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Completing My Education while Managing Mental Illness

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

college stressI have not posted in a while because I have been having difficulties managing my time and stress levels effectively since school started. I know that I am not the only one that struggles to find balance as a person living with mental health issues. A recent study published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness revealed that up to 64% of college students living with mental illness ultimately drop out of school due to difficulties with their illness. Although this is an alarming statistic, I must say I am not that surprised.


Psychiatric Issues in Children and Adolescents

Friday, May 11th, 2012

May 6-12 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. I have definitely felt the impact of misunderstanding of children’s mental health issues in my life. My psychiatric issues started to develop when I was very young. I can tell you from my experience they were not something I ever grew out of. Things just got worse.

I am 26 now and I am finally getting the proper psychiatric care I have needed all along. My life is finally turning around.

Links I mention in the video:
teenmentalhealth.org
childmind.org

BTW, I designed my shirt myself… I know I am a geek. :)

Feel free to leave a comment on your experience with this issue. You can also connect with me through the links below.

Website: daniz.me
Twitter: twitter.com/thedanizblog


 

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