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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Myra: My Mental Health Issues

My mental health issues stem more from childhood abuse than genetics so it is very hard for me to trust anybody or to believe what I am told. I also suffer from a very severe case of ADHD. It has taken me several years and multiple attempts to get the right combination of medication to [...]

“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.” – Ronald Reagan

Expect Recovery: Make It Happen Newsletter – Vol. 1, Issue 2 Here!

Formerly known as just the “Northern Lakes Newsletter,” the Expect Recovery (Make It Happen!) Newsletter is now named and out for viewing. This is our second issue and it’s just packed full of information that is useful to engage in your recovery as well as aid others in theirs. This newsletter will be published quarterly [...]

“The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart.” – Helen Keller

Living a Healthier Lifestyle – The Numbers Add Up!

For those of you who have been focusing on the report of how people with a mental illness are dying 25 years earlier than the general population, an article that a friend of mine posted on facebook called Quantifying the Issue might be of some use to you. It spells out the facts about why [...]

“We must become the change we wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Starting on the Road To Healthy Living: SMOKE FREE

Did you know that people diagnosed with a mental illness are three times more likely to smoke than people without a mental illness? Did you know that HALF of all cigarettes bought in the USA are purchased by people with mental health problems? Did you know that tobacco use can interfere with psychiatric medications? Did [...]

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

Recovery Policy: Promoting a Recovery-Oriented Service System

This policy is to formally express the concept of “recovery” as the overarching goal of the service system, for persons with severe mental illness, directly operated or funded by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (NLCMH). Recovery shall be the guiding principle and operational framework for our system of care provided by the partnership of public [...]

Malinda: My mental illness

I got sick with mental illness at age 21 after giving birth to my first child. At the time, I didn’t know I was sick. I just thought I was having the baby blues, crying all the time. It was hard for me to help with my new baby and my husband at that time [...]

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