Tag Archives: mental illness

GUEST POST: Why it’s Important to Talk to your Children about Mental Illness by Sherry: POSSIBLE TRIGGER

It’s  important to teach teenagers who aren’t having any problems at all what mental illness can look like when it first starts? Some of the signs: Moods that are extreme and don’t match the circumstances Moods that shift quickly Pervasive thoughts … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Love in a Bipolar World by Rebecca

When you find that special person that you know you want to spend the rest of your life with, you have to consider a lot of factors.  If you are bipolar, the list of considerations changes quite a bit.  Should … Continue reading

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Dear Future President,

For a year now, the presidential candidates have been dodging questions about the problem of mental illness in America. Some will bring it up when talking about gun control and others ridicule the mentally ill. Well, when is the question … Continue reading

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The History of Bipolar Disorder Infographic

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I Care for Someone Who Has a Mental Illness and Want to do More to Help Them

Many people who have a mental illness or have a family member or loved one with a mental illness know that the mental system needs a lot of work. In order for the mental health system to change, we need … Continue reading

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Sanders- Will he talk about the mental health crisis?

  Candidates: I have written emails, filled out forms, made phone calls, tweeted,sent FB messages and even drove two hours to attend a rally of one of yours to get my message across that the mental health crisis needs to be … Continue reading

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Will Trump Make America Great for Everyone?

Until about a year ago, I did not follow politics very much. However, this election has captured many people’s attention including mine.  I think it’s mainly because of Trump’s outlandish statements that grabbed the attention of the media. Now, I am … Continue reading

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Does Kasich have a solution to the mental health crisis like he says he does

Since the presidential campaign started, I, along with other mental health advocates, have been trying to get the candidates to talk about how they would  SOLVE the mental health crisis. We, as mental health advocates, are frustrated that mental illness/health … Continue reading

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Trump vs Clinton: Who will have the vote of the mentally ill?

First of all, I am an independent voter and my state has not yet voted in the primaries. I have no idea who I will vote for, but as of right now, I don’t plan to vote for any candidate … Continue reading

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Do the votes of Mental Health Advocates Matter?

I have seen articles talking about what mental health advocates would ask a candidate. I have heard advocates talk about what they would say to a  candidate if they had a chance to talk to them.  (Links to articles below) However, … Continue reading

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