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24 Apr

What Does It mean to be Institutionalized Now?

What is it like to be on the inside of an institution? What do patient’s days look like and how are they treated? Learn about being Institutionalized Now.

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23 Apr

Ways to Mentally Survive being Isolated

If you suffer from mental health issues, the interruption in your routine may cause your issues to intensify. Here are a few ideas to help.

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12 Mar

What is Gaslighting?

You may have heard the term ‘gaslighting’ a lot lately. Earlier this month, the band The Dixie Chicks even released a song called “Gaslighter”. But what is gaslighting and what does it mean? Gaslighting refers to a form of psychological abuse in which the victim is led to belief that they are losing their sense […]

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01 Mar

Sweden treating Psychosis with Groundbreaking Therapy

What if treating psychosis had less to do with the person experiencing it and more to do with their environment? A program in Sweden has created a way to treat individuals struggling with psychosis and other serious mental health issues by placing them with volunteer families at farms throughout the country. Family Care Foundation is […]

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10 Feb

Dealing with Your Child’s Psychosis: Resources for Parents

Like most parents, when our kids are sick, we’d love to take their place. We’d rather take on a fever, the stomach flu, or even worse ailments ourselves in the name of seeing our kids happy and healthy. When it comes to experiencing psychosis, the wish that we could take their place becomes even stronger […]

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02 Feb

What is it Like to think like a Schizophrenic?

We hear a lot of talk about schizophrenia, or Multiple Personality Disorder. There is also much to be read about schizophrenia (take this blog for starters). But what is it really like to have schizophrenia? To be the person dealing with it on a daily basis? If popular media is to be believed, it’s terrifying. […]

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27 Jan

Ways to Stay Happy During the Darkest Parts of Winter

Norway is a land of snow and icy fjords. In the deepest part of winter, the country sees about five hours of full daylight each day. But just because it’s cold and dark, that doesn’t mean life stops there. People go to work. Kids keep going to school. Life goes on. The trick is to […]

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10 Jan

Unraveling the Mystery of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Did you catch the BBC’s new version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? While the story has been told in may formats before, the BBC’s latest (shown here in the states on FX) takes on a much darker tone, capturing the desperate nature of life in Victorian England and showing us a different side of […]

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11 Dec

Seven Ways to be an Ally to Someone with Anxiety this holiday

Anxiety is so confusing. For the person who has it, it means feeling overwhelmed and scared seemingly out of nowhere. It means the simplest of tasks – like making a phone call – become insurmountable obstacles that drain the sufferer of energy and leave them feeling sad and incompetent. For their friends and family, it […]

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01 Dec

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a term you might hear a lot these days. There’s a simple answer for why: CBT is regarded as one of the most effective ways to treat a number of common psychological disorders. But what is it and how does it work? If we break down the phrase Cognitive […]

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