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Heard on Mental Health Twitter

Twitter is an awesome place for mental health resources and information. Check out these recent tweets from some great organizations. We’ve linked their websites and twitter accounts below.  NAMI @NAMICommunicate Bell Let’s Talk @Bell_LetsTalk...

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Pan-sexuality as an Idenitity

Miley Cyrus made news and social media  headlines awhile back by announcing that she identifies as pansexual.  If you haven’t already looked it up, pansexual is described as “a sexual identity along with bisexual,...

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Where Does the Pain Go?

There are many different models and methods of looking at and explaining mental health. “Where Does The Pain GO?” was a conference series hosted by the Community Empowerment Association (CEA) in Pittsburgh that used...

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Mindfulness, Simply Explained

The term “mindfulness” is kicked around a lot lately. Trying to figure out what it means, and how it can help can be overwhelming. Here’s a short video that explains mindfulness in a simple,...

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Inside Our Minds

Insideourminds.org features personal interviews with individuals that have mental health diagnoses. It is a sharing of anonymous experiences that these people have lived through. Here are some excerpts: My Illness is My Responsibility “I...

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Angry on Social Media

How many times have you noticed someone “vaguebooking” on Facebook? More likely to be angry than happy. Is it useful? Probably not. Many times when people post vague messages they are looking for attention,...

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When in doubt, “OM” it out.

“Downward facing cat.  Nailed it.” There are many yoga poses that individually can be helpful, but an integrated, regular yoga practice, including meditation, can reconnect you with your true essence and your inherent wholeness....

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The Stand Together Initiative

For young people with mental health concerns, school can be a negative space. Individuals with mental health concerns, like anxiety and depression, can come up against stigma from their classmates, and maybe even the...

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Try to Not to Crack a Smile

It’s difficult not to while watching this video compilation by America’s Funniest Home Videos. Enjoy! Have any other video suggestions for those in need of a pick-me-up? Let us know in the comments!

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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...