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My Schizophrenia Checklist

I wanted to learn as much as I could about this condition and its manifestations. So, I began to make a checklist of my symptoms.

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Facing the Aftermath of Abuse: My Ongoing Journey Towards Healing

As I continue to heal, I know that one day, my story will be more than being a survivor.

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Finding the Right Treatment Fit

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How Faith, Family and a Comedy Career Helped My Recovery

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Critical Things to Know About Emotions for Mental Health and Healing

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Why I’m Not Making Any New Year’s Resolutions

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Hanging On the Edge: Rock Climbing and the Therapeutic Relationship

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How I Stay Above Water

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How The Pandemic Helped Me Build a Stronger Self

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How to Cope with Insensitive Comments about Your Mental Health

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Three Questions to Ask a Prospective Therapist

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How Fandom Conventions Allow Me to Be My True Self

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Mental Health Resolutions for the New Year

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The Widely Neglected Healing Power of Music

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Supporting Mental Health in The Workplace

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Living with Both DID and Schizophrenia

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The “Happiest” Time of The Year: Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

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How to Help Yourself and Others with Suicidal Ideation

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The Importance of Prioritizing Emotional Wellness over Academic Achievement

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Finding Connection: Helping Child Sexual Abuse Survivors in Marginalized Communities

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Emotional Recovery from Psychosis: Trusting and Believing in Yourself Again

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Addressing Youth Mental Health in NAMI’s Next Book

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Managing Mental Illness and Parenthood

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Telling Your Partner about Your Mental Health Diagnosis

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What I Wish I Had Known About Borderline Personality Disorder

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What I Wish I Had Known: We Don’t Have to Wait for a Crisis

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5 Truths I Discovered on My Road to Recovery

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Lessons Learned: Embracing Treatment and Finding Acceptance

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What I Wish I Had Known on My 20-Year Mental Health Journey

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Observing 27 Years with OCD

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Five Schizophrenia Coping Skills I Can’t Live Without

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

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Caring for Those Who Care for Us: Physician Suicide Awareness and Prevention

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Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts

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From Hopelessness to Empowerment: My Ingredients to Recovery

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Walking on a Tight Rope: Coping with Depression

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Enduring a Schizophrenia Relapse

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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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Adopting a Cat Helped Me Find Recovery

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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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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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Learning My Warning Signs Through Each Stage of My Life

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Tips for Running a Peer Support Group Online

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Recovery Begins with a Decision

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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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The Benefits of Having Positive Social Interactions

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

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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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Ways to Manage and Cope with Stress

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Beyond the Baby Blues: Depression During and After Pregnancy

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The Importance of Community and Mental Health

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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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The Messy Truth About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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The Role of Mental Health Education

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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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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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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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The Power of Emotion Education

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Finding the Best Psychiatrist for You

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Digital Therapy Apps: Good or Bad?

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Dear Potential Employers

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When I Was Fired After Medical Leave

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It’s Not Stigma, It’s Discrimination

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But I was a Victim, Right?

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Millennials and Mental Health

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How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Social Media

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Anxiety, the Sneaky Symptom

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Growing up Without Mental Health Support

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Discussing Mental Illness with the Person You’re Dating

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How the Digital Age Has Impacted Mental Health Care

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Self-Help Techniques for Coping with Mental Illness

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How to Use Journaling as a Coping Tool

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Conquering Each Day with Dissociative Identity Disorder

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How I Cope with Health Anxiety

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Why I Have to Convince Myself My Anxiety is Real

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You Don't Look Like You Have Depression

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Avoiding Holiday Stressors: Tips for a Stress-Free Season

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Tips for Successful Family Therapy

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Realizing the Impact of Mental Illness on My Family

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When Someone Throws You a Lifeline

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