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Posts Tagged as mental illness

Health Care Student: It’s “a crime’ to put negative labels on the mentally ill

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  Doctors and nurses should be looking out for their patients mental health as well as their physical health   by Danielle Ketel My first encounter as an individual with mental illness began before I was aware of the symptoms of the disease.  Drinking and substance abuse was a way that members of my family … » 

Danielle: No One’s Pain Should Be Compared

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Everyone has a different road to travel in life. We all have triumphs and struggles. As humans we tend to add a scale to these life events. Some problems are seen as “bigger” or “worse” than other problems. web mentions Some accomplishments are “better” and more worthy of praise. Unfortunately, I believe these perceptions divide … » 

Danielle: To Get Through Depression, Help Someone Else

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Someone once told me, while I was in a bad bout of depression, that whenever he felt like he was in a really dark place, he would help someone else. By switching his focus onto others, he was able to put his life in better perspective and felt good about contributing something positive to the … » 

An eating disorder is a “total battle inside your own head”

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Brave Faces Portrait Gallery participant Jessica Mosher, 17, from Cottonwood shares how she dealt with her eating disorder.     For more information about eating issues, visit Reachout’s fact page.   “I’m 17 years old and about to start an exciting and terrifying journey to become a veterinarian at Oregon State University. By looking at … »