mental illness – The Frugal Feminista | Kara Stevens

Could you survive Schizophrenia?

Imagine seeing black spots on a wall, but no one else can see them?  What if you heard someone calling your name, but you were home alone?  What if your family was trying to poison you or your friends were trying to harm, or so you thought?  This is the reality of someone who has

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Dignity and Mental Health: Why awareness matters

No matter how educated, talented, or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all.  Integrity is everything.~Unknown Saturday, October 10 is World Mental Health Day and this years theme is Dignity and Mental Health.  Dignity is defined as “the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect”, and one

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The ABC’s of Anxiety

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength ~Charles Spurgeon Hi Feministas! As some of you all know I am a Mental Health advocate and founder of Speak Away the Stigma, an organization I started to encourage the discussion around mental illness and mental health.  Each month I

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What do YOU say about mental illness?

Our mental health seriously affects our physical  health, so there should be absolutely no stigma around mental health, none at all~First Lady, Michelle Obama   Depression. Bipolar Disorder.  PTSD.  Schizophrenia.  Anxiety.  What do you think of when you hear any of these illnesses?  I remember the first time I heard the term schizophrenia.  I was

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