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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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I Didn’t Treat My Son’s Mental Illness. Now, We Both Face the Consequences.

Had I trusted and sought out available help for him, I wouldn’t have needed to fill an entire journal with apologies.

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

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Understanding The Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

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No Illness, Mental or Physical, is Shameful

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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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Building a Recovery-Oriented System of Care

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How Time Line Therapy Has Helped Me

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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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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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Boredom as a Symptom

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Recent Study Calls for Reevaluating Antidepressant Warnings

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Why Mourning for the Self Is a Necessary Part of Healing

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Understanding Mental Illness Triggers

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Recent Changes May Affect Access to an Important Medication

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How to Prepare for Your Psychiatric Appointment

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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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Medications Are Not the Only Way to Treat Depression

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

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Understanding and Addressing the Ambiguity in Psychiatry

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Navigating Financial Barriers to Mental Health Treatment

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My Experience with Diagnostic Overshadowing

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Overcoming Cultural Barriers on the Road to Recovery

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Bipolar Depression: The Lows We Don’t Talk About Enough

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Are You Really Treatment Resistant?

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How Kate Spade’s Suicide Opened My Eyes to the Impact of Stigma

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Neurofeedback: A Complement to Talk Therapy and Medication

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Veterans’ Mental Health Myths That Should Be Dispelled

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Buddhist-Derived Psychotherapies for Borderline Personality Disorder

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The Truth About Dissociative Identity Disorder

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The Transdiagnostic Dimensional Approach: Another Way of Understanding Mental Illness

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How the Mental Health Community Can Support Black Mental Health

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Addressing the Increased Risk of Postpartum Depression for Black Women

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Finding my Voice in Therapy as a South Asian

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Fighting Gender-Based Harassment and Depression

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Accepting My Sexuality in Eating Disorder Recovery

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What My Brothers Taught Me About the Importance of Early Intervention

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Stereotypes and Seeking Care in a Racialized America

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How To Navigate the Overwhelming Volume of Mental Health Apps

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My Daughter’s First Episode of Psychosis

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Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children

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Myths and Facts of Bipolar Disorder

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Five Warning Signs of Mental Illness that People Miss

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A Message for Anyone with a Treatment-Resistant Mental Illness

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Let My Journey with BPD Be Your Guide (Not Your Blueprint)

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Schizophrenia Does Not Have Me

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How Public Officials Can Protect the Rights of Prisoners with Mental Illness

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Criminal Justice Involvement of People with Serious Mental Illness

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What Is Mental Health Probation?

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The Most Common Symptom That Is Rarely Asked About

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Recovery Begins with a Decision

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A New Tool to Help Plan for Crises

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Why I Embrace 12-Step Principles as a Therapist

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The Waiting Room

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Talking to Your Kids About Psychiatric Medications

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Quitting Tobacco with A Mental Illness: What You Need to Know

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5 Common Myths About Suicide Debunked

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My Spiral out of Reality

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A New Treatment Option for Major Depressive Disorder

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Making the Most of a Psych Ward Stay: Strategies from a Psychiatric Nurse

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From Patient to Survivor

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How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

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My Long Journey to Getting My Son Help

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7 Myths About Pediatric Depression

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Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder

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Why Black Churches Need to Do Better with Mental Health Issues

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Why We Need More Culturally Competent Therapists

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

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How I Use ACT and CBT to Help People Cope with Health Conditions

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How to Protect Your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Finding the Best Medication Regimen

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It's Okay If You Need Meds to Be Okay

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Defeating Stigma with Science

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The Many Forms of Mental Illness Discrimination

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How Public Officials Can Protect the Rights of Prisoners with Mental Illness

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How PTSD Affected My Life

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How to Move Forward After Going Through a Crisis

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A Blueprint to Healing From Depersonalization

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Beyond the Baby Blues: Depression During and After Pregnancy

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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Even If You Are a Professional

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Preventing and Preparing for a Mental Health Crisis

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How Writing to Myself Helped Me Cope with Panic Attacks

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Don’t Invalidate My Depression

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Techniques to Spot Childhood Depression

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Understanding Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation For OCD

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Caring for the Caregiver

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How Families Can Work Together

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My Path to Accepting Mental Illness

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What I Wish Others Hadn’t Said After My Hospitalization

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How Being Hospitalized Changed My Perception of Mental Illness

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Mental Health Conditions Seen in Childhood

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PTSD is More Likely in Women Than Men

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We Need to Take Suicide Prevention More Seriously

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Suicide Prevention for College Students

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Screening through Primary Care Providers to Prevent Suicide

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Turning Suicidal Ideation into Hope

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The Unexpected Medical Bill

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