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What I Wish I Had Known About Stigma: I Don’t Want to be “Normal”

I cannot —and no longer seek to — control other people’s definitions of normal.

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Ageism, Mental Health and Suicide Risk in Older Men

Making changes requires a deeper understanding of the current landscape and the impact of ageism.

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Sending My Daughter to College, Mental Health Challenges and All

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Walking on a Tight Rope: Coping with Depression

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Fighting Internalized Stigma and Changing My Attitude

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The Problem with Preaching Gratitude

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Navigating Depression and Psychosis: The Experience We Rarely Talk About

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Recognizing the Lesser-Known Symptoms of Depression

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Why Mourning for the Self Is a Necessary Part of Healing

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Adopting a Cat Helped Me Find Recovery

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What I Learned from Experiencing Postpartum OCD and Depression

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How My Husband’s Untreated Symptoms Affected My Anxiety

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What to Do When You Love Someone with Depression

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Medications Are Not the Only Way to Treat Depression

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How I Dealt with Mental Health Discrimination in the Church

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How Kate Spade’s Suicide Opened My Eyes to the Impact of Stigma

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What Are the Warning Signs of Depression in College Students?

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Reclaiming the Memories of My Sister

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Asking for and Accepting Help Saved Me

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Addressing the Increased Risk of Postpartum Depression for Black Women

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Fighting Gender-Based Harassment and Depression

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I Thought I Understood My Daughter's Mental Illness, But I Had No Idea

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Finding Myself in the Main Character of “Prozac Nation”

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A Mother’s Reflection Over the Loss of Her Son

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A Message for Anyone with a Treatment-Resistant Mental Illness

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Three Psychiatric Facilities in Seven Weeks

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A New Treatment Option for Major Depressive Disorder

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How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

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7 Myths About Pediatric Depression

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How My Latina Identity Holds Hands with My Depression

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My Faith Saved Me

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Q&A with NIMH Director Dr. Josh Gordon

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I’m a Mental Health Professional, and I Understand

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Getting My Son the Help He Needed

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The Only Option: Seeking Help

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Learning to See My Depression and Anxiety as a Gift

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Mental Illness Should Not Be a Secret

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Learning to Take Care of Myself

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Using Humor as a Coping Tool

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How Hiking Helps My Depression

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Beyond the Baby Blues: Depression During and After Pregnancy

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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Even If You Are a Professional

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Don’t Invalidate My Depression

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3 Ways to Address Your Depression with Your Partner

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Techniques to Spot Childhood Depression

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Things Not to Say to a Parent of a Child with Mental Illness

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5 Ways You Can Support Veterans’ Mental Health

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Here’s What People Get Wrong About Depression

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How Being Hospitalized Changed My Perception of Mental Illness

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What to Do If You Think a Coworker Is Depressed

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How Labels Impacted My Mental Health

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A Letter to Those I Love

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How TV Shows Make Me Feel Less Alone

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The Power of Emotion Education

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Four Lessons From Four Years of Therapy

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Treating the Whole Person

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Millennials and Mental Health

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Growing up Without Mental Health Support

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Combatting the Loneliness of Mental Illness

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8 Ways to Deal with Depression During the Gloomy Days of Winter

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Depression

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5 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child with Depression

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5 Films That Address Mental Health

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You Don't Look Like You Have Depression

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How My Depression Made Me A Better State Representative

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A Parent’s Guide to Mental Health for College Students

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Please, Don't React; Respond

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Avoiding Holiday Stressors: Tips for a Stress-Free Season

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Realizing the Impact of Mental Illness on My Family

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Shutting Down Five Misconceptions About Depression

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Overcoming Stigma

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My Journey From Isolation to Connection

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Communicating is More than Finding the Right Words

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Helping Others to Feel Heard Matters

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Changing the Conversation About Suicide in the Black Community

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How Being an Iranian Immigrant Affected My Mental Health

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The Power of Realizing I Wasn’t Alone

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Why Suicide Reporting Guidelines Matter

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Combating Loneliness with EASE

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What Happens When Celebrities Talk About Mental Illness

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Showing Strength in the Face of Mental Illness

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My Recovery Started At Breakfast

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You Can’t “Pray Away” a Mental Health Condition

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5 Myths that Prevent Men from Fighting Depression

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How Depression Made Me a Man

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When Your Parents Have Mental Illness: Healing Childhood Trauma

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My Great Wake-Up Call

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The Problem with Yelling

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How Dogs Can Help with Depression

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Reviving Herbie the Love Bug to Rival Depression

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Depression Doesn’t Need an Explanation

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Motherhood and Your Mental Health

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A Sermon of Truth About Depression

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Being the Person My 13-Year-Old Self Needed

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The Comorbidity of Anxiety and Depression

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Understanding Dysthymia

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5 Sleep Tips that Can Help with Depression

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The First Step in Getting Mental Health Care

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Postpartum Depression: Ways to Cope and Heal

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Let’s Talk About Depression

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The Top Three Musicals About Mental Health

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Hope is Within Reach

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