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Say It Out Loud

We at SOVA are mental-health and communications professionals, and we use those skills to design blogs that give you—our readers—information about mental illness in manageable portions that you can grasp. For example, here are just a few...

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Mindfulness In Your Back Pocket: Headspace

Have you heard of Headspace? It’s a company helps promote mindfulness in everyday living. As of last year the Headspace app had been downloaded 11 million times and more than 400,000 people had subscribed. Headspace ranked as...

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“Wear Orange” to Protest Gun Violence

The “Wear Orange” movement began after 15-year-old Chicago high-school student Hadiya Pendleton was killed by a gunshot, just one week after performing at events for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. To build solidarity, Hadiya’s friends...

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Making Art Online

Sometimes it can be nice to distract yourself with something fun you can create! Weavesilk is a site that allows you to make symmetrical art easily with only a mouse. Here is a drawing...

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Getting Help: Where to Start

Mental health problems don’t only affect adults. Children, teens and young adults can have mental health problems, too. In fact, three out of four people with mental health problems showed signs before they were...

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How To Use Empathy

This video was based on a TED talk by Dr. Brené Brown. She is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent more than a decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness,...

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National Alliance On Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the United States’ largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI is dedicated to building better lives for millions of American’s affected by mental illness through education, advocacy, listening,...