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Ask Dr. Christine: Youth Mental Health

We must find opportunities to lean into conversations about mental health, no matter how uncomfortable those conversations may be.

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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

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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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My Journey into Postpartum Bipolar and Back Again

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Living with Both DID and Schizophrenia

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How We Can Improve our Approach to Treating Psychosis

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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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Thoughts on The Pandemic, Trust Issues and Trauma Survivors

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Expressive Arts Therapy: A Sensory Approach to Trauma Healing

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Managing Mental Illness and Parenthood

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Building Stronger Mental Health Support for Caregivers

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Breaking Through Family Trauma: Finding Healing and Forgiveness

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Missing The Signs: Reflecting on My Son’s Mental Health Journey

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My Son Has Schizophrenia. This is My Advice to Caregivers.

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Confronting Mental Health Challenges in Rural America

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Surviving Suicide Loss and Embracing the Power of Remembrance

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Navigating Secondary PTSD: Surviving the War That Came Home

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Telling Your Partner about Your Mental Health Diagnosis

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My Son is a Missing Person

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What It’s Like to Inherit Trauma

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What I Wish I Had Known About Borderline Personality Disorder

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What I Want my Neighbors to Know About My Mental Illness

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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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Surviving Motherhood and Mental Health: What I Wish I Knew When Life Went Off-Script

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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'd Known About Caregiving: 7 Tips To Navigate Mental Health Challenges in Your Family

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What I Wish I’d Known: The Art of Disclosing

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What I Wish I’d Known About Therapy: How to Use CBT and DBT

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What I Wish I’d Known About Medication: Debunking Myths About Antipsychotics

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

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Ageism, Mental Health and Suicide Risk in Older Men

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How Law Enforcement Perpetuated My Son’s Trauma During a Mental Health Crisis

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Changing The Conversation About Suicide

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Sending My Daughter to College, Mental Health Challenges and All

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The Power of Peers: Mutual Inspiration

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A Simple, Yet Powerful Solution to the Mental Health Crisis: Peer Support

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Ten Questions to Ask Your Psychotherapist

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

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I Am Not Alone: Finding Healing with NAMI

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Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts

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Finding My Life’s Purpose in Suicide Prevention and Peer Support

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From Hopelessness to Empowerment: My Ingredients to Recovery

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The State of Suicide Today - And Ways to Prevent It

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The Fascinating Connection Between Octopi and Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Understanding and Coping with My Delusions

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Walking on a Tight Rope: Coping with Depression

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Enduring a Schizophrenia Relapse

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The Importance of Social Connections for People with SMI

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Anosognosia: A Big Word for a Surprising Condition

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Shifting the Research Lens: Mothers of Adult Children with SMI

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My Battle with Bipolar Disorder

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Surviving to Thriving: Coping with Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

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I’ve Taken an Anti-Psychotic Medication and I’m Not Ashamed

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Loving Yourself After Psychosis: Healing and Moving Forward

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My Case for Using and Respecting Trigger Warnings

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What to Expect During an Inpatient Stay

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Grieving the Life I Thought I’d Live

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Barriers to Mental Health: The Middle Eastern Experience

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What Does a Culturally Responsive Framework Look Like?

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Rethinking Emergency Response to Mental Health Crises

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Embracing Hip-Hop Music in Mental Health Treatment

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My Experience as a Transgender Physician with Mental Illness

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Approaching Mental Health Care with a Trauma-Informed Perspective

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Coming to Terms with Mental Illness and My Identity

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Mobile Crisis Teams: Providing an Alternative to Law Enforcement for Mental Health Crises

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Five Tips to Cope with Double Discrimination 

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Managing Depression as an Asian American

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Music Therapy: More Than Just Entertainment

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I Am Allowed: Healing My Childhood Trauma and Accepting My Feelings

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Growing Up with Panic Attacks

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How Parents Can Support their College Students’ Mental Health

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My Journey to Reduce the Stigma Around Male Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse

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To Improve Student Mental Health, We Need More Than Crisis Response

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Advancing The Youth Mental Health Conversation Through Novels

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5 Tips to Help Young Children Understand Anger

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How I Talk About Mental Health with My Kids

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I Didn’t Treat My Son’s Mental Illness. Now, We Both Face the Consequences.

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The Story of an Adolescence, Interrupted

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Recognizing My Daughter’s (and My Own) Anxiety Warning Signs

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