Is Mental Illness Hereditary

Is Mental Illness Hereditary?

Mental health is a topic that has been gaining traction in recent years. Whereas once it was taboo to admit to needing professional help, it is now more widely recognized that mental health is just as important as physical health. Experiencing any modality of mental illness can be overwhelming and terrifying. Depending on whether you’re […]

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How to Talk to Someone About Your Mental Health Issues

How to Talk to Someone About Your Mental Health Issues

Talking about mental health issues is often considered taboo — which usually results in the person feeling isolated. But, the reality is that nearly one in five adults in the United States has a mental illness. Speaking about these conditions is essential to establish healthy relationships, as well as to obtain proper treatment. Since bringing up the […]

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mental illness symptoms

What Are Common Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness?

Physical ailments are easy to recognize. Something hurts, you get treatment. Sometimes, it may take longer to identify, since certain illnesses have no symptoms until they’re at their latest stages. But once recognized, people tend to mobilize to look for ways to heal in a best-case scenario, or alleviate symptoms in a worst-case one. But […]

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HIV and Mental Health

HIV and Mental Health

Receiving an HIV positive diagnosis can be gut-wrenching. It comes with an avalanche of emotions and questions. How can this be possible? How do I tell my family? Am I going to die soon? Due to the nature of the disease and the stigma associated with it, HIV can have dire consequences on a person’s […]

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