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Breaking Down Barriers

October 3, 2018

Fighting against the stigma of mental illness and advocating for parity Moments after delivering her first child, a baby girl, Kate sensed that something wasn’t right. Not with the baby, but with herself. “I really wanted nothing to do with my daughter after she was born. I didn’t have that motherly touch.” Kate was a more »

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County Jails Struggle To Treat Mentally Ill Inmates

Lt. Ryan Snyder, who works at the Champaign County jail in Illinois, says it’s hard for any such facility to provide the kind of one-on-one mental health treatment many inmates need.  Christine Herman/Illinois Public Media DeVonte Jones began to show signs of schizophrenia as a teenager. His first public episode was nine years ago at more »

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Addressing Male Suicide

Anthony Bourdain, celebrated TV chef and world traveler, took his life earlier this year, just weeks before his 62nd birthday. To some, Bourdain was the image of success and satisfaction. He visited exotic locations, enjoyed rare and delicious foods, kept celebrity friends and spoke his mind with a refreshing frankness. But underneath the surface, things more »

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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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