Monthly Archives: November 2017

How To Deal With Stigmatizing Remarks About Mental Illness

Research shows that people living with mental health issues are more likely to be victims of a violent crime as opposed to the ones committing them. Yet a formulaic response tends to follow tragedies: Mental illness is bad and it’s what caused this to happen. … Continue reading

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The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

This is a lengthy article from The New Yorker that gives a background to the opioid epidemic and how doctors were wooed into prescribing OcyContin.  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30/the-family-that-built-an-empire-of-pain

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You Would Never Know That I Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “[p]eople with obsessive compulsive disorder may have symptoms of obsessions, compulsions, or both,” which “can interfere with all aspects of life, such as work, school, and personal relationships.” Obsessions often involve fear … Continue reading

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