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When Depression Causes a Lack of Motivation

The lack of motivation that can be caused by depression and other mental illnesses can be debilitating. There’s some things that are so important they m must be done as soon as possible. But for those who battle depression, the motivation factor can be an enemy that seems insurmountable at times. http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2015/03/about-depression-caused-lack-of-motivation/

Stigma and Discrimination: The Effect of Stigma

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Stigma and discrimination go hand-in-hand, especially when it comes to mental illness. According to the Wisconsin United for Mental Health website, “. . . people with a mental illness would rather tell their employers they have committed a petty crime and were in jail than admit to being in a psychiatric hospital.” http://www.healthyplace.com/stigma/stand-up-for-mental-health/stigma-and-discrimination-the-effect-of-stigma/

My Recovery Story

My Story

I was officially diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1990. The illness was overwhelming but I was relieved to know it had a name. However I soon surrendered to the power of the illness. I was ‘bipolar’. I considered myself weak and sick. For years all I could think of was what I had lost. I often thought … 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…

Dr. Nickolas Breitborde Director of the Epicenter

Saturday, January 10 2015 (the event is free and open to the public) University of Arizona School of Psychiatry. Sponsored by: Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Tucson 2pm-3pm: Dr. Breitborde?s Presentation 3pm-3:45pm: Meet and Greet: Dr. Breitborde Appetizers and beverages will be served 3:45-4:30pm: DBSA Tucson Annual Members Meeting Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, … Read more…

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