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Can You Diagnose Yourself with a Mental Illness?

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Is it wise to try to diagnose yourself with a mental illness? When you know that something isn’t right with how you’re experiencing life, you just might do what so many others do: identify your mental illness symptoms and try to pinpoint what’s causing them. Searching for information about what you’re experiencing is very empowering … Read more…

Its Just Anxiety

Amazing hour documetary on Anxiety, by “Susan Polis Schutz”, I saw today on Pbs. Probably one of the best documetaries on Anxiety Ive seen. Sadly not free, not on YouTube, but you can buy “Its-Just-Anxiety” for $15 on Amazon. Susan Polis Schutz also did an amazing doc on depression I saw years ago.

Survey $75

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If you decide to this, please mention “DBSA TUCSON” so our group gets the $25 credit when you get your $75.00. Researchers from Optum are conducting a survey to explore quality of life in individuals who have been diagnosed with Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia/Schizo-affective disorder. Participation in this study will include asking your … Read more…

13 Reasons Why depiction of Teen Suicide – School Counselors picking up the pieces

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It’s been over a month since 13 Reasons Why made its début on Netflix, but the discussion around the teen drama shows no signs of dying down. The 13-episode series, based on the young adult novel by Jay Asher, has been tweeted about more than 11 million times since March 30…. School counselors talk Netflix … Read more…

This is Expired: Loft Cinema presents a screening of, Titicut Follies

Titicut Follies

“Then versus now” in terms of treatment of the mentally ill. Co-presented by Southern Arizona Psychological Association, & The Loft Cinema. The Loft Cinema presents a special screening of the landmark 1967 documentary Titicut Follies, directed by 2016 Honorary Oscar-winner Frederick Wiseman,  in a newly-restored 50th anniversary edition. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titicut_Follies Featuring an introduction by psychologist Dr. Patricia … Read more…

Tucson Weekly seeking phn interview on TV show, “13 Reasons Why”.

13 Reasons Why

Tucson Weekly seeking interview on TV’s portrayal of mental health in Netflix’s, 13 Reasons Why. I am a reporter for Tucson Weekly and I was wondering if I could ask someone here a few questions about your work with depression and suicide prevention. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the popular new Netflix series, … Read more…

Maria Bamford, Jackie Kashian, Apr 22 Sat, 7pm

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Our Dbsa group are going to the Rialto Theatre, to see Maria Bamford and Jackie Kashian Sat, 4-22. Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. Jackie Kashian’s comedy is like listening to a really racy episode of All Things Considered. She is comic, writer, and occasional actor… she just did her first late night set … Read more…

Merriment When You Don’t Feel Merry

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Do you hate the holidays? The holiday season affects mental health. All the merriment can increase a sense of depression, anxiety, and isolation. Festivities can exacerbate the stresses and symptoms of eating disorders. In general, the people, sights, smells, and sounds can be overwhelming for almost anyone living with a mental illness. More…

I Won’t Justify My Anxiety Anymore

From Themighty.com “Huh. Must be a women thing.” Said with a dismissive shrug and a grin, this was my supervisor’s response when I tried to explain how my brain works differently with its multiple anxiety disorders. The problem was apparently not with my brain chemistry, but with my ovaries. Give me a fainting couch and … Read more…

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