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No Shame On U: Mental Health First Aid
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No Shame On U: Mental Health First Aid

By Miriam Ament - Feb 22 2017


In No Shame On U’s inaugural podcast; we talk with Nina Henry of Chicago’s JCFS about who should take the Mental Health First Aid course. We also talk about its origins and the responses she has gotten from people after taking the course. Mental Health First Aid is an eight hour course that teaches how to […]

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Learning to Surrender: A Lesson from My Hair
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Learning to Surrender: A Lesson from My Hair

By Melody Chardon - Feb 22 2017


Have you ever noticed how your external world reflects your inner world? Pause for second and think about it. Can you see how what’s going on around you is really a mirror for what’s going on inside of you? This morning, after drying my hair, I stood in front of the mirror and I noticed […]

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The Inside Story: Panic Disorder
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The Inside Story: Panic Disorder

By Mental Health Channel - Feb 22 2017


Panic Disorder – The Inside Story Mary Lou Dupuis’ panic attacks have kept her nearly housebound, unable to go across town to see her aging mother… But now, she’s summoning the courage to conquer her fears and open a new chapter in her life…  

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Let’s Agree Not to Excuse Our Way Out of the Life We Want, OK?
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Let’s Agree Not to Excuse Our Way Out of the Life We Want, OK?

By Alise Cortez - Feb 17 2017


No excuses. Can we all just agree that our excuses won’t give us the life we really want for ourselves? We as women spend so much time and energy supporting others – and then seem to run out of gas for our own dreams. I’m not sure if this rings true for you, but I […]

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Facing the Fear of Leaving a Relationship

By Silke Schwarzkopf - Feb 15 2017


  My journey to recreating life after 50 began when I made the decision to finally face the fact that I was extremely unhappy in my 25-year marriage.  As I look back, this is one of my few regrets in life, waiting so long to confront what I knew to be true.  But how could […]

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Perks and Problems of Becoming 'Important'
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Perks and Problems of Becoming ‘Important’

By Linda Seger - Feb 15 2017


Success, like failure, brings with it extra baggage. Sometimes that baggage is like a suitcase filled with wonderful things – new adventures, additional opportunities, pretty new possessions, exciting relationships. But not always. And sometimes our fear of the negatives of success may keep us from becoming successful. Many of us might be happy to have […]

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5 Practical Ways to Stress Less & Still Get Stuff Done
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5 Practical Ways to Stress Less & Still Get Stuff Done

By Kristina Fortune - Feb 15 2017


We all have those weeks. You know, the ones where you think it’s going to be pleasantly busy but totally manageable, and then Monday morning rolls around and… just kidding! The universe has other plans. You’re hit with unexpected projects, requests and to-dos that start piling up faster than you can say eeeeeeek. I had […]

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When Food is the Addiction
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When Food is the Addiction

By Julie Jeter - Feb 08 2017


Over the holidays, I had my television on and was both fascinated and dismayed by the number of ads selling food consisting of processed carbohydrates (bread, pasta, fried foods, fast foods, etc.) juxtaposed with commercials on weight loss and dieting.  For a person in recovery from an eating disorder, the insanity of the conflicting messages […]

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Go Red for Heart Strong
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Go Red for Heart Strong

By Bridget Swinney - Feb 08 2017


February is an interesting month. It’s the month we’re reminded to love our heart…. And show love for others we cherish, usually in the form of chocolate.  Hmmm, can those two actions coexist? Yes, but in moderation of course! Go Red for Women is the national movement of the American Heart Association to raise awareness […]

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I Am Borderline: Self-Regulation Project
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I Am Borderline: Self-Regulation Project

By Mental Health Channel - Feb 08 2017


MHC Online Film Fest (Official Selection) – I Am Borderline: Self-Regulation Project Multiple characters portray the realities and struggles of living with borderline personality disorder. Directed by Betsy Usher   About MHC OFF: The MHC OFF celebrates and promotes filmmakers who, through excellent storytelling and filmmaking, raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues. View all […]

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Honoring and Celebrating Love in All Forms
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Honoring and Celebrating Love in All Forms

By Adrienne Inger - Feb 01 2017


Our focus turns increasingly towards love in the month of February. Cards and candies at every store, ads and articles on every news feed refuse to let us forget February 14th. Each Valentine’s Day, I like to be a champion for celebrating love of all forms. Self-love, family love, romantic love, career love or hobby […]

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Health and Love
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Health and Love

By Allison Byrd-Haley - Feb 01 2017


My mother always told me that if you have your HEALTH, than you have everything.  When you are a kid, it is like “whatever.” In my 40’s, I truly understand.  Having your health impacts everything in your life.  Since we are entering the month of “LOVE”, I want to write about how health and love […]

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Love and Recovery
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Love and Recovery

By Julie Jeter - Jan 25 2017


Happy New Year to everyone!!  The beginning of a new year provides us with a time to review life, our choices and resulting consequences, both good and bad.  It also allows us the opportunity to look ahead; revising life plans, tossing some ideas to the side and adopting new strategies. One of my daily practices […]

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No Shame On U: End Mental Health Stigma

By Miriam Ament - Jan 25 2017


No Shame On U is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health conditions and raising awareness. Research shows that stigma is one of the key barriers to people seeking mental health treatment. No Shame On U created this short video. It consists of facts and stats showing how prevalent mental […]

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Melody Chardon - Mastering Lifestyle Changes
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5 Mistakes and 1 Key to Mastering Lifestyle Changes in the New Year

By Melody Chardon - Jan 18 2017


Research shows that only about 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their New Year’s resolutions. A google search on New Year’s Resolutions shows the same ten resolutions rise to the top. Three desired lifestyle changes consistently show up every year. Get Healthy: a 13.77 percent increase over last year Live Life to the […]

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Two Medical Problems Lead to Two Books
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Two Medical Problems Lead to Two Books

By Linda Seger - Jan 18 2017


Two Medical Problems Lead to Two books authored by Dr. Linda Seger, One Co-Written with Her Husband, Peter Le Var About Reflections with God While Waiting to be Healed – Publish date: November 15, 2016 By Dr. Linda Seger Both my husband, Peter Le Var and I, have had some medical problems – and both of […]