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A Vital State Resource for Families and Individuals Facing the Challenges of Mental Illness.
A Vital State Resource for Families and Individuals Facing the Challenges of Mental Illness.

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The stigma of #psychiatry and mental illness is undeniable, although some still fail to realize how this affects our patients, their seeking of care, and our ability to truly help them. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/876115 #mentalhealth #stigma #psychiatry

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 26-March 4. Learn the facts about eating disorders.
In the United States alone, 30 million people will be impacted by an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime.
Almost 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression.
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder http://mybodyscreening.org #NEDAwareness

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Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction do not have a gender or race bias, as they encompass numerous countries and cultures. Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder, but treatment is effective. Check MyBodyScreening.org to see if your symptoms could mean you have an eating disorder. #NEDAwareness #mentalhealth
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Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that impact an individual’s life and wellbeing. The earlier a person with an eating disorder seeks treatment, the greater the likelihood of physical and emotional recovery. Confidential screenings are available at www.MyBodyScreening.org. #NEDAwareness #mentalhealth
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Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction do not have a gender or race bias, as they encompass numerous countries and cultures. Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder, but treatment is effective. Check MyBodyScreening.org to see if your symptoms could mean you have an eating disorder. #NEDAwareness #mentalhealth
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February 26 - March 4 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. 30 million people will experience an eating disorder in their lifetime. Anonymous self-assessments are quick, easy, and empower people with the information to act. Visit www.MyBodyScreening.org today. #NEDAwareness #mentalhealth
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Share Your Caregiver Knowledge & Experience; Become a NAMI Basics Caregiver Teacher! FREE Two-Day Caregiver Teacher Training, Saturday & Sunday, March 25 - 26, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm, At The Schrafft’s Center in Charlestown. http://namimass.org/programs/nami-basics

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Fifteen million Americans live with depression. The most common way they’re treating it is with anti-depressant drugs, but half of them either can’t tolerate the medicine, or they aren’t responding to it.
Now doctors are using a non-invasive treatment for depression, and it seems to be offering promising results. http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/new-non-medicinal-treatment-helps-with-depression/413362627

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Many people fear that being honest about their struggles with mental health will make people see them differently. And since mental health can still carry a stigma, sometimes that fear is warranted. The last thing anyone wants it to feel judged or looked down upon every day at work. http://www.self.com/story/how-to-talk-to-your-boss-about-mental-health-issues #mentalhealth #disclosure #workplace

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For a year or so I worked hard at learning how to socialize and I made some progress in therapy. My doctor said a number of weird and outlandish things to help make socialization easier. One of my main issues was that I was being far too critical of myself from having been criticized by so many other people. https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/challenging-stigma-mental-illness-snsw/ #mentalhealth #friends #socialization
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