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Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line

Q: HOW DOES CRISIS TEXT LINE WORK? A: Text Start, to 741741. Available 24/7 in the USA. crisistextline.org A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The crisis counselor helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals – … Read more…

Cafe 54 – Helping mentally ill, may have to close its doors…

A local café that helps job train people with mental illnesses could soon have to close its doors. Café 54 has changed hundreds of lives in Tucson, and now it needs your help. Have a great lunch at Cafe 54. 11:00AM – 2:00PM Monday through Friday http://www.cafe54.org/ And lunch out at their new Food Truck: … Read more…

Being Mad about Psychiatry & Psychiatric Medications

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I used to be a person who was very mad about psychiatry and psychiatric medication (psych meds). I had that vehement anger we often hear from antipsychiatrists although I was not antipsychatiry, per se. My biggest fantasy, at the time, was to take the horrible medications I was prescribed and shove them down the throat … Read more…

Café 54 asks public for help, facing funding deficit,

Cafe 54, Tucson

In the face of a steep deficit, leaders of downtown lunch bistro Café 54 are turning to the public for help. The nonprofit has seen reduced insurance payments for the recovery support services it offers people with serious mental illness, who can get job training at the American fusion cafe and its mobile food truck, … Read more…

Wanna post an article/story/link?

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Go right ahead! http://dbsatucson.org/register/ Anyone who creates an account on the Dbsa Tucson website can post to the website. Then you can post a personal story, or post a LINK to some story or article you found on the web. As long as it’s about mental illness its OK. You can even write a post … Read more…

Even “The Rock” has Depression.

Duane Johnson's Depression

After playing football for four years at the University of Miami, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock”, was passed over by the NFL. While he played for the Canadian Football League for a short time, he was ultimately cut from his team, the Calgary Stampeders, and sent packing. At 23, Dwayne found himself living in his parents’ … Read more…

11 Tips to Help Manage Anxiety

If your mind were a diesel engine, anxiety would be the leaded gas that was accidentally poured in and responsible for all the burps and stutters. Even more so than depression, I think, anxiety is the big disabler in my life, with a capital D. That is why I try to nip my anxiety in … Read more…

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder shortly before my 30th birthday. Acutely manic, powerfully overconfident, and terrified that medication or even stability would kill my creativity, I refused to take meds. When I fell into a crushing depression a few months later, I realized that no matter what happened to my art (my passion, my … Read more…

Successful People with Mental Illness

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Several Years ago our NAMI friends came out with a poster “People with Mental Illness Enrich Our Lives” listing famous and successful people with mental illness. The idea was to increase public awareness of the contributions of people with mental illness. The poster was also a confirmation that people with mental illnesses could accomplish anything. … Read more…

List of Depression Resources

While I’ve known a handful of people throughout my life that were open about their battle with depression, I truly had no idea that as many as 1 in 10 people will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime (1). Not only that, but depression can fuel other disorders like chronic anxiety and … Read more…

Animals and Healing in Mental Health

What is your experience with animals and healing in your Mental Health? Contribute your experience to our DBSA newsletter or blog, and share your message of hope. Please write a paragraph or more about your favorite animal and healing in your Mental Health story, including quirks, lovable qualities, and how your animal has helped with your … Read more…

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