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Fighting Internalized Stigma and Changing My Attitude

Throwing around careless language, I quickly realized, did not make me feel better.

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Three Lessons I Learned from a Decade in Therapy

Help is available and recovery is possible.

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Fighting Internalized Stigma and Changing My Attitude

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Three Lessons I Learned from a Decade in Therapy

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The Problem with Preaching Gratitude

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Adopting a Cat Helped Me Find Recovery

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How You Can #Act4MentalHealth During the Next Legislative Session

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How My Mental Health Support Group Became My Lifeline

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Recent Changes May Affect Access to an Important Medication

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How Finding NAMI Was Pivotal to My Recovery

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How to Prepare for Your Psychiatric Appointment

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Learning to Identify and Self-Manage Mania

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How My Husband’s Untreated Symptoms Affected My Anxiety

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The Benefit of Support Groups When You Love Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

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Five Things to Say to a Loved One with Anxiety

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What to Do When You Love Someone with Depression

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Lies I Told Myself When I Found Out My Daughter Was Struggling

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Advice for Mental Illness Caregivers

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Suicide

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When I Missed the Signs That My Son Has Schizophrenia

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Caring for Yourself When Your Spouse Has a Mental Illness

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How I Dealt with Mental Health Discrimination in the Church

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Overcoming Stigma: Helping People Accept Their Mental Illness Diagnoses

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Healing After My Son’s Suicide

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Reclaiming the Memories of My Sister

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7 Behaviors for Improving Mental Health

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Serious Mental Illness Recovery: The Basics

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Aspects of Culturally Competent Care That We Don’t Talk About (But Need To)

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How the Mental Health Community Can Support Black Mental Health

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Navigating My Relationship with Religion While Living with Mental Illness

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How Lived Experience and Identity Shape Mental Health Counseling

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How School-Based Mental Health Providers Can Help Hispanic/Latinx Students

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Learning My Warning Signs Through Each Stage of My Life

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Things I Didn’t Expect When I Became a Parent

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Tips for Running a Peer Support Group Online

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My Daughter’s First Episode of Psychosis

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The Most Common Symptom That Is Rarely Asked About

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Recovery Begins with a Decision

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Trauma in Children of Latinx Immigrants

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A Letter to Those Struggling with Mental Illness

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My Routine Is Both a Blessing and the Bane of My Existence

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The Mental Health of the Modern Dad

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What Is a Pooled Special Needs Trust?

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Talking to Your Kids About Psychiatric Medications

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The Benefits of Having Positive Social Interactions

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What Can I Do to Be There for My Loved One with Mental Illness?

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Impacting Mental Health Resources with Your Vote

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The People We Elect Affect Our Mental Health Care

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What Happens When Your Child’s School Reports Suicidal Ideation

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3 Types of School Supports to Help Students with Mental Health Conditions

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7 Myths About Pediatric Depression

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To All the Professors and Teachers of Those with Invisible Illnesses

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Why Black Churches Need to Do Better with Mental Health Issues

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What Does It Mean to Be a Mental Health Advocate?

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

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Telling the Monster Goodnight — My Child with OCD

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Being Socially Isolated with Mental Illness: A Perspective for Loved Ones

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Disgust: A Natural Emotional Response to Abuse

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How to Ease Children’s Anxiety About COVID-19

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Eating Disorders: What to Do When Your Teenager Is at Risk

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Two Antidotes to Stigma

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How I Recognize My Early Warning Signs of Mania

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Learning to Take Care of Myself

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Ways to Manage and Cope with Stress

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6 Ways You Can Help a Loved One on Their Healing Journey

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Beyond the Baby Blues: Depression During and After Pregnancy

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Through the Eyes of a Young Caregiver

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Techniques to Spot Childhood Depression

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The Importance of Community and Mental Health

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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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Caring for the Caregiver

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How Families Can Work Together

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What I Wish Others Hadn’t Said After My Hospitalization

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Clarifying the Nature of Psychiatric Diagnoses

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The Difference Between a Disorder and a Feeling

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Mental Health Conditions Seen in Childhood

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The Messy Truth About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Helping My Daughter Through the Onset of Mental Illness

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Supporting Youth Mental Health

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What to Do When You Say the Wrong Thing to Someone with Mental Illness

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The Role of Mental Health Education

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

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How to Overcome Stigma in the African American Community

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Cultivating Self-Acceptance in The LGBTQ Community

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Why Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders Don’t go to Therapy

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Mental Health Challenges in Immigrant Communities

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How to Keep People Engaged in Mental Health Treatment

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Coping with Bipolar Disorder within My Faith Community

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Experiencing a Psychotic Break Doesn’t Mean You’re Broken

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Responding to Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

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Postpartum Psychosis: Something I Didn’t Learn About in Birthing Class

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Are the Kids Really Learning About Mental Health?

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Gamers Champion Mental Health Awareness

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Tidying for Your Mental Health

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The Key to Finding the Best Help

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Experiencing Both Perspectives of EMDR: Provider and Patient

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Therapy Concepts Everyone Needs to Know

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Shared Decision-making: Getting a Say in Your Care

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CBT for Psychosis: Approaches Families Can Use

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The Power of Emotion Education

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Finding the Best Psychiatrist for You

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