Tag Archives: Mental Illness

What is Community Care?

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We often hear about the importance of self-care in the era of mental health clickbait and an increasing desire for likes on social media. But what about community care? What about putting systems in place so that people don’t feel so alone in the world? It Starts With a Neighborhood Imagine neighbors passing one another with […]

Alcoholics Anonymous and Related Support Groups

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If you are looking for a substance abuse support group, here are some resources to explore which approach works best for you. Alcoholics Anonymous Originally founded during the 20th century by two men who struggled with alcoholism, this network of support groups now serves millions of members worldwide. These members acknowledge alcoholism as a disease […]

Depression is Not Laziness

Depression, being “bummed,” or experiencing the feeling of hopelessness is a normal fluctuation in your mental state. During this period, the person experiencing it is often less likely or willing to participate in normal daily activities and other people may misinterpret the scenario as laziness. This is harmful as it fails to validate the genuine […]

Do You Have Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Many people associate attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with children, but many adults struggle with ADHD as well. ADHD typically starts in childhood, but the condition is often not medically recognized until the person becomes an adult. Symptoms for Adult ADHD can range from minimal to severe but often include: Impulsive actions Difficulty focusing on one […]

How to Help a Friend with Mental Illness

It’s hard to know how to react when a friend tells you they are battling mental illness. Or worse yet, when a friend’s life is falling apart and you don’t know why. Obviously, you want to help, but it’s not always clear how you can help or whether it’s your place to get involved. If […]