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Communicating Is More Than Finding The Right Words

August 31, 2018

August 24, 2018 | By Keiko Purnell My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would be depressed, answering the question “how are you?” became emotionally draining. Actually, that one question was why I stopped talking to people entirely. “How are more »

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Traveling With A Mood Disorder

By Jonathan Berg I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder when I was 14. It has taken me decades to come to grips with what that means, and to be in a place where I’m comfortable talking openly about it. Nowadays, I’m really open, because I work as a travel blogger, connecting with people and places for a living. more »

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Spreading Hope Through Peer Support

August 3, 2018

August 1, 2018 | By Michael Haines What does it mean to be a peer support specialist? To me, it means providing a voice for people when they struggle in finding their own. It means advocating for people, encouraging their recoveries and even sometimes standing in courtrooms as a show of support. And it often more »

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5 Ways I Help Myself When My Job Is To Help Others

July 2, 2018

By Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES | Jun. 22, 2018 I’m a helper. Over the years, I’ve supported those living with serious and persistent mental illness, people with substance use disorders and survivors of rape and other traumas. Each day, people come to me with their biggest worries and their biggest wins. They look to me more »

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