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Expressive Arts Therapy: A Sensory Approach to Trauma Healing

This method can be effective for a wide audience, primarily because it offers an alternative to immediately identifying and verbalizing emotional pain.

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Building Stronger Mental Health Support for Caregivers

Investments must be made to support caregivers’ well-being.

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Expressive Arts Therapy: A Sensory Approach to Trauma Healing

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Building Stronger Mental Health Support for Caregivers

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What I Wish I Had Known About Borderline Personality Disorder

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

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Ten Questions to Ask Your Psychotherapist

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Erasing Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

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Fighting Stigma with Education

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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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How Advocates Can Push for A Crises Standard of Care

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Addressing the Lack of Diversity in the Mental Health Field

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Navigating Depression and Psychosis: The Experience We Rarely Talk About

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Understanding and Managing Psychosis

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Boredom as a Symptom

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Recent Study Calls for Reevaluating Antidepressant Warnings

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The Surprising Mental Health Benefits of Fishing

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How Music Shaped My Mental Health Journey

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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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Understanding Mental Illness Triggers

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Recent Changes May Affect Access to an Important Medication

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How I Developed a Healthy Relationship with Exercise to Help My Mental Health

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Finding Reality Through Cartooning

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How to Prepare for Your Psychiatric Appointment

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What I Learned from Experiencing Postpartum OCD and Depression

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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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How My Daughter’s Experience Shaped My Career in Rural Mental Health Care

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Understanding and Addressing the Ambiguity in Psychiatry

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Overcoming Inadequate Crisis Response: Why 988 is an Opportunity

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Overcoming Regional Barriers: Navigating Rural Mental Health Care

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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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Are You Really Treatment Resistant?

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Finding My Way Back from Suicidal Thoughts

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7 Behaviors for Improving Mental Health

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

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Neurofeedback: A Complement to Talk Therapy and Medication

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Buddhist-Derived Psychotherapies for Borderline Personality Disorder

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I Am in Charge of My Treatment Plan

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Finding my Voice in Therapy as a South Asian

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How Lived Experience and Identity Shape Mental Health Counseling

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What My Brothers Taught Me About the Importance of Early Intervention

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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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How To Navigate the Overwhelming Volume of Mental Health Apps

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Finding Myself in the Main Character of “Prozac Nation”

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Using Lived Experience to Adapt Mental Health Language

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Building an Early Warning Sign System

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Understanding Schizophrenia

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My Daughter’s First Episode of Psychosis

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A Message for Anyone with a Treatment-Resistant Mental Illness

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Let My Journey with BPD Be Your Guide (Not Your Blueprint)

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How Biking Helped My PTSD

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Schizophrenia Does Not Have Me

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Zoomed: My Experience with Online Group Therapy

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Recovery Begins with a Decision

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Grounding Schizophrenia Through Tai Chi

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How I Manage the Side Effects of Antipsychotics

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Talking to Your Kids About Psychiatric Medications

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Responding to Crisis: The Crisis Living Room

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The Importance of Accepting Help

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A New Treatment Option for Major Depressive Disorder

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Making the Most of a Psych Ward Stay: Strategies from a Psychiatric Nurse

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7 Myths About Pediatric Depression

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My Faith Saved Me

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Q&A with NIMH Director Dr. Josh Gordon

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What Is The Role Of Activity For Mental Health?

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Strategies to Afford Mental Health Treatment

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How Therapy Helped Me Manage Trauma

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The Value of Structured Outpatient Treatment

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Getting My Son the Help He Needed

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Coronavirus: Mental Health Treatment

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Disgust: A Natural Emotional Response to Abuse

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It's Okay If You Need Meds to Be Okay

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How to Keep People Engaged in Mental Health Treatment

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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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Shared Decision-making: Getting a Say in Your Care

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The Power of Emotion Education

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Growing up Without Mental Health Support

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Self-Help Techniques for Coping with Mental Illness

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An Ode to Schizophrenia

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Spreading Hope Through Peer Support

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Everyone Deserves Adequate Mental Health Care

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Getting Involved with Minority Mental Health

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Treating Depression When Medication Doesn’t Work

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

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Combating Loneliness with EASE

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Early Psychosis Programs Are Changing Lives—But What if You Can’t Find One?

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4 Ways Teens Can Access Therapy Without Health Insurance

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A Therapist’s Journey: Learning the Art of Self-Soothing

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Are You a Chronic Self-Abandoner?

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Anxiety, My Companion

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My First Voice

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