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Facing Discrimination While Advocating

January 14, 2019

By Jim Irion | Nov. 01, 2018 I take my mental health advocacy very seriously. I know firsthand how important progress towards acceptance is. Unfortunately, I also know how it feels to be discriminated against both for my mental illness and as an advocate: miserable, threatened, defeated, paranoid, or that I shouldn’t be advocating at all. Just a more »

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The Top Five Things To Know About Buying Health Insurance

11/1/2018 Did you know it’s time to sign up for health coverage for 2019? If you need health insurance, you can enroll at HealthCare.Gov. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still the law and ensures that health coverage is available for those who need it. Here are the top things you need to know: Comprehensive more »

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Virtual reality therapy has real-life benefits for some mental disorders

Cheap, user-friendly hardware could help VR therapy go mainstream BY MARIA TEMMING   ERASING FEAR  Confronting phobias, post-traumatic stress and other mental disorders may become possible for more people as virtual reality therapy goes mainstream. Edwin adjusted his headset and gripped the game controller in both hands. He swallowed hard. The man had good reason more »

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People Do Best When They Pick Their PTSD Treatment

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) choose their own treatment — be it medication or counseling — they respond better, a new study finds.The study included 200 adult patients, including military veterans and survivors of sexual assault, seen at outpatient clinics in Seattle and Cleveland.They were asked if more »

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Best Doctors: Why One Woman Chose Life

October 3, 2018

After contemplating suicide, one writer shares her struggles with depression and why she decided to live. I didn’t look like someone who was depressed. I was a straight-A student at Ohio University, I’d just joined a sorority, and I was working at a summer job I loved at a swimming pool in my hometown of more »

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