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How to Explain Bipolar Disorder to Others
Bipolar Disorder

How to Explain Bipolar Disorder to Others

How do you explain your, or a loved one’s, condition to others? Here are a few sentences to help you …Read the Rest

8 Facts About Mental Illness
Facts & Stats

8 Facts About Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. …Read the Rest

Violence and Mental Illness – The Facts
Facts & Stats

Violence and Mental Illness – The Facts

The discrimination and stigma associated with mental illnesses largely stem from the link between mental illness and violence in the …Read the Rest

10 Things You Can do to Fight Stigma
Stigma & Discrimination

10 Things You Can do to Fight Stigma

“Stigma assumes many forms, both subtle and overt. It appears as prejudice and discrimination, fear, distrust, and stereotyping. It prompts …Read the Rest

17 Things You Should Know if Your Loved One Has Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

17 Things You Should Know if Your Loved One Has Bipolar Disorder

1.  No one is to blame for the illness or its episodes. There are very few, if any, medical conditions …Read the Rest

Complications of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Complications of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder has many serious complications, such as suicide, job loss, self-injury, hallucinations, delusions, substance abuse, etc. However, with the proper treatment and support they can be significantly reduced. Note: People diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder usually will not experience every complication.

Schizophrenia 101: Schizophrenia and Violence
Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia 101: Schizophrenia and Violence

News and entertainment media tend to link mental illness and criminal violence; however, studies show that except for those persons …Read the Rest

Vision for Change: A Campaign for Wellness in America
Mental Health

Vision for Change: A Campaign for Wellness in America

IF… parents had to give up custody of their children for them to receive treatment for cancer…If people with heart …Read the Rest

Supporters Celebrate House Action on ADA Amendments Act
Employment

Supporters Celebrate House Action on ADA Amendments Act

By an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 402-17, the House of Representatives on June 25 passed legislation to expand existing protections …Read the Rest

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