Posts by vwhitehead:

    My Brother Wants Me to Keep His Depression a Secret

    November 21st, 2018

    Do you know someone struggling with depression, and don’t know how to help? You’re not alone. See what advice Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed had for “Concerned and Confused” in this recent New York Times article: My Brother Wants Me to Keep His Depression a Secret.

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    World Mental Health Day

    October 5th, 2018

    World Mental Health Day is October 10, 2018!

       “Imagine growing up in our world today. Constantly battling the effects of human rights violations, wars and violence in the home, schools and businesses. Young people are spending most of their day on the internet – experiencing cyber crimes, cyber bullying, and playing violent video games. Suicide and substance abuse numbers have been steadily rising, LGBTQ youth are feeling alone and persecuted for being true to themselves and young adults are at the age when serious mental illnesses can occur and yet they are taught little to nothing about mental illness and well-being.

         The World Federation for Mental Health is focusing the 2018 WMHDAY campaign on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.  We want to bring attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing in our world today and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.

         Let’s all use this year to emphasize the needs of our young people. It’s time to take a stand and demand more for this vulnerable population – our future depends on it! #worldmentalhealthday”

    -World Federation for Mental Health

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    National Recovery Month 2018

    September 5th, 2018

    September is National Recovery Month!

         Take some time this month to celebrate the hope and change that comes with recovery. Millions of people struggle with substance abuse or experience a mental disorder, this month is our chance to show them that recovery is possible. There is hope even in the darkest situations! For more information, please visit SAMHSA.


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