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Stand Your Ground: On Mental Health Stigma

Stand Your Ground: On Mental Health Stigma

Posted by: Elizabeth Forsythe on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Hello, MHA Indy! I am so very excited to have been invited to share a post with you. My name is Elizabeth, and you can find more of me over at sosayselizabeth.wordpress.com (although I hope to be invited back to share with you again!). I am currently in treatment for a mental illness. In the last ...

Father's Day without a Father

Father's Day without a Father

Posted by: Kelly Turner on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 4:45:00 pm

It’s that time of year when we begin to celebrate summer while swimming, fishing, taking walks, playing in the park, firing up the grill, and celebrating our fathers on Father’s Day. However, for some June 15th will be a painful reminder that our loved ones are no longer with us. I lost ...

The Importance of Breakfast

The Importance of Breakfast

Posted by: Kelly Turner on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm

You've probably had people tell you many times, "you really should eat breakfast!" But in the rush of waking up, showering, finding clothes, getting the family ready, and trying to get everyone to their proper locations on time - we can often overlook this important meal. Maybe you're not a morning ...

The Power of Positive Emotions

Posted by: Kelly Turner on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Have you heard of positive psychology? Likely, even if you haven't heard of it, you've practiced some of its principles in your daily life. Positive psychology is not a self-help movement, it’s not a passing fad, and it doesn’t require an advanced degree to understand. In positive ...

Caring for Your Mind and Body

Caring for Your Mind and Body

Posted by: Mental Health America on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

We all know about the importance about taking care of our health—eating right, getting enough sleep, exercising. Healthy habits positively influence how a person feels and how their body functions. But good health involves not only caring for our body, but also our mind. The fact is our ...

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