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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) (national headquarters)
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25 quick ideas to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. http://huff.to/1SC5PkS
Stumped on how to do all that in a short break? Here are 25 (yes, 25!) quick ideas to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. Try one or two -- you'll be better off than you were five minutes ago.
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JOIN US IN GREATER LOS ANGELES AUGUST 15!

Join us and other greater Los Angeles mental health and advocacy organizations on August 15, as we shift the focus from Illness to Wellness at the DBSA I to We Tour. This special two-hour free event in Northridge includes a presentation by Academy Award nominated actress and author Mariel Hemingway! Details: http://bit.ly/ItoWeTourGLA
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Why My Mental Illnesses Aren't 'Dirty Laundry.' http://bit.ly/1JZyS8d
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PICKING EATING LINKED TO ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, ADHD

Finicky eating habits, which affect an estimated 20 percent of children, may be part of a more complicated psychological story. http://nyti.ms/1SBEpM1
In some children, finicky eating habits may be part of a more complicated psychological story.
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Want a say in how depression and bipolar disorder are treated? Join the MoodNetwork research study at MoodNetwork.org.
MoodNetwork, a project of Massachusetts General Hospital, is a nationwide effort to find the best treatments for depression and bipolar disorder. For the first time, patients, families, doctors, and researchers are working together as equal partners to change the direction of mood disorder research.
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Is your child struggling with planning, organizing, and self-regulating? Follow these 10 tips to boost your child's executive functions.
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One hallmark of ADHD is executive function trouble -- planning, organizing, self-regulating. Follow these 10 steps to boot your child's executive functions.
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The first new Seuss story since the beloved author passed away in 1991, 'What Pet Should I Get?' focuses on a common trouble spot for kids with learning and attention issues: struggling to make a decision.
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The new Dr. Seuss book is about trouble making a decision. An expert explains how "What Pet Should I Get?" can be good for kids with learning and attention issues, especially kids with ADHD.
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25 quick ideas to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. http://huff.to/1SC5PkS
Stumped on how to do all that in a short break? Here are 25 (yes, 25!) quick ideas to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. Try one or two -- you'll be better off than you were five minutes ago.
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CREATIVE TECHNIQUES TO COPE WITH PAINFUL EMOTIONS

Many of us have have a difficult time knowing how to navigate a range of painful emotions like anxiety, sadness, anger and shame. Here are 8 creative ways to cope effectively with painful emotions: http://bit.ly/1SBW0Uc
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WELLNESS TOOLBOX

The road to wellness begins with you. DBSA offers a number of tools to help you communicate better with your doctor, keep track of your symptoms and moods, record the progress you're making. http://bit.ly/1BLnfR6
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INTRODUCING DBSA's NEW RESOURCES ABOUT AGITATION

Agitation is a symptom characterized by uneasiness, excessive talking, and unintentional motions that can pose a challenge to people living with mood disorders and their loved ones. A two-part video series is the latest segment of our comprehensive Understanding Agitation education program, which aims to shed light on this commonly misunderstood symptom and promote compassionate, effective treatments.

The Personal Stories video can be found here: http://bit.ly/1hauSL4
The De-escalation video can be found here: http://bit.ly/1JVq3MK
Visit DBSA's Understanding Agitation page to access other elements of the program here: http://bit.ly/1JVqdnl
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A PHRASE TO RENOUNCE: 'The Mentally Ill'

What’s so bad about the phrase 'the mentally ill'? Dr. Paul Summergrad of the American Psychiatric Association explains why headline-writers should stop using this term. http://bit.ly/1fd9Adh
The president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association explains why headline-writers should stop using the term 'the mentally ill.'
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(800) 826-3632
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(312) 642-7243
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730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501 Chicago, Illinois 60654-7225
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This is the official Google+ page for DBSA, the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses.
Introduction

Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder support.  We provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders; and, we envision wellness for people who live with these conditions. Our vision, mission, and programming are always informed by the personal, lived experience of peers.

Our tag line, “We’ve been there.  We can help.” Is far more than a catchy slogan.  DBSA is led by and was created for individuals living with mood disorders.  This experience informs everything we do at DBSA:

  • Peer-led support groups
  • Information on how to help others
  • In-depth information on mood disorders
  • Balanced Mind Parent Network
  • Wellness tools and resources
  • Family Helpline