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

What I never expected was how empowering sharing my diagnosis would be.

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

When making a decision about mental health treatment, it’s important to know that there are different types of therapy to try.

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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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Bold Action Will Change the Mental Health Conversation

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Three Ways Traumatic Stress Presents and How to Manage It

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Mental Health is Health: Giving Context to Mental Illness

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Knowing and Managing My Triggers

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Missing the Early Warning Signs: My Son’s Journey with Schizophrenia

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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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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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Battling Mental Health Symptoms and the Consequences of Stigma

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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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Mental Illness Is Not a Joke: Fighting Stigma in Pop Culture

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Unpacking Narcissism and Stigma

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DID Stories Are Riddled with Stigma: I Want to Tell a More Accurate One

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Developing Effective Anti-Stigma Interventions

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Inpatient Psych Care: What Movies Get Wrong and Why It Matters

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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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Fighting Stigma with Education

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Three Lessons I Learned from a Decade in Therapy

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The Problem with Preaching Gratitude

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Mental Health and Gender Dysphoria

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Exploring My Own Healing as an Expressive Arts Therapist

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Reimagining Mental Health in Schools

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It’s Time for New Standards for Mental Health Care

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What Mental Health Care Can Learn from Dental Health Care Strategies

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Improving the Hiring Process for People with Mental Illness

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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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Every First Responder Deserves Solace

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Addressing the Lack of Diversity in the Mental Health Field

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The Importance of Community in Indigenous Peoples’ Healing

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Why We Need Mental Health Care Integration

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Navigating Depression and Psychosis: The Experience We Rarely Talk About

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How My Daughter Reminded Me to Leave My Comfort Zone and Embrace Life

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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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Parenting with a Mental Health Condition

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When Trauma Is Triggered at Work

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How Volunteering Improves Mental Health

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