3 posts from day 20/09/2017

Mental Illness – Is There Hope of Recovery?

Us mental illness sufferers usually spend a very long time battling this monster in the shadows, quietly, sometimes without the understanding of even those closest to us. We do this because the stigma of mental illness still falls thick throughout society, and the fear is wedged in our hearts, deep. As the years pass, we become convinced that any type of recovery is simply not an option; this is the way life is going to be for us until the grave calls our names. We then resign to an existence of pain, futility and worst of all, hopelessness. But, does it have to be that way? ...

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News: Opioid Addiction Is Reducing US Life Expectancy

From Courthouse News: WASHINGTON (CN) — Deaths from opioid overdoses tripled in the 15 years from 2000 to 2015, according to a study published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control. Opioids are natural painkillers, such as morphine and heroin, and prescription drugs such as Oxycontin, oxycodone, hydrocodone and Fentanyl, which function as synthetic opiates. Read Entire Article Here

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From NAMI – How to Help Someone in Crisis

This article from NAMI states the several ways you can help someone going through a mental illness crisis. You have to be able to understand  and identify several things, then jump into action. Read Entire Article Here.

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