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Mental Health Care Is Health Care


May is Mental Health Awareness month, and today is Child Mental Health Awareness Day. Our goal, as healthcare providers, family members, and people living with mental illness, is to spotlight the presence of mental illness in our communities and to spread the word that these are identifiable and treatable medical and neurodevelopmental conditions which are not cause for shame.

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  • May 5, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I live with bipolar/ severe anxiety and i never considered myself brave. Just a f-up and a lot of shame. I view myself as a lower human being because i take antipsychotics and mood stabilizers and have to see a therapist. I see the challenges I face daily as failures. When i look in the mirror all i see is disgrace. I hate myself, i hate everything anout me. I read your article and it may me stop and ponder that I shouldn’t treat myself this way.

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  • May 5, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    ok right but i live with it and every day is a more than just living with it.it s this fight that isn’t mine……… and i am tired of the silent treatment trying to find out more toward science in this field. other people don’t like to be around it and i am sick of that too. like I’ve mentioned in earlier papers some of these doctors and psychiatrists need to come to the party i am sick of being a vegetable and a pin cushion so they need to take the 1930’s way of thinking and keep it there so i can try to live again..i want my neurons left be!

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  • June 6, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    I have bipolar disorder and hold an important job and am happily married. I’m older too. I was in a psych hospital once and had severe delusions. I learned that I must take my meds and I go to counseling. I just hate that I gained weight. I also get tired when I take lithium after work. Please feel good about yourself. I like that I’m very creative and that my thoughts are very deep.I know we all feel ashamed but we have so much to offer the world.
    Anyone know How to comply with meds but keep the weight down? My exercise is limited to walking. Can’t do yoga due to medical issues

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