Sharing my story makes things easier Victor, April 29, 2019 I was diagnosed with depression during my final year of medical school. Since then it’s been a struggle of relapses and recovery. Sharing my story makes things easier. If I tell you my experience it’s easier for you to share yours. I remember I wrote a […]

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How To Help Someone Who’s Hurting #Suicide You don’t have to have all the answers or make them happy. Here’s what you can do: 1. Let them lead the conversation. 2. Listen. Really listen. 3. Let them know you’re there for them and want to help. 4. Offer to connect them with any additional support they […]

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What to expect from your doctor During your appointment, your doctor or mental health provider is likely to ask you several questions about your mood, thoughts and behavior, such as: When did you first notice symptoms? How is your daily life affected by your symptoms? What treatment, if any, have you had for mental illness? […]

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Preparing for your appointment Whether you schedule an appointment with your primary care provider to talk about mental health concerns or you’re referred to a mental health provider, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, take steps to prepare for your appointment. If possible, take a family member or friend along. Someone who has known you […]

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Treatment Your treatment depends on the type of mental illness you have, its severity and what works best for you. In many cases, a combination of treatments works best. If you have a mild mental illness with well-controlled symptoms, treatment from one health care provider may be sufficient. However, often a team approach is appropriate […]

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WHAT INDIVIDUALS IN RECOVERY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WELLNESS

Why Is Wellness Important? The short answer: For individuals with behavioral health conditions, embracing wellness can improve quality and years of life. A study by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) found that individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) die years earlier than those without these disorders, most often of heart […]

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