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Thinking About Taking Action for Mental Illness Awareness Week

NAMI Connecticut believes that mental health conditions and the lives of all people touched by them are important to discuss year-round but highlighting them during Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) provides a dedicated time for mental health advocates across the country to come together as one unified voice.

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Stigma is Curable Campaign

What is Stigma? Why is it a Problem? Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person in a negative way just because they have a mental health condition.

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Young Adults at Risk

According to a study published February 1st, 2018, in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Psychiatry, young people who have been newly diagnosed with a mental health condition that includes psychosis are at a much higher risk of death.

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Healthy Happy New Year

Every January many of us make resolutions to eat better. Our decision is often based on the desire to weigh less. Of course being a healthful weight is desirable, but what is more important?

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Surviving the Holidays

The Holiday Season can be a time filled with joy, love and family for some people. For others, however, it can also be a time of stress, loneliness, anxiety and depression; especially if you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health challenge.

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Personal Stories of Recovery

Recovery is a non-linear process, and different for everyone. It is not a destination, but a new beginning; a journey which needs to be nurtured, and thrives when talked about with caring people who have walked a similar path.

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The subject of suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss with a loved one, friend or family member who may be struggling with an overwhelming life event, addiction issue, or dealing with a mental health challenge. But it can be lifesaving to someone if you take the time to express concern, and refer...

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