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May is Mental Health Awareness Month 51 for 51 #34
05 May 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month 51 for 51 #34

Why May will be forever important to me.

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Gisele speaks out, 50 for 50 #26
02 October 2018

Gisele speaks out, 50 for 50 #26

The first week of October is Mental Health Awareness Week. You are not alone. 

Trigger Warning: Suicide

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month 50 for 50 #17
01 May 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness Month 50 for 50 #17

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2018 . . .50 for 50 #7
26 February 2018

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2018 . . .50 for 50 #7

It's Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

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"Assist" Comes to Ventura County
12 January 2017

"Assist" Comes to Ventura County

Assist (also known as Laura's Law) goes into effect in Ventura County on January 30, 2017.

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Notes on Gratitude
30 April 2016

Notes on Gratitude

In honor of May is Mental Health month, and because I've reached the top of the earning heap again, thanks to you.

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Depression, The Hyperendemic That We Don't Understand
14 September 2015

Depression, The Hyperendemic That We Don't Understand

The CDC defines hyperendemic as persistent, high levels of disease occurrence. Figuratively, I would argue that depression is hyperendemic.  Just ask a mother, or brother, or lover of any 1 of 5 people it seizes upon and you will know its contagion; how quickly it can spread throughout their family, and to their friends. . .

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Meet Dr. Insel, NIMH Director
31 August 2015

Meet Dr. Insel, NIMH Director

Tom Insel, M.D. is the Director of the Nation Institute of Mental Health. He's working to change the way we think about mental illness because changing the way we think about mental illness will change the way we treat it.

As with other diseases that over the last several years have seen dramatic decreases in mortality rates, his message regarding mental illness is clear: "Early detection, early intervention is the story for success." There's something that comes along with early detection and early intervention that can be tough for parents and patients alike: a label.

Click the photo to watch Dr. Insel's TED talk, read more about it and to read a few of my thoughts about labels.

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