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General info on mental illnesses

Concurrent Mental Illness and Substance Use Problems

What do we mean? A concurrent mental illness and substance use problem means that someone experiences a mental illness and, at the same time, uses substances like alcohol or other…

Fast Facts about Mental Health and Mental Illness

Mental health and mental illness: what’s the difference? Mental health and mental illness are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. “Mental health” is a concept similar…

Medications for Mental Illness

The decision to use medication—or any other treatment—is an ongoing conversation between you and your doctor. Since you are the most important part of your treatment plan, your choices and…

Mental Illnesses

What do you think of when you hear that someone is experiencing a mental illness? Some people feel concern, fear, or confusion. Some even avoid those who experience mental illnesses….

Mental Illnesses in the Workplace

Work is important to our well-being. In addition to the income it brings, it can be a big part of our identity, how we understand our skills, and a way…

Myths About Mental Illness

Mental illnesses affect everyone in some way. We all likely know someone who has experienced a mental illness at some point. Yet there are still many hurtful attitudes around mental…