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

Physician suicide is a topic historically shrouded in stigma and secrecy. If you’re a physician, it’s time to talk about it.

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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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The Stages of My Mental Illness

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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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An Ode to Schizophrenia

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5 Strategies to Use When People Do Not Understand Mental Illness

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New Health Plans Discriminate Against Mental Illness

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Addressing Male Suicide

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The Ripple Effect of Suicide

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Peer Support Saved My Life

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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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The NAMI Man of New Orleans

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How to Reduce Screen Time in the Digital Age

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Traveling with a Mood Disorder

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Peer Support: Helping Others, Healing Yourself

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Spreading Hope Through Peer Support

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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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The Potential of Mental Health First Aid

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Getting Involved with Minority Mental Health

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Opioids and Substance Abuse: What Can We Do?

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The Power of Realizing I Wasn’t Alone

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Treating Depression When Medication Doesn’t Work

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5 Ways I Help Myself When My Job is to Help Others

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Why Do We Have the Feeling that We Are Not Enough?

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