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Mental Illness Recovery Journals

PRESENTED ON JAN 21, 2016
IN DUBUQUE @ VOL 2

Speaker Brynn McDonnell walks us through her experiences with mental illness through humor, personal stories, and research.

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Fighting Mental Illness

BY LOUISE HUTT
@ VOL 15 ON OCT 31, 2013

Anxiety effects an extraordinary amount of people. These people often cope with their anxiety by using social media. Louise Hutt is out to change misconceptions that people have about social media and people with mental illnesses.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 24, 2014.

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TELL

BY IAN DE STAINS
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

Having good mental health, is just as important as having good physical health. Executive Director Ian de Stains goes into depth on the topic of mental health, and how the non-profit organization, TELL, helps with many people with mental illness, or just need a safe place to go and talk. 

 

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Mental Rescue Society, Redefining the Conversation Around Mental Health

BY QUINN OHLER
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"It's no surprise that there's a stigma around mental illness. Things are starting to change, but they need to change quicker."

Everyday thousands of people struggle to achieve what they feel is their definition of normal. Quinn Ohler is a member of Mental Rescue, a group of like-minded individuals bringing light to the shadows of mental health, by promoting physical and mental well-being. 

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Re-Positioning Mental Health

BY MARK KORTHUIS
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

“It might surprise you that Abraham Lincoln, when he was the President of the United States, suffered from clinical depression. He suffered for the duration of his life, and at the time they considered that a character flaw.”

Mark Korthuis examines the history of mental health—where we've been, where we are now, and why the mental health landscape will look drastically different over the next 150 years.

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Smashing the Stigma of Mental Illness

BY ALISON INGALLS
@ VOL 41 ON MAY 24, 2018

Alison Ingalls talks about a story of dealing with depression and finding hope.

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The Gifts of Mental Health Illness

BY ANDREA SCHNEIDER
@ VOL 49 ON JUL 03, 2018

Having lived her life with chronic mental health illnesses (MHI), Andrea wants to de-stigmatise and sensitise people to the life of someone with MHI's. By presenting her story and highlighting the gifts it has brought her, she also wants to flip everything we believe about mental illness. Having been diagnosed with binge eating disorder, borderline personality disorder, OCD, ADD and being bipolar, she is now happily married and leads one of the most progressive projects working with people who inject themselves with drugs.

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Crazy vs Courageous

BY JENNIFER LUDWIG
@ VOL 29 ON AUG 19, 2016

Jennie Ludwig is a licensed clinical counselor and has been working in the mental health field for the last 12 years.  She currently works at Connections, a behavioral health agency in northeast ohio, as a director of clinical services.  Jennie is passionate about wanting to help others understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness.  

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The Truth about Mental Illness

BY JAMES LOTT
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

James Lott has a lot of experience with mental illness. Listen to his presentation as he clarifies the realities of what mental illness is and is not.

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HEALING ILLNESS THROUGH MENTAL PLAY

BY EMMA MAURO
@ VOL 26 ON APR 03, 2019

This is a story of recovery from crisis, barely surviving to flourishing and thriving. Emma takes us on a healing journey of creative arts that she now uses to facilitate healing in others.”