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Tag: Stress

Ways to Manage and Cope with Stress

By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP | Jan. 13, 2020 My dad was dying. I hated my job. I was struggling with school. A classmate groped me in front of other classmates. I was having a nervous breakdown. I wanted an explanation. I wanted something I could address to make me well. I wanted…
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Circle of Care

A Helpful Resource for Caregivers Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers provides resources and information to help friends, family and others who care for an adult with a mental health condition.

Caring for the Caregiver

By Stefanie Hoffman | Nov. 05, 2019 Few words can describe the relief I felt when, with the bang of a gavel, a juvenile court judge decided that my then 14-year-old daughter would attend a mental health boarding school instead of prison. Nine months earlier, she had gotten into trouble with the law for a…
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Through the Eyes of a Young Caregiver

By Rhonda M. Lee | Nov. 22, 2019 My mother was diagnosed with a mental illness when I was in middle school during the early ’80s. Being a young caregiver for a loved one with mental illness involved struggles no child should ever have to endure. Her health challenges presented phases of unbearable beatings, heartbreaking and…
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Coping With Familial Mental Illness in Stressful Times

Richard Nakamura, Ph.D.Former NIMH Deputy Director and Scientific Director, Dr. Richard Nakamura, recently revealed how his family successfully coped with discrimination compounded by bipolar disorder during trying times for Japanese Americans. In a video interview marking National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, the current director of NIH’s Center for Scientific Review stressed the critical roles of mutual support and treatment.

Situational Symptoms or Serious Depression: What’s the Difference?

But what is the difference between symptoms that may arise in response to situational stress compared to signs of serious depression? How do you know if what you feel is normal and will pass, or needs further attention?

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