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I Am Allowed: Healing My Childhood Trauma and Accepting My Feelings

We can’t heal what we don’t let ourselves feel.

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Growing Up with Panic Attacks

Despite the frustrations of living with panic attacks, I have seized the opportunity to become an expert on my own condition.

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How Parents Can Support their College Students’ Mental Health

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My Journey to Reduce the Stigma Around Male Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse

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To Improve Student Mental Health, We Need More Than Crisis Response

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5 Tips to Help Young Children Understand Anger

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How I Talk About Mental Health with My Kids

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The Story of an Adolescence, Interrupted

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Recognizing My Daughter’s (and My Own) Anxiety Warning Signs

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Bold Action Will Change the Mental Health Conversation

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Three Ways Traumatic Stress Presents and How to Manage It

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Mental Health is Health: Giving Context to Mental Illness

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Knowing and Managing My Triggers

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Missing the Early Warning Signs: My Son’s Journey with Schizophrenia

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Unpacking My Panic Attack

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The “Model Minority” Stereotype Prevents AAPI From Seeking Mental Health Care

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Understanding The Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

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Warning Signs and Possible Causes of a Bipolar Episode

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Life with High-Functioning Depression: Functional Does Not Always Mean Healthy

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Early Intervention Could Have Changed My Life

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Battling Mental Health Symptoms and the Consequences of Stigma

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The Consequences of Stigma Surrounding Schizophrenia

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No Illness, Mental or Physical, is Shameful

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Mental Illness Is Not a Joke: Fighting Stigma in Pop Culture

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Unpacking Narcissism and Stigma

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DID Stories Are Riddled with Stigma: I Want to Tell a More Accurate One

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Developing Effective Anti-Stigma Interventions

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Inpatient Psych Care: What Movies Get Wrong and Why It Matters

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Fighting Internalized Stigma and Changing My Attitude

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Erasing Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

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Fighting Stigma with Education

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Three Lessons I Learned from a Decade in Therapy

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The Problem with Preaching Gratitude

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Mental Health and Gender Dysphoria

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Exploring My Own Healing as an Expressive Arts Therapist

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Reimagining Mental Health in Schools

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It’s Time for New Standards for Mental Health Care

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What Mental Health Care Can Learn from Dental Health Care Strategies

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Improving the Hiring Process for People with Mental Illness

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Building a Recovery-Oriented System of Care

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How Time Line Therapy Has Helped Me

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How Advocates Can Push for A Crises Standard of Care

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Every First Responder Deserves Solace

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Addressing the Lack of Diversity in the Mental Health Field

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The Importance of Community in Indigenous Peoples’ Healing

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Why We Need Mental Health Care Integration

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Navigating Depression and Psychosis: The Experience We Rarely Talk About

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How My Daughter Reminded Me to Leave My Comfort Zone and Embrace Life

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Derealization: The Symptom That Makes the World Feel Unreal

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Changing the Conversation about Eating Disorders

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Understanding and Managing Psychosis

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Navigating My Relationship and Hypergraphia

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Boredom as a Symptom

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Recognizing the Lesser-Known Symptoms of Depression

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Parenting with a Mental Health Condition

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When Trauma Is Triggered at Work

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How Volunteering Improves Mental Health

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Recent Study Calls for Reevaluating Antidepressant Warnings

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The Surprising Mental Health Benefits of Fishing

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How Music Shaped My Mental Health Journey

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How Walking Has Helped Me with My PTSD Recovery

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Why Mourning for the Self Is a Necessary Part of Healing

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The Importance of Finding Acceptance on My Mental Health Journey

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From Pain to Pride: How Writing My Story Helped Heal My Trauma

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Adopting a Cat Helped Me Find Recovery

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Understanding Mental Illness Triggers

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Return to Work: The New Normal Centers Mental Health

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How You Can #Act4MentalHealth During the Next Legislative Session

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How My Mental Health Support Group Became My Lifeline

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Recent Changes May Affect Access to an Important Medication

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How I Developed a Healthy Relationship with Exercise to Help My Mental Health

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Taking the Leap of Faith to Healthy Self-Esteem

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Finding Reality Through Cartooning

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How to Prioritize Self-Care During the Holidays

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How the “Laziness Myth” Affects Those with Mental Illness

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How Finding NAMI Was Pivotal to My Recovery

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How to Prepare for Your Psychiatric Appointment

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Learning to Identify and Self-Manage Mania

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What I Learned from Experiencing Postpartum OCD and Depression

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Listening to the Whispers of Mental Illness Before They Turn into Shouts

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Weaving the Threads of Healing Through Writing

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How My Husband’s Untreated Symptoms Affected My Anxiety

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Finding Emotional Well-Being as an Indigenous Woman in America

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The Benefit of Support Groups When You Love Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

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Five Things to Say to a Loved One with Anxiety

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What to Do When You Love Someone with Depression

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Lies I Told Myself When I Found Out My Daughter Was Struggling

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Medications Are Not the Only Way to Treat Depression

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Advice for Mental Illness Caregivers

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Suicide

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How My Daughter’s Experience Shaped My Career in Rural Mental Health Care

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When I Missed the Signs That My Son Has Schizophrenia

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How Advocates Can Push for a Crises Standard of Care

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Caring for Yourself When Your Spouse Has a Mental Illness

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How to Describe Borderline Personality Disorder to Those Who Don’t Understand

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Understanding and Addressing the Ambiguity in Psychiatry

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Discrimination in Academia

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Navigating Financial Barriers to Mental Health Treatment

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Why Labels Can Be Harmful When You Have Mental Illness

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Learning How to Maintain Employment with Bipolar Disorder

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My Son’s Breakup Was About My Mental Illness

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How I Dealt with Mental Health Discrimination in the Church

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