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What is #MentalHealth?

What is #MentalHealth?

Posted by: Kelly Turner on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 12:00:00 am

We all know what mental health is. If we are fortunate enough to have good mental health, we typically don't think about it. However, when our mental health is poor - it can impact nearly every aspect of our lives at times. For someone who lives with chronic depression or anxiety, it can be an ...

An American Sniper’s Mental Courage

An American Sniper’s Mental Courage

Posted by: Matt Gleason, Mental Health Association Oklahoma on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:00:00 am

There is little question that war has a lasting effect on the mental health of those involved. While soldiers might train for the physical dangers of war, training against mental trauma can be left behind as individuals ship out.

A new Oscar-nominated movie highlights the post-war battles a Navy SEAL fights after four tours in Iraq that caused him to become the most deadly sniper in American history.


Posted by: Tim Sherfy on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

"If you drive a produce truck, your ‘why’ could be because children need fruits and vegetables to grow healthy, and you are making that possible." Guest blogger Tim Sherfy explains to us how important motivation is when thinking about our careers. We can often forget that the 'why' behind what we do is just important as the compensation involved.

Living in a Crazy World

Posted by: Kelly Turner on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Last year, as I was looking for internships, I decided I wanted to work for a company that had some personal significance in my life. I had two passions: mental health and eating Chipotle. Since I didn’t want to ruin my love for delicious burritos, I decided to pursue a career in helping to ...

Preventing Suicide

Posted by: Laura King| Member, Board of Directors: Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

The shocking death of Robin Williams who took his own life, shines a very bright light on depression. Thank God. Medical professionals from around the country are speaking up, acknowledging that depression is a disease – just like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. According to the American ...

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