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November 11, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Accessing Behavioral Health Care: Engaging Diverse Populations

November 11, 2014 20:45 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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Everyone deserves access to high quality, culturally competent, and affordable behavioral healthcare. But accessing treatment for these issues can be challenging for many people in America. Increasing outreach and education to minority and underserved communities, increasing the diversity of behavioral health providers, and improving cultural competence in healthcare will help to engage those who are not getting the treatment services they need. [More]

October 6, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Mental Illness and Life Expectancy: How mental illness can shorten lifespan, and what to do about it

October 6, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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The cost of having mental illness can be very high for people struggling with behavioral disorders. Mental illness can impact a person’s ability to work, go to school, and have healthy and satisfying relationships. But did you know that it can also shorten a person’s life? There is consistent evidence that people with mental illness do have more physical health problems and mortality, compared with people who do not live with these disorders FB- Mental health issues affect more parts of our lives than just day to day living. Research shows that it can also shorten your life...read more and find out what you can do about it. [More]

July 31, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

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Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness

July 31, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

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For individuals with mental illness, dealing with all of the associated problems is difficult. Having to face the judgment from themselves and from others can often compound the problem. Mental illness is still something that people do not generally want to talk about in positive and productive ways. The silence is often born of the worry about the stigma attached to it. [More]

February 2, 2014
by bp (bipolar) Magazine

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Embracing a new (and different) life with bipolar

February 2, 2014 04:55 by bp (bipolar) Magazine  [About the Author]

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This winter I found I was ready to fully accept my illness. It was no great epiphany. It was a process. Why it took me ten months after sitting under the tree, I’ll never know. But I was also able to understand that some dreams and plans are now beyond my reach. I’ll never be an executive again. I may never be a college professor. My husband and I may never be financially stable. I may never work as a full-time artist. [More]