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July 22, 2015
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW


The Real Significance Behind The Semicolon Tattoo Trend

July 22, 2015 07:55 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

There have been a significant number of semi colon tattoos showing up in the news in July. This trend has been worldwide and was started by Project Semicolon, an organization that focuses on concerns of mental illness such as: suicide, depression, addiction,and self-injury.Because an author inserts a semicolon at a point where a sentence could be ended, but is not ended. The reminder is that you are the author of your own life and can choose to continue, rather than end it. [More]

November 1, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Creating Equality for People with Mental Illness

November 1, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

creating equalityfor peoplewith mental illness
Gainful employment and stable housing are necessary for almost everyone to be successful members of society. When access to either of these is limited, life becomes very difficult. People with mental health disorders deserve the same access to employment and housing to enable them to be safe and contribute to their communities and feel worthwhile and valuable. Unfortunately, stigma and discrimination still create inequities for people with mental illness, and as a society it benefits us all to work hard to increase acceptance and decrease stereotyping and misperceptions about people with mental illness. FB- Know someone with a mental illness? Here are just a few of the misperceptions associated with having a mental illness, some of which may surprise you. [More]

April 4, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

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Does Halle Berry Have a Split Personality?

April 4, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

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DID is a rare mental illness that results most often from early trauma, such as incest, repeated child abuse or sexual assault. People with DID develop distinct personalities referred to as ‘alters’. A person with DID may have as many as 100 or as few as 2 different alters. The alters usually differ greatly; some may be very young and vulnerable (a victim personality), while others may be aggressive or violent (a protector personality). [More]