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How Faith, Family and a Comedy Career Helped My Recovery

I have found a healthy balance of my support systems: faith, therapeutic intervention, family and humor.

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Why I’m Not Making Any New Year’s Resolutions

I just can’t shake that need to please, stay productive and be perfect.

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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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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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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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How to Help Yourself and Others with Suicidal Ideation

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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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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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Breaking Through Family Trauma: Finding Healing and Forgiveness

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Navigating Secondary PTSD: Surviving the War That Came Home

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What It’s Like to Inherit Trauma

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

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

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The Power of Peers: Mutual Inspiration

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Dealing with Intrusive Thoughts

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From Hopelessness to Empowerment: My Ingredients to Recovery

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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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My Battle with Bipolar Disorder

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Surviving to Thriving: Coping with Dissociative Identity Disorder

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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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Approaching Mental Health Care with a Trauma-Informed Perspective

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Managing Depression as an Asian American

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

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The Story of an Adolescence, Interrupted

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Three Ways Traumatic Stress Presents and How to Manage It

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Knowing and Managing My Triggers

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Understanding The Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

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Warning Signs and Possible Causes of a Bipolar Episode

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

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Early Intervention Could Have Changed My Life

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The Consequences of Stigma Surrounding Schizophrenia

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No Illness, Mental or Physical, is Shameful

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Developing Effective Anti-Stigma Interventions

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Fighting Internalized Stigma and Changing My Attitude

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Erasing Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

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Three Lessons I Learned from a Decade in Therapy

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Exploring My Own Healing as an Expressive Arts Therapist

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What Mental Health Care Can Learn from Dental Health Care Strategies

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Building a Recovery-Oriented System of Care

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How Time Line Therapy Has Helped Me

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Every First Responder Deserves Solace

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Navigating Depression and Psychosis: The Experience We Rarely Talk About

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Derealization: The Symptom That Makes the World Feel Unreal

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Changing the Conversation about Eating Disorders

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Understanding and Managing Psychosis

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Navigating My Relationship and Hypergraphia

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Boredom as a Symptom

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Recognizing the Lesser-Known Symptoms of Depression

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When Trauma Is Triggered at Work

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How Volunteering Improves Mental Health

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How Music Shaped My Mental Health Journey

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How Walking Has Helped Me with My PTSD Recovery

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Why Mourning for the Self Is a Necessary Part of Healing

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The Importance of Finding Acceptance on My Mental Health Journey

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From Pain to Pride: How Writing My Story Helped Heal My Trauma

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Adopting a Cat Helped Me Find Recovery

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Understanding Mental Illness Triggers

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Taking the Leap of Faith to Healthy Self-Esteem

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Finding Reality Through Cartooning

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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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What I Learned from Experiencing Postpartum OCD and Depression

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Listening to the Whispers of Mental Illness Before They Turn into Shouts

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Weaving the Threads of Healing Through Writing

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Medications Are Not the Only Way to Treat Depression

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Learning How to Maintain Employment with Bipolar Disorder

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Exploring the Connection Between Trauma Healing and Physical Health

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How Mindfulness Helped Me Cope with My Husband’s Suicide

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Bipolar Depression: The Lows We Don’t Talk About Enough

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How Kate Spade’s Suicide Opened My Eyes to the Impact of Stigma

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Finding My Way Back from Suicidal Thoughts

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Asking for and Accepting Help Saved Me

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How I Founded The Company I Needed During My Journey with OCD

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Veterans’ Mental Health Myths That Should Be Dispelled

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The Truth About Dissociative Identity Disorder

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6 Things I Know Are True: My Journey with Mental Illness

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Serious Mental Illness Recovery: The Basics

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I Am in Charge of My Treatment Plan

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Navigating My Relationship with Religion While Living with Mental Illness

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Finding my Voice in Therapy as a South Asian

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Fighting Gender-Based Harassment and Depression

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Accepting My Sexuality in Eating Disorder Recovery

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Finding Myself in the Main Character of “Prozac Nation”

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Learning My Warning Signs Through Each Stage of My Life

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