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5 Top Mental Health Myths

5 Top Mental Health Myths

Get the truth about what it's like to live with mental illness.

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Risk Factors

Parasite in Cat Poop Linked to Schizophrenia

A large study suggests common pathogens, including one found in cat feces, are associated with an increased risk of serious psychiatric disorders and suicide.

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Medication

Depression: Why Taking Medication Isn’t a Cop Out

Rachel Star Withers presents a convincing case on why taking antidepressants is not a sign a weakness, but rather strength.

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Alternative Treatment

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): How It Saved My Life But Destroyed My Memory

Is ECT barbaric or life-saving? One woman explains how electroconvulsive therapy saved her life but left her with substantial memory loss.

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How-Tos

5 Strategies for Dealing with Paranoia

Paranoia is a common symptom of schizophrenia and can interfere with your daily life. Learn five coping strategies to keep your paranoia in check.

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Exposing Your Mental Illness in the Workplace

My schizophrenia diagnosis was disclosed via the employee newsletter. In 2004, I had won the NAMI-Staten Island Volunteer of the Year award for my “courageous accomplishments in improving the lives of people living with mental illnesses and their fam...

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Successful Employment with Schizophrenia

Here are some practical ways to find and succeed at a job with schizophrenia.

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5 Ways Schizophrenia Changes You

Schizophrenia is a life altering condition both mentally and physically. Here are the primary changes and what you can do to cope.

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Treating Depression with Schizophrenia

Depression is a common co-occurance with chronic illness - including schizophrenia. Here are some natural treatment methods.

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5 Coping Skills for Stress and Trauma in Schizophrenia Recovery

In light of the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks this SharePost will list tactics for healing trauma and coping with PTSD. The Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP) defines trauma as “extreme stress brought on by shocking or unexpecte...