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Over-Protective Disorder?

The recent arrest of parents and coaches for gaming their kids’ path into some of America’s most elite colleges casts an interesting angle into the contemporary mental health of our teens and young adults and, perhaps, some emergent challenges to

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Posted in Anxiety, College, Depression, Higher Education, University

Visionary Law Mandates Mental Health Education in NY Schools

There’s been an important and encouraging new development on the mental health front in New York State. A new law holds forth the promise that significantly greater numbers of New Yorkers will be seeking out the care they need –

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Posted in Depression, Education, mental health, Parity, Schools, Stigma

Remembering Patty Duke (1946-2016)

Anna Patty Duke Pearce connected with 1,200 new friends on Mental Illness Awareness Day in 2006 — that’s what we at Clubhouse of Suffolk called our annual event back then. Now, thanks to Anna and many of her courageous peers,

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Posted in Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Illness Awareness Day, Stigma

When sport imitates life

Kudos to NFL defensive lineman Derek Wolfe for his self-disclosure about painful depression that threatened his career and his life. But, there is more to this story. Wolfe’s depression followed a rather severe physical injury that he feared could have been

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Posted in Depression, Sports
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