Patients can increase the chance of receiving evidence-based care by asking their medical and/or behavioral health provider why they are recommending a certain treatment and the strength of the research behind the recommendation. It’s perfectly appropriate to ask which evidence-based therapies are right for a specific issue. Join the conversation. http://bit.ly/1HxXo08
By connecting with other families through the Balanced Mind Parent Network, you will find a safe haven of ideas and information in the midst of the storm. You are not alone!
Join here: http://bit.ly/1qDMVs1
A group of high school students knew they wanted to help teens struggling with anxiety and depression. They didn’t know their innovative new app, Safe & Sound, would take them all the way to the White House.
What are your thoughts on the relationship between spirituality or religious faith and mental health? DBSA will use results from our Spirituality and Wellness Survey to help us develop programs to support wellness and recovery. This information will also help us to inform mental health providers and clergy or other religious leaders. http://svy.mk/1GXKGYc
Research shows patients who are involved in their own healthcare receive higher quality care and achieve better health outcomes. When it comes to mental health care, there is a lag in patient involvement, often because of the stigma attached to mental illness. In this week’s Care For Your Mind post, we examine this threat to quality health care.
“Sometimes, slipping into a depression is nature’s way of saying ‘I need to rest.’ Ride it out, knowing that ‘being OK’ will resurface as time moves forward. When I recover from a depressive bout, I usually awaken with some great insights to carry me on even better than before.”
Visit the Facing Us Clubhouse to get more tips, create your own, track your wellness and connect with peers. http://www.facingus.org/
DBSA President Allen Doederlein reflects on the recent "Fixing America's Mental Healthcare System" briefing in Washington, and shares his thoughts on the important role "lived experience" should play in finding solutions and defining policy. http://bit.ly/1H2YVLs
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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