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Walking on Eggshells
As a family caregiver, there are times you might feel like you are walking on eggshells. Helping a loved one can seem like a constant internal battle of trying to say or do the right thing, while being afraid of doing the wrong thing. Here are some dos and don'ts.
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Understanding Schizophrenia: An Overview
What is schizophrenia? Is it hereditary? What about medication? Or the effects of illicit drugs? Read up on schizophrenia.
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Tips for finding a therapist
Finding a therapist can be a real challenge. These tips can help.
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“I’m worried about your mental health”
Discover how to approach someone you care about who might need help with their mental health.
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We want you to join us and find the help you may need as a family caregiver. Our programs may be more accessible than you think!
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Hypnosis – Weird or Wonderful?
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be hypnotized? How can hypnotism be used to help family caregivers?
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Mental Health and Addiction are Often Bedfellows
Help for addiction and mental health: Dunham House and Chabad Lifeline recognize and address both
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Recovery and Social Circles
Is it possible to recover from a mental illness? What role do your friends, family, and community organizations play in your recovery?
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Is COVID-19 making us all obsessive-compulsive?
Does repeatedly washing your hands during COVID-19 and worrying about germs mean you are suffering from OCD? Find out!
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Back to School: Supporting Youth (and Parents too!)
"Back to school" looks very different during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to support your child (and yourself!).
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Social Media and Caregiving
Curious to know if social media is good for caregivers? Does it cause more harm than good? Learn more by reading our article.
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The Emotional Pyramid of Needs
Susan David, PhD, has come up with an "emotional needs" pyramid that looks at how we feel and how we can deal with these emotions.
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Living Through a Pandemic with an Anxiety Disorder
Gabrielle shares her personal story and her experience of living through the COVID pandemic with an anxiety disorder.
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Feeling grief during a pandemic
Grief can have a huge impact on our lives, especially during these pandemic times. Learn how we experience grief and how we can live with it.
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Experiencing Parental Guilt
Guilt is a normal emotion for a parent with a child of any age diagnosed with a mental illness. Learn how to alleviate this guilt.
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My brother/sister has mental illness. What about me?
Often times people forget about the sibling of someone with a mental illness. Learn more about what they might be going through.
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What to do if someone you know is suicidal
Do you know someone who you think is suicidal? Want to know how you can help them? Check out our advice to help you and your loved one.
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You can do it! A free tool that will improve your life
If someone handed you a free tool that would give you more energy, better sleep, reduce your stress, and improve your mood, you would take it, wouldn’t you?
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Animals as Superheroes: The Mental Health Benefits of Having a Pet
Animals can have a significant impact on our well-being. Discover the benefits of pets on mental health and how they can improve your life.
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What is Caregiver Burnout?
Are you a family caregiver and aren't sure if you are experiencing burnout? Learn more about symptoms and how you can help yourself.