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Communicating Is More Than Finding The Right Words

August 31, 2018

August 24, 2018 | By Keiko Purnell My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would be depressed, answering the question “how are you?” became emotionally draining. Actually, that one question was why I stopped talking to people entirely. “How are more »

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Traveling With A Mood Disorder

By Jonathan Berg I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder when I was 14. It has taken me decades to come to grips with what that means, and to be in a place where I’m comfortable talking openly about it. Nowadays, I’m really open, because I work as a travel blogger, connecting with people and places for a living. more »

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Illinois to build prison mental-health unit

August 22, 2018 | The Associated Press Illinois corrections officials have announced construction will begin next spring on a 200-bed inpatient mental health and medical facility. The Joliet Treatment Center will be 180,000 square feet (16,700 square meters). Officials announced Tuesday it will cost $150 million and serve both men and women. It will employ more »

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

August 30, 2018

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their more »

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