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My answers to questions on this blog do not constitute medical advice, but are merely meant to create an educational forum for consumers. It is always best to discuss these issues with your health care provider.
Employee who took sick days for mental health gets unexpected response from CEO
July 12 2017

A Michigan CEO’s reply to his employee’s sick day email has gone viral. Source: Employee who took sick days for mental health gets unexpected response from CEO

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Poor Sleep Tied to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk
July 10 2017

Older men and women who said they had fitful sleep and daytime sleepiness showed spinal fluid markers tied to higher Alzheimer’s risk. Source: Poor Sleep Tied to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk

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July 6 2017

Editor’s note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features compelling stories from people across the United States who have been affected by […]

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New Indiana Laws Affect Kids and Mental Health
July 5 2017

As kids get ready to head back to school, teachers aren’t just focused on traditional curriculum. This year, there is a mental health focus. Source: New Indiana Laws Affect Kids and Mental Health

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Pride in Mental Health: Visibility
June 25 2017

This week I had the privilege of speaking with experts, activists, and advocates about the various mental health needs we have in the LGBTQ communities, at an event hosted by Crisis Text Line (link is external).  We all agreed that a supportive and continuous, therapeutic relationship is key, for everyone really.  But for those of […]

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Why Black Mental Health Literacy Matters
June 19 2017

“Confronting chronic emotional pain in Black life is the terrain of political resistance we must now explore, the new revolutionary frontier—” -bell hooks Black psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and therapists are essential to the work of Black healing. But they alone are not enough. In addition to licensed mental health professionals, we need more Black […]

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6 signs your grown up child might be suffering with addiction
June 19 2017

This summer, thousands of university and college students up and down the country will be returning home following the end of another academic year – an exciting prospect for many parents whose children have ‘flown the nest’. It’s undoubtable that moving away from home opens a number of doors to young people, introducing them to […]

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The Magic of Not Giving a F*** | Sarah Knight | TEDxCoconutGrove
June 14 2017

Source: The Magic of Not Giving a F*** | Sarah Knight | TEDxCoconutGrove   An amazing colleague, Dr. Dion Short Metzger, who just happens to be the author of her own amazing book, The Modern Trophy Wife, posted this on her Facebook page. Immediately the title drew me In, and boy was it as amazing […]

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June 13 2017

» 7 Quick & Easy Mental Health Exercises to Help You Through Your Day Taking time to manage your mental health is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When you ignore your mental health, you may become overwhelmed with stress from your work and home life. By taking time to keep your mind […]

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Asking a distressed person about suicide may help save a life
June 10 2017

Mental Health First Aid teaches what to do when you come upon someone having a rough time. Youth Mental Health First Aid doesn’t train people to diagnose or treat a mental illness. Instead, the premise is that any one of us can help a person in emotional distress by starting a conversation, listening without judgment […]

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