths. Be aware of your attitudes and behavior – Most or maybe all of us have grown up with prejudices and judgmental thinking. But…

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