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Amazed by Strength Through Adversity: What it Means to be Homeless

Please welcome Ruth McDade, Director of Development at the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, as a returning guest blogger. Her story below motivates us to continue the important work we do every day. We are grateful to her team

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Posted in Homeless, Veterans

Why we do Mental Health Awareness Week?

There are a myriad of health education weeks and months for so many different diseases, each with campaigns and events to promote vital information that can engender personal, social, political, and health profession activation. Mental health awareness encompasses a huge

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Posted in CDC, Centers for Disease Control, Mental Health Awareness Week, Suicide, Veterans

Help a Veteran neighbor this July 4th weekend: Silence the fireworks bombs

The other night I was sitting on my deck when a loud explosion shocked me in its suddenness and intensity. The evening before, I was at an event where my friend, Patrick Donohue, was performing as a comic. Patrick is

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Posted in PTSD, Veterans

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

Brandon Marshall: “The Way People Talk About Mental Health Is Crazy”

I was so moved by this column by NFL All-Pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall, that I wanted to share it with you. He speaks very frankly and eloquently about his own personal struggles, as well as how media reports too often

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Posted in Adversity, Gun Violence, Sports, Stigma

King v. Parity

This blog post appeared last week on the National Council for Behavioral Health website and was written by NCBH President and CEO Linda Rosenberg.  While the Supreme Court ultimately upheld Affordable Care Act subsidies, Linda’s message is still very relevant

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Posted in Affordable Care Act, Parity

“Brain Health” Strategies Can Fight the Deleterious Impact of Schizophrenia

In the world of helping people with psychiatric disabilities, we don’t frequently hear new and compelling information that guides community practitioners to help people with schizophrenia. I had the opportunity recently to watch a very engaging webinar hosted by the

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Posted in schizophrenia, Uncategorized
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