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What is bulimia?

Jan 19, 19 What is bulimia?

Posted by in Mental Health

Bulimia is not what you think It’s not uncommon for people to really misunderstand eating and body dysmorphic disorders. In all honesty, it confusion kinda makes sense. Food is necessary for survival. Why would anyone purge themselves of a perfectly good meal when there are starving people in the world, right? A slim figure...

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I FINALLY DECIDED THAT ANOREXIA AND I WERE OVER

Mar 20, 19 I FINALLY DECIDED THAT ANOREXIA AND I WERE OVER

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I FINALLY DECIDED THAT ANOREXIA AND I WERE OVER by Britt Kelleher from ANAD Part One: Raisin Bran and Other Painful Things Dinner comes late in the Kelleher household. With four children, my mother is a rather busy woman, and, frankly, remembering dinner’s daily occurrence isn’t her forte. This story begins on one of those...

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Your shame about my mental health problems

Mar 15, 19 Your shame about my mental health problems

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From Time to Change Others are more ashamed of my mental health problems than me “Crazy Eddie” is a nickname one of my British school teachers gave me when I was attending primary school in West Africa, in an end of term review. I faked laughing along as I was mocked, as I had become accustomed to it, and beamed a...

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5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Child With Depression

Mar 13, 19 5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Child With Depression

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By Daniela McVicker from NAMI 5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Child With Depression As a parent, you need to be prepared for dealing with problems—big and small. That includes taking care of your child’s mental health. It’s important to step up when things get serious. Teen depression is not as rare as we’d like it to be. In fact,...

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What is anorexia?

Feb 26, 19 What is anorexia?

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Anorexia is not just about weight There are many misconceptions about what anorexia (or anorexia nervosa) is and what it looks like. Some think if you’re super thin that means you’re anorexic. You may because you don’t eat much or obsess about your weight means you’re anorexic. Even worse, some may think...

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But I Was A Victim, Right? Schizoaffective disorder.

Feb 22, 19 But I Was A Victim, Right? Schizoaffective disorder.

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But I Was A Victim, Right? Schizoaffective disorder. by Cohen Miles-Rath from NAMI When you become physically ill, there is a good chance you’ll receive ‘get well’ cards, flowers or something indicating a caring community supporting you. When I became severely ill, there was little support. Other than some family and friends,...

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I Am Grateful for My Borderline Personality Disorder

Feb 20, 19 I Am Grateful for My Borderline Personality Disorder

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I Am Grateful for My Borderline Personality Disorder by Whitney Easton from Healthyplace.com Am I grateful for my borderline personality disorder (BPD)? Yes. Years after my initial diagnosis, I can honestly say I am grateful to have received the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder and for the life I’ve lived with...

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No one should have to hide their mental health in the workplace

Feb 19, 19 No one should have to hide their mental health in the workplace

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No one should have to hide their mental health in the workplace by Beth from Time-to-Change.org I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) earlier this year. I realize now that I’ve been ignoring the symptoms for a long time. I was partly in denial and partly worried about telling people because of their...

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My Child is Trans, How Can I Best Support Them?

Feb 12, 19 My Child is Trans, How Can I Best Support Them?

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My Child is Trans, How Can I Best Support Them? From Jor-El Caraballo, Talkspace Therapist Raising a child is not an easy process. It requires a lot of dedication and sacrifice. Parenthood is filled with great expectations for one’s child, and often requires a lot of hard work and support. This is wonderfully captured in a quote by...

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Therapy: What is sensory integration therapy? Is sensory integration better than ABA?

Feb 11, 19 Therapy: What is sensory integration therapy? Is sensory integration better than ABA?

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What is sensory integration therapy? Sensory integration therapy (SIT) is a technique used to treat sensory processing symptoms commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It is not a cure, but a way to help the individual (usually a child) become desensitized to improper functioning in the three sensory processing...

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DisabilityScoop: autistic girls are sometimes invisible

Feb 05, 19 DisabilityScoop: autistic girls are sometimes invisible

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From DisabilityScoop Girls On The Spectrum Often Go Unnoticed Nichole Lowther has heard the word her whole life. Bright, even charming, she nonetheless never felt comfortable in groups or making small talk. A hard worker, she had a tough time finding or keeping a steady job. Could it have been her unvarying wardrobe, her lack of...

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Maryland DSP Training Consortium for direct care staff

Jan 31, 19 Maryland DSP Training Consortium for direct care staff

Posted by in Seth's Mom Nerds and Pros

From Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration Maryland DSP Training Consortium for direct care professionals The Maryland DSP Training Consortium was awarded an EARN Grant by the state of Maryland in July 2017 to develop professional competencies, pilot a curriculum, and create a credentialing process based on existing...

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Veteran PTSD Depression and Military Sexual Trauma Help

Jan 28, 19 Veteran PTSD Depression and Military Sexual Trauma Help

Posted by in Veteran PTSD

From Veterans Affairs Veteran PTSD Depression and Military Sexual Trauma Help When Scott left the Army, he was managing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD along with the demands of a newborn. Seeing he was overwhelmed and feeling hopeless, his wife reached out to VA. Veterans enrolled in VA health care have access to...

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