14 posts from month 10/2017

PodCast Interview: That B Word.

I was honored to be a guest on this week's episode of That B Word podcast. Check it out at http://thatbwordpod.podbean.com/   

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Video: What NOT To Tell Someone With a Mental Illness

One in Four. That is the number of people that suffer from a mental illness, which means that they are all around you. Do you know how to treat them? Do you know how to show your support? Here are some tips on what NOT to do:

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What NOT To Tell Someone With a Mental Illness

There is still so much stigma surrounding mental illness that most people in today’s society have no clue when it comes to addressing someone who exhibits symptoms of mental distress. Children, especially, are victims of the ignorance that envelops society—Most parents and family members tend to blame obvious behavioral issues on the child’s age, and usually do more damage than good when attempting to address them. My depressive issues began when I was 8 years old, but it was only when I was 30 that I first received professional help. By that time I had suffered tremendously and felt completely misunderstood. My life had nosedived to great lows, and my hope was barely holding on.  This is why I believe that everyone must educate themselves on how to deal with and talk to someone with a mental illness, because it could be their parents, siblings, friends, and even children. Let us start by exploring some basic things NOT to say, so we don’t make things worse than they already are. ...

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NIH Offers New Tool For Alcoholics Seeking Treatment

The National Institutes of Health is releasing a new online tool that aims to help those who want to find good care: directories of alcohol treatment providers accompanied by key questions patients should ask in order to get high-quality care. Click here to Read Entire Article

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