Outreach and Engagement for Early Psychosis

By Ellen Inverso, Psy.D. and Paul M. Grant, Ph.D. | Oct. 06, 2017

A first episode of psychosis can be scary and isolating. Treatment can have little appeal and feel highly stigmatizing. Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy is an evidence-based approach that skirts these (and many other) common challenges of working with young adults who have psychosis.

Depression, My Time Thief

By Christine Allen | Oct. 05, 2017

"It often feels like huge chunks of my life are missing—as if I had amnesia or was in a coma for years. But it’s just the depression, making me slowly plod along in an exhausted, trance-like state in which time holds no value."

Navigating the Mental Health System with Dual Diagnosis

By Cindy and Don Gibbons | Oct. 04, 2017

"As mental health advocates, we are passionate about increasing access to resources and services to treat this vulnerable population. People with mental illness, particularly those with dual diagnosis, are in desperate need."

Understanding Dual Diagnosis

By Laura Greenstein | Oct. 04, 2017

As intuitive as the term “dual diagnosis” may seem, it actually doesn’t mean having two mental health conditions. Dual diagnosis is a term used when someone experiences a mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously. Learn more here.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is Not a Joke

By Jennifer Parr | Oct. 02, 2017

"A lot of people claim that they are 'OCD' about things. However, nobody can be OCD about something. I would like people to realize that there is so much more to OCD than just a few compulsions: It is a serious disorder that greatly impacts the lives of those affected."

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