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Stop Making Things Harder for Those Who Already Struggle

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Coming Out with Bipolar Disorder

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My Promise as a Mental Health Nurse

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Mental Illness Should Not Be a Secret

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Two Antidotes to Stigma

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Don’t Invalidate My Depression

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

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Here’s What People Get Wrong About Depression

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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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How Being Hospitalized Changed My Perception of Mental Illness

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Borderline Personality Disorder Myths and Facts

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The Difference Between a Disorder and a Feeling

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PTSD is More Likely in Women Than Men

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The Messy Truth About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Six Myths and Facts about Mental Illness

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We Need to Take Suicide Prevention More Seriously

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

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How Labels Impacted My Mental Health

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To the Moon and Back

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My OCD Confession

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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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Mental Health Challenges in the LGBTQ+ Community

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Coping with Bipolar Disorder within My Faith Community

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Courage and Progress

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The Millennial Voice: Normalizing Mental Health Across Backgrounds

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4 Ways to Love Yourself as a Black Woman with Mental Illness

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Balancing Expectations with Mental Health

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

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

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How TV Shows Make Me Feel Less Alone

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What Happens When Celebrities Speak Out

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Pop Culture Should Teach How to Show Up for Those Who Are Struggling

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Are the Kids Really Learning About Mental Health?

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You Can Be Strong and Still Seek Help

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The Example Celebrities With Mental Illness Set

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Gamers Champion Mental Health Awareness

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Digital Therapy Apps: Good or Bad?

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Dear Potential Employers

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When A New Job Became My Worst Nightmare

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When Discrimination Starts in Elementary School

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Don’t Assume I’m Violent Because I Have Mental Illness

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My Brother is Not a Threat, He Has Schizophrenia

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When I Was Fired After Medical Leave

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That Time in the Psych Ward

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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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Anxiety, the Sneaky Symptom

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Millennial Mental Health in the Workplace

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Coping with Mental Illness: What Not to Do

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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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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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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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How Easy it is to Neglect Your Mental Health

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Please, Don't React; Respond

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The Scariest Panic Symptoms People Don’t Talk About

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Realizing the Impact of Mental Illness on My Family

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Facing Discrimination While Advocating

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Overcoming Barriers to Recovery

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Moving Beyond the Shame Fog

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Why I Don’t Say My Son ‘Committed’ Suicide

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The Power to Create Change Comes from Within

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When Stigma Prevented Me from Getting Help

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Shutting Down Five Misconceptions About Depression

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Overcoming Stigma

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Things I’ve Learned from Advocating for Mental Health

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An Ode to Schizophrenia

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Addressing Male Suicide

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Reflections on Medicine, Shame and Stigma

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Voices of Lived Experience Can Save Lives

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Challenging Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

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Changing the Conversation About Suicide in the Black Community

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College Students of Color: Overcoming Mental Health Challenges

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Everyone Deserves Adequate Mental Health Care

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How Being an Iranian Immigrant Affected My Mental Health

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Getting Involved with Minority Mental Health

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The Power of Realizing I Wasn’t Alone

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Ensuring Your Child is Supported at School

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What Happens When Celebrities Talk About Mental Illness

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Preventing a Generation from Struggling in Silence

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The Double Standard of Mental Illness

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My First Voice

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Building Bonds Behind Bars with NAMI Peer-to-Peer

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

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Mental Health Conditions are Legitimate Health Conditions

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Substance Use Carries Mental Health Risks—Yes, Even Marijuana

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5 Myths that Prevent Men from Fighting Depression

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Understanding the Spectrum of Bipolar Disorder

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A Diagnosis of Mental Illness Need Not End a College Career

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Why Some People Harm Themselves

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How Depression Made Me a Man

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