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Mental Health Month

1600 Reasons to Live - Why I Choose Beauty to Fight Depression

By Sahar Aker, Founder of I Choose Beauty

Five years ago, I didn’t know that this snow-covered bush would have such a profound effect on my life, my mood, and how I would forever see the world.

How Music Saved Me from Depression, Alcoholism, and Suicide

By Brandon Fox, Recording Artist

It started with a “something’s wrong” text.

That led to a question amongst the family - what’s going on?

When Art and Mental Illness Collide: An Interview with Artist Derek Hess

By Jennifer Cheang, MHA Digital Marketing Manager

To honor Mental Health Awareness Month in May of 2017, artist Derek Hess posted a daily image to his social media outlets that showcased his ongoing battle with Dual Diagnosis, a term for those who live with both a mental illness and a substance use issue.

Sex Addiction, Porn, and Problematic Sexual Behavior

By Leah Briick, Executive Director and David Lewis, Board Member, Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)

In today’s world, sex addiction has become a term that is often seen in the media or discussed in the news.

The Basics of Hoarding - Is it all about acquiring?

By David Bain, CUCB Program Specialist at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco

Fast Girl: Suzy's Story

By Suzy Favor Hamilton, Three Time Olympian and Mental Health Advocate

Some people know me as a 3-time Olympian in track and field. And while my athletic journey began in my youth, my personal journey with mental illness began in 2005, a year after my retirement.

Are You At Risk for an Eating Disorder?

By Lauren Smolar, Director of Helpline Services at the National Eating Disorders Association

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and the longer they go undiagnosed, the more difficult they are to treat.¹ 

The Risks of Exercise: Too Little and Too Much May Affect Psychological Health

By Timothy Neal, MS, AT, ATC, CCISM, NATA Liaison to Mental Health America, Assistant Professor & Program Director of Athletic Training, Concordia University Ann Arbor

Three Keys to Safe Prescription Drug Use

By Ken Majkowski, Pharm.D and Chief Pharmacy Officer at FamilyWize

7 things that made 2015 a success

By Casey Dillon, Advocacy Associate

This year was really big for Mental Health America! Take a look at what made 2015 so successful.

1.      #B4Stage4

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