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F2F_2020 September 24, 2020

This is a free, 8-week/session educational program for Family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. Classes are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people we are closest to.

COVID 19 has challenged the whole world and moved everyone to the virtual world to communicate in order to preserve our health and be safe.

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    HOW TO SWITCH GEARS AND START FEELING BETTER WHEN YOUR ANXIETY KICKS IN

    Published by idontmind.com, September 16, 2020. Photo by Hans Peter Gauster / Unsplash

    A version of this article was originally published by Mental Health America.

    You might not be able to change what is stressing you out, but you can control how you react and respond to stress.

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    BBRF’s VIRTUAL International Mental Health Research Symposium will be on October 30, 2020. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. Watch the BBRF Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners share new breakthroughs and insights on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, autism, cognitive neuroscience and childhood psychiatric disorders. A presentation on familial risk for depression will be given by the recipient of the 2020 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health.

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    We did it! Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the bipartisan S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act.This bill is an important step to making 9-8-8, a nationwide three-digit dialing code for mental health crises and suicide prevention, operational. It passed the Senate earlier this year and will now go to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

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    Mental health crises deserve a mental health response and this law helps us get one step closer to that reality.

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    Kay Warren, wife of Saddleback Church founder Rick Warren, but more importantly mother of a son Matthew who lived with BPD, which tragically led to his suicide in 2013. Since her son’s death, Kay has become a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, bringing hope into places of wrenching despair through her searing personal experience. In November 2014, Kay spoke at the 19th UCLA psychiatry and psychopharmacology conference where she powerfully articulated much of the above advice to doctors when asked what mental health providers should be doing differently,

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    By Andrew Lampe, The Mighty, June 27, 2020

    A few years back I was asked by my psychiatrist, the same one who gave me the idea for my superhero article, to collaborate with him on an article to be published in a doctor’s academic journal. The article would be from my perspective as a borderline personality disorder (BPD) patient offering advice to doctors on how to treat people with BPD more effectively.

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