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Mental Illness: How To Provide Better Care for an Ill Family Member or Friend

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The past few weeks I have featured a variety of views on mental illness. This week I would like to share a few tips on how to navigate the rough waters of long term living with one of these devastating illnesses. As a mother of a son with Schizophrenia

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Mental Health: Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

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When my son was diagnosed with serious mental illness, I was not prepared for how alone I would feel. I admit that my knowledge about mental illness was defined by negative stereotypes that are pervasive in TV and Movies.┬áIn short, I was afraid of the disease and did…

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Mental Health: 5 Ways to Help Support a Mentally Ill Sibling

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When my son was diagnosed with Schizophrenia there were two younger children still living at home. His illness necessitated a move to a new town so that he could receive medical treatment which meant that the two younger children were uprooted from their familiar lives to a place we had…

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Mental Health: Coping With a Spouse Who Has Mental Illness

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Falling in love can be easy. Staying in love might require effort. But what happens when your spouse becomes mentally ill? How do you keep a healthy relationship with your spouse? During my time as a NAMI Family-to-Family Mental Illness Education teacher, I was always amazed at the…

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