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What Mental Illness Feels Like - Michael's story

What Mental Illness Feels Like - Michael's story

Posted by: Michael Brown on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 2:00:00 am

Any activity, be it mental or physical can only be carried out for so long before inevitable collapse occurs. This is exactly where I found myself two years ago.

What Mental Illness Feels Like - Pingnan's Story

What Mental Illness Feels Like - Pingnan's Story

Posted by: Pingnan Shi on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 12:00:00 am

I was diagnosed in the summer of 2010 when I was 47 years old. However, my first experience with mental illness was when I was 15 years old. 

Survivor Story - In Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Survivor Story - In Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted by: Kiratpreet Kaur Sandhu on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

My name is Kiratpreet Kaur Sandhu, and I am a survivor of sexual violence. I won’t mince words today because frankly, we unfortunately see enough of that in the media every day.

13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise

Posted by: Sophia Breene Huffington Post on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:40:00 pm

Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin’ bod, but working out has above-the-neck benefits, too. For the past decade or so, scientists have pondered how exercising can boost brain function. Regardless of age or fitness level (yup, this includes everyone from mall-walkers to marathoners), studies show that making time for exercise provides some serious mental benefits. Get inspired to exercise by reading up on these unexpected ways that working out can benefit mental health, relationships and lead to a healthier and happier life overall.

Addressing Mental Health Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4)

Posted by: Mental Health America on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:00:00 am

When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases, and are beginning to show signs of symptoms like a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or ...

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