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"What have you got to be depressed about?"

Content warning: depression.

For a very long time – since before I can remember, in fact – I have had trouble harnessing my emotions. I work in near-extremes and struggle to return back to balance afterwards. 1,009 more words

Politics

18 Months

That’s how long the wait list is at the Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women in Toronto. 18 months. I was not expecting that. Ouch. I guess that’s another option out. 35 more words

Madness, Mental Health, Stigma/Discrimination

Chief medical officer: Make mental health bigger priority

Source: BBC Health News

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Date of publication: Sept 2014

Publication type: News

In a nutshell: “Dame Sally Davies said there were signs funding was being cut at a time when the cost to the economy was rising.”  The article gives a number of statistics about the current picture of mental health problems and funding. 27 more words

Public Health

Overcoming Drug And Substance Addiction


Drug and substance abuse is a major cause of family as well as health problems. However, there is still hope for restoration to a normal life. 381 more words

Drug Rehab

U.S. Grants Aimed at Assisting Va. Schools, Students

RICHMOND, Va. — More than $13 million in federal funding is headed to Virginia to improve mental health services for students and to expand school safety programs. 123 more words

News

Tell Congress to Decriminalize Mental Illness

 This petition arrived in my email today.

Please sign it even if you think mental illness will never affect your life.  It will probably affect the lives of many of the people you love. 366 more words

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