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The Stigma of Mental Illness

Do you know of someone who is going through bouts of depression? Is a neighbor, perhaps a friend’s friend finding it difficult to go out of his/her home because of social anxiety disorder? These are just some examples of the types of mental disorders a friend or relative could face. Currently, mental health problems are…

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Taking Care of People with Mental Disabilities

A person’s mental health is just as important as his/her physical health. They are inextricably linked. When a person suffers from anxiety, depressive disorders, or any other psychological disorders, he/she tends to suffer physically as well. This is why they need our support. A person with a mental disability may withdraw from friends and family.…

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Why You Should Write Your Feelings

Writing as an effective form of therapy Self-expression comes in different forms. Different kinds of people express themselves either by dancing, singing, playing music, drawing, or writing. Among all of these beautiful forms of self-expression, the humblest one might be writing. Why? Purely because all you need is something to write on and something you…

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Becoming a Parent to Your Parent

You probably did a double take after reading the title to this article, didn’t you? Yes, you read it right. How in the world can someone become a parent to his/her parent? Well, sometimes you just have to do it. You have to tell them what to do and explain what’s good for them; and…

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD