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Oh The Stigma | White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings – The Washington Post

The proposal pushed by a former NBC chairman would monitor phones and watches of the mentally ill. Source: White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings – The Washington Post

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Association of Comorbid Mood and Anxiety Disorders With Autism Spectrum Disorder | Anxiety Disorders | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network

This cohort study examines whether individuals with autism spectrum disorder are at greater risk for comorbid diagnoses of depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.   Alexandra C. Kirsch, PhD1; Andrea R. S. Huebner, PhD1,2; Sunil Q. Mehta, MD, PhD1,2; et alFlora R. Howie, MD2; Amy L. Weaver, MS3; Scott M. Myers, MD4; Robert G. Voigt, MD5; Slavica K. Katusic, MD3 Author Affiliations JAMA Pediatr. Published online December 2, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4368   FullText Key PointsQuestion  What are the rates of comorbid mood […]

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5 Ways You Can Support Veterans’ Mental Health | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Due to the challenging lifestyle inherent to military life, veterans often experience mental health challenges such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury or depression. Here are a few ways you can help give back to them for their service. Source: 5 Ways You Can Support Veterans’ Mental Health | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Things Not to Say to a Parent of a Child with Mental Illness | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

As a parent who survived my son’s high-school years, while balancing care for his mental illness, I wanted to share some especially damaging comments that I heard from other parents, family members and school staff. If you hear any of these, I hope you know that your willingness to stand up for your child matters. […]

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NAMI Fresno Needs YOUR Voice. | Eve Reiland

Hi, I’m Eve Reiland. I’m a member of NAMI Fresno, and I’m reaching out today to ask for your help . NAMI Fresno provides incredible support to Fresno and surrounding communities. Because of NAMI Fresno classes, support groups and peer network, I have learned how to live a much better quality of life with PTSD, depression, […]

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Hey all, I live with severe PTSD. I Hear Your Stigma … | Eve Reiland

Hey all, I live with severe PTSD. When you talk shit about ‘crazy people’ — I hear your stigma. I feel it. Please don’t applaud me on my being outspoken and then turn and scream stigma when news of the worst ugliness hits. I’m currently working hard out of a huge ptsd flare up … […]

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Are We Gaslighting Autistics Into Believing a Rational Fear Response is a Co-morbid Mental Illness? – The Autistic Doc

By: Heather Dimmitt, DO You’d be hard pressed to find an autistic person who hasn’t been labeled with a mental illness in their lifetime. To clarify, autism is an identity and not a mental illness … Source: Are We Gaslighting Autistics Into Believing a Rational Fear Response is a Co-morbid Mental Illness? – The Autistic […]