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July 14, 2019

The cost of caring for mentally ill inmates NAMI Acting CEO Talks About The State Of Mental Health On C-SPAN Why It’s Important To Unplug Sometimes Teens are more open about talking about mental health and suicide. But they say adults are slow to catch up.

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‘It’s OK To Not Be OK’: How One High School Saved Lives With A 34-Question Survey

June 6, 2019 By Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat Colorado The Colorado Independent https://www.coloradoindependent.com/2019/06/06/teen-mental-health-suicide-prevention/ It was 10:30 a.m. on a Monday in April. Nine counselors, psychologists, and therapists sat around a table in a conference room at Cañon City High School in southern Colorado. In classrooms around the building, the school’s ninth-graders whizzed through an online mental more »

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Communicating Is More Than Finding The Right Words

April 1, 2019

August 24, 2018 | By Keiko Purnell My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would be depressed, answering the question “how are you?” became emotionally draining. Actually, that one question was why I stopped talking to people entirely. “How are more »

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When kids with mental illness can’t live at home

January 31 Kelly Burch Many of Christine Walker’s friends are just starting to help their teenage children plan to leave home, whether for a job, college or a gap year. But Walker’s 16-year-old son Schuyler has already lived away from his family for seven years, spending nearly half his life in residential treatment programs and more »

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Family Survival Guide

By Chris Aiken, M.D. | Feb. 06, 2017 “You seem like you’re walking on eggshells,” our family therapist told me with a wise nod. The image of cracked eggs under my bare feet was strangely comforting compared to what our family was really going through. We were living with mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists more »

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