Let’s Resolve to Save a Life This Year

As a new year starts, it’s a tradition for many of us to make resolutions about changes we want to make in the coming year. Usually, the top resolutions reflect personal health goals. Be more physically fit, lose weight, be less stressed, stop smoking, or drink less alcohol. Another big category is personal improvement. It … Read more…

That’s a WRAP! How You Can Benefit from a Wellness Recovery Action Plan

An incredibly useful tool for someone who is coping with a mental illness or other significant health challenges is the WRAP, or Wellness Recovery Action Plan. If you’re not already familiar with WRAP, you’re really missing out on a wonderful resource. Let’s review some of the basics about this very helpful approach. What is WRAP? The … Read more…

Getting My Life Back from Psychosis

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Shannon Love This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked author and advocate Shannon Love about the struggles and triumphs of her personal journey. Here’s our interview: DS: When did you first start becoming aware of concerns related to your mental health? … Read more…

I Am A Voice and I Will Be Heard

Stories of Hope: An Interview with Rudy Caseres This is part of a series featuring individuals who share their life experiences with mental health issues. Recently, I asked mental health advocate Rudy Caseres about his personal journey and his thoughts about advocacy. Here’s our interview: DS: When did you first become aware of concerns related to your mental health? How … Read more…

10 Priceless Gifts You Can Give to Someone with Mental Illness

Looking for that perfect holiday, birthday, or any day gift? If someone you care about is facing challenges related to mental health issues or addiction, you can give them many wonderful gifts throughout the year that won’t cost you a dime. Consider these. 1)  Give the gift of assistance “Helping others isn’t a chore; it is one … Read more…

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