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Can We Stop Labeling Ourselves With Our Mental Illnesses?

Hattie Gladwell Metro.co.uk You are not OCD. You have OCD. That’s an important distinction. I really wish people would stop labelling themselves – and others – with their mental illness. What I’m talking about is discussing mental illness as though … Continue reading

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6 reasons why people commit suicide

Alex Lickerman, MD | Conditions | June 3, 2010 Though I’ve never lost a friend or family member to suicide, I have lost a patient. I have known a number of people left behind by the suicide of people close … Continue reading

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Taking on Stigma Through Mental Illness Awareness

9 Ways To Fight Mental Health Stigma By Laura Greenstein | Oct. 11, 2017   Most people who live with mental illness have, at some point, been blamed for their condition. They’ve been called names. Their symptoms have been referred to as “a … Continue reading

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A Complicated Relationship: Anxiety, Depression or Something More?

Vinay Saranga MD Saranga Psychiatry -Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychiatrist People often refer to ‘anxiety and depression’ as if they are the same illness. They share some similar symptoms like fatigue, increased irritability and worthlessness. Yet, even with their similarities, they … Continue reading

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Linden Lodge Joins With NAMI in Grieving the Loss of a Staunch Mental Health Ally

NAMI Mourns the Loss of Senator Pete Domenici Sep 13 2017 ARLINGTON, Va., September 13, 2017 – NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is saddened to hear the news that former-Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico has passed away. … Continue reading

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Linden Lodge Bear Hugs Program is a Big Hit

One of our Linden Lodge residents, Emily, who started our Bear Hugs program received this thank you card from the students in the Exceptional Family Member Program at Pinecrest High School where she volunteers. As we always say, “a little … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Suicide – NYTimes.com

By ROBERT RIGO July 24, 2017 Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the band Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday in his home near Los Angeles. The coroner’s office has confirmed that the 41-year-old died of suicide. That’s something I — … Continue reading

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Mental Illness Affects About 10 million Adults

More than a third aren’t getting help, federal study says WebMD News from HealthDay By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 10 million American adults have a serious mental illness, and a similar number … Continue reading

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Thalamus-Targeted Drugs Could Treat Schizophrenia

 Thalamus plays a larger role in memory than previously thought. Published Online: May 15,2017 Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits   Three groups of collaborating researchers discovered that the thalamus, an egg-shaped structure in the brain, is … Continue reading

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