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Communicating Is More Than Finding The Right Words

August 31, 2018

August 24, 2018 | By Keiko Purnell My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would be depressed, answering the question “how are you?” became emotionally draining. Actually, that one question was why I stopped talking to people entirely. “How are more »

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Traveling With A Mood Disorder

By Jonathan Berg I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder when I was 14. It has taken me decades to come to grips with what that means, and to be in a place where I’m comfortable talking openly about it. Nowadays, I’m really open, because I work as a travel blogger, connecting with people and places for a living. more »

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Students tell legislators about mental illness, peer pressure

August 30, 2018

August 28, 2018 | By Bob Stuart One in five teens between the ages of 13 and 18 will develop mental illness. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24. These are just numbers, but Virginia legislators are attempting to burrow down below the numbers more »

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New Report Claims Virginia Needs More School Counselors

August 21, 2018 | By Michael Pope As students prepare to head back to school this year, state leaders are trying to figure out ways to make sure classrooms are safe. But, that conversation has largely focused on buildings rather than people. The conversation about school safety has largely been about how many doors the more »

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Spreading Hope Through Peer Support

August 3, 2018

August 1, 2018 | By Michael Haines What does it mean to be a peer support specialist? To me, it means providing a voice for people when they struggle in finding their own. It means advocating for people, encouraging their recoveries and even sometimes standing in courtrooms as a show of support. And it often more »

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