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My mother once told me…

Originally posted on Epilepsy Talk:
“Watch where you’re going… You’re clumsy… You’re depressed… Stop feeling sorry for yourself… You sleep too much… You should study more… No. You don’t need any doctor…” Two years later, my father took me to a neurologist. There was nothing wrong with me. Except I had epilepsy. My step-father who…

How Effective Is Mental Health First Aid? — Mental Health @ Home

I was recently browsing the blog of Pete Earley, the author of the book Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, and I came across a post on a recent Manhattan Institute report criticizing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). The Manhattan Institute is a conservative think tank, and I’ve previously taken issue with […] …

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Recreational drugs and alcohol

Explains the mental health effects of recreational drugs, what might happen if you use recreational drugs and also have a mental health problem, and suggestions for where to find support. What are recreational drugs and alcohol? Recreational drugs are substances people may take: They include alcohol, tobacco (nicotine), substances such as cannabis, heroin, cocaine and ecstasy, and some prescribed medicines. “All my …

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