Importance of Mental Health Awareness Efforts

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HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:

Mental Illness Awareness Weeks

Mental Illness Awareness WeeksThis week was designated "National Eating Disorders Awareness Week." Wednesday was also "Self-injury Awareness Day." Throughout the year, there are awareness days like this to help educate people about different aspects of mental illness and what it's like living with a mental illness.

Educating the general public is important. It makes people aware of these mental health conditions and, in turn, hopefully reduces stigma. It may also help someone recognize the warning signs of a mental illness they, or a loved one, have been experiencing; thus leading them to seek a professional diagnosis and treatment.

For our own community, I think these awareness days can serve an additional purpose. They remind us that mental illnesses are very real and require real treatment. It's also a reminder that we have to educate ourselves and our loved ones (supporters, caregivers) about these conditions so we can live the best lives possible.

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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. Schizophrenia's Voices: The Strength to Say No
  2. What Parents Wish Teachers Knew About Children with Mental Illness
  3. Antidepressant Medications for Depression

If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.

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Mental Health Experiences

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Share your thoughts/experiences with any mental health subject, or respond to other people's audio posts, by calling our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045).

You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the HealthyPlace homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.

If you have any questions, write us at: info AT healthyplace.com

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From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

Your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.

Managing the Effects of Anxiety

Our anxiety blogger, Jodi Aman, LCSW-R, wrote that anxiety has an insidious way of creeping into your head and filling it with all sorts of false beliefs. This week, Jodi is our guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. We're talking to her about how to manage the effects of anxiety. Take a look.

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