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Turning illness into art: Illustrating life with a chronic condition

In medical terms, every health condition has a clear definition. But only you know what it really feels like to live with it — and making others understand can be a challenge. When we asked some PatientsLikeMe members to explain what life was like with their condition, their responses painted vivid pictures of what they’re going through. So, … Read more…

Bipolar Disorder, Real People, Real Stories

Getting a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis is like jumping into an unknown pool. The initial plunge – the instant your body breaks water – can feel like a shock to your system. But once you’re there, in the water, if given the proper tools and support, you may find you’re able to swim, and that life … Read more…

Online survey about “disclosure” of one’s mental health diagnosis in the workplace.

Have you ever been diagnosed with some form of a mental illness (including, BUT not limited to-major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD)? Are you currently employed? Are you interested in helping researchers to better understand YOUR experiences at work? Would you like to earn $5.00. If you said yes to all of the previous … Read more…

TPD mental illness de-esclation techniques involving Tucson mentally ill.

As more first responders encounter persons with mental illness, protocols are being developed to better handle these situations and get treatment to those who need it. Learn what Tucson Police Department is doing and also how to recognize when mental illness might be a factor in situations that require a 911 call. Salients below, details … Read more…

TIME Mag Ketamine article, New Hope for Depression

Time Magazine Ketamine, depression article. 2017

© Copyright Time Magazine 2017 Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The best-known treatments at the top of the list–half a dozen antidepressants and known combinations of those drugs–are all crossed out. “My therapist says he’s never had this … Read more…

Worst Thing to Say To Someone Dealing With Depression

Coming out of Depression

It doesn’t take a tragedy to bring on depression—in truth, depression is more a result of the internal environment than the external. I was 27 years old, pursuing my dreams in beautiful Los Angeles, and I’d finally had a breakthrough in my business that allowed me to quit my job and do more fulfilling work. … Read more…

Depression may be result of you being too nice?

depression-are you to nice?

A fact about depression is that it won’t send a courtesy text or call before entering your life. Depression comes knocking at the door at a time most unexpected and crashes your whole system down. You may have all that you have asked for and yet depression will come as an unwanted guest and stay. … Read more…

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