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Thank You For Following

Hi! Thank you for following my blog and being committed to increasing mental health awareness across the globe.  You are invited to join the Inclusion Community Forum.  Designed to create engagement, establish and foster healthy support systems, and promote inclusion.  I encourage you to stop by and say hello.  If you have time, please introduce Read More

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Should Children Take Antipsychotic Drugs?

Sensitive and heated debates continue amongst the medical community, caregivers, school officials, and peers as to whether or not it is beneficial or ethical to prescribe antipsychotic drugs to children.  Studies have shown that children can develop worsening symptoms after taking antipsychotic drugs, thereby leading to newly developed illnesses.  On the other hand, studies have Read More

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Avoid Going Sideways – Asking the Right Mental Health Questions

Have you ever been asked some of the most inappropriate, odd, or unnerving questions about your mental illness or disorder? Maybe you have or haven’t because the answer to this question is subjective and based on perception.  There’s a chance, the person asking the question just isn’t aware of what questions are appropriate or inappropriate.  Read More

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Rebuilding a Healthy Relationship with the SELF

Building healthy interpersonal relationships prompts development of a stable intrapersonal one. Relationships are an essential component to the fulfillment of human needs that provide emotional support, stability, trust, and social identity.  However, establishing relationships can be complex, overwhelming, and emotionally draining and I spent most of my life avoiding human engagement.  Doing so cost me Read More

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Why Are YOU Staring At ME?

This is one of the million questions ruminating through the mind of someone dealing with social anxiety disorder.  Social anxiety disorder can be described as an extreme fear of being judged, criticized, and closely observed by anyone you might have to interact with in any environment.  The idea of being looked at is just enough Read More

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Facing Challenges Through Open Dialogue

Let’s face it, there’s no easy way of letting anyone know you have a mental illness.  However, at times it is best to let family members, employers, and peers know that you face daily challenges that may not be common to most.   On the other hand, you will not allow these challenges to negatively impact Read More