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Mental Health Month Post #2

Finding My Purpose By Rebecca Ann Lombardo I’ve always been extremely hard on myself. I think those of us who struggle with depression frequently are. I know that I have a tendency to compare myself to others who don’t have to … Continue reading

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Mental Health Month Post #1

By Zakeriah Thomas Ever since I was a young child I knew I was different. As if I just saw the world either move too fast or too slow. I had a lot of problems growing up. From my random outbursts, … Continue reading

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May is Mental Health Month!

This month is Mental Health Month! Over the next few weeks, I will be posting stories written by some of our community members about their experiences with mental health and mental health stigma. What are your plans for mental health … Continue reading

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Why do you share your story?

There are so many mental health advocates out there who share their stories about their mental health experiences in an effort to help end the stigma that is still so often attached to mental health issues. I would like to … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “Unpacked Sparkle” by Patrick A. Roland

Excerpt from Unpacked Sparkle by Patrick A. Roland Chapter 26 – Royals So began six days of being locked up in a mostly padded room in a long hallway of corridors that led nowhere, except to the center of the … 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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Pets as Mental Health Support

I recently posted an article on End The Stigma’s Facebook page titled “It’s Time to Take Pets Seriously as Mental Health Support,” and I asked some of our community members to post a picture of their pet and to write … Continue reading

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Introspection & Self-Care

This past fall I began my first semester of graduate school as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling student. It was a stressful and exhausting semester since I was working part-time and choreographing a high school musical on top of being … Continue reading

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My Culture & Stigma

The following is an excerpt from a paper that I wrote for graduate school titled “My Cultural Background.” One aspect of our culture that sadly still exists is the stigma of mental illness. I suffered from depression and anxiety my … Continue reading

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“Unique’s Story…” By Stacey Lehrer

Unique always used to talk about writing a book about her life. She worked on it off and on for years, often telling me about a chapter she was working on or what part she planned to write about next. … Continue reading

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