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Tag: Connection

Peer Support: Helping Others, Healing Yourself

By Trish Richert | Aug. 06, 2018 No two peer support groups are the same—each is as unique as a snowflake or a finger print. A peer support group is a regular gathering of men and women with the lived experience of mental illness. Usually once each month, these individuals come together, overseen by a trained peer support…
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The NAMI Man Of New Orleans

By Jessie Smith | Aug. 15, 2018 From when I was 17 until I was 30, I would go to the mental health center and tell the doctors and social workers that I talk to myself, I can’t relate to people and I have a lot of grandiose thoughts. And they kept telling me I had low self…
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An Open Letter To The Friend Who’s Always Been There

By Jennifer Pellecchia | Aug. 03, 2018 Dear Friend, I’m writing this after a rough couple weeks being stuck inside my aching head. Mental illness is no joke. Not many understand it—let alone stand by their friends who live with it. I understand this, because it can be super hard, frustrating and unfair at times to do so.…
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The Life Vest Of Support

By Kate Mallow | Aug. 13, 2018 One of the worst feelings in the world is feeling like you’re all alone. Feeling like nobody could possibly understand what you’re going through or identify with the deep, drowning pain you feel. Throughout my life and journey with mental illness, I’ve felt this way more times than I’d like to…
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