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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 Fascinating Connection Between Octopi and Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Walking on a Tight Rope: Coping with Depression

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The Importance of Social Connections for People with SMI

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Shifting the Research Lens: Mothers of Adult Children with SMI

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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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Coming to Terms with Mental Illness and My Identity

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Music Therapy: More Than Just Entertainment

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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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The Story of an Adolescence, Interrupted

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

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Mental Health is Health: Giving Context to Mental Illness

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Unpacking My Panic Attack

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The “Model Minority” Stereotype Prevents AAPI From Seeking Mental Health Care

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Life with High-Functioning Depression: Functional Does Not Always Mean Healthy

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Fighting Internalized Stigma and Changing My Attitude

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The Importance of Community in Indigenous Peoples’ Healing

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How Volunteering Improves Mental Health

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How Finding NAMI Was Pivotal to My Recovery

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How My Husband’s Untreated Symptoms Affected My Anxiety

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Finding Emotional Well-Being as an Indigenous Woman in America

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The Benefit of Support Groups When You Love Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

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What to Do When You Love Someone with Depression

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Lies I Told Myself When I Found Out My Daughter Was Struggling

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How to Describe Borderline Personality Disorder to Those Who Don’t Understand

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What to Know If a Loved One is At Risk for Suicide

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Finding My Way Back from Suicidal Thoughts

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How School-Based Mental Health Providers Can Help Hispanic/Latinx Students

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Stereotypes and Seeking Care in a Racialized America

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What I Learned While Volunteering for a Trans Suicide Prevention Hotline

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Using Lived Experience to Adapt Mental Health Language

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A Mother’s Reflection Over the Loss of Her Son

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The Importance of Explaining Our Lived Experience

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Black History Month: Writing This Triggers My Anxiety

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What Black History Month Means to Me

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Healing from Heartbreak with BPD

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