Oct. 4-10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week

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sukay
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   Posted 10/5/2009 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Oct. 4-10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, dedicated to public education about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder.
Mental Illness Awareness Week
 
Oct. 4-10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, dedicated to public education about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder.
 
Learn more about mental illness and symptoms at www.nami.org. Talk with your doctor if you or a loved one shows warning signs.

Continue your education on mental health care. Watch PBS’s new program “Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness” (http://www.mindsontheedge.com). Rent DVDs of the movies “A Beautiful Mind,” “Canvas” or most recent “The Soloist,” and discuss them with family and friends. Let’s learn and watch out for each other.

~sukay~
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     Crohns disease - 1995 
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serafena
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   Posted 10/6/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Sukay.
Serafena
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"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER


mommy.michele
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   Posted 10/8/2009 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Also a very touching movie is.. Boy Interrupted.
Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? - L. M. Montgomery


sukay
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   Posted 10/10/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't heard anything in the news, papers or television about Mental Health Awareness Week.  Has anyone else? cry
~sukay~
 Bipolar - 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
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mogli
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   Posted 10/11/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't mean so sound negative, but I expected nothing less, than to hear "nothing" about Mental Illness Awarness Week.  I knew about it, I'm sure a lot of us did.  A short story.....Last week, bf and I went to my favourite bookstore, thought being there and getting a book would cheer me up.  The depression was so deep and dark.  A young guy who works there and has seen me before, asked me (when I got to the counter to pay) "What's wrong, you look sad?"  And he didn't mean anything other than concern, but I am sure the last thing he suspected, was depression.  And I thought to myself (as I lied and replied, "nothing, the weather...." and tried to smile at him) if I were sick with a cold, or something, I could say that aloud.  But I could't respond, I'm depressed, I have a mental illness.............

Mogs
 
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Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Methoprazine 4mg/day, Mirapex .75 mg/day & Lamictal 350 mg/day

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