Category Archives: Educational

Mind & Body: Type 1 Diabetes and Mental Health

When you think about the term “health,” what first comes to mind? Physical health? Mental health? Many people place more of an emphasis on physical health, but mental health is just as important. In fact, mind and body are more connected … Continue reading

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Depression: Warning Signs & Symptoms

I decided to write a post about depression because it is one of the most common mental disorders in the US. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 3 to 5 percent of adults are dealing with major … Continue reading

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Mental Health Support Groups & How to Start Your Own

Recreation and mental health. We all know that becoming active in the community is important in improving our mental health. But what happens when you feel too depressed to get out to see existing friends and networks? What happens even … Continue reading

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Music and Mental Illness Recovery

This is a post that I originally wrote and published on February 20th, 2010. Music has the power to influence people’s emotions; it can make them happy, sad, or angry. Music can also aid in the recovery of mental illnesses. … Continue reading

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A Little Bit About Self-Injury

**Trigger warning: this post talks about what self-harm is, including different ways to self-harm. If you think this may be triggering for you,  please do not continue reading.** Self-injury is when someone intentionally hurts themselves. These behaviors include cutting, burning, … Continue reading

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