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21 Nov

What is The Dark Triad?

If you’re a follower of true crime, you may have heard the words “the dark triad” uttered in the past when characters or a narrator is describing the crime’s suspect. This mysterious phrase gives you that feeling that something sinister is about to pop out from the shadows like Voldemort or Darth Vader, the phrase […]

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01 Nov

The Queen’s Gambit: Netflix series Depicts link between Genius and Psychosis

Late last month Netflix released a new show called The Queen’s Gambit. The series focuses on the life of Beth Harmon, a young woman navigating the world of professional chess tournaments in the 1960’s. We get to follow Beth through the loss of her mother at a young age, her early obsession with the game […]

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07 Oct

The Worst of Both Worlds: Understanding Schizoaffective Disorder

Let’s say you have a day when you hear voices and hallucinate, the world around you becoming like a terribly un-fun house of mirrors. This day is then followed by a day when you feel extremely sad and hopeless. ‘No wonder I feel this way,’ you think, considering the confusing and scary day that came […]

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01 Oct

Which of the Three Mental Health F-Words happens to You?

Fight. Flight. Freeze. These are the three commonly known F-words of the mental health landscape. (What? Were you expecting another F-Word?). Whether we think about it or not – and chances are good that we don’t – as humans, we respond to stimulation in the world around us in one of three ways. You might […]

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13 Sep

What is Postpartum Psychosis? When It’s more than the Baby Blues

Having a baby is supposed to be one of the most blissful times in a new parent’s life. Before the birth, many new moms imagine hours spent snuggling their newborn as they get to know them and fall in love. But for some who have recently given birth, that’s not always the case.

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01 Sep

A Month for Finding Hope: September is National Recovery Month

September is celebrated at the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Recovery Month.

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11 Aug

Woman who Destroyed Mask Display says COVID-19 is causing a Mental Health Crisis

Rein Lively shows the toll the pandemic has taken on our national mental health. Learn more about Lively’s mask destruction.

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01 Aug

A History of Hearing Voices: Four Historical figures that struggled with Psychosis

Learn about famous individuals and their struggles with Psychosis. Newton, van Gogh, and Fitzgerald were all hearing voices.

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12 Jul

Can COVID-19 Cause Psychosis? A new Study sheds light on what we Know

We’re all aware by now that contracting COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, can cause fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. But doctors in one study found that the virus can have extreme implications for brain health, leading to stroke, and in a few cases first-episode psychosis. As reported by The Guardian, the study was […]

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12 Jul

No Shame Day: Breaking the Stigma of Black Mental Health

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month. Formerly Minority Mental Health Month, it’s a chance to call attention to the way that our minds work affects us all, regardless of skin color. 2020 has been an exceptionally difficult year on many fronts and mental health awareness groups are doing all that they can to normalize the […]

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