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Mental Illness is My Superpower

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You Are Not Your Thoughts

“Imagine all of the things you would do if you didn’t believe the negative thoughts you have about yourself.”  A rush of emotion–shame and sadness that lie dormant deep inside me made their way to the surface as large, sopping tears filled my eyes.  I was in my dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) group and IContinue reading “You Are Not Your Thoughts”

My Dialectical Life

Therapy has changed my life by helping me transform rigid thought patterns I didn’t even know I had to more fluid and flexible ones.  When I first started, I was able to acknowledge that the world existed in shades of gray, yet I forced myself into a life of black and white, rigid and unforgiving,Continue reading “My Dialectical Life”

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Mental Health Stats

  • One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness in their lifetime
  • 17% of youth experience a mental health condition
  • The average amount of time between symptom onset and seeking treatment is ELEVEN years
  • Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S
  • Suicide has risen in the U.S. by 31% since 2001

**Statistics from NAMI.org in 2020

Get Help if You Need It

Mental Health Resources


NAMI Help Line: 800-950-NAMI 

NAMI crisis help: text NAMI to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)